"I gotta kill that boy, I just gotta!"
Description: Cry of exasperation uttered by Herbert T. Gillis (Frank Faylen), a frustrated grocery store owner on the situation comedy THE MANY LOVES OF DOBIE GILLIS/CBS/1959-63.
Herbert T. Gillis lives in Central City with his wife, Winifred (Florida Friebus), and their teenage son, Dobie (Dwayne Hickman) who is always trying to find a girl to “call his own.” And in his pursuit of the lovely ladies, Dobie always hit-up poor dad for money to finance his romantic endeavors. But getting money from his dad is difficult considering he was once voted “The Citizen Most Likely to Hang onto His Last Dollar.”
Occasionally, Winifred “Winnie” Gillis (Florida Friebus), Herbert’s wife would hold him back when he got in that “I gotta kill that boy” frame of mind.
Note: The series is based on short stories written by Max Shulman in the book "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (1951) and the follow-up novel "I Was a Teenage Dwarf" (1959).
The first book inspired the 1953 film The Affairs of Dobie Gillis starring Bobby Van. The original 1960s series, spawned two TV-Movie spinoffs Whatever Happened to Dobie Gillis (1978) and Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis (1988) in which Dobie married Zelda (Sheila James) and had a sixteen-year old named Georgie.