The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis
- 4 Seasons
Dobie, the son of a stingy grocer and his wife, desires rich and beautiful girls who are out of his league. He only wants one girl, not a lot of them. Perhaps, his favorite is hot looking blonde Thalia Menninger (1959-1960), who claims she only wants to date wealthy guys to support her family. On the other hand, Dobie is pursued by a nice girl type, a brain named Zelda Gilroy. He likes Zelda, but he'd rather date someone like Thalia. His best friend is a slob named Maynard G Krebs, who thinks life is supposed to be fun, and work is a four letter word. The comedy series starts with Maynard and Dobie in high school and then shows them as college students. In the pilot episode called "Caper at the Bijou," Dobie and Maynard go to jackpot night at the Bijou Theatre on Wednesday night. Dobie meets Thalia Menninger. It's love at first sight, for Dobie that is. He comes on to Thalia, but she isn't interested. After losing the drawing, Dobie plots to have Maynard rig the drawing so Dobie can take Thalia to the dance. Dobie ends up winning legitimately, thinking that Maynard drew the number.