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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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

The ship's name, S. S. Minnow, was not named for the fish but rather for Newton Minow, head of the FCC in 1961. Minow was the one who called television "America's vast wasteland". Sherwood Schwartz did not care for Minow so he named the soon-to-be shipwrecked ship after him, though he later said that Minow actually enjoyed the joke and that the two eventually exchanged regular friendly correspondence. See more »

Goofs

In Gilligan's Island: Two on a Raft, just as the Skipper and Gilligan finish fighting off the sharks, the Skipper's hat falls off his head and into the water right in the path of one of the sharks, and it looks as though the shark was going to make off with it, but in the next shot the hat is back on the Skipper's head, or perhaps he had a spare hat, like a spare tire. See more »

Quotes

Skipper Jonas Grumby: I guess it will be a long time before you'll eat another mushroom.
Mary Ann Summers: You can say that again.
Skipper Jonas Grumby: I guess it will be a long time...
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Gilligan: Don't worry about mushrooms anymore, I got a book that tells all about them.
Skipper Jonas Grumby: You do?
Gilligan: Huh huh. Yeah, and it's called, "'How to Tell A Mushroom From a Toadstool'" by the late Dr. Morton Kepstone.
Skipper Jonas GrumbyMary Ann Summers: Late?
Gilligan: Late?
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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 Jeopardy!: Episode #26.73 (2009) See more »

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The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle
Words and Music by George Wyle and Sherwood Schwartz
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Full of Fun
17 June 2004 | by (Wellfleet, MA) – See all my reviews

All right, so "Gilligan's Island" may not be "The Dick Van Dyke Show," or any other sophisticated physical comedy show-but all in all it is just pure fun to watch. I remember when I was little watching the reruns on TNT and TBS, and now own the complete first season on DVD. I don't know why it is, but I've always had a special place for "Gilligan's Island," it's one of my favorites. True, you can't take too many clothes on a 3-hour tour realistically, or how in the world can you do everything from build a hut to a lie detector, but can't make a fail-safe raft?

The ratings, in all its three seasons, shone high above many shows; despite the network's attempt of changing the time slot a few times. It beat Bonanza in its first season, and by the end of the third season, it had beat Star Treck, The Monkees, etc. If William Paley's wife hadn't loved Gunsmoke, "Gilligan's Island" would have easily gained at least two more seasons by ratings alone.

If you're looking for sophisticated humor, this show isn't it. It's silly, corny, but the cast is just a lovable one. You can't help but like the series (which is more than I can say for "Green Acres"; which gets annoying after a few episodes). The cast is brilliant in their roles, and the chemistry between Alan Hale Jr. and Bob Denver and Jim Backus' chemistry with Natalie Shcaffer is perfect. All in all, "Gilligan's Island" is just pure clean fun, which is more than I can say for shows on today. Watch it, give it a chance, and enjoy!


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