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"CHATSWORTH OSBORNE, JR.": RUSH LIMBAUGH SHOW TODAY
Myself | 11-24-2004 | Captain Peter Blood

Posted on 11/24/2004 6:40:07 PM PST by Captain Peter Blood

I was listening to the Rush Limbaugh Show today and heard Rush start talking about last night's Crossfire Show.

I was only half way paying attention when he mentioned a question by Chatsworth Osborne, Jr..

Well I had to think a minute because I knew that name from someplace and then all of a sudden it came to me that it was a character on the old Dobie Gillis show and was played by a very fine character actor named Stephen Franken.

The it hit me that Rush was using that moniker for our old friend Tucker Carlson. Well that fit could not be better. Tucker really has a number of the charactistics of that old Dobie Gillis character and I have say I laughed until I fell on the floor.

That was almost as much fun as when Rush rechristened Wesley Clark into General Ashley Wilkes from "Gone With The Wind". That also was just perfect.


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: chatsworth; doby; gillis; krebs; maynard
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Anyone out there remember the old tv show The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis". I remember watching that show as a kid and when Nick at Night had reruns of it several years ago. I really loved that show and who can ever forget Maynard G. Krebs?
1 posted on 11/24/2004 6:40:07 PM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Captain Peter Blood
Tucker Carlson is the Bob's Big Boy mascot. All he needs is suspenders.
2 posted on 11/24/2004 6:41:53 PM PST by skip_intro
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To: Captain Peter Blood
Maynard G. Krebs

The G stood for Oscar.
3 posted on 11/24/2004 6:43:43 PM PST by Mike Fieschko
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To: Captain Peter Blood
Dobie Gillis was played by Dwayne Hickman.
Maynard G. Krebs was played by Bob Denver.
Zelda Gilroy was played by Sheila James, now Sheila Kuehn (sp), a lesbian California legislator.
Chatsworth Osborn, Jr. was indeed played by Steve Franken, who I believe is now deceased.
And of course, Warren Beatty got his start on that CBS show.
4 posted on 11/24/2004 6:44:02 PM PST by Publius
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To: Publius

Just checked on the IMDB and Stephen Franken is still with us and working.
By the way how could anyone have ever been in love with Zelda Gilroy even on a good night???????????????


5 posted on 11/24/2004 6:46:07 PM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Captain Peter Blood

Ashley wilks was only a major


6 posted on 11/24/2004 6:49:37 PM PST by Rockiesrider
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To: Captain Peter Blood
The Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. comparison was perfect. That was a pretty funny show, and Chatty was such a turkey.

They also had Maynard G. Krebbs........... and the statue, The Thinker!

7 posted on 11/24/2004 6:49:47 PM PST by beyond the sea (ab9usa4uandme)
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To: Captain Peter Blood
Let's not forget Tuesday Weld as Aphrodite.

I last saw Steve Franken in a minor role in "The Missouri Breaks", an Arthur Penn film with Marlon Brando giving a grotesque performance an as Irish "regulator".

8 posted on 11/24/2004 6:50:04 PM PST by Publius
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To: Captain Peter Blood

Not Aphrodite. Thalia Menninger.


9 posted on 11/24/2004 6:50:39 PM PST by Publius
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To: Captain Peter Blood

Is Steve Franken any relation to Stuart Smalley?


10 posted on 11/24/2004 6:50:48 PM PST by duffthor (yay)
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To: Captain Peter Blood
who can ever forget Maynard G. Krebs?

Work!?

11 posted on 11/24/2004 6:53:15 PM PST by Samwise (This day does not belong to one man but to all. --Aragorn)
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To: Publius

Don't forget Chatsworth's "Mummsy" played I believe by Doris Packer. She always referred to Chatsworth as "such a nasty boy." Beatty played Milton Armitage, a less amusing rich kid. Also, William Schallert played Mr. Pomfritt, their high school teacher. Frank Faylen was Herbert T. Gillis, and Florida Friebus was Winnie Gillis. Herbert always used to talk about his "good conduct medal." Also would always say about Dobie "Someday I gotta kill that boy, I just gotta." Wonderful show.


12 posted on 11/24/2004 6:55:42 PM PST by speedy
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To: Samwise

Hey Dobe, want to go watch them tear down the old Endicott Building?


13 posted on 11/24/2004 6:56:37 PM PST by speedy
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To: speedy

Bill Schallert later went on to fame with Patty Duke's show and even the "Nancy Drew" show in the late 70's. Warren Beatty hit the jackpot with "Bonny and Clyde".


14 posted on 11/24/2004 6:58:25 PM PST by Publius
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To: Mike Fieschko

I thought he said once it stood for Walter. Maybe it kept changing. He also was hip enough to be listening to Thelonius Monk. Like, hi, Mr. G, Mrs. G., Dobe G.


15 posted on 11/24/2004 6:58:29 PM PST by speedy
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To: Captain Peter Blood

I gotta kill that boy! I just gotta!


