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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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After watching even one episode, who wouldn't want to get stranded on an uncharted island, just to see if you could experience what these seven experienced? See more (75 total) »

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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Black and White (1964-1965) | Color (1965-1967)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jim Backus's name of Thurston Howell III was named after 'Hubart Updyke III'.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Skipper Jonas Grumby:Ginger, I've got a problem... I've got a real problem... Now you're a girl, right?
Ginger Grant:Well, if you're not sure about that, you have got a problem!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in CBS at 75 (2003) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Ballad of Gilligan's IsleSee more »

FAQ

How were Ginger, MaryAnn and Mrs. Howell able to wear makeup if they were stranded in the jungle?
Where there any romances between the castaways (besides the Howells?)
Why didn't they just fix the hole in the Minnow?
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37 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
After watching even one episode, who wouldn't want to get stranded on an uncharted island, just to see if you could experience what these seven experienced?, 12 March 2005
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA

I never get tired of watching "Gilligan's Island." As one of the many 1960's TV shows with wacky premises (breaking away from the "Leave It to Beaver" mold of the previous decade), it lives on to this day. At the beginning of every episode, when the theme song begins, I always act out the lines, and then wait for something crazy to happen.

Let's look at the characters. First mate Willy Gilligan (yes, he did have a first name) is the bane of everyone who believes in order and normalcy. Clumsy, pencil-thin and naive, he bungles every chance they have to get off of the island, and yet the other castaways didn't kill him. I guess they understood that he was a good guy under that idiocy.

Skipper Jonas Grumby is everything that Gilligan isn't: fatter than fat, competent and perfectly capable of taking charge. As his weight often is the butt of Gilligan's jokes, not to mention all the times when Gilligan drops things on his feet, the Skipper usually proceeds to hit Gilligan with his hat.

Thurston Howell III is the archetypal crass capitalist. He never does any work, and sits around all day talking about money. I always get the feeling that his grand ambition is to defraud all the other castaways. In spite of all this, Mr. Howell does have one weakness: his Teddy Bear.

Eunice "Lovey" Howell is as much of an heiress as can be. Always the aesthete, Lovey engages in eternal attempts to teach everyone the ways of the elite, but they never get the hang of it. Sometimes, it seems that she and Thurston married for money more than for love. Their marriage is often rocky, but they stay together.

Ginger Grant is the castaway with whom I would like to be stranded. A sultry movie star, Ginger can always seduce the men to get information. Her endless tales about life in Hollywood make life on the island sound not so bad. Ginger's dream would apparently be for Rock Hudson to rescue her from the island...and then some.

Professor Roy Hinkley is truly too smart for his (or anyone's) own good. Still, the Professor is the only reason that they are able to stay alive on the island. Whatever anyone needs built, he can take whatever materials are on the island and whip it up in a jiffy (unless of course anyone needs a raft).

Last but not least, Mary Ann Summers. She is the only castaway who can be classified as normal (and I use that term loosely). A wholesome farm girl from Kansas, Mary Ann tends the island's crops and keeps herself entertained by tuning into the soap operas on the radio. Nothing wrong with her.

So that's the story of the seven Castaways. They've been marooned on that island for over 40 years, and Gilligan's naivety, the Skipper's short temper, Mr. Howell's greed, Mrs. Howell's stuffiness, Ginger's sex appeal, the Professor's smarts and Mary Ann's glimpse into Americana never get old. It's always a riot to see their antics again and again...here on Gilligan's isle!

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