The Call of the Like Wild 

When Maynard confuses a musk ox-derived love potion for his hair tonic he becomes the irresistible desire of every woman. The mercenary Mr. Gillis hopes to capitalize on his catapulting Maynard to Hollywood stardom.


Guy Scarpitta


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Episode complete credited cast:
Dwayne Hickman ... Dobie Gillis
Frank Faylen ... Herbert T. Gillis
Florida Friebus ... Winifred Gillis
Bob Denver ... Maynard G. Krebs
Jack Raine ... Professor Guildenstern
Howard Caine ... R.J. Crumley
Susan Bay Nimoy ... Gina Lollolasagna (as Susan Bay)
Sally Kellerman ... Amelia
Mary Jackson ... Zedda Parsnips
Sandra Lee Nankin Sandra Lee Nankin ... Bride


Following Dr. Guildenstern's biology class, Maynard seems irresistible to women, who are going animalistically wild for him. Dobie, Herbert and Winnie all have theories of the reason why, none of which pans outs when Winnie inexplicably becomes one of those women as she gets near Maynard. One always to capitalize on what he sees as a possible money making venture, Herbert believes Maynard can be the next screen heartthrob. Convincing studio executive R.J. Crumley on that fact is difficult enough, that is until leading lady Gina Lollolasagna gets near Maynard, she who wants him to star in her next picture with her. But that movie is doomed for failure unless it is in smellavision as what Herbert, Dobie and Maynard are unaware of is that Maynard's bottle of hair tonic looks exactly like Dr. Guildenstern's sole remaining bottle of rare wild musk scent collected by his now deceased ex-partner Dr. Rosencrantz, that scent which purportedly is an extremely powerful female attracting ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family







Release Date:

29 May 1963 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode contains a couple of spoofs on Hollywood celebrities: Gina Lollolasagna is a play on Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida (1927- ) and Sedda Parsnips is a joking reference to and a clever conflation of the names of feuding gossip columnists Hedda Hopper (1885-1966) and Louella Parsons (1881-1972). See more »


Gina Lololasagna: Kiss me, my beautiful antipasto!
Maynard G. Krebs: Will you give me a nickel?
Gina Lololasagna: A nickel? I give you my Oscar, my Emmy!
Maynard G. Krebs: Miami? Oh, I'd rather have Cleveland. That's a town in Indiana.
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Written by Lionel Newman & Max Shulman
Instrumental versions of the series theme song played over the opening titles and closing credits
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