Animated intro to The A lot of Loves of Dobie Gillis. Consists of countdown leader and “brought to you by Pillsbury” bumper. Re-upload: fixed sync issue.
Video Rating: 4 / 5
“Someday I’m gonna kill that boy”
I discovered this show on cable in the early 80′s–loved it. I named a black cat I had at the time Maynard.
I found this opening kinda scary as a kid, and I can still see why. Dobie looks like a creep, and I do believe a couple of those girls have cyclopia: one huge eyeball with two irises and pupils. Ewwww… The black limbo background doesn’t help, either. The figures look ghostly. No wonder it creeped me out.
@LosAngeleno1959 yep… that’s the magic of music. Especially the great old TV themes, which were instantly identifiable and singable. They don’t write that kind anymore.
@pieword I totally second that motion.
Don’t you just detest what is done to the closing credits on TV Land?
The show “77 Sunset Strip” needs to be released on DVD’s !
I wonder who it was at CBS or Fox that decided to dump the original pilot episode opening, featuring Dwayne Hickman and a group of live-action girls (including a fence-painting Yvonne Craig) and go with the animated one, which dumped the real-life girls but kept the fence.
Where is the DVD release of this show–why was it never released to DVD?
I remember watching this TV show as a kid. This opening seemed so innocent back then.
But damn. Look at 0:21. That guy is such an evil looking peeping Tom, isn’t he? And then next that innocent, doe eyed girl looks so sweet and innocent….until she starts shaking her booty at 0:26. I mean what’s up with that? (Dobie’s dong, that’s what.)
More booty at 0:29. More ass wagging at 0:31.
I was so naive in those days. I had no clue that the animator was thinking about fucking at every frame.
This is when health food was considered del’Monte canned peaches in heavy cream.
Nick at Night and TV Land started off great and then went down hill fast, they both stink now.
i wish nick at nite would go back to showing old classics like this. i used to watch all of this as a kid in the 80s.
Yeah, the opening never really fit the show. The drawings of the girls were cool and very 50s – but portraying Dobie not as 17 and looking for a girlfriend, but some kinda creepy cartoon kid was misguided. Theme music was classic though.
Loved this show! My favs growing up were 3 Stooges, Rascals, Maynard G Crebbs, Eddie Haskle and Pepe le Pew..no wonder I’m a mess!
@marioTmaggot – me too! Don’t you wish TVLand actually showed old show like this instead of the BS they have on now?
i agree with mario. i loved this show. and f troop and my three sons.
Gee, Dobie would be on the sexual predator’s list now looking through a peephole!
Geez that is a little creepy, don’t you think? That leer and peeping thur the hole in the fence? Having enjoyed the series, I find that intro just a little bizarre.
couldnt get this song outta my mind last night
You mean you weren’t entralled by Pillsbury?
They claim it added a loving touch….
Ahhh…. a return to the pre-Liberalism days. How refreshing.
@marioTmaggot exactly man thats exactly what i’m saying
Warren Beatty was a regular during the first half of the first season of this show. He played a stuck up rich guy. Wonder whatever happened to him….
I wish they’d release this entire series on DVD.
@chronocream I thought the same thing you did. Dobie did impress me as being a pervert, peeking through a knothole. Of course, I never thought that when the series originally aired.