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Thurston Howell III (Character)
from "Gilligan's Island" (1964)

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Rescue from Gilligan's Island (1978) (TV)
Mr. Howell: Captain, can you give me one good reason why you haven't put up the sail?
Skipper: Yes, Mr. Howell, we haven't got a sail.
Mr. Howell: Can you give me another good reason?

[Spotting a Coast Guard helicopter]
Skipper: I can't believe it. After 15 years, we're finally rescued.
Mr. Howell: Rescued.
Mrs. Howell: Rescued.
Ginger Grant: Rescued.
Mary Ann: Rescued.
Professor: Rescued.
Gilligan: Rescued.

"Gilligan's Island: Bang! Bang! Bang! (#3.29)" (1967)
Mrs. Lovey Howell: Don't just stand there Thurston-run!
Thurston Howell III: A Howell *never* runs in the face of danger!
[sound of explosion]
Thurston Howell III: he walks *very* fast.

"Gilligan's Island: Meet the Meteor (#2.32)" (1966)
Mary Ann Summers: [Gilligan is standing guard outside a hut where the Professor and the Skipper are assembling a geiger counter] Is everyone ready for the Christmas party?
Ginger Grant: Christmas party? You mean birthday party!
Lovey Howell: Anniversary party!
Thurston Howell III: Young man, what do you have to say for yourself?
Gilligan: Just one word.
[turns and opens door of hut]
Gilligan: HELP!
[Skipper and Professor fall over in surprise, ruining progress on assembling the Geiger counter]

"Gilligan's Island: Erika Tiffany-Smith to the Rescue (#2.15)" (1965)
Mary Ann Summers: Mister Howell, I don't even think she saw me.
Thurston Howell III: Well of course not, she has something in her eye - a man.

"Gilligan's Island: Gilligan Goes Gung-Ho (#3.15)" (1966)
Thurston Howell III: Yada, yada, warden!

"Gilligan's Island: Don't Bug the Mosquitoes (#2.12)" (1965)
Professor Roy Hinkley: The Mosquitoes left us a note.
Thurston Howell III: They can write?
Professor Roy Hinkley: Apparently...

"Gilligan's Island: Gilligan's Living Doll (#2.21)" (1966)
Professor Roy Hinkley: [All the castaways are present, seated or standing around the communal table with the radio on it. They are all ad-libbing as the Professor hears the radio] Wait a minute! Quiet! The announcement, quiet! Quiet!
Radio Announcer: And now they are activating the robot's receptor spools to see if they can find out how it got to Hawaii. The next voice you hear will be that of the robot.
Robot: [mechanically] I have been on a deserted island. The putt breaks to the right.
Thurston Howell III: Well, it was a lucky shot!
Robot: [mechanically] Sweep back and forth, back and forth. I was stranded. This is the way we wash our clothes.
Radio Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, the scientists from the laboratory are checking to see exactly what went wrong. Perhaps now we can learn the reason the recorded messages are all scrambled... A WHAT?... Ladies and gentlemen, believe it or not, a RABBIT'S FOOT was just found in the robot!
[Everyone slowly looks directly at Gilligan, with those who were seated slowly getting up. Gilligan smiles rather embarrassingly whilst shying away from their stares]
Radio Announcer: It demagnetized the entire receptor spools. There is now no chance of finding out where the robot has been, who reprogrammed it, or how it got to Hawaii. For that matter, how the rabbit's foot got in there in the first place!
Jonas 'The Skipper' Grumby, Thurston Howell III, Mrs. Lovey Howell, Ginger Grant, Professor Roy Hinkley, Mary Ann Summers: [Almost unbelievingly] GILLIGAN?
Gilligan: I just thought it'd bring us some luck, ya know?
[Gilligan then slips under the table while the Skipper and Professor go after him as the scene fades out]

"Gilligan's Island: Beauty Is as Beauty Does (#2.2)" (1965)
Gilligan: Mr. Howell, are you trying to influence me?
Thurston Howell III: Oh, no, cherish the thought.

"Gilligan's Island: Nyet, Nyet, Not Yet (#2.9)" (1965)
Thurston Howell III: Gentlemen. I am Thurston Howell III and this of course is my wife, Mrs. Thurston Howell III.
Mrs. Lovey Howell: Charmed.
Igor: Capitalist! Exploiter!
Thurston Howell III: Capitalist. Exploiter. I was wrong Lovey. They're very friendly!

"Gilligan's Island: Gilligan, the Goddess (#3.30)" (1967)
Thurston Howell III: Gilligan, you dunce, you've done it again! These savages are civilized!

"Gilligan's Island: Home Sweet Hut (#1.2)" (1964)
Thurston Howell III: Oh, Shut up, will you Gilligan!
Jonas 'The Skipper' Grumby: You can't tell Gilligan to shut up! I'll tell him when to shut up!
Gilligan: Thanks skipper. Now folks...
Jonas 'The Skipper' Grumby: Shut up, Gilligan!

"Gilligan's Island: The Kidnapper (#3.12)" (1966)
Thurston Howell III: [the castaways discover Wiley has stolen their belongings and start to run after him] He even took my solid gold suspenders!
[Howell's pants fall down]

"Gilligan's Island: Waiting for Watubi (#1.10)" (1964)
Thurston Howell III: [to the Skipper] You're looking very chipper for someone who's cracked his little head wide open.
Professor Roy Hinkley: Have you seen the bruise on that man's head?
Thurston Howell III: Have you seen the bruise on that tree? Someone should call Smokey the Bear!

"Gilligan's Island: The Invasion (#3.11)" (1966)
Thurston Howell III: How am I supposed to see you through all this barley?
Ginger Grant: Sorry about that, Chief.

"Gilligan's Island: Forward March (#2.22)" (1966)
Thurston Howell III: Put a bandage on that girl, she'll freeze to death!

"Gilligan's Island: Castaways Pictures Presents (#2.7)" (1965)
Thurston Howell III: I'd walk out on that picture even on an airplane.