Gilligan's Island (1964–1967)

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Seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a torrential storm.

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Complete series cast summary:
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 Gilligan (99 episodes, 1964-1992)
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 Jonas 'The Skipper' Grumby (99 episodes, 1964-1992)
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 Thurston Howell III (99 episodes, 1964-1992)
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 Mrs. Lovey Howell (99 episodes, 1964-1992)
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 Ginger Grant / ... (98 episodes, 1964-1967)
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 Professor Roy Hinkley / ... (98 episodes, 1964-1967)
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 Mary Ann Summers (98 episodes, 1964-1967)
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Storyline

This popular television comedy begins with the shipwreck of the S.S. Minnow in a terrible storm. Gilligan, the Skipper, a millionaire and his wife, a movie-star, the Professor and Mary Ann are all stranded on the island. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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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

It has long been stated that the entire cast never received residuals beyond the first four reruns of each episode. This was true for the entire cast except Dawn Wells. When the show was picked up by CBS and Wells was cast to replace Nancy McCarthy, she was married to her agent at the time. In her original contract she was to be paid $1200 per week plus the residual contract the six other castaways received. Her husband/agent said that should the show become successful. Wells would not benefit from receiving such a limited residual option. Believing the show would flop, the CBS executives humored Wells and her husband and put a clause in her contract giving her long-term residuals should the show ever syndicate. As a result from that clause, Wells has made literally millions of dollars as the years have gone by from syndication of Gilligan's Island. This was never public knowledge. Dawn and series creator Sherwood Schwartz are the only individuals to profit long-term from the 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

Gilligan: Hiya, Professor. What are you doing?
Professor Roy Hinkley: I'm making notes for a book. It's to be a chronicle of our adventures on the island... I think it's a book people will want to buy, don't you?
Gilligan: Sure, I'll buy one. I'm dying to find out what happens to us.
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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 »

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Referenced in Prison Break: The Message (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle
Words and Music by George Wyle and Sherwood Schwartz
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Truly classic television appropriate for anyone to see
5 May 2003 | by (Tilton, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I have always been a fan of this show and I grew up with it.

I have to say that being in my late 30's now, I still enjoy watching it. There is nothing in the show to offend anyone and you don't have to worry about something inappropriate for young viewers. Not too many shows nowadays are around that you can let a child watch that doesn't have something that is either offensive or has objectionable content.

Oftentimes, if I come home after a hard day at work, not physically tired but mentally exhausted, the perfect thing for me is to turn on a television show that doesn't require too much thinking, its just fun and that is what Gilligan's Island is for me. It is a very welcome stress reliever to come home and spend thirty minutes laughing and getting rid of the stress of the day.

It is truly a classic television show because of the stories; the theme song and the cast and their chemistry. Everything is a perfect blend.


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