The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (season 3)

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.

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
Season 3
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes36
Original networkCBS
Original releaseOctober 10, 1961 (1961-10-10) –
June 25, 1962 (1962-06-25)
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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.

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.

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Episodes edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
761"The Ruptured Duck"Rod AmateauMax ShulmanOctober 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
772"Dobie, Dobie, Who's Got the Dobie?"Rod AmateauStory by : Rod Amateau
Teleplay by : Les Pine
October 17, 1961 (1961-10-17)5404
A beautiful woman decides that if Zelda wants Dobie, there must be more to him than meets the eye.
783"Move Over, Perry Mason"Rod AmateauStory by : Rod Amateau
Teleplay by : Dean Riesner
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.
794"The Fast, White Mouse"Rod AmateauMax ShulmanOctober 31, 1961 (1961-10-31)5405
Dobie attempts to use an experiment in heredity to convince Zelda that Chatsworth is a more suitable mate.
805"The Gigolo"Rod AmateauJoel KaneNovember 7, 1961 (1961-11-07)5406
To remain true to her absent fiancee, a pretty woman bribes Maynard into being her regular escort.
Guest: Bill Bixby.
816"Dig, Dig, Dig"Rod AmateauMax ShulmanNovember 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.
827"Eat, Drink and Be Merry...For Tomorrow, Ker-Boom!"Guy ScarpittaLawrence Williams, Maggie Williams & Joel KaneNovember 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.
838"The Richest Squirrel in Town"Rod AmateauStory by : Max Shulman
Teleplay by : Dean Riesner
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.
849"The Second Most Beautiful Girl in the World"Guy ScarpittaMax ShulmanDecember 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
8510"This Town Ain't Big Enough for Me and Robert Browning"Rod AmateauMax ShulmanDecember 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 woman, putting his relationship with Zelda at risk.
8611"Have Reindeer, Will Travel"Rod AmateauArnold HorwittDecember 19, 1961 (1961-12-19)5413
Soft-hearted Maynard gives the class Christmas party fund to a poor Mexican boy.
8712"Crazylegs Gillis"Rod AmateauStory by : Max Shulman
Teleplay by : Terry Ryan & Joel Kane
December 26, 1961 (1961-12-26)5414
Dobie, Maynard and Herbert help out a campus football star who has a wife and five sons.
8813"The Blue-Tail Fly"Rod AmateauArnold HorwittJanuary 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.
8914"I Do Not Choose to Run"Rod AmateauStory by : Rod Amateau
Teleplay by : Les Pine & Joel Kane
January 9, 1962 (1962-01-09)5415
Herbert runs for city planning commissioner.
9015"Happiness Can't Buy Money"Guy ScarpittaStory by : Max Shulman
Teleplay by : Dean Riesner
January 16, 1962 (1962-01-16)5417
Chatsworth hopes that Herbert can make a man out of him.
9116"The Magnificent Failure"Rod AmateauBud NyeJanuary 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.
9217"For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls"Stanley Z. CherryArnold HorwittJanuary 30, 1962 (1962-01-30)5418
Dobie and Maynard stow away on a cargo ship, unaware that Zelda is a passenger.
Guest: Betty Rollin.
9318"Girls Will Be Boys"Rod AmateauJoel KaneFebruary 13, 1962 (1962-02-13)5414
Maynard meets a kooky tomboy named Edwina.
Guest: Lynn Loring.
9419"The Marriage Counselor"Rod AmateauStory by : Rod Amateau
Teleplay by : Les Pine
February 20, 1962 (1962-02-20)5421
A lesson in Professor Pomfritt's class on marriage convinces Dobie to agree to marry Zelda.
9520"The Big Blunder and Egg Man"Rod AmateauBud Nye & Max ShulmanFebruary 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
9621"Birth of a Salesman"Rod AmateauArnold HorwittMarch 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.
9722"Like, Oh, Brother!"Guy ScarpittaArnold Horwitt & Joel KaneMarch 13, 1962 (1962-03-13)5422
Dobie and Maynard volunteer at a neighborhood settlement house taking care of kids.
9823"Dobie Gillis: Wanted Dead or Alive"Rod AmateauMax ShulmanMarch 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.
9924"Names My Mother Called Me"Rod AmateauLawrence Williams, Maggie Williams & Max ShulmanMarch 27, 1962 (1962-03-27)5423
Dobie is invited to meet the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who inspired his unusual first name.
10025"An American Strategy"Rod AmateauStory by : Max Shulman
Teleplay by : Dean Riesner
April 3, 1962 (1962-04-03)5428
Dobie must choose between a poor but loving young woman and the daughter of his new employer, a lumberyard owner.
10126"The Truth Session"Rod AmateauStory by : Rod Amateau
Teleplay by : Henry Sharp & Max Shulman
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.
10227"I Remember Muu Muu"David DavisJoel KaneApril 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.
10328"Sweet Success of Smell"Stanley Z. CherryJoel KaneApril 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.
10429"When Other Friendships Have Been Forgot"Rod AmateauJoel KaneMay 1, 1962 (1962-05-01)5434
Maynard comes to live with the Gillises when his parents move away.
10530"I Was a Boy Sorority Girl"Ralph MurphyArnold HorwittMay 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.
10631"It Takes a Heap o' Livin' to Make a Cave a Home"Rod AmateauArnold HorwittMay 15, 1962 (1962-05-15)5421
Maynard discovers a Stone Age man living in a local cave.
Guest: Mike Mazurki.
10732"Back-To-Nature Boy"Guy ScarpittaJoel KaneMay 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.
10833"How to Cheat an Honest Man"Guy ScarpittaStory by : Rod Amateau
Teleplay by : Les Pine & Joel Kane
May 29, 1962 (1962-05-29)5425
Dobie falls for a young woman 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.
10934"Bachelor Father...and Son"Stanley Z. CherryJoel KaneJune 5, 1962 (1962-06-05)5438
Winifred visits her sister, leaving Dobie and Herbert to fend for themselves.
11035"Like Low Noon"Rod AmateauDean RiesnerJune 12, 1962 (1962-06-12)5420
Butch Baumgartner, a former rival, is returning to town to get even with Dobie.
11136"The Frat's in the Fire"Stanley Z. CherryJoel KaneJune 26, 1962 (1962-06-26)5403
Herbert bribes the snobbish Silver Spoons Club into inviting Dobie to join their group.

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