Requiem for an Underweight Heavyweight 

Pills containing the concentrated essence of the Galapagos Island turtle transform Maynard into the powerhouse prizefighter "Killer Krebs."


Rod Amateau


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Episode complete credited cast:
Dwayne Hickman ... Dobie Gillis
Frank Faylen ... Herbert T. Gillis
Bob Denver ... Maynard G. Krebs
Jean Byron ... Dr. Imogene Burkhart
Joyce Jameson ... Lola LaVerne
John Apone John Apone ... Rocky Feroni
Lyn Edgington Lyn Edgington ... Nurse
Ed Deemer Ed Deemer ... Grogan
Chuck Hicks ... Boxer
John Indrisano ... Referee


Peace loving and cowardly Maynard is in the ring with vicious heavyweight champion, undefeated Rocky Feroni, in the title bout. The road to that bout started in Dr. Burkhart's class, she who was commissioned to test new energy pills for the air force by experimenting on mice. Dr. Burkhart gave the task of one of the feedings to Maynard, who ended up swallowing several of the pills himself, resulting in him having superhuman strength. Dobie asking his father for advice on the situation led to Herbert believing they could all make good money by Maynard becoming a boxer. Despite Maynard being a peaceful person, Herbert knew how to push Maynard's buttons to deal the knockout punch against his opponents. Rocky and his girlfriend, Lola Laverne, knew by looking at Maynard, that he must have a secret weapon, which Lola believed she could get out of Maynard by seducing him. What Lola is able to find out or not find out in combination with Dr. Burkhart's tests, she who has no idea what Maynard ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family







Release Date:

1 May 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 a parody of the classic Rod Serling teleplay and movie Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962) about an over the hill boxing contender. See more »


References Adventures of Superman (1952) See more »


Written by Lionel Newman & Max Shulman
Instrumental versions of the series theme song played over the opening titles and closing credits
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