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The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

Quick Look: Before Bob Denver starred as Gilligan on Gilligan's Island, he was in a series called The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis that originally aired in 1959 and eventually ended four seasons later in 1963.
The show focuses on a girl crazed Dobie Gillis who constantly tests his father patience the owner of the local grocery store. His dream girl, is the beautiful but money hungry Thalia Menninger, who cares for lovable but broke Dobie but ultimately loves money more. Dobie is joined by his best friend Maynard G. Krebs,a clueless but kind-hearted beatnik who follows Dobie's every move and Zelda Gilroy who has an enormous crush on the uninterested Dobie.

Below is one of the episodes from the show.

-- Information is current as of March 14, 2019

Roku Channel Store Description: Sensitive teenager Dobie Gillis exasperates his grocer father Herbert T. Gillis and is the apple of his mother Winnie Gillis' eye. Dobie has an almost singular focus on the opposite sex, more often than not the object of his affection being the beautiful but money hungry Thalia Menninger, who in turn often loves Dobie but always loves money more, which Dobie never has and in his current life direction probably will never have to the extent that would satisfy Thalia. If not Thalia, Dobie pursues several other girls in his search for true love. His best friend is Maynard G. Krebs, a largely clueless but kind-hearted beatnik and lover of jazz music, he who always does what his best buddy Dobie does, often much to the chagrin of others in Dobie's life. While Dobie chases girls, the one girl he knows he does not want but who in turn knows that one day she will become Mrs. Dobie Gillis is bright Zelda Gilroy, who largely uses logic to convince Dobie that she is the girl for him. Stars: Dwayne Hickman, Bob Denver, Frank Faylen. IMDb 7.8

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