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Gilligan's Island 

Seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a torrential storm.
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During what was supposed to be a three-hour tour, the S.S. Minnow is shipwrecked on an uncharted tropical island following a typhoon. The seven castaways include the Minnow's blustery captain, his bumbling first mate Gilligan, a millionaire couple named the Howells, curvaceous movie star Ginger Grant, sexy farm girl Mary Ann Summers, and a science professor known as the Professor. Despite their dire situation, the castaways managed to survive on a diet made up of fish and coconut cream pie, and were aided by their trusty transistor radio and a seemingly never-ending parade of guest stars who managed to drop by their "deserted" island (including a big game hunter, a movie producer, a mad scientist, a rock band, Russian cosmonauts, foreign spies and a jungle boy), yet never managed to bring the castaways to safety. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Join the castaways for a shipwreck of laughs as comic tars Bob Denver and Alan Hale, Jr. bumble a new escape. (season 1)

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26 September 1964 (USA)  »

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Gilligan's Travels  »

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(98 episodes)

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(1964-1965)| (1965-1967)

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Trivia

Before playing the skipper of the Minnow, Alan Hale Jr. played the engineer of the Cannon Ball Express in the series Casey Jones (1957). Russell Johnson (The Professor) appeared as a guest in that series. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits during the black and white and color episodes, the Minnow hits the storm has its top deck where the helm is located is missing. See more »

Quotes

[the castaways have set up a courtroom and are conducting a trial]
Thurston Howell III: Your Honor, will you get another gavel?
Professor Roy Hinkley: Why?
Thurston Howell III: That one's squirting milk all over me.
[Later in the same courtroom sequence]
Skipper Jonas Grumby: Ginger's very damaging to us.
Gilligan: Yeah, her testimony.
Skipper Jonas Grumby: No, her legs.
[And finally... ]
Thurston Howell III: I'd like to charge Mary Ann with murder.
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Crazy Credits

During the first season's opening credits, for some reason neither The Professor, Russell Johnson nor Mary Ann Dawn Wells received an on screen billing, nor were they referred to in the theme song. They were just referred to as "... and the rest." For seasons two and three they were added at the request of Bob Denver, who played "Gilligan" and thought it was stupid to leave out the two actors just to shorten the introductory song by a few notes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Going Bananas (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle
Words and Music by George Wyle and Sherwood Schwartz
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Skiipuurr!!!
22 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

Hey--this show had its charm. It was sort of like the Canterbury Tales and the Decameron-with an assortment of characters on different adventures--but it was also something of a horror story. Here's my theory--the castaways actually died on that three hour tour--and went to Hell, the Skipper was God, trying to shepherd them to salvation, while Gilligan was the Devil-tormenting them each week(hey-- he did wear a really RED shirt)!

Seriously though--it was fun how they milked every possible concept. I remember the ghost one with particular fondness(that spook floating past the huts was darn spooky!!!), and then the one where the Professor and the Skipper are Holmes and Watson, investigating the castle of Gilligan as Dracula and Ginger as his bride.

Or the one where the castaways end up switching personalities.or the one where Ginger's geeky double shows up on the island--they doll her up--then she goes back and takes over the movie star's fame! Or the one where they plan to use a glowing serum to make a signal--but Gilligan drinks it all--and ends up shining like a light bulb-..or the totem one previously mentioned. So many!

Note: one of the most perverse spoofs of Gilligan's Island was on the series ALF, when the alien has a nightmare where in he visits Mary Ann, the Professor(has some hilarious lines), Gilligan and the Skipper at the island's classic bamboo dinner table.

They are all sitting around bored and miserable, and after the Skipper calls his first mate by his usual nickname, the moping Gilligan responds: "Would you stop calling me your 'little buddy?' I am in my forties for christ's sake!"


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