The Thinker -
Bronze statue regularly featured on the situation
THE MANY LOVES OF DOBIE GILLIS/CBS/1959-63.
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:
"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'
TRIVIA NOTE: The original Thinker statue
(1897-1900) known in France as "Le Penseur" was
created by the sculptor Auguste Rodin
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