father Henry, is an electrical engineer. In "Three
Boys And A Burro" Wally says that Gilbert's father
is "a pretty big guy."
- Gilbert has
an older sister that Wally says is in High School and who
is in love with Efram Zimbalist Jr.
- In "More
Blessed To Give?" Gilbert explains that he was named
after his Uncle Gilbert. And in "Beaver's
Graduation" we learn that he has an uncle that's a
pharmacist. His full name is Gilbert Grover Bates. Gil
explained: 'that Grover is worth ten bucks' from his
- He has an
aunt that lives in Pittsburgh.
- Gilbert has a
dog named Archie who was used by Beaver to scare away a
cat that wouldn't leave.
claims to have known Beaver since second grade. He lived
just around the corner from the Cleavers.
- In 5th grade
it's Gilbert who conned Beaver into making a goofy face
in the school picture, claiming he would do it also and
then backing out. Beaver would have clobbered Gilbert if
Miss Bruce hadn't stopped him in "School
- In "The
Book Report" Gilbert is the one who suggests that
Beaver do his book report by watching The Three
Musketeers on TV rather than reading the book.
"Beaver's Poster" Gilbert's poster depicted a
Brittish soldier about to be struck in the head by a
weighed 90 lbs. in "Community Chest."
"Beaver's Rat" Gilbert says he has a German war
helmet with a spike on top.
issues six citations during Fire Prevention Week in
"Junior Fire Chief."
"Beaver's Long Night" Ward makes the comment to
June: "Gilbert talks about his parents but have you
ever met them?" to which June says she's seen Mrs.
Bates in the grocery store.
"Beaver Joins A Record Club" Gilbert says that
his older brother had his car repossessed.
- Beaver claims
that Gilbert walks in his sleep and that the last time he
spent the night with Beaver Gilbert walked right over to
Beaver's piggy bank.
- Gilbert takes
Angela Valentine to the Eighth Grade Graduation Dance in
"Don Juan Beaver" after his mother called her
mother and made the arrangements.