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Don Porter, Martin Milner, Sally Field, Gidget, "The Great Kahuna," 1965

Don Porter, Martin Milner, Sally Field, Gidget,

Season 1, Episode 3, "The Great Kahuna"
Originally aired on September 29, 1965

Episode summary, via IMDb:
Gidget falls for surfer legend Kahuna and convinces her father to have him invited over. She soon finds out that Kahuna is, when not on the beach, not that interesting.

Martin Milner (as The Great Kahuna) and Julie Parrish (as Buff) made guest appearances in this episode.

Show's summary, via IMDb:
Frances "Gidget" Lawrence lives with her widowed college professor father in Southern California. Anne is her older sister who is married to John Cooper, an obtuse but lovable psychology student. Gidget spends most of her free time hanging out with friends and surfing at the beach. She also has a knack for getting in and out of trouble. Gidget speaks to the audience during her journey to adulthood, letting them know exactly what's on her
mind and what she's discovered about life. She also receives moral instruction from her father and gains wisdom from her experiences.

This 1960's California beach family sitcom launched the career of perky 19-year-old Sally Field (b. November 6, 1946), cast as the 15-year-old title character. Other regular cast members included Don Porter, Pete Duel, Betty Conner, and Lynette Winter. The show lasted only one season, but also helped propel Duel's career, most notably as outlaw Hannibal Heyes in the popular hit TV Western show, "Alias Smith and Jones." Sadly and shockingly, alcohol problems and depression resulted in Duel committing suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound on December 31, 1971, during "Alias Smith and Jones'" first season.

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