Frances "Gidget" Lawrence lives with her widowed college professor father in Southern California. Anne is her older sister who is married to John Cooper, an obtuse but lovable psychology ...
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Francine (Gidget) is desperate: her parents want to force her to come with them on vacation to Hawaii - just during the two weeks when her beloved "Moondoggie" is home from College. When he... See full summary »
Frances, now 17, is still in love with Moondoggy. She can persuade her parents to allow them a journey to Rome, together with two of her and two of his friends. However they have to take an... See full summary »
Jessie Royce Landis
From the hills of West Virginia, Amos McCoy moves his family to an inherited farm in California. Grandpa Amos is quick to give advice to his three grandchildren and wonders how his neighbors ever managed without him around.
After spending the last two years in Europe as an exchange student, Gidget returns home to California only to discover that things have changed. The letters she had been writing to her ... See full summary »
Frances "Gidget" Lawrence lives with her widowed college professor father in Southern California. Anne is her older sister who is married to John Cooper, an obtuse but lovable psychology student. Gidget spends most of her free time, hanging out with friends and surfing at the beach. She also has a knack for getting in and out of trouble. Gidget speaks to the audience during her journey to adulthood, letting them know exactly what's on her mind and what she's discovered about life. She also receives moral instruction from her father and gains wisdom from her experiences.Written by
I am hopelessly addicted to this show, which is way before my time and whose reruns never reach my local TV market. I am fascinated by the stunningly progressive messages that pop up, more in the earliest episodes, I think. (Gidget is such a free thinker, and she can be very good at asserting herself.) They are frequently obliterated or directly contradicted by the old fashioned values of the day, (Gidget takes shop, learns to fix cars expertly, but doesn't apply those skills later when her date's car breaks down, because it's unfeminine) and I am wondering who was writing the scripts? What was going on?
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