This is a list of episodes from the second season of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis; the series' on-screen title was shortened to Dobie Gillis starting with this season.
|The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||36|
|Original release||September 27, 1960 –|
June 27, 1961
The first half of the season explores Dobie Gillis' life as a senior at Central High School. Over the course of episodes 18 through 22, Dobie and his best friend Maynard G. Krebs graduate and enlist in the US Army. The rest of the season primarily centers upon Dobie and Maynard's misadventures in basic training, with a handful of episodes featuring the characters back in their Central City hometown while on leave.
Broadcast history edit
The season originally aired Tuesdays at 8:30-9:00 pm (EST) on CBS from September 27, 1960 to June 27, 1961.
Nielsen ratings edit
The season ranked twenty-third with a 23.0 rating.
DVD release edit
The Region 1 DVD of the entire series was released on July 2, 2013. A Season Two standalone set was released on January 14, 2014.
- Dwayne Hickman as Dobie Gillis
- Frank Faylen as Herbert T. Gillis (28 episodes)
- Florida Friebus as Winifred "Winnie" Gillis (22 episodes)
- Bob Denver as Maynard G. Krebs
- Sheila James as Zelda Gilroy (16 episodes)
- Steve Franken as Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. (11 episodes)
- William Schallert as Mr. Leander Pomfritt (10 episodes)
- Doris Packer as Mrs. Chatsworth Osbourne, Sr. (6 episodes)
- Marjorie Bennett as Mrs. Blossom Kenney (5 episodes)
- Tommy Farrell as Riff Ryan (2 episodes)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|40||1||"Who Needs Elvis?"||Rod Amateau||Max Shulman||September 27, 1960||4401|
Zelda helps Dobie win a jazz competition at school, even though it may mean losing him to the six-foot-tall Esme Lauterback.|
Note: Dwayne Hickman sings "I'm a Lover, Not a Fighter" from his Dobie! album.
|41||2||"You Ain't Nothin' But a Houn' Dog"||Rod Amateau||Lawrence Williams & Maggie Williams||October 4, 1960||4402|
Maynard alters Dobie's essay about his dog and enters it in a "Why My Dad is My Pal" contest, where it wins both the prize and Herbert's admiration.|
Guest: Jack Albertson.
|42||3||"Baby Talk"||Rod Amateau||Joel Kane||October 18, 1960||4405|
Maynard discovers an abandoned baby in the park and he, Dobie and Zelda must figure out what to do with it.|
Guest: Jo Anne Worley.
|43||4||"Dobie Goes Beatnik"||Guy Scarpitta||Joel Kane||October 25, 1960||4404|
|Dobie makes a bad first impression on a visiting bigwig from Herbert's lodge, so Maynard shaves his beard and pretends to be Dobie and vice versa.|
|44||5||"The Mystic Powers of Maynard G. Krebs"||Rod Amateau||Max Shulman||November 1, 1960||4406|
Maynard's newly discovered powers of ESP catapult him to instant fame after Mrs. Osbourne puts him on TV to predict the results of the 1960 U.S. Presidential election.|
Note: This episode was taken out of syndication after John F. Kennedy's assassination, as it concerned the Kennedy-Nixon election of 1960, which this episode aired one week before (Dobie Gillis was pre-empted on November 8 for election return coverage).
