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