Gidget (1959) Poster



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Followed by 

Gidget (1965) (TV Series)
Gidget Grows Up (1969) (TV Movie)
Gidget Gets Married (1972) (TV Movie)
Gidget's Summer Reunion (1985) (TV Movie)
The New Gidget (1986) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Leave It to Beaver: Eddie's Sweater (1963) (TV Episode)
Beaver claims to know all about love because he's seen two "Gidget" pictures.
The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Third One from the Left (1964) (TV Episode)
Sally refers to Joan as Gidget
Gilligan's Island: Big Man on a Little Stick (1965) (TV Episode)
The Duke says he hopes to find a Gidget.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show: You Certainly Are a Big Boy (1972) (TV Episode)
Rhoda mentions the title character.
The Paul Lynde Show: Springtime for Paul (1973) (TV Episode)
Martha describes Julie as "Gidget Goes Gaga."
Sanford: Cal's Diet: Part 2 (1980) (TV Episode)
Fred and Cal plan to enjoy the evening watching a Gidget movie.
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980)
Cheech suggests Chong go to a "Gidget" movie.
Puberty Blues (1981)
A male surfer yells, "G'day Gidget!", at Debbie and Sue as they carry a surfboard.
Family Ties: I Know Jennifer's Boyfriend (1982) (TV Episode)
Elyse calls Steven "Moondoggie" because of his 1950s beach outfit after he compares her to Sandra Dee
Café Flesh (1982)
Lana is called "some Gidget who needs a cold shower to cool down"
Family Ties: Hotline Fever (1984) (TV Episode)
James uses the code name "Gidget" on the phone.
China Beach: Cherry (1989) (TV Episode)
When discussing Cherry's arrival in Vietnam, K.C. says, "Gidget Goes to Hell."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Million Eyes of Sumuru (1989) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Looks like Gidget's old band"
Batmania from Comics to Screen (1989) (Video)
Mentioned as a movie starring Yvonne Craig.
Knots Landing: Only Just Begun (1990) (TV Episode)
Paige tells Tom that she thought that Gidget (1959) was the greatest film that she had ever seen when she was younger.
Tiny Toon Adventures: Career Oppor-Toon-ities (1990) (TV Episode)
Babs refers to Buster as "Moon Doggie."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Hey, Moondoggie; meet you at the pep rally!"
Clarissa Explains It All: No T.V. (1991) (TV Episode)
A "How to Surf the Great Kahuna" guidebook is featured
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)
David Duchovny's character mentions it.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Zigra (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Gidget Gets Evacuated"
Leap of Faith (1992)
Jonas twice refers to Jane as "Gidget."
Airborne (1993)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Wild World of Batwoman (1993) (TV Episode)
When Rat Fink is fighting with one of the Bat Girls someone says 'when Gidget meets Zorro'.
Beach Babes from Beyond (1993)
alien called an "intergalactic Gidget"
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Juliet Lewis is compared to Gidget when she enters the room in a bikini.
Melrose Place: Devil in a Wet Dress (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Nanny: The Hockey Show (1996) (TV Episode)
Niles mentioned the character by name.
The Nanny: Samson, He Denied Her (1997) (TV Episode)
Brighton mentions the title character by name.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Thing That Couldn't Die (1997) (TV Episode)
"Gidget have you made a deal with the horned one"
Law & Order: Turnaround (1997) (TV Episode)
Jamie calls Jack McCoy "Moon Doggie"
Boy Meets World: Quiz Show (1997) (TV Episode)
One of the contestants is named Moon Doggie.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The She-Creature (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Tell Moondoggie I love him!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Agent for H.A.R.M. (1997) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Look at her Gidget baby room."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Space Children (1998) (TV Episode)
Mike: "Gidget, in 'Rat Patrol'"
Bikiniland (1999) (Short)
Mirror Mirror 4: Reflections (2000)
Girl called Gidget
These Old Broads (2001) (TV Movie)
Debbie Reynolds is mockingly called Gidget at one point
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Beach Blanket Bizarro (2001) (TV Episode)
Sabrina at the motel while checking-in, sees the beach people and says "...some kind of Gidget convention going on here." Also, Beachdoggie's name is a parody of the name "Moondoggie".
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Life Serial (2001) (TV Episode)
Buffy is called Gidget
Shallow Hal (2001)
reference to the "Big Kahuna"
Angel: Supersymmetry (2002) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Gilmore Girls: That'll Do, Pig (2003) (TV Episode)
Francie refers to Paris and Jaime as "Gidget and Moondoggie."
The West Wing: Inauguration: Part 1 (2003) (TV Episode)
Donna says "I'm not Gidget."
Gilmore Girls: Girls in Bikinis, Boys Doin' the Twist (2004) (TV Episode)
Paris jokes about dating Moondoggie.
Beyond the Sea (2004)
Scrubs: Her Story (2004) (TV Episode)
Dr. Cox refers to J.D. as "Gidget."
The Holiday (2006)
DVD is shown in Amanda's house.
Mad Men: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (2007) (TV Episode)
Draper is called Gidget
The Girls Next Door: Surf's Up (2008) (TV Episode)
Bridget compares the beach party she is organizing to "Gidget"
Tosh.0: Worst Best Man Speech (2009) (TV Episode)
Gidget mentioned
90210: Senior Year, Baby (2010) (TV Episode)
Oscar refers to Ivy as "Gidget"
90210: Catch Me If You Cannon (2010) (TV Episode)
Oscar refers to Ivy as "Gidget"
Morning Glory (2010)
Colleen refers to Becky as "Gidget."
Cross (2011) (Video)
mentioned in dialogue
Blue Crush 2 (2011) (Video)
girl called Gidget
A Deeper Shade of Blue (2011)
Poster shown/movie mentioned.
Bunheads: Money for Nothing (2012) (TV Episode)
Michelle: "Hello, Moondoggie!"
Knock 'em Dead (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
Ascension: Chapter One (2014) (TV Episode)
Ophelia says it was one of Lorelei's favorite movies due to its outdoor beach setting
Rock 'n' Roll America: Be My Baby (2015) (TV Episode)
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
A dog is named "Gidget".
Dear Eleanor (2016)
Ellie says that she is planning to see the film.
Girls: All I Ever Wanted (2017) (TV Episode)
Hannah says being sent to surfcamp will make her "a millennial Gidget."
Hollywood Mouth 3 (2018)
Referred to by Sandra Dee.

Featured in 

Riding Giants (2004)
Excerpt; introduced by narrator
Cadillac Records (2008)
footage used
California's Golden Parks: Movie Beach (2009) (TV Episode)
clips shown when film is discussed
Plages des 60's: Malibu: Surf Forever (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Rock 'n' Roll America: Be My Baby (2015) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.

Spoofed in 

Gidget Goes Bi (1990) (Video)
porn parody
Psycho Beach Party (2000)
Direct inspiration for main character

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