Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 15, 1965
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network
Genre

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Gidget

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

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  • 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.
  • Television debut for Sally Field. She auditioned for the role on a lark and was astonished when they offered her the part.
  • The edifice used for Lawrence house is on the back lot known as the "Columbia Ranch". Gidget's home is situated next door to the principal residence on Bewitched, which was in production at…
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    The edifice used for Lawrence house is on the back lot known as the "Columbia Ranch". Gidget's home is situated next door to the principal residence on Bewitched, which was in production at the same time. In select episodes, Samantha and Darrin Stephens' house is visible in exterior shots from Gidget's front yard.
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