Two for the Whipsaw 

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Chatsworth pays Dobie $200 to impersonate him at a stuffy dinner party, but Dobie's deception isn't the only one on the evening's menu.


David Davis


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Episode complete credited cast:
Dwayne Hickman ... Dobie Gillis
Frank Faylen ... Herbert T. Gillis
Bob Denver ... Maynard G. Krebs
Steve Franken ... Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. (as Stephen Franken)
Maggie Pierce ... Cynthia Vanderfeller
Roy Roberts ... Nicholas J. Vanderfeller
Alberto Morin ... Captain Lopez
Roger Til Roger Til ... Pierre
Peter Canon Peter Canon ... Manuel
Albert Szabo Albert Szabo ... Musician


Chatsworth has a $200 proposition for Dobie: pretend to be him in keeping a date with visiting Cynthia Vanderfeller, the daughter of a very old friend of the family, Nicholas J. Vanderfeller. Chatsworth has rented the exclusive penthouse suite at the Peabody Hotel for the occasion. As Chatsworth and Cynthia have not seen each other since they were kids, she would have no idea what he currently looks like. But Dobie is eventually able to get out of Chatsworth that beyond he already having a date that evening, he does not want to keep the date with Cynthia, as she was not the most attractive child. In keeping the date for Chatsworth, Dobie finds that Cynthia is all grown up and beautiful. Two things become obstacles in Dobie having a "happily ever after" evening with Cynthia. First, Chatsworth finds out about how beautiful Cynthia has grown up to become, he who wants to muscle back into the scene. And second, if Chatsworth and Dobie can deceive on their side, Cynthia and Nicholas may ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family







Release Date:

6 February 1963 (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 is from "Two for the Seesaw", a play written by William Gibson. The original Broadway production opened at the Booth Theater in New York on January 16, 1958, ran for 750 performances and was nominated for the 1958 Tony Award for the Best Play. See more »


References Adventures of Superman (1952) See more »


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