The Moon and No Pence 

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Dobie attracts the affections of an eccentric Russian girl who wants only to dance barefoot in the moonlight wearing gossamer robes. Conversely, Zelda is determined to transform Dobie into the boy in the gray flannel suit.


Rod Amateau


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Episode complete credited cast:
Dwayne Hickman ... Dobie Gillis
Frank Faylen ... Herbert T. Gillis
Florida Friebus ... Winifred Gillis
Bob Denver ... Maynard G. Krebs
Sheila James Kuehl ... Zelda Gilroy (as Sheila James)
Alva Celauro Alva Celauro ... Anastasia Dimitrov
Harry Stanton Harry Stanton ... Mr. Vincent
Hugh Gallagher Hugh Gallagher ... Police Officer


Life is not going well for Dobie. The latest love of his life has just dumped him. He is on the verge of expulsion from S. Peter Pryor College for poor grades. To secure his future, he allows Zelda to take over his life, from being his college brains so he can pass his courses, to mapping out his way to the top of the corporate ladder after he graduates. With this new understanding, Dobie vows not to look at any other girl. But weak Dobie can't help but look at Anastasia Dimitrov, who he hopes will become the next love of his life. Free-spirited Anastasia is a Russian transfer student, who loves the arts and anyone associated with the arts, such as she believes Dobie is. She vows to make Dobie a great artist. But she will soon be leaving Pryor to travel the world from one artistic venture to another, and she wants Dobie to come with her. For Dobie to be able to do that, he needs Zelda's help to graduate. In the meantime, not only Dobie, but the entire Gillis family, Maynard and Zelda ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family







Release Date:

13 February 1963 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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References The Moon and Sixpence (1942) 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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