|45||6||"The Face That Stopped the Clock"||Rod Amateau||Story by : Max Shulman|
Teleplay by : Fred S. Fox & Iz Elinson
|November 15, 1960||4412|
|Encouraged by Dobie to go to work, Maynard takes a job selling job-lot clocks in a surplus store.|
|46||7||"Maynard G. Krebs - Boy Millionaire"||Rod Amateau||Joel Kane||November 22, 1960||4408|
The money Maynard found in the park is all his -- if no one claims it.|
Guests: Jack Albertson, Homer Garrett's Hollywood Square Dancers
|47||8||"Around My Room in 80 Days"||Rod Amateau||Lawrence Williams, Maggie Williams & Max Shulman||November 29, 1960||4407|
|Dobie and Maynard try to convince a brilliant but bitter friend not to drop out of school.|
|48||9||"Drag Strip Dobie"||Rod Amateau||Bud Nye & Joel Kane||December 6, 1960||4409|
|In order to compete with Chatsworth for the attention of speed-lover Charlotte Lamarr, Dobie dupes Zelda into helping him build a sporty hot rod.|
|49||10||"Jangle Bells"||Rod Amateau||Lawrence Williams, Maggie Williams & Joel Kane||December 20, 1960||4413|
Dobie passes up an invitation to Maynard's Christmas party in favor of a ritzy affair at Osborne Manor.|
Note: Dwayne Hickman sings "I Pass Your House" from his Dobie! album.
|50||11||"Parlez-Vous English?"||Guy Scarpitta||Max Shulman||December 27, 1960||4414|
Winifred's plan to introduce Dobie to culture falters when the bohemian daughter of a visiting French artist makes a play for Herbert. Based on one of Shulman's original short stories from I was a Teenage Dwarf.|
Guest: Danielle De Metz
|51||12||"The Day the Teachers Disappeared"||Rod Amateau||Story by : Rod Amateau|
Teleplay by : Dean Riesner
|January 3, 1961||4411|
A flu epidemic among the teachers forces Mr. Pomfritt to recruit parents as substitute teachers.|
Note: Dwayne Hickman sings "Don't Send a Rabbit" from his Dobie! album.
|52||13||"What's My Lion?"||Robert Gordon||Story by : Rod Amateau|
Teleplay by : Dean Riesner
|January 10, 1961||4410|
|Maynard captures a runaway lion (Zamba), the gift of an oil-rich Eastern potentate.|
|53||14||"The Big Question"||Rod Amateau||Max Shulman & Joel Kane||January 24, 1961||4417|
|About to graduate from high school, Dobie and Maynard must write an essay for Mr. Pomfritt on the question "whither are we drifting?" -- that is, what they plan to do with their lives as adults.|
|54||15||"Have You Stopped Beating Your Wife?"||Robert Gordon||Story by : Rod Amateau|
Teleplay by : Ray Allen
|January 31, 1961||4415|
|Dobie talks Herbert into renewing his courtship of Winnie.|
|55||16||"The Bitter Feud of Dobie and Maynard"||Stanley Z. Cherry||Story by : Rod Amateau|
Teleplay by : Joel Kane
|February 7, 1961||4418|
|Maynard fears that he is holding his good buddy Dobie back, so he masterminds a feud to break up their friendship.|
|56||17||"Zelda, Get Off My Back"||Rod Amateau||Story by : Max Shulman|
Teleplay by : Lawrence & Maggie Williams
|February 14, 1961||4416|
|To improve his grades, Chatsworth woos the brainy Zelda Gilroy.|
|57||18||"I Was a High School Scrooge"||Rod Amateau||Max Shulman||February 21, 1961||4420|
Dobie campaigns for the senior class to raise money to help an ex-football hero alumnus of Central High, unaware that the old grad is now a rich industrialist who plans to sue for defamation of character.|
Guest: Douglas Dumbrille.
|58||19||"Will Success Spoil Dobie's Mother?"||Rod Amateau||Story by : Max Shulman|
Teleplay by : Ray Allen
|February 28, 1961||4419|
Winifred enters a contest using Dobie's name and wins him a much-publicized date with a blonde starlet.|
Note: Dwayne Hickman, Sheila James, and Bob Denver sing "Don't Shoot the Man in the Moon" from Hickman's Dobie! album.
