Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Sep 15, 1965
15½-year-old Gidget falls in love with a surfer and with surfing, discovering a new sport and a new lifestyle along with it; Anne reads Gidget's fanciful diary and assumes that all of her sister's outlandish entries ("...and I sink into nothingness") are true.
Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Sep 22, 1965
Anne is worried when Gidget asks her husband John to be her date to a luau; John, wanting to fit in with the surfing crowd, tries so hard to be hip that Gidget's friends immediately pin him as aposeur.
Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Sep 29, 1965
Gidget becomes infatuated with a rootless surfer bum calledKahunaand wants nothing more than to accompany him around the world to the greatest surfing sites. She changes her mind after inviting him home for dinner and discovering he has middle class aspirations
Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Oct 6, 1965
Gidget encourages her widowed father Russell to start dating again. His first date goes well but worries Gidget when stays out late without calling.
Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Oct 13, 1965
Gidget plays marriage counselor for John and Anne.
Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Oct 20, 1965
Gidget decides she needs her own transportation and buys an old hearse with 99,000 miles, then enrolls in Auto Shop at school.
Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Oct 27, 1965
Gidget in convinced that her English teacher expects more of her than his other students because she is the daughter of his former English professor, Russell.
Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Nov 3, 1965
Gidget has a crush onLarue's cousin Roger from New York, and goes to extremes in hopes of being invited to his "kidnap" party.
Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Nov 10, 1965
Anne and John convince Russ that he has become too dependent on Gidget and suggest he send her to a private school in Paris.
Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Nov 17, 1965
Gidget leads a protest over rising movie ticket prices by getting protest singer Billy Roy Soames to perform.
Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: Nov 24, 1965
Gidget gives Larue a makeover, but becomes alarmed when she thinks Russ has become attracted to her.
Episode: 1x12 | Airdate: Dec 1, 1965
Gidget and her friends hold a slumber party in order to teach their boyfriends some chivalry.
Episode: 1x13 | Airdate: Dec 8, 1965
An isolated beach cove becomes the object of a battle between the boys, Gidget and the girls.
Episode: 1x14 | Airdate: Dec 15, 1965
Gidget educates Swedish college student and bride-to-be in the "American Way", resulting in a transformation from meek to man-chaser.
Episode: 1x15 | Airdate: Dec 22, 1965
Gidget falls for a photographer who believes she is the face of her generation, not realizing he is engaged.
Episode: 1x16 | Airdate: Dec 29, 1965
Gidget unintentionally makes a dance date with the dueling Cook cousin, unaware thatMoondoggiewill also be in town the same weekend.
Episode: 1x17 | Airdate: Jan 5, 1966
Gidget develops a crush on a surfer over the summer; only to discover in the fall that he is her new math teacher.
Episode: 1x18 | Airdate: Jan 13, 1966
When Gidget becomes accident-prone, she believes a fortune-telling gypsy who stole her surfboard has put a curse on h
Episode: 1x19 | Airdate: Jan 20, 1966
Gidget accompanies a shy Larue to her guitar class, and ends up joining a band who gets a shot on television—provided Larue is removed.
Episode: 1x20 | Airdate: Jan 27, 1966
Gidget decides to date the class nerd and invites him to the Spinster Hop—where his ego balloons.
Episode: 1x21 | Airdate: Feb 3, 1966
A nervous Gidget has a luncheon date to meet Jeff's parents, but causes confusion when she switches sweaters with friend Della Mae who accompanies her to the meeting.
Episode: 1x22 | Airdate: Feb 10, 1966
Russ begins to date again, causing Gidget to become jealous—despite her best efforts to prove she is not.
Episode: 1x23 | Airdate: Feb 17, 1966
Gidget mounts a public relations campaign to save her favorite restaurant, The Shaggy Dog, from being demolished to build a new museum—unaware that Russ is on the museum committee.
Episode: 1x24 | Airdate: Feb 24, 1966
Gidget and Larue scheme to meet the popular British rock group the Dingbats.
Episode: 1x25 | Airdate: Mar 3, 1966
While Russ is out of town, Gidget attends a surfing tournament in Oceanside with Anne and John's blessing—unaware that they have hired a college student to look after her.
Episode: 1x26 | Airdate: Mar 10, 1966
Gidget is lured out of her house—in her pajamas—to join a friend on a surprise car buying trip in Pasadena, which is complicated by her repeated attempts at contacting Russ to keep him informed of her whereabouts.
Episode: 1x27 | Airdate: Mar 17, 1966
When Gidget gets a job at a local teenage diner in order to buy Russ a birthday present, the family mistakenly believe she is actually working at the Tomcat Club, a local Gentlemen's Club.
Episode: 1x28 | Airdate: Mar 24, 1966
Gidget gets a job driving a floral delivery truck, except she does not have a driver's license.
Episode: 1x29 | Airdate: Mar 31, 1966
Gidget gets involved with bringing two lovebirds together after she taking over the "Helpful Hannah" teen advice column on the school newspaper.
Episode: 1x30 | Airdate: Apr 7, 1966
Gidget and Larue find themselves spooked while unknowingly sharing the house with a friend of Russ's whom he had chance meeting with at the airport—all during a raging thunderstorm.
Episode: 1x31 | Airdate: Apr 14, 1966
The father of Gidget's latest boyfriend insists on coming along on their date as a chaperone, so they scheme to find a way to be alone.
Episode: 1x32 | Airdate: Apr 21, 1966
Gidget places a deceased frozen alligator in the freezer without mentioning it to anybody, causing chaos when it is discovered.