Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis, The: The Complete Series
Based on the popular collection of short stories by humorist Max Shulman, this television classic starred Dwayne Hickman as Dobie Gillis, a middle-class 17-year old whose main goal in life was to find the girl of his dreams. Bob Denver (Gilligan's Island) co-starred as Dobie's beatnik - and famously work-averse - friend Maynard G. Krebs, and Frank Faylen and Florida Friebus played Dobie's caring but fraught parents. Warren Beatty and Tuesday Weld round out the cast of this much beloved sitcom.
Throughout its 147 episodes, the series ran the gamut from the hilarious (Dobie and Maynard sharing a tuxedo in order to attend a society party together) to the ridiculous (Maynard drinking a student chemist's formula and turning into a monster) to the touching (Dobie convincing a poor but brilliant student to stay in school). Guest stars included Rose Marie, Bill Bixby, Sally Kellerman, Ron Howard, Sherry Jackson, Michele Lee, John Banner, Norman Fell, Howard McNear and Charles Lane.
The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis premiered on CBS in the fall of 1959 and was a counter culture hit through all four years of its network fun.