Now some people will argue that the only "Gidget" is Sandra Dee (I'm pretty sure no one will argue a case for Deborah Walley or Cindy Carol) and alright, I'll buy that BUT for me it will always be Sally Field. I think maybe it was that she had brown hair like me, was short like me and was always getting into fun crazy shenanigans at school (which by the way NEVER happened to me in school, all I got was teased and bullied, thanks a lot unrealistic school expectations given to me by television for jerks).
(Gidget game from eCrater.com)
Anyhoo, I loved this show and through the power of Netflix decided to give them another viewing and this is still the cutest little 'ole show you ever did see. Not even 1986's "The New Gidget" can dampen my enthusiasm for this character. (And yes, I watched that show...What was I thinking? *face palm*)
Of course, now I'm not so starry eyed and dreaming of a magical high school experience but instead through rewatching this show I have discovered what a tool Moondoggie was (in the show and in the movies, have you noticed? Whatta jerk!) and wondered how I can recreate Sally Field's hairstyles and outfits for myself. I also still kind of wish people would call me Gidget. :P
From Gidget Minisodes on You Tube, here's "Gidget's Career":
So here's to harmless bright sunny fun on television!
Do you have any television favorites?