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.
Last Episode01x32 Don't Defrost the Alligator Aired: Apr. 21, 1966
A frozen alligator is the cause of some confusion.
Series Fun Facts
- 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.