16 posted on 11/24/2004 6:58:44 PM PST by Redleg Duke (Pass Tort Reform Now! Make the bottom clean for the catfish!)
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To: speedy

And watch "The Monster That Devoured Cleveland".


17 posted on 11/24/2004 6:58:56 PM PST by Publius
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To: Publius

Yep. He and Patty were also both SAG Presidents. Another irony is that Jean Byron, who played the mother on "The Patty Duke Show," also briefly played one of Dobie's high school teachers. The small world of the sitcom.


18 posted on 11/24/2004 6:59:48 PM PST by speedy
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To: Captain Peter Blood

WORK!


19 posted on 11/24/2004 7:00:00 PM PST by gorush (Exterminate the Moops!)
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To: Captain Peter Blood
By the way how could anyone have ever been in love with Zelda Gilroy even on a good night [some redundant question marks removed for brevity]?

Who was?

20 posted on 11/24/2004 7:01:42 PM PST by FredZarguna (Free markets. Free Speech. Free Minds. But no Free Lunch.)
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To: Publius

Hee hee. The only film that ever seemed to be showing. I don't recall ever seeing Maynard's parents, but I could be wrong on that one.


21 posted on 11/24/2004 7:02:18 PM PST by speedy
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To: speedy
I thought he said once it stood for Walter.

Argh. You're right.
22 posted on 11/24/2004 7:02:56 PM PST by Mike Fieschko
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To: Captain Peter Blood; Publius
I can barely remember watching the Dobie Gillis show. Remember Zelda, Maynard, Dobie of course,....but no Chatsworth.

I am a young thang, after all......:^)

Prairie

23 posted on 11/24/2004 7:04:55 PM PST by prairiebreeze (A Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to all.)
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To: Publius
And of course, Warren Beatty got his start on that CBS show.

Of course? I'm in my mid 40s, and I don't recall ever seeing that show. And yes, I grew up
inside a metropolitan area, and got channels from another "market" as well.

24 posted on 11/24/2004 7:09:53 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Mike Fieschko

No problem. Your accuracy ratio is still much higher than mine!! Remember there was a brief period when Dobie and Maynard were in the Army? I don't think that lasted more than a few episodes.


25 posted on 11/24/2004 7:14:16 PM PST by speedy
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To: prairiebreeze
but no Chatsworth


26 posted on 11/24/2004 7:14:38 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: Publius
Warren Beatty hit the jackpot with "Bonny and Clyde".

I dunno. I think he hit the jackpot with Annette Bening.

27 posted on 11/24/2004 7:14:53 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

The novel DOBIE GILLIS was written by the very funny Max Shulman.


28 posted on 11/24/2004 7:16:07 PM PST by aroostook war
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To: Calvin Locke

The show ran from the late 50s to the early 60s, so you are too young to remember the first run. It was on CBS, I am pretty sure. I'm singing the theme song, but it probably isn't doing you much good.


29 posted on 11/24/2004 7:16:09 PM PST by speedy
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To: Captain Peter Blood

"Zelda Gilroy" turned out to be a lesbian Cali legislator.


30 posted on 11/24/2004 7:16:11 PM PST by clintonh8r (Get Out The Gloat!!)
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To: aroostook war

And the official title was "The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis."


31 posted on 11/24/2004 7:16:43 PM PST by speedy
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To: Publius

Whoops! Missed your post (re: Zelda).


32 posted on 11/24/2004 7:16:55 PM PST by clintonh8r (Get Out The Gloat!!)
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To: Publius

Tuesday Weld. Man did I have a crush on her.
mc


33 posted on 11/24/2004 7:23:20 PM PST by mcshot (Boldly going nowhere fast.)
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To: billorites
Annette Benning? Yow-sah!

"Bonnie and Clyde" was his second film. His first was the very strange "Mickey One", directed by Arthur Penn, where he co-starred with Hurd Hatfield, who had been MGM's pretty boy back in the Forties.

34 posted on 11/24/2004 7:34:47 PM PST by Publius
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To: speedy
Dobie! Wants a gal that's dreamy.
Dobie! Wants a gal to call his own.
Is she dark? Is she tall?

My memory is failing me here.

Is she any kind of dreamboat at all?

35 posted on 11/24/2004 7:37:45 PM PST by Publius
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To: Publius

Hiya Pub -- here are the lyrics:

Oh Dobie, wants a girl who is dreamy,
Dobie, wants a girl who's creamy,
Dobie, wants a girl to call his own.
Is she blond, is she tall, is she dark, is she small, Is she any kinda dreamboat at all
No matter, he's hers and hers alone.
Cause Dobie only wants a gal to call his own.


36 posted on 11/24/2004 7:42:32 PM PST by speedy
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To: speedy

Bless you.


37 posted on 11/24/2004 7:44:08 PM PST by Publius
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To: speedy

And Dwayne Hickman got his start as Bob Cummings' nephew in "Love That Bob".


