The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (season 3)

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The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (season 3)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 36
Original network CBS
Original release October 10, 1961 (1961-10-10) – June 25, 1962 (1962-06-25)
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List of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis episodes

This is a list of episodes from the third season of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis; the series' on-screen title was shortened to Dobie Gillis during this season.

This season begins with the enrollment of Dobie Gllis, Maynard G. Krebs, and Zelda Gilroy at Central City's S. Peter Pryor Junior College, after Dobie's and Maynard's discharges from the U.S. Army. The rest of the episodes of the season feature the trio adjusting to college life, and Dobie continuing to deal with life with his parents, Herbert and Winifred Gillis, and working in (or trying not to work in) his father's grocery store.

Broadcast history[edit]

The season originally aired Tuesdays at 8:30-9:00 pm (EST) on CBS from October 10, 1961 to June 26, 1962.[1]

Nielsen ratings[edit]

The season ranked twenty-first with a 22.9 rating.

DVD release[edit]

The Region 1 DVD of the entire series was released on July 2, 2013.





No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original
76 1 "The Ruptured Duck" Rod Amateau Max Shulman October 10, 1961 (1961-10-10) 5401
Dobie and Maynard receive their discharges and enroll with Zelda in S. Peter Pryor Junior College.
Guest: John Fiedler
77 2 "Dobie, Dobie, Who's Got the Dobie?" Rod Amateau Teleplay: Les Pine
Story: Rod Amateau
October 17, 1961 (1961-10-17) 5404
A beautiful girl decides that if Zelda wants Dobie, there must be more to him than meets the eye.
78 3 "Move Over, Perry Mason" Rod Amateau Teleplay: Dean Riesner
Story: Rod Amateau
October 24, 1961 (1961-10-24) 5402
After getting his hand caught in a gum machine, Maynard sues Herbert's insurance company.
Guest: Douglas Dumbrille.
79 4 "The Fast, White Mouse" Rod Amateau Max Shulman October 31, 1961 (1961-10-31) 5405
Dobie attempts to use an experiment in heredity to convince Zelda that Chatsworth is a more suitable mate.
80 5 "The Gigolo" Rod Amateau Joel Kane November 7, 1961 (1961-11-07) 5406
To remain true to her absent fiancee, a pretty co-ed bribes Maynard into being her regular escort.
Guest: Bill Bixby.
81 6 "Dig, Dig, Dig" Rod Amateau Max Shulman November 14, 1961 (1961-11-14) 5407
Herbert suspects that Dobie's real interest in egyptology is his attractive professor, Dr. Imogene Burkhart. Based on Max Shulman's short story "You Think You've Got Troubles?"
Note: First appearance of Jean Byron as Dr. Imogene Burkhart.
82 7 "Eat, Drink and Be Merry...For Tomorrow, Ker-Boom!" Guy Scarpitta Lawrence Williams, Maggie Williams & Joel Kane November 21, 1961 (1961-11-21) 5408
Maynard refuses to participate in Dr. Burkhart's time capsule project, as he is convinced there is no hope for the future.
83 8 "The Richest Squirrel in Town" Rod Amateau Teleplay: Dean Riesner
Story: Max Shulman
November 28, 1961 (1961-11-28) 5410
Professor Pomfritt has $41.37 stolen from his desk, and does not believe the accused Maynard's alibi that a campus squirrel took it.
84 9 "The Second Most Beautiful Girl in the World" Guy Scarpitta Max Shulman December 5, 1961 (1961-12-05) 5409
Dobie competes with Chatsworth for the sympathy of a tender-hearted beauty who always dates two boys at once. Based loosely on one of Max Shulman's short stories.
Guest: John Fiedler
85 10 "This Town Ain't Big Enough for Me and Robert Browning" Rod Amateau Max Shulman December 12, 1961 (1961-12-12) 5411
Inspired by Robert Browning's assertion that "a man's reach should exceed his grasp", Dobie goes after an unattainable girl, putting his relationship with Zelda at risk.
86 11 "Have Reindeer, Will Travel" Rod Amateau Arnold Horwitt December 19, 1961 (1961-12-19) 5413
Soft-hearted Maynard gives the class Christmas party fund to a poor Mexican boy.
87 12 "Crazylegs Gillis" Rod Amateau Teleplay: Terry Ryan & Joel Kane
Story: Max Shulman
December 26, 1961 (1961-12-26) 5414
Dobie, Maynard and Herbert help out a campus football star who has a wife and five sons.
88 13 "The Blue-Tail Fly" Rod Amateau Arnold Horwitt January 2, 1962 (1962-01-02) 5412
Zelda and Maynard help Dobie run for student council, but his issue-oriented campaign can't compete against Chatsworth's showbiz glitter.
89 14 "I Do Not Choose to Run" Rod Amateau Teleplay: Les Pine & Joel Kane
Story: Rod Amateau
January 9, 1962 (1962-01-09) 5415
Herbert runs for city planning commissioner.
90 15 "Happiness Can't Buy Money" Guy Scarpitta Teleplay: Dean Riesner
