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One of the all time TV classics in affordable single season form!
on June 18, 2013
When I heard this show was officially coming out on DVD I was psyched! My enthusiasm was tempered when it was first announced as a pricey $120 complete series version but now that I see it will be made available by season, those of us that are cost conscious can whet our appetite on this classic as well. To me the first season is essential 50's sitcom TV. First we have the 4 main characters, Dwayne Hickman as Dobie, Frank "I'm gonna kill that boy" Faylen and Florida Friebus, as his parents and the irrepressible Maynard G. Krebs as portrayed by Bob Denver. This season also contains nearly all of the Tuesday Weld appearances as Dobies favorite love interest, Thalia Menninger(all but her single episode appearances in seasons 3 and 4) as well as Warren Beatty's appearances as Milton Armitage , introductions to Sheila James as Zelda Gilroy, Steven Franken as Chatsworth Osborne Jr., Doris Packer (playing both Milton and Chattsworth's mom)as well as guest appearances by Jean Byron and William Schallert as two of Dobies main teachers(Later of Patty Duke parents fame) Yvonne "Bat Girl" Craig, Darryl Hickman, as Dobie's brother, Mel Blanc, Burt Mustin, Charles Lane, and many other character actors of the day! I may eventually end up with all 4 seasons but its much appreciated that there is now an option for individual seasons as well!