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Gidget 

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Frances "Gidget" Lawrence lives with her widowed college professor father in Southern California. Anne is her older sister who is married to John Cooper, an obtuse but lovable psychology ... See full summary »

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1966   1965  
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Sally Field ...  Gidget 32 episodes, 1965-1966
Don Porter ...  Professor Russell Lawrence 32 episodes, 1965-1966
Lynette Winter Lynette Winter ...  Larue 26 episodes, 1965-1966
Pete Duel ...  John Cooper 23 episodes, 1965-1966
Betty Conner Betty Conner ...  Anne Cooper / ... 22 episodes, 1965-1966
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Storyline

Frances "Gidget" Lawrence lives with her widowed college professor father in Southern California. Anne is her older sister who is married to John Cooper, an obtuse but lovable psychology student. Gidget spends most of her free time, hanging out with friends and surfing at the beach. She also has a knack for getting in and out of trouble. Gidget speaks to the audience during her journey to adulthood, letting them know exactly what's on her mind and what she's discovered about life. She also receives moral instruction from her father and gains wisdom from her experiences. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ギジェットは15才 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Screen Gems Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (32 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The series did poorly in the ratings when aired it against hit shows like The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), The Virginian (1962), and Gilligan's Island (1964). ABC cancelled it but then, the series had high ratings during the summer as teens had finally discovered it. ABC considered it too late to renew the series so instead they developed a new series for Sally Field. The result was The Flying Nun (1967) which aired for three seasons. See more »

Quotes

Frances "Gidget" Lawrence: To paraphrase Aristotle, life is a gas.
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Soundtracks

Wait 'Til You See My Gidget
Music by Jack Keller
Lyrics by Howard Greenfield
Performed by Johnny Tillotson
Copyright 1965--Screen Gems Music Co.
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Based on True Story...
3 September 2003 | by konky2000See all my reviews

One interesting note about this show is that it is based on a real story/situation.

The real life Gidget was the daughter of a professor at Malibu's Pepperdine College. She hung out at the beach, surfed and generally amused her dad enough that he wrote a story about her life. This story later was turned into the movie 'Gidget' and then turned into this TV show.

My mom herself was a surfer in the late 50's so I always found this show interesting when I watched it on re-runs as a kid. Or course it doesn't hurt that Sally Field is unbelievably adorable! The show airs on TV Land right now and is surprisingly fun to watch.


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