Story: Max Shulman
January 16, 1962 (1962-01-16) 5417
Chatsworth hopes that Herbert can make a man out of him.
91 16 "The Magnificent Failure" Rod Amateau Bud Nye January 23, 1962 (1962-01-23) 5416
When Herbert decides to sell his grocery store, he discovers that it isn't worth a fraction of what he had expected.
92 17 "For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls" Stanley Z. Cherry Arnold Horwitt January 30, 1962 (1962-01-30) 5418
Dobie and Maynard stow away on a cargo ship, unaware that Zelda is a passenger.
Guest: Betty Rollin.
93 18 "Girls Will Be Boys" Rod Amateau Joel Kane February 13, 1962 (1962-02-13) 5414
Maynard meets a kooky tomboy named Edwina.
Guest: Lynn Loring.
94 19 "The Marriage Counselor" Rod Amateau Teleplay: Les Pine
Story: Rod Amateau
February 20, 1962 (1962-02-20) 5421
A lesson in Professor Pomfritt's class on marriage convinces Dobie to agree to marry Zelda.
95 20 "The Big Blunder and Egg Man" Rod Amateau Bud Nye & Max Shulman February 27, 1962 (1962-02-27) 5430
Dobie invests in the commodities market to impress a female economics classmate, but inadvertently ends up owning 15,000 dozen eggs.
Guests: Cheryl Holdridge, Raymond Bailey
96 21 "Birth of a Salesman" Rod Amateau Arnold Horwitt March 6, 1962 (1962-03-06) 5426
Thalia Menninger, now a traveling saleswoman, tries to recruit Dobie and Professor Pomfritt for her company.
Guest: Tuesday Weld.
97 22 "Like, Oh, Brother!" Guy Scarpitta Arnold Horwitt & Joel Kane March 13, 1962 (1962-03-13) 5422
Dobie and Maynard volunteer at a neighborhood settlement house taking care of kids.
98 23 "Dobie Gillis: Wanted Dead or Alive" Rod Amateau Max Shulman March 20, 1962 (1962-03-20) 5424
While babysitting for Professor Pomfritt, Dobie and Maynard find a copy of their final exam in poetry. A remake of "Room at the Bottom" from Season 1.
99 24 "Names My Mother Called Me" Rod Amateau Lawrence Williams, Maggie Williams & Max Shulman March 27, 1962 (1962-03-27) 5423
Dobie is invited to meet the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who inspired his unusual first name.
100 25 "An American Strategy" Rod Amateau Teleplay: Dean Riesner
Story: Max Shulman
April 3, 1962 (1962-04-03) 5428
Dobie must choose between a poor but loving girl and the daughter of his new employer, a lumberyard owner.
101 26 "The Truth Session" Rod Amateau Teleplay: Henry Sharp & Max Shulman
Story: Rod Amateau
April 10, 1962 (1962-04-10) 5433
Maynard's excessive honesty antagonizes everyone he knows.
Note: Dwayne Hickman was sick during production and only appears during the monologues.
102 27 "I Remember Muu Muu" David Davis Joel Kane April 17, 1962 (1962-04-17) 5435
Maynard writes a provocative-sounding article for the school paper about Dr. Burkhart's recreations of native dances.
Note: Dwayne Hickman was sick during production and only appears during the monologues and a few brief scenes.
103 28 "Sweet Success of Smell" Stanley Z. Cherry Joel Kane April 24, 1962 (1962-04-24) 5429
To take advantage of Maynard's uncanny sense of smell, Dobie and Maynard become private eyes.
Guest: Yvonne Craig.
104 29 "When Other Friendships Have Been Forgot" Rod Amateau Joel Kane May 1, 1962 (1962-05-01) 5434
Maynard comes to live with the Gillises when his parents move away.
105 30 "I Was a Boy Sorority Girl" Ralph Murphy Arnold Horwitt May 8, 1962 (1962-05-08) 5427
Working as waiters at a sorority open house, Dobie and Maynard must don dresses to avoid being recognized by Dobie's ultra-snobbish new girlfriend.
106 31 "It Takes a Heap o' Livin' to Make a Cave a Home" Rod Amateau Arnold Horwitt May 15, 1962 (1962-05-15) 5421
Maynard discovers a Stone Age man living in a local cave.
Guest: Mike Mazurki.
107 32 "Back-To-Nature Boy" Guy Scarpitta Joel Kane May 22, 1962 (1962-05-22) 5437
Maynard reunites with his tomboy friend Edwina, who turns out to be Chatsworth's cousin and has grown into a wealthy society debutante.
Guest: Lynn Loring.
108 33 "How to Cheat an Honest Man" Guy Scarpitta Teleplay: Les Pine & Joel Kane
Story: Rod Amateau
May 29, 1962 (1962-05-29) 5425
Dobie falls for a girl who is a stickler for honesty, but ends up in jail along with Herbert and Maynard as a result of complications from "fixing" a traffic ticket.
109 34 "Bachelor Father...and Son" Stanley Z. Cherry Joel Kane June 5, 1962 (1962-06-05) 5438
Winifred visits her sister, leaving Dobie and Herbert to fend for themselves.
110 35 "Like Low Noon" Rod Amateau Dean Riesner June 12, 1962 (1962-06-12) 5420
Butch Baumgartner, a former rival, is returning to town to get even with Dobie.
111 36 "The Frat's in the Fire" Stanley Z. Cherry Joel Kane June 26, 1962 (1962-06-26) 5403
Herbert bribes the snobbish Silver Spoons Club into inviting Dobie to join their group.