The latest object of Dobie's affections is pre-med student Emily Busby, who doesn't give Dobie the time of day since she is only interested in men who she can doctor back to health. So Dobie manufactures a lie: he tells her he only has six months to live. It works as Emily can't help but try to help Dobie in his suffering. Dobie's little white lie turns into a big lie when Maynard then his parents find out that he is terminally ill. Rather than be a problem, Dobie uses it to his advantage as they too can't help but wait on him hand and foot for what little time he has left. Dobie faces real problems with his lie when Emily tells Dr. Burkhart, who wants to help Dobie herself by giving him a complete physical to determine his problem. She will either find that he is in perfect health, which means that he lied, or she will find a health problem, which means his lie unfortunately has turned into a reality. It ends up being Dobie's worst nightmare.
Did You Know?
This episode's title is taken from St. Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians 15:55, which in the King James Version reads, "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?" See more
Performed and danced by Frank Faylen See more