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


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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Release Date:

26 September 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gilligan's Travels  »

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(98 episodes)

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(1964-1965)| (1965-1967)

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The first season had the cast using cups that were made from real coconuts. However, they found that the cups were porous and soaked through like they were sweating. Thus in the later seasons, the coconut cups were ceramic replicas. See more »


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 »


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...
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 »


Referenced in Family Guy: I Never Met the Dead Man (1999) See more »


The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle
Words and Music by George Wyle and Sherwood Schwartz
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The Best short-lived comedy ever
30 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am amazed that this series only lasted three years. It's one of few that I will watch without having to worry about bad language. Here's a review of the castaways: Gilligan is the first-mate of the S.S. Minnow. He can be aggravating at times, but often it is him that comes up with good ideas, only to foul them up unintentionally.

The Skipper, whose name is revealed only once as Jonas Grumby, is a little overweight. Whenever Gilligan begins to annoy him, the Skipper just hits him on the head with his hat. I also love it when the Skipper looks directly at the camera at times.

Mr. Thurston Howel III is a multi-millionaire. All he ever does, it seems, is lie around and talk about his money. Though he denies it, he is obsessed with money. His one weakness: his teddy bear.

Mrs. Eunice "Lovey" Howell III is the wife of Mr. Howell. Of the seven, she's the oldest. (I think she is, anyway.) She comes up with some amazing ideas at times.

Professor Roy Hinkley. THough his name is never revealed, that's his name. He's the smartest one of the lot, and sometimes his ideas are often messed up by Gilligan. Whenever you want or need something made, the Professor often can find something to make it out of.

Ginger Grant is a movie star, and the movies that she was in have bizarre titles. None of them sound good, but hey, you can't win 'em all. Ginger is someone who can seduce men into giving her information. She's really good at it, and often gets carried away.

Mary Ann Summers is the only one of the seven who seems normal to me. A farm girl from Kansas, she likes listening to the radio a lot. Nothing wrong with that, right? Well, not if it's a soap opera she's listening to.

Overall, this is one dandy show you don't want to miss.

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