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Encyclopedia > Maynard G. Krebs

Maynard G. Krebs was the "beatnik" sidekick of the title character in the early 1960s U.S. television sitcom The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. Beatnik redirects here. ... Don Quixote and Sancho Panza unsuccessfully confront windmills. ... The 1960s, or The Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis was a situation comedy which ran on CBS from 1959 to 1963. ...


The Krebs character, portrayed by actor Bob Denver (who went on to even greater fame as the title character on another CBS sitcom, Gilligan's Island), was a stereotypical beatnik, with a goatee, "hip" slang usage, and a generally unkempt, bohemian appearance, studiously avoiding anything resembling work, which he seemed to regard as the ultimate four-letter word. He was a stark contrast to the well-groomed, well-dressed, strait-laced Dobie, and the contrast between the two friends provided much of the series' humor. The character became a well known figure in American popular culture, especially among members of the mainstream culture who had never had any contact with actual "beats". Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Bob Denver as Gilligan. ... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... The cast of Gilligans Island. ... In modern usage, a stereotype is a simplified view of an individual or a group of people who share certain characteristic (or stereotypical) qualities. ... Slang is the non-standard use of words in a language of a particular social group, and sometimes the creation of new words or importation of words from another language. ... Though a Bohemian is a native of the Czech province of Bohemia, a secondary meaning for bohemian emerged in 19th century France. ...


Krebs was a major influence on the character of Shaggy in Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Saturday morning cartoon. Scooby (left) and Shaggy (right), as seen in Whats New Scooby Doo? Norville Rogers (known by the nickname Shaggy to his friends) is a fictional character in the American cartoon television series Scooby-Doo, about the adventures of four crime-solving teenagers and Shaggys pet Great Dane, Scooby... Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ... Scooby-Doo, Where are You! was the first incarnation of the long-running Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo. ...


Bob Denver, the man who played Krebs, passed away on September 2, 2005. Bob Denver as Gilligan. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (246th in leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


 
 

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