Gidget: Episode Guide

This episode guide contains the title, original airdate, brief summary, and guest stars when available. 32 total half-hour episodes were made during Gidget's only season in 1965-1966. Episodes are in the original airdate order on ABC, the episode guide is from the book 153 Television Episode Guides by Joel Eisner, copyright 1983. If you have any additional details about the episodes or guest stars, please e-mail me.


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1. Dear Diary -- Et Al. (original airdate: 09/15/65)

Anne reads Gidget's diary and jumps to the wrong conclusion.

Writer: Ruth Brooks Flippen
Director: William Asher

Guest stars: Stephen Mines, Pamela Colbert


2. In God, and Nobody Else, We Trust (09/22/65)

John takes Gidget to a Luau, leaving Anne to worry.

Writer: Ruth Brooks
Director: William Asher

Guest stars: Beverly Adams, Heather North


3. The Great Kahuna (09/29/65)

Gidget falls for a Hawaiian surfer who uses her to make his girlfriend jealous.

Writer: Albert Mannheimer
Director: William Asher

Guest stars: Martin Milner, Julie Parrish


4. Daddy Come Home (10/06/65)

Gidget worries when her father dates a golddigger.

Writer: Ruth Brooke Flippen
Director: William Asher

Guest stars: Marian Collier, Joseph Perry, Harvey Korman


5. Gidget Gadget (10/13/65)

Gidget schemes to bring Ann and John Back together again.

Writer: Stephen Kandel
Director: E.W. Swackhamer

Guest star: Janis Hansen


6. A Hearse, A Hearse, My Kingdom for a Hearse (10/20/65)

Gidget buys a hearse in order to become independent.

Writer: John McGreevey
Director: William Asher

Guest stars: James Davidson, Richard Sinatra, Herb Ellis


7. Gidget Is a Proper Noun (10/27/65)

Gidget believes her English teacher, a former student of her father, is prejudiced against her.

Writer: Austin & Irma Kalish
Director: E.W. Swackhamer

Guest star: Noam Pitlik


8. Image Scrimmage (11/03/65)

Gidget falls for Larue's Cousin Roger.

Writer: Barbara Avedon
Director: E.W. Swackhamer

Guest stars: Jan Crawford, Melissa Murphy


9. Is It Love or Symbiosis? (11/10/65)

Anne and John arrange for Gidget to attend school in Paris.

Writer: A.J. Mady & Frederick Kohner
Director: E.W. Swackhamer

Guest stars: Roy Stuart, Judy Carne, Kevin O'Neal


10. All the Best Diseases Are Taken (11/17/65)

Gidget stages a demonstration to keep theater prices down.

Writer: Tony Wilson
Director: E.W. Swackhamer

Guest stars: Henry Jaglom, Dick Wilson, Noah Keen, Dick Balduzzi


11. My Ever Faithful Friend (11/24/65)

Gidget plans to improve the apperance of her friend Larue.

Writer: Ruth Brooke Flippen
Director: Gene Reynolds

Guest stars: Stephanie Hill, Russ Bender


12. Chivalry Isn't Dead (12/01/65)

Gidget and her friends scheme to get the boys to stop taking them for granted.

Writer: John McGreevey
Director: E.W. Swackhamer

Guest stars: Bob Random, Barbara Hershey, Bonnie Franklin


13. The War Between Men, Women and Gidget (12/08/65)

Gidget and the girls battle against the boys for possession of an isolated cove at the beach.

Writer: Pauline & Leo Townsend
Director: E.W. Swackhamer

Guest stars: Mako, Linda Gaye Scott, Randy Kirby


14. Gidget's Foreign Policy (12/15/65)

Gidget tries to bring a bride-to-be into the modern world, but almost wrecks the marriage.

Writer: Stephen Kandel
Director: Jerry Bernstein

Guest stars: Walter Koenig, Brooke Bundy


15. Now There's a Face (12/22/65)

Gidget falls for a photographer who happens to be engaged.

Writer: Dorothy Cooper Foote
Director: E.W. Swackhamer

Guest stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Sabrina Scarf, Lillian Adams


16. Too Many Cooks (12/29/65)

Gidget unwittingly makes a date with the Cook Brothers on the same night.

