Saturday, October 23, 2010

Maynard G. Krebs

Before there were Hippies, there were Beatniks. And before there was Gilligan, there was Maynard, a central character on the TV sitcom, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959-63) .

Maynard G. Krebs was cool before cool. He coined the use of the conversational insert “like” before the Valley Girls did.  “Like, I'm getting all misty.”  One of his other frequent phrases was “You rang?” in response to calling, or mentioning his name.

Maynard's middle name was Walter. Named for his aunt, the "G" was silent.

1 comment:

Assistant Village Idiot said...

And of course the yelping echo of protest whenever anyone said "work."