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The many Loves of Dobie Gillis

“I think; therefore I am” was the end of the search Descartes conducted for a statement that could not be doubted. He found that he could not doubt that he himself existed, as he was the one doing the doubting in the first place. In Latin (the language in which Descartes wrote), the phrase is “Cogito, ergo sum.”

Maynard G. Krebs, Dobie Gillis, Zelda K. Gilroy, Milton Armitage
a.k.a. Bob Denver, Dwayne Hickman, Sheila James Kuehl, Warren Beatty
(Maynard's middle name is Walter, named for his aunt, the "G" is silent.)

Nothing lasts forever

By MeTV Staff
Nov 17, 2017, 1:21PM

“The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis,” which starred Dwayne Hickman as the popularity- and wealth-seeking titlular teenager, featured a young Warren Beatty as one of Dobie’s rich kid antagonists and Tuesday Weld as Dobie’s money-obsessed object of desire. The blonde beauty was paid handsomely for her single season on Dobie Gillis. Though she only appeared in the first year of the series, her impact was great. She nabbed a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Female Newcomer in 1960, and the accolades kept piling up. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Play It as It Lays (1972), for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), and for an Emmy for The Winter of Our Discontent (1983). For decades, she remained a style icon, being name-checked in everything from The Muppet Show to Donald Fagan pop singles. Rocker Matthew Sweet used a vintage photo of Weld for his breakthrough 1991 power-pop album Girlfriend. Sweet had intended to call the record Nothing Lasts, but Weld refused to allow her image to be used under such a statement. Thus, the LP was dubbed Girlfriend.

The show was based on a collection of short stories by Max Shulman, which also spawned the 1953 musical “The Affairs of Dobie Gillis,” with Debbie Reynolds and Bob Fosse.

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