38 posted on 11/24/2004 7:44:59 PM PST by Publius
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To: Publius

You are more than welcome. We are really dating ourselves here. Wish I could watch an episode right now. Do you recall that Dwayne Hickman's brother Darryl was on the show "Love That Bob"? Probably shouldn't start a "Leave It To Beaver" thread right here, should we?


39 posted on 11/24/2004 7:46:27 PM PST by speedy
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To: Publius

Crossed in the mail. Was that Dwayne? What show was Darryl on?


40 posted on 11/24/2004 7:47:00 PM PST by speedy
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To: skip_intro

http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/articles/m/manylovesofdobie_7774210.shtml

Cast
Dwayne Hickman - Dobie Gillis
Frank Faylen - Herbert T Gillis
Florida Friebus - Winifred 'Winnie' Gillis
Bob Denver - Maynard Krebs
Sheila James - Zelda Gilroy
Tuesday Weld - Thalia Menninger (1959-60)
Warren Beatty - Milton Armitage (1959-60)
Darryl Hickman - Davey Gillis (1959-60)
Steve Franken - Chatsworth Osborne Jr (1960-63)
Bobby Diamond - Duncan 'Dunky' Gillis
William Schallert - Professor Leander Pomfritt
Doris Packer - Clarice Armitage (1959-60)
Doris Packer - Clarissa Chatsworth Osborne Sr (1960-63)
William Schallert - Leander Pomfritt
Tommy Farrell - Riff Ryan
Yvonne Lime - Melissa Frome


41 posted on 11/24/2004 7:47:21 PM PST by Peelod (Perversion is not festive)
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To: speedy
Remember there was a brief period when Dobie and Maynard were in the Army?

Drawing a blank on that one. The only Army connection I remember is the 'the big one, WITH the good conduct medal'.
42 posted on 11/24/2004 7:55:15 PM PST by Mike Fieschko
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To: Publius
Bill Schallert later went on to fame

One of the great character actors, ever. He went from things like The Patty Duke Show to Wild Wild West and on to Collossus: The Forbin Project (playing Donald Rumsfeld, just 30 years early). I will always remember fondly the recurring character he played on Get Smart, the very ancient "Admiral," or some such title. The character was the doddering old retired director of CONTROL who would fill in for The Chief when he was away from the spy agency. The best running gag was when he'd use a pointer to reach for a map and be just a bit too far way. "Oh Dear" he would mumble, as he surrendered to gravity.

And, except for the obvious heavy makeup of that character, he always looked to be about 50. Even when he was probably 32. what's scary is he still looked 50, last time I saw him. Dorian Grey, your pictures are ready.

43 posted on 11/24/2004 7:56:19 PM PST by Phsstpok (often wrong, but never in doubt (HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL))
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To: Mike Fieschko

I'm old enough to remember the show when it first aired. About the third season, Dobie and Maynard enlisted in the Army. They didn't last long. Dobie was a great show that still holds up today.


44 posted on 11/24/2004 7:58:04 PM PST by zook
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To: Mike Fieschko

Another oddity on the show was that when Dobie and Maynard went from high school to the local college, it seemed like their whole high school class -- including the teacher, Mr. Pomfritt -- went with them!! I know, I should be expecting reality from a sitcom.


45 posted on 11/24/2004 7:58:06 PM PST by speedy
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To: Phsstpok

I met both William Schallert and Dwayne Hickman in LA about five years ago. In person, you can see they've both had their share of skin "enhancement." Dwayne had a very poor hair dye job, the classic shoe polish look. Both were very nice guys and loved talking about the show.


46 posted on 11/24/2004 8:01:13 PM PST by speedy
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I met both William Schallert and Dwayne Hickman

I've very envious.

Schallert has touched on more of the mid level popular culture than most any other character actor in my lifetime. Hickman has apparently had a very successful career as a "suit" in TV production for 40 years. Both would be amazing to talk to. I would have particularly liked to talk to Schallert about Collossus and Hickman about what I consider the greatest western comedy ever (take that Mel Brooks), the Academy Award winning (best actor) Cat Ballou. I bet both would have had fun stories.

47 posted on 11/24/2004 8:05:46 PM PST by Phsstpok (often wrong, but never in doubt (HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL))
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To: Peelod
Maynard

Thalia

Dobie

Zelda


48 posted on 11/24/2004 8:10:02 PM PST by Enterprise (The left hates the Constitution. Islamic Fascism hates America. Natural allies.)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

That was an amazing show. That and the Bob Cummings show and The Thin Man, with his Facel Vega...


49 posted on 11/24/2004 8:11:32 PM PST by 185JHP ( "The thing thou purposest shall come to pass: And over all thy ways the light shall shine.)
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To: billorites

I think he hit the jackpot with Leslie Caron, and about 300 others.....


50 posted on 11/24/2004 8:17:20 PM PST by willyboyishere
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