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Writer:
Sherwood Schwartz (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
26 September 1964 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a torrential storm. Full summary »
Awards:
4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 18)

Bob Denver ... Gilligan (99 episodes, 1964-1992)

Alan Hale Jr. ... Jonas 'The Skipper' Grumby (99 episodes, 1964-1992)

Jim Backus ... Thurston Howell III (99 episodes, 1964-1992)

Natalie Schafer ... Mrs. Lovey Howell (99 episodes, 1964-1992)

Tina Louise ... Ginger Grant / ... (98 episodes, 1964-1967)

Russell Johnson ... Professor Roy Hinkley / ... (98 episodes, 1964-1967)

Dawn Wells ... Mary Ann Summers (98 episodes, 1964-1967)
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Series Directed by
Jack Arnold (26 episodes, 1964-1966)
Leslie Goodwins (11 episodes, 1965-1967)
Gary Nelson (8 episodes, 1965-1967)
Jerry Hopper (7 episodes, 1966-1967)
Anton Leader (6 episodes, 1965-1966)
Stanley Z. Cherry (5 episodes, 1964-1967)
Ida Lupino (4 episodes, 1964-1966)
John Rich (4 episodes, 1964)
Richard Donner (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
Tom Montgomery (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
George Cahan (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Steve Binder (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Hal Cooper (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Wilbur D'Arcy (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Lawrence Dobkin (2 episodes, 1965)
Charles Norton (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
David Orrick McDearmon (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Writing credits
Sherwood Schwartz (99 episodes, 1964-1992)
Elroy Schwartz (13 episodes, 1964-1992)
Alan Dinehart (8 episodes, 1964-1967)
Herbert Finn (8 episodes, 1964-1967)
Roland MacLane (7 episodes, 1964-1967)
Charles Tannen (5 episodes, 1964-1966)
Lawrence J. Cohen (5 episodes, 1964-1965)
Fred Freeman (5 episodes, 1964-1965)
Bruce Howard (5 episodes, 1965-1967)
Joanna Lee (5 episodes, 1965-1966)
David P. Harmon (5 episodes, 1965)
Brad Radnitz (4 episodes, 1965-1967)
Budd Grossman (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Al Schwartz (4 episodes, 1965)
Austin Kalish (3 episodes, 1964-1992)
Sam Locke (3 episodes, 1964-1967)
Joel Rapp (3 episodes, 1964-1967)
Sidney A. Mandel (3 episodes, 1965-1967)
Ron Friedman (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Dick Conway (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Bill Davenport (2 episodes, 1964)
Roland Wolpert (2 episodes, 1964)
Bob Rodgers (2 episodes, 1965-1967)
Jack Gross Jr. (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
George O'Hanlon (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Michael R. Stein (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Walter Black (2 episodes, 1965)
Howard Harris (2 episodes, 1965)
Arnold Peyser (2 episodes, 1965)
Lois Peyser (2 episodes, 1965)
Roy Kammerman (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
John Fenton Murray (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jack Raymond (2 episodes, 1966-1967)

Series Produced by
Sherwood Schwartz .... producer / executive producer (99 episodes, 1964-1992)
Robert L. Rosen .... associate producer (46 episodes, 1965-1967)
Jack Arnold .... producer (23 episodes, 1964-1965)
William Froug .... executive producer (15 episodes, 1964-1965)
Cy Brooskin .... associate producer (12 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Original Music by
Gerald Fried (39 episodes, 1965-1967)
John Williams (20 episodes, 1964-1992)
Frank Comstock (3 episodes, 1964)
 
Series Cinematography by
Richard L. Rawlings (98 episodes, 1964-1967)
 
Series Film Editing by
Larry Heath (34 episodes, 1964-1967)
Everett Sutherland (18 episodes, 1964-1965)
Frank Capacchione (11 episodes, 1965-1966)
Donald W. Ernst (9 episodes, 1966-1967)
Gene Fowler Jr. (5 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Casting by
Pam Polifroni (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
James Lister (4 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Art Direction by
William Craig Smith (97 episodes, 1964-1967)
Malcolm C. Bert (3 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Herman N. Schoenbrun (45 episodes, 1965-1967)
James Crowe (21 episodes, 1964-1965)
Ray Molyneaux (10 episodes, 1965)
Ned Parsons (6 episodes, 1966-1967)
Hal Gausman (5 episodes, 1965)
Buck Henshaw (5 episodes, 1967)
John Lamphear (5 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Makeup Department
Lillian Shore .... head hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Keester Sweeney .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Robert L. Rosen .... unit production manager (26 episodes, 1964-1965)
Cy Brooskin .... unit production manager (10 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wilbur D'Arcy .... assistant director (74 episodes, 1964-1967)
Christopher N. Seiter .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Sound Department
Richard Sperber .... sound effects supervisor (1 episode, 1992)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Richard M. Rawlings Jr. .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Tony Van Renterghem .... assistant camera: IATSE (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frank Delmar .... wardrobe (unknown episodes)
Robert Fuca .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Sherwood Schwartz .... composer: theme music / composer: theme song "The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle" (98 episodes, 1964-1967)
George Wyle .... composer: theme music / composer: theme song "The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle" (98 episodes, 1964-1967)
Herschel Burke Gilbert .... music supervisor / conductor (32 episodes, 1964-1965)
Morton Stevens .... music supervisor (11 episodes, 1966-1967)
Gerald Fried .... conductor (3 episodes, 1966)
The Wellingtons .... singers: theme song (2 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... driver (37 episodes, 1964-1992)
 
