The BEST Episodes of Gidget

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 27, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

Surf-mad, boy-crazy Gidget's adventures in school, at home and on the beach form the basis of this 1960s series starring a young Sally Field.

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A Hard Night's Night

#1 - A Hard Night's Night

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Apr 7, 1966

Russ's friend moves into the Lawrence home, while he is away, to get some peace and quiet. Unfortunately Gidget comes home early from Larue's. With neither one knowing about the other they start to get scared about all the things going bump in the night.

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Don Porter
Writers: Barbara Avedon
In and Out with the In-Laws

#2 - In and Out with the In-Laws

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 3, 1966

Gidget meets Jeff's parents.

star 8.50
2 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Ruth Brooks Flippen
Daddy Come Home

#3 - Daddy Come Home

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 6, 1965

Gidget becomes suspicious when she sees her dad with another woman.

star 8.00
3 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Ruth Brooks Flippen
Ring-a-Ding-Dingbat

#4 - Ring-a-Ding-Dingbat

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Feb 24, 1966

Fab British singing duo The Dingbats come to town. Gidget wants to find out if she really digs the Dingbats or if it's just because grown-ups don't. She hatches an elaborate scheme to meet the Dingbats—but then causes so much trouble for ""the boys"" that the only way to fix it is for her and Larue to disguise themselves as The Dingbats!

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Hal Cooper
Writers: Barbara Avedon
Independence -- Gidget Style

#5 - Independence -- Gidget Style

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired Mar 17, 1966

Russ gets the idea that Gidget is working at a nightclub. When actually she's taken a job elsewhere to make enough money to buy him a birthday present.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: Joanna Lee
I Have This Friend Who . . .

#6 - I Have This Friend Who . . .

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired Apr 14, 1966

Gidget and her boyfriend try to discourage the boys father from going on dates with them.

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Chris Cary
Writers: Gary Flavin
Gidget Is a Proper Noun

#7 - Gidget Is a Proper Noun

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 27, 1965

One of Russ' old friends is now Gidget's English teacher.

star 7.50
2 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Writers: Austin Kalish, Irma Kalish
In God, and Nobody Else, We Trust

#8 - In God, and Nobody Else, We Trust

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 22, 1965

Anne is worried because John goes to a luau with Gidget.

star 7.33
3 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Ruth Brooks Flippen
Gidget Gadget

#9 - Gidget Gadget

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 13, 1965

Gidget attempts to get Anne and John to make-up.

star 7.00
2 votes
Directors: E.W. Swackhamer
Writers: Stephen Kandel
My Ever Faithful Friend

#10 - My Ever Faithful Friend

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 24, 1965

Gidget thinks Russ and Larue are going to get together. Actually Larue is just getting help and advice from Russ.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: Gene Reynolds
Writers: Ruth Brooks Flippen
Chivalry Isn't Dead

#11 - Chivalry Isn't Dead

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 1, 1965

Gidget thinks that all the boys are taking girls for granted.

star 7.00
1 votes
Writers: John McGreevey
The War Between Men, Women and Gidget

#12 - The War Between Men, Women and Gidget

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 8, 1965

Gidget, her friends and the boys fight for possession of an isolated cove at the beach.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: E.W. Swackhamer
Writers: Leo Townsend, Pauline Townsend
Gidget's Foreign Policy

#13 - Gidget's Foreign Policy

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 15, 1965

Gidget tries to show a foreign girl the ""American way.""

star 7.00
2 votes
Directors: Jerry Bernstein
Writers: Stephen Kandel
I Love You, I Think

#14 - I Love You, I Think

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 5, 1966

Gidget falls for a surfer who turns out to be her math teacher.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Ruth Brooks Flippen
We Got Each Other

#15 - We Got Each Other

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 10, 1966

Gidget becomes jealous of her dad's dates.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: Bruce Bilson
Writers: John McGreevey
Operation Shaggy Dog

#16 - Operation Shaggy Dog

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Feb 17, 1966

Gidget rallies to save the local burger joint.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: Hal Cooper
Writers: Dorothy Cooper
One More for the Road

#17 - One More for the Road

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Mar 24, 1966

Gidget learns to drive for a new job.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: Jerry Bernstein
Writers: Austin Kalish, Irma Kalish
Ask Helpful Hannah

#18 - Ask Helpful Hannah

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired Mar 31, 1966

Gidget takes over writing for the school's advice column. She then gets caught up trying to put two lonely hearts together.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: Lee Philips
Writers: Don Richman
Image Scrimmage

#19 - Image Scrimmage

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 3, 1965

Gidget has a crush on Larue's cousin.

star 6.50
2 votes
Directors: William Asher
Writers: Barbara Avedon
The Great Kahuna

#20 - The Great Kahuna

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 29, 1965

An older man dates Gidget.

star 6.33
3 votes
Writers: Albert Mannheimer
A Hearse, a Hearse, My Kingdom for a Hearse

#21 - A Hearse, a Hearse, My Kingdom for a Hearse

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 20, 1965

Gidget makes a deal with a surfer to buy his hearse so she can become more independent. However, after making a few payments the surfer sales it to a bunch of boys. Making her point about owning a small part of the hearse the boys decide to let her drive it, a very small part of the time. In the mean time she takes shop class at school to help with the upkeep of the hearse.

star 6.00
2 votes
Writers: John McGreevey
Is it Love or Symbiosis?

#22 - Is it Love or Symbiosis?

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 10, 1965

Gidget's meddling sister and brother-in-law convince her father he's too dependent on her. So he decides to send Gidget away to a private girl's school in Paris.

star 6.00
2 votes
Writers: A.J. Mady, Frederick Kohner
Now There's a Face

#23 - Now There's a Face

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 22, 1965

Gidget falls for a fashion photographer.

star 6.00
1 votes
Directors: E.W. Swackhamer
Writers: Dorothy Cooper
Like Voodoo

#24 - Like Voodoo

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 13, 1966

Gidget is voodoo'd by a fortune teller.

star 6.00
1 votes
Directors: E.W. Swackhamer
Writers: Albert Mannheimer
Ego-A-Go-Go

#25 - Ego-A-Go-Go

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Jan 27, 1966

Gidget gets a boy to be more self-confident.

star 6.00
1 votes
Directors: Jerry Bernstein
Writers: Barbara Avedon