Sep. 15, 1965
30 min.
ABC TV Network

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Frances "Gidget" Lawrence lives with her widowed college professor father in California. Her best friend is LaRue, her older sister Anne is married to John Cooper, a psychology student. Gidget spends most of her free time at the beach hanging out with friends and surfing. Each episode she faces a teenage problem (usually of her own making) and spends the episode learning how to solve it.

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01x32 Don't Defrost the Alligator Aired: Apr. 21, 1966

A frozen alligator is the cause of some confusion.

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The show had 1 season and 32 episodes air between 1965 and 1966.

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  • Television debut for Sally Field. She auditioned for the role on a lark and was astonished when they offered her the part.
  • The title character was based on the author's daughter, Kathy Kohner-Zuckerman, and her adventures growing up in the surf culture on the beach at Malibu in the 1950s.
  • Don Porter reprised his role as Russell Lawrence from Gidget Goes to Rome.
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