|59||20||"The Second Childhood of Herbert T. Gillis"||Robert Gordon||Joel Kane||March 7, 1961||4421|
|As Dobie prepares to graduate, Herbert -- ashamed because he never graduated from high school -- takes night classes from the same professor who teaches Dobie during the day.|
|60||21||"Dobie vs. the Machine"||Rod Amateau||Malvin Wald & Max Shulman||March 14, 1961||4423|
|Recent graduates Dobie and Maynard seek advice about their future from a variety of sources, including a computer.|
|61||22||"Baby Shoes"||Robert Gordon||Lawrence Williams, Maggie Williams & Max Shulman||March 21, 1961||4422|
|Herbert, Winifred and Zelda reminisce as new enlistees Dobie and Maynard prepare to leave for the army.|
|62||23||"I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier, Sailor or Marine"||Rod Amateau||Joel Kane||March 28, 1961||4424|
When Maynard misses the bus to boot camp, Dobie convinces Chatsworth to stand in for his missing buddy.|
Guest: John Fiedler.
|63||24||"The Chicken Corporal"||Rod Amateau||Arnold Horwitt||April 4, 1961||4425|
|To keep a double date, Dobie must help Maynard pass an army fitness test.|
|64||25||"The Solid Gold Dog-Tag"||Guy Scarpitta||Dean Riesner||April 11, 1961||4427|
|Chatsworth enlists, despite the protests of his mother.|
|65||26||"The Battle of Maynard's Beard"||Rod Amateau||Dean Riesner||April 18, 1961||4429|
|Dobie defends Maynard's right to keep his beard while in the army.|
|66||27||"Spaceville"||Rod Amateau||Arnold Horwitt||April 25, 1961||4428|
|Dobie, Maynard and a chimpanzee participate in the ground testing of a space capsule.|
|67||28||"Like Mother, Like Daughter, Like Wow"||Rod Amateau||Ray Allen||May 2, 1961||4430|
Winnie learns that the mother of Dobie's latest girl is one of Herbert's old flames.|
Guest: Yvonne Craig.
|68||29||"Dobie Plays Cupid"||Rod Amateau||Joel Kane||May 9, 1961||4431|
Dobie tries to bolster Maynard's confidence with women, but his timid buddy becomes an eyebrow-twitching Casanova.|
Guest: Trudi Ziskind
|69||30||"Like Father, Like Son, Like Trouble"||Stanley Z. Cherry||Bud Nye||May 16, 1961||4432|
|Starring in a play about a gallant war hero, Dobie continues his role offstage in order to impress the pretty daughter of an army colonel.|
|70||31||"Be It Ever So Humble"||Rod Amateau||Arnold Horwitt||May 23, 1961||4433|
|When Dobie thinks Maynard has gone AWOL, he secures a pass by claiming his father is deathly ill -- just as Herbert is facing an insurance physical.|
|71||32||"Ah! Yer Fadder Wears Army Shoes"||Rod Amateau||Bill Gammie & Max Shulman||May 30, 1961||4435|
|Dobie tells a pretty WAC that his war-hero father was "missing in action."|
|72||33||"Everything But the Truth"||Stanley Z. Cherry||Joel Kane||June 6, 1961||4434|
Zelda brags to an old classmate, lying that she and Dobie are secretly engaged.|
Guest: Trudi Ziskind
|73||34||"Goodbye, Mr. Pomfritt - Hello, Mr. Chips"||Guy Scarpitta||Joel Kane||June 13, 1961||4436|
|Hoping to prevent Mr. Pomfritt from quitting teaching, Dobie and Maynard plan a reunion of his former students.|
|74||35||"Take Me to Your Leader"||Rod Amateau||Lawrence Williams, Maggie Williams & Max Shulman||June 20, 1961||4403|
Dobie and Maynard tell their sergeant about the dark and stormy night the Martians invaded Central City while Dobie and Maynard were still in high school.|
Note: The army framing scenes were added because the episode had been shot earlier in the production schedule, before Dobie's and Maynard's enlistments.
|75||36||"This Ain't the Way We Used to Do It"||Stanley Z. Cherry||Bud Nye||June 27, 1961||4426|
|Herbert shows Dobie's platoon what a real soldier should be.|