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I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier, Sailor or Marine 

Dobie and Maynard join the Army along with Chatsworth - by mistake of course.

Director:

Rod Amateau

Writers:

Joel Kane, Max Shulman (created by)

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Dwayne Hickman ... Dobie Gillis
Frank Faylen ... Herbert T. Gillis
Bob Denver ... Maynard G. Krebs
Sheila James Kuehl ... Zelda Gilroy (as Sheila James)
John Fiedler ... Corporal Grover P. Wister
Taggart Casey Taggart Casey ... Sgt. Floyd W. Ronk
Frank Wilcox ... Dr. Worthington
Steve Franken ... Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. (as Stephen Franken)
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Storyline

Dobie and Maynard are in the marshaling area to be taken to the army induction center. However, Maynard goes AWOL before even getting to the center for an innocent enough reason. Not wanting Maynard eventually to get court martialed for this desertion, Dobie is able to rope Chatsworth, who is standing nearby with Herbert and Zelda seeing the boys off, into being a substitute Maynard in the eyes of gruff Sergeant Floyd W. Ronk. On the bus and at the center, Dobie has to keep Chatsworth continuing with the ruse. Herbert and Zelda have to retrieve Maynard and get him to the center. And they all have to switch Maynard and Chatsworth without Sgt. Ronk either noticing the switch or that the new, real Maynard looks and behaves nothing like the Maynard he first set his eyes on in the marshaling area. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Italian | German | Mandarin

Release Date:

28 March 1961 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title is based on the song "I Didn't Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier" by Al Bryan and Al Piantadosi, one of the few anti-war songs from World War I. See more »

Soundtracks

Drink, Drink, Drink
(uncredited)
Written by Dorothy Donnelly and Sigmund Romberg
Performed by Steve Franken
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