Gidget(TV show/series, 1965-1966)

25min per episode | Genre: Comedy

Scripted Reality in 1 season with 32 episodes

GidgetRating: 3.1/5 (with 4 votes)
Gidget is an American sitcom by Screen Gems about a surfing, boy-crazy teenager called "Gidget" and her widowed father Russ Lawrence, a UCLA professor. Sally Field stars as Gidget with Don Porter as father Russell Lawrence. The series was first broadcast on ABC from September 15, 1965 to April 21, 1966. Reruns were aired until September 1, 1966. Gidget was among the first regularly scheduled color programs on ABC. With a Wednesday night time slot that put it in direct competition with The Beverly Hillbillies, it did poorly in the Nielsen ratings and was canceled at the end of its first season. ()
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About Gidget

Gidget is an American sitcom about a surfing, boy-crazy teenager called "Gidget" and her widowed father Russ Lawrence, a UCLA professor. Sally Field stars as Gidget with Don Porter as father Russell Lawrence. The series was first broadcast on ABC from September 15, 1965 to April 21, 1966. Gidget was among the first regularly scheduled color programs on ABC, but did poorly in the Nielsen ratings and was cancelled at the end of its first season.

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Gidget Seasons and Episodes

09/15/1965Season 1 - 32 episodes
#1 | 09/15/1965Dear Diary-Et Al
In the pilot episode, Gidget falls in love with two things: surfing and her surf boy Jeff. Life's swell until Gidget's protective older sister Anne, reads her diary and assumes her highly imaginative confessions are true.
#2 | 09/22/1965In God, and Nobody Else, We Trust
Anne is worried because John goes to a luau with Gidget.
#3 | 09/29/1965The Great Kahuna
#4 | 10/06/1965Daddy Come Home
Gidget becomes suspicious when she sees her dad with another woman.
#5 | 10/13/1965Gidget Gadget
#6 | 10/20/1965A Hearse, a Hearse, My Kingdom for a Hearse
#7 | 10/27/1965Gidget is a Proper Noun
An old friend of Russ' is now Gidget's English teacher.
#8 | 11/03/1965Image Scrimmage
#9 | 11/10/1965Is it Love or Symbiosis?
Gidget's meddling sister and brother-in-law convince her father he's too dependent on her. So he decides to send Gidget away to a private girl's school in Paris.
#10 | 11/17/1965All the Best Diseases are Taken
Gidget takes a stand against rising movie ticket prices.
#11 | 11/24/1965My Ever Faithful Friend
Gidget thinks Russ and Larue are going to get together. Actually Larue is just getting help and advice from Russ.
#12 | 12/01/1965Chivalry Isn't Dead
Gidget thinks that all the boys are taking girls for granted.
#13 | 12/08/1965The War Between Men, Women and Gidget
Gidget, her friends and the boys fight for possession of an isolated cove at the beach.
#14 | 12/15/1965Gidget's Foreign Policy
Gidget tries to show a foreign girl the ""American way.""
#15 | 12/22/1965Now There's a Face
#16 | 12/29/1965Too Many Cooks
Gidget has two too many dates for an upcoming dance.
#17 | 01/05/1966I Love You, I Think
Gidget falls for a surfer who turns out to be her math teacher.
#18 | 01/13/1966Like Voodoo
#19 | 01/20/1966Gidget's Career
Gidget joins a folksy singing group. They audition for a teenage music TV show and get the gig! Gidget decides to change the group's image—they become "Gidget and the Gories!"
#20 | 01/27/1966Ego-A-Go-Go
#21 | 02/03/1966In and Out with the In-Laws
#22 | 02/10/1966We Got Each Other
#23 | 02/17/1966Operation Shaggy Dog
#24 | 02/24/1966Ring-a-Ding-Dingbat
#25 | 03/03/1966Love and the Single Gidget
Gidget is to be chaperoned by a college student, whom Anne and John paid.
#26 | 03/10/1966Take a Lesson
Gidget gets a late evening phone call from a friend to hurry over to her house. She runs out of the house in her pajamas and a raincoat, not knowing that her friend wants her to go out of town with her to get a car. Along the way Gidget keeps trying to call home to tell Russ where she is but, it just ends up causing friction with the girls dad. Eventually they end up just going back home without a car.
#27 | 03/17/1966Independence -- Gidget Style
Russ gets the idea that Gidget is working at a nightclub. When actually she's taken a job elsewhere to make enough money to buy him a birthday present.
#28 | 03/24/1966One More for the Road
#29 | 03/31/1966Ask Helpful Hannah
Gidget takes over writing for the school's advice column. She then gets caught up trying to put two lonely hearts together.
#30 | 04/07/1966A Hard Night's Night
Russ's friend moves into the Lawrence home, while he is away, to get some peace and quiet. Unfortunately Gidget comes home early from Larue's. With neither one knowing about the other they start to get scared about all the things going bump in the night.
#31 | 04/14/1966I Have This Friend Who . . .
Gidget and her boyfriend try to discourage the boys father from going on dates with them.
#32 | 04/21/1966Don't Defrost the Alligator
?Specials - 2 episodes

Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: California
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 1 language: English (EN)
Status: Ended
First episode released on: 09/01/1965
Last episode released on: 04/21/1966

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