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The Rice-and-Old Shoes Caper 

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Dobie tells the story of how and why Maynard and Zelda are standing in front of a J.P. about to be married. At Zelda's recent 21st birthday, Zelda implied that the best present she could ... See full summary »

Director:

Rod Amateau

Writers:

Arnold Horwitt, Max Shulman (created by) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Dwayne Hickman ... Dobie Gillis
Frank Faylen ... Herbert T. Gillis
Florida Friebus ... Winifred Gillis
Bob Denver ... Maynard G. Krebs
Sheila James Kuehl ... Zelda Gilroy (as Sheila James)
Yvonne Peattie Yvonne Peattie ... Mrs. Gilroy
Burt Mustin ... Justice of the Peace
Richard Jury Richard Jury ... Mr. Gilroy
Linda Henning ... Elsa
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Storyline

Dobie tells the story of how and why Maynard and Zelda are standing in front of a J.P. about to be married. At Zelda's recent 21st birthday, Zelda implied that the best present she could receive would be to marry Dobie, while Dobie in turn implied that that would never happen. As such, Zelda told Dobie she would embark on a plan to marry him that would involve Maynard. Maynard's most prized possession is his freedom, and Dobie, as his best friend, would never let that freedom be taken away from him. So if Zelda was able to get Maynard to propose to her, Dobie would step in to save Maynard. Zelda was able to use logic to get engaged to Maynard, without telling him her true purpose. As Maynard truly did see marrying Zelda as the best thing for himself, Dobie could not break his heart by telling him Zelda's true purpose. And although most in town, including the parents, didn't approve of the wedding, no one saw it as their place to stop it. So when the J.P. asks if anyone knows of just ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1963 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title is an allusion to a wedding where the rice is thrown at the bride and groom and the old shoes are tied to the back of their car calling attention to the newly married couple. See more »

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Dobie
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Written by Lionel Newman & Max Shulman
Instrumental versions of the series theme song played over the opening titles and closing credits
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