Live Alone and Like It 

Dobie and Maynard strike out on their own and rent an apartment.


Guy Scarpitta


Sumner Arthur Long (story) (as Sumner Long), Joel Kane (teleplay) | 3 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Dwayne Hickman ... Dobie Gillis
Frank Faylen ... Herbert T. Gillis
Florida Friebus ... Winifred Gillis
Bob Denver ... Maynard G. Krebs
Esther Dale ... Mrs. Finch


At age 17½, Dobie feels that his parents still treat him like a child, but each in a different way. While Winnie coddles him, Herbert enacts overly strict household rules, both which he believes stifles his freedom. His solution: move out of the house. After Dobie does much arguing with his parents on this issue, Herbert eventually allows Dobie to move out if only he agrees that he will no longer bring up the issue if he finds that after the fact that he really was not ready to be on his own and wants to come home. Herbert believes Dobie just needs to get it out of his system before coming to his senses. Conversely, Herbert agrees not to drag Dobie home against his will. Dobie quickly learns that he financially cannot make it on his own, and gets a willing roommate: Maynard. But Dobie and Maynard together find that they really aren't ready to be on their own as they can't cook or clean or manage their money, but Dobie won't give Herbert the satisfaction by moving home. On the other ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family







Release Date:

19 April 1960 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title of this episode is that same as the 19th episode of Desperate Housewives (2004) that was originally aired on Sunday April 17, 2005. See more »


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