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Ahhhh Maynard ♥

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Most people remember Bob Denver from his starring TV role on “Gillians Island”. But I think he was far better in the earlier series “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”. He played Dwayne Hickman’s best friend Maynard G. Krebs.

Maynard was a stereotypical beatnik, with a goatee, using “hip” slang, and unkempt appearance. When ever he heard the word “work” he’d yelps “Work?!”

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from 1959 to 1963.

Dwayne Hickman as Dobie Gillis, 1960, with his partner-in-crime, American television’s first beatnik, Maynard G. Krebs (Bob Denver), and one of Dobie’s “many loves” (Danielle De Metz as Yvette LeBlanc)