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The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis/The Best Dressed Man

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The Best Dressed Man
Season 1, Episode 2
Airdate October 6, 1959
Production Number 3403
Writer(s) Max Shulman
Director(s) Rod Amateau
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The Many Loves of Dobie GillisSeason One

Featuring: Tuesday Weld (Thalia Menninger), Warren Beatty (Milton Armitage)

With: William Schallert, Mel Blanc, Jim Johnson, Tom Orme, Paul Von Schreiber


Plot Overview

Dobie launches a runway offensive versus wealthy, better-dressed hunk Milton Armitage, his competitor for luscious teen gold-digger Thalia Menninger. When Dobie's grocer father Herbert T. Gillis refuses to finance a clothing binge, Dobie talks a local haberdasher into letting Dobie secretly model the shoppe's best outfits, to promote the store's business, plus counter Maynard & The Beat Generation's anti-fashion values, which challenges 50's Mad Men more.