Pete’s filmography on this site was compiled and written by Cherie and is listed in reverse order of airdate. Active links are to the Internet Movie Database for more information; they are not to video or video clips.
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Gidget … as John Cooper (22 episodes, 1965-1966)
In her acting debut, Sally Field plays Frances “Gidget” Lawrence, a happy teen who spends most of her free time surfing and hanging out with friends. She has a knack for getting in and out of trouble and for sometimes causing it for others. Gidget lives alone with her widowed father (played by Don Porter), but older sister Anne (played by Betty Conner) frequently steps in to help guide Gidget’s journey to adulthood, with comical results. Add Anne’s nerdy psychology student husband John (played by Peter), and Gidget’s penchant for speaking directly to the viewer, and you have all the makings for an entertaining half hour.
Don't Defrost the Alligator (Season 1, Episode 32; Airdate: 4/21/66)
To comfort her young friend over the death of his pet alligator, Gidget preserves the remains in her family freezer.
I Have This Friend Who… (Season 1, Episode 31; Airdate: 4/14/66)
When her boyfriend’s father insists on coming along on their dates, Gidget tries to find a way to discourage him.
Ask Helpful Hannah (Season 1, Episode 29; Airdate: 3/31/66)
Taking over the school’s advice column, Gidget gets wrapped up in bringing two lonely hearts together.
One More for the Road (Season 1, Episode 28; Airdate: 3/24/66)
Gidget’s new job requires her to learn how to drive.
Independence: Gidget Style (Season 1, Episode 27; Airdate: 3/17/66)
When Gidget gets a job to buy Russ a birthday present, he mistakenly believes she’s working in a night club.
Love and the Single Gidget (Season 1, Episode 25; Airdate: 3/3/66)
When Russ goes out of town, Anne and John hire a college student to “keep an eye” on Gidget.
Ring-a-Ding-Dingbat (Season 1, Episode 24; Airdate: 2/24/66)
The fab British singing duo, The Dingbats, is in town. Gidget wants to find out if it’s really them she digs or if it’s just because grown-ups don’t, so she hatches a scheme to meet them.
Operation Shaggy Dog (Season 1, Episode 23; Airdate: 2/17/66)
When her favorite hamburger joint is threatened to be torn down, it’s Gidget to the rescue.
We Got Each Other (Season 1, Episode 22; Airdate: 2/10/66)
Although jealous of her father’s dates, Gidget tries to prove she’s not.
Gidget’s Career (Season 1, Episode 19; Airdate: 1/20/66)
When Gidget’s singing group gets to perform on TV, she changes their name to “Gidget and the Gories.”
Like Voodoo (Season 1, Episode 18; Airdate: 1/13/66)
When accidents begin to happen, Gidget believes a fortune-telling gypsy has put a curse on her.
Now There’s a Face (Season 1, Episode 15; Airdate: 12/22/65)
Gidget falls for a fashion photographer, not realizing he’s engaged to be married.
My Ever Faithful — Friend (Season 1, Episode 11; Airdate: 11/24/65)
Gidget helps Larue look more attractive by giving her a makeover, and then becomes alarmed when she thinks Russ has become attracted to her.
All the Best Diseases Are Taken (Season 1, Episode 10; Airdate: 11/17/65)
When the price of movie tickets begins to go up, Gidget organizes a demonstration to bring them back down.
Is It Love or Symbiosis? (Season 1, Episode 9; Airdate: 11/10/65)
Anne and John convince Russ to send Gidget to a private school in Paris.
Image Scrimmage (Season 1, Episode 8; Airdate: 11/3/65)
Gidget develops a crush on Larue’s cousin, Roger. Larue is played by Lynette Winter.
Gidget Is a Proper Noun (Season 1, Episode 7; Airdate: 10/27/65)
Gidget is convinced her new English teacher is biased against her.
Gidget Gadget (Season 1, Episode 5; Airdate: 10/13/65)
Feeling neglected by her husband and reeling from a major spat between them, Anne leaves John, prompting Gidget to play marriage counselor and attempt to bring the couple back together by signing them up for the dancing lessons she has won. Of course, things don’t go the way she plans.
Daddy Come Home (Season 1, Episode 4; Airdate: 10/6/65)
Gidget becomes maternally protective toward her father when he begins dating a woman he met at the beach. Her interference angers her dad, who punishes, and deeply hurts her, by giving his daughter the cold shoulder.
The Great Kahuna (Season 1, Episode 3; Airdate: 9/29/65)
An “older” man dates Gidget as part of a plan to make his girlfriend jealous.
In God, and Nobody Else, We Trust (Season 1, Episode 2; Airdate: 9/22/65)
Unable to find a date for a luau, Gidget enlists John as her escort. Trying to “study” the teens, he is a stand-out at the party, but not in a good way.
Dear Diary—Et. Al. (Season 1, Episode 1; Airdate: 9/15/65)
In the pilot episode, Anne reads Gidget’s diary and assumes her sister’s highly imaginative entries are true.