Series Other crew
David P. Harmon .... script consultant (25 episodes, 1965-1967)
Elroy Schwartz .... script consultant (17 episodes, 1966-1967)
William Froug .... creative consultant / script consultant (11 episodes, 1964-1965)
Charles Tannen .... script consultant (9 episodes, 1964-1965)
Bill Davenport .... script consultant (6 episodes, 1964)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (98 episodes)
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Color:
Black and White (1964-1965) | Color (1965-1967)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: In "Gilligan's Island: Love Me, Love My Skipper (#2.20)" (1966), when Gilligan comes swinging into the party as Tarzan, the first shot has him in control as he starts his swing, but the second shot of him has him out of control and on the upswing as he crashes into whatever was on the table, then in the third shot of him he's in control and on the downswing when he swings between the Skipper and Professor and into the hut's wall.See more »
Quotes:
Thurston Howell III:[pretending he's a Chief Headhunter] Moolah, moolah, moolah.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
The Ballad of Gilligan's IsleSee more »

FAQ

How were Ginger, Mary Ann and Mrs. Howell able to wear makeup if they were stranded in the jungle?
Do these castaways ever come close to dying?
What are Skipper's and Professor's real names, and Gilligan's last name?
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Gilligan's Island, 18 October 2013
Author: rcj5365 from Durham, North Carolina

All right,so TV Guide rated this sitcom as the top 50 worst television shows of all time,but "Gilligan's Island" does stands out as one of the most maligned sitcoms of the era in a decade that was full of fantasy-themed shows ranging from "My Favorite Martian","My Mother The Car", "I Dream of Jeannie","Bewitched","It's About Time","F-Troop","The Ugliest Girl In Town","Batman","Get Smart","Green Acres","The Beverly Hillbillies",and much more.

Created and produced by Sherwood Schwartz,and originally produced by United Artists Television in association with the CBS Television Network,the series starred Bob Denver(formerly of "Dobie Gillis")as the main character Gilligan along with Jim Backus,Russell Johnson,Alan Hale, Tina Louise,Dawn Wells and Natalie Schafer. It aired for three seasons at CBS from its premiere episode on September 26,1964 until the series finale on April 17,1967. Only Season 1 of "Gilligan's Island" was in black-and-white for 36 episodes that aired on Saturday nights after "The Jackie Gleason Show" at 8:30e/7:30c and had stiff competition against "Lawrence Welk". For Season 2 the network moved the show from Saturday nights to Thursday nights this time in color for 32 episodes where CBS put it at the 8:00e/7:00c time slot opposite "Daniel Boone",and "The Donna Reed Show". For the third and final season the show again moved from Thursday nights to Monday nights at the 7:30e/6:30c time slot for the remaining 30 episodes in color where it got clobbered opposite NBC's powerhouse hit "The Monkees" until its cancellation on April 17,1967(a total of 62 color episodes were produced from 1965 to 1967). Repeats of Season 3 aired from April 19,1967 until September 4,1967. The series ran for a total of 98 episodes.

The reason why "Gilligan's Island" remains a cult classic among the very few? For one,this series was really targeted for kids instead of adults and that what made it so great to this day in recycled repeats. It was based on sophisticated humor. It was silly,stupid and corny but the cast was lovable by all aspects. But speaking of the characters:

You have First-Mate Willy Gilligan(Bob Denver)who was just as clumsy and naive when getting into all sorts of predicaments with those who want to get off the island. Every episode had Gilligan getting into one hilarious situation after another. And for all 98 episodes!!!

Skipper Jonas Grumby(Alan Hale,Jr.) is everything that Gilligan isn't but perfectly capable of taking charge and keeping the rest of the castaways in line.

Thurston Howell III(Jim Backus)is the archetypal crass capitalist who doesn't do any work,and sits around all day talking about money and bonds knowing that his grand ambition is to defraud all the other castaways.

Eunice "Lovey" Howell(Natalie Schafer)is much the "heiress" as she can be.

Profession Roy Hinkley(Russell Johnson) is not the college professor,but in aspects a high school chemistry teacher,but is truly too smart for his own good. He is the only one that keeps the other alive on the island where he can take materials that are wherever resources are available on the island and whip it up in jiffy(imagine making a radio transmitter out of a coconut).

Ginger Grant(Tina Louise)always the glamorous movie star who can seduce the men for information about what goes on surrounding the island.

Mary Ann Summers(Dawn Wells)the naive farm girl from Kansas who can be classified as normal and the only castaway with "common sense" who also tends the island's crops and keeps herself entertained by listening to soap operas on the radio.

The success of "Gilligan's Island" enjoyed solid ratings during its original run,but then grew in popularity during decades of repeats in the 1970's and 1980's in national syndication. The success also spawned two animated Saturday Morning cartoons series("The New Adventures of Gilligan",and "Gilligan's Planet),and three made for TV-movies in he late-1970's and early-1980's,and there are talks of a big screen version based on the classic 1960's sitcom as well.

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