Maynard's Farewell to the Troops 

Maynard receives his draft notice and Mr. Pomfritt and Dobie host a testimonial farewell dinner for him. This episode introduces Michael J. Pollard as Maynard's beatnik cousin Jerome.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Dwayne Hickman ... Dobie Gillis
Bob Denver ... Maynard G. Krebs
Michael J. Pollard ... Jerome Krebs
William Schallert ... Mr. Leander Pomfritt
Willis Bouchey ... Mr. Krebs
Kay Stewart Kay Stewart ... Alice Krebs
Tommy Farrell ... Riff Ryan
Bert Carlon Bert Carlon ... Bart (as Bart Carlon)
Douglas Odney Douglas Odney ... Major Bradbury (as Doug Odney)
Jim Johnson Jim Johnson ... Recruiting Captain
Tom Orme Tom Orme ... Student
Guy Lee Guy Lee ... Charlie Wong


Maynard will do anything for Dobie... that is if he remembers to do it. As Maynard's behavior has exasperated Dobie once too often, Dobie feels he needs to take a break from hanging out with Maynard, despite still digging him. Many of Maynard's other friends, such as Riff Ryan at the record store or Charlie Wong at the ice cream parlor, feel the same way. When his parents don't even seem to want him around despite their assurances to him that they love him, Maynard begins to feel unwanted. The tone of Maynard's life changes when, at eighteen years old, a year older than the rest of his classmates, he receives his draft notice. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family







Release Date:

3 November 1959 (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 makes reference to George Washington's farewell to the troops speech. On 4 December 1783, at Fraunce's Tavern in New York City General Washington bade farewell to his officers at the end of the Revolution before returning to Mount Vernon. See more »


Early in the script, Dobie learned that Maynard is a year older than he is. However, during the tribute ceremony, Dobie says that the two of them were babies together and learned to walk together. See more »


Composed by Lionel Newman & Max Shulman
Series theme song played over the opening titles and closing credits
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