Writer: Albert Mannheimer
Director: Oscar Rudolph

Guest stars: Peter Brooks, Larry Merrill, Bonnie Franklin


17. I Love You, I Love You, I Love You, I Think (01/05/66)

Gidget falls for a surfer only to find out he is her new math teacher.

Writer: Ruth Brooke Flippen
Director: William Asher

Guest stars: Tom Gilleran, Maida Severn, Lennie Bremen


18. Like Voodoo (01/13/66)

Gidget believes that a curse put on her by a gypsy is coming true when accidents begin to happen.

Writer: Albert Mannheimer
Director: E.W. Swackhamer

Guest stars: Jeanne Gerson, Peggy Rea, Arthur Adams


19. Gidget's Career (01/20/66)

Gidget and Larue join a singing group and appear on a TV show.

Writer: Joanna Lee
Director: E.W. Swackhamer

Guest stars: Sandy Kenyon, Murray McLeod, Dennis Joel


20. Ego a Go Go (01/27/66)

Gidget tries to build up the confidence of a teenage nervous wreck.

Writer: Barbara Avedon
Director: Jerry Bernstein

Guest stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Griffith


21. In and Out with the In-Laws (02/03/66)

Misunderstandings occur when Gidgt visits with Jeff's parents.

Writer: Ruth Brooke Flippen
Director: Bruce Bilson

Guest stars: Hal March, Hazel Court, Janis Hansen


22. We Got Each Other (02/10/66)

Gidget tries to prove she is not jealous of her father's dates.

Writer: John McGreevey
Director: Bruce Bilson

Guest star: Michael York


23. Operation Shaggy Dog (02/17/66)

Gidget tries to save a hamburger shack from being torn down.

Writer: Dorothy Cooper Foote
Director: Hal Cooper

Guest stars: Lee Parker, Tim Rooney, Burt Douglas


24. Ringa-Ding-Dingbat (02/24/66)

Gidget helps a singing star avoid his fans so he can get married.

Writer: Barbara Avedon
Director: Hal Cooper

Guest stars: Greg Mullavey, Jeff Burton, Irwin Charone


25. Love and the Single Gidget (03/03/66)

While her Dad is away, Gidget stays with Anne and John, causing them to hire a chaperone for her.

Writer: John McGreevey & Stephen Kandel
Director: Hal Cooper

Guest stars: David Macklin, Barbara Hershey, Ron Rifkin


26. Take a Lesson (03/10/66)

Russ thinks Gidget was kidnapped when Shirley's parents take her to find a new car in her pajamas.

Writer: Ruth Brooke Flippen
Director: Jerry Bernstein

Guest stars: Paul Lynde, Jeff Donnell


27. Independence--Gidget Style (03/17/66)

Gidget tries to find a job in order to buy her father a birthday present.

Writer: Joanna Lee
Director: Bruce Bilson

Guest stars: Richard Bull, Celeste Yarnell, Viola Harris


28. One More for the Road (03/24/66)

Writer: Austin & Irma Kalish
Director: Jerry Bernstein

Guest star: John McGiver


29. Ask Helpful Hannah (03/31/66)

Gidget takes over as the writer of the school advice column.

Writer: Don Richman
Director: Lee Phillips

Guest stars: Jim Connell, Candace Howard


30. A Hard Night's Night (04/07/66)

Russ's friend moves into the Lawrence home, while he is away, causing Gidget to think the house is haunted.

Writer: Barbara Avedon
Director: Don Porter

Guest stars: Frank DeVol, Bill Zuckert, Vince Howard


31. I Have This Friend Who-- (04/14/66)

Gidget's boyfriend's father insists on joining them on their dates.

Writer: Gary Flavin
Director: Chris Cary

Guest stars: Herb Voland, Bob Beach


32. Don't Defrost the Alligator (04/21/66)

Gidget tries to comfort Davey Seldon who is upset over the death and impending burial of his pet alligator.

Writer: Ruth Brooke Flippen
Director: E.W. Swackhamer

Guest stars: Marvin Kaplan, Jack Fletcher, Robert Cornthwaite, Frankie Abbott


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