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The Thinker - Bronze statue regularly featured on the situation comedy THE MANY LOVES OF DOBIE GILLIS/CBS/1959-63.

The Thinker Statue by Auguste Rodin - THE MANY LOVES OF DOBIE GILLIS

Each episode of this teenage comedy found lovesick Dobie Gillis (Dwayne Hickman) sitting in Central City's park near the statue known as the Thinker, and mimicking the statue's pose [fist under chin/elbow on knee].

One the very first episode, Dobie looked up from his park bench contemplation and addressed the viewing audience saying:

Dwayne Hickman as Dobie Gillis

"My name is Dobie Gillis and I like girls. What am I saying? I love girls! Love 'em! beautiful, gorgeous, soft, round, creamy girls. Now, I'm not a wolf, mind you. No, you see a wolf wants lots of girls, but me? Well, I just want one. One beautiful, gorgeous, soft, round, creamy girl for my very own. That's all I want! One lousy girl! But I'll tell you a sad, hard fact. I'm never gonna get a girl. Never. Why? Because to get a girl you need money. And standing between me and money is a powerful obstacle: a POWERFUL obstacle!" (Dobies' Dad)

TRIVIA NOTE: The original Thinker statue (1897-1900) known in France as "Le Penseur" was created by the sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917).


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