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.
|Season 1 / Episode 3: - The Great Kahuna|
Larue: That was a dinghy move.
Frances "Gidget" Lawrence: He remembered my name!
Larue: What'd he say?
Frances "Gidget" Lawrence: He said, "Thanks, Gidget."
Larue: It doesn't rock me. But it's polite.
Frances "Gidget" Lawrence: Oh, very. And he wants to see me again in ten minutes.
Larue: Ten minutes! Now that's something else. What do you suppose for?
Frances "Gidget" Lawrence: To pick up the empty bottle.
|Season 1 / Episode 1: - Dear Diary-Et Al|
Frances "Gidget" Lawrence: Well, I've learned my lesson. I'm through with Jeff once and for all.
Larue: You're through with him? Then what are we doing at the beach?
Frances "Gidget" Lawrence: I'm gonna give him a second chance.
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