Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry NC. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney.
This popular television comedy begins with the shipwreck of the S.S. Minnow in a terrible storm. Gilligan, the Skipper too, a millionaire and his wife, a movie-star, the Professor and Mary Ann are all stranded on the island. Hey, didja see the one where they almost got off the island...? Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Alan Hale Jr. was on location in Utah filming a movie when he got a call to come back to Los Angeles to do a screen test for Gilligan's Island (1964). Hale rode a horse to the highway, hitchhiked to Las Vegas and flew to L.A. to test with Bob Denver. See more »
Episode, Gilligan's Island: X Marks the Spot (1965), the radio announcer gives the target coordinates for the Powderkeg missile as 140 degrees latitude, 10 degrees longitude, which the Skipper (an old salt in these waters) and Professor confirm. Lines of latitude only go up to 90 degrees. Transposing the coordinates, though (to 10 degrees N latitude, 140 degrees W longitude) would place the missile several hundred miles southeast of Hawaii - the approximate location of their island. See more »
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 »
This review may sound caustic but I hope I never have to watch another episode from this show ever again. I grew up watching this show in syndication from 1969, then it went to Saturday morning TV, then through the colorized TBS years, past the not so special reunion shows, up until a few years ago watching "The Real Gilligan's Island" movie. I've gorged myself with Gilligan's Island and I've had my share, one can only eat so much cake. I always enjoyed the earlier shows the most, having them building their huts, trying to fix the Minnow only to have it fall apart because the glue disintegrated, hiding from savages in a cave and so on. It was a great ensemble cast with a pretty cool lagoon set complete with running waterfall. I've moved on now, and it's time to say goodbye and farewell. Thanks for the memories little Buddy.
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