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I Do Not Choose to Run 

Herbert decides to run for city planning commissioner. Dobie is proud to campaign for his father, that is until he meets a pretty girl, the next love of his life. She is Betty Jane Cheever,... See full summary »

Director:

Rod Amateau

Writers:

Lester Pine (teleplay) (as Les Pine), Joel Kane (teleplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Dwayne Hickman ... Dobie Gillis
Frank Faylen ... Herbert T. Gillis
Florida Friebus ... Winifred Gillis
Bob Denver ... Maynard G. Krebs
Herbert Ellis Herbert Ellis ... Charlie Mulcahey (as Herb Ellis)
John Fiedler ... George G. Cheever
Cynthia Conroy Cynthia Conroy ... Betty Jane Cheever
Bob Duggan Bob Duggan ... Reporter (as Robert Duggan)
Lee Zimmer Lee Zimmer ... Moderator
Rick Barry Rick Barry ... Demolition Foreman
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Storyline

Herbert decides to run for city planning commissioner. Dobie is proud to campaign for his father, that is until he meets a pretty girl, the next love of his life. She is Betty Jane Cheever, the daughter of Herbert's opponent, George G. Cheever. Betty Jane doesn't want the election to get between their possible relationship, but she does open Dobie's eyes to the primary issue of the campaign - Proposition E - which Cheever supports as it would tear down an aging neighborhood that many consider a slum. In discussions with his father about the election, Dobie learns that Herbert doesn't know about the issues at all - that he is campaigning solely on his charisma - but when he does hear about Proposition E, he doesn't support it because it is the neighborhood in which he grew up, which brings with it nostalgic and fond memories for him. This stance places a rift between Dobie and Herbert, which brings up whether standing up for one's beliefs, being informed and correct about an issue, or ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

9 January 1962 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The sole acting credit of Cynthia Conroy. See more »

Connections

References Kennedy-Nixon Debate (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
(uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Played at Betty Jane Cheever's entrance
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