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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
26 September 1964 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a torrential storm. Full summary »
Awards:
4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Full of Fun See more (74 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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Color:
Black and White (1964-1965) | Color (1965-1967)
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Trivia:
The theme song is the winner of the 2013 Yahoo TV Best TV Theme Song Ever. The 12th seed in a bracketed competition, it beat the theme from Cheers in the finals.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: Episode, "Gilligan's Island: X Marks the Spot (#1.18)" (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 »
Quotes:
Gilligan:Skipper, should I pick the yellow bananas or the red bananas, because the yellow bananas are green.
Skipper Jonas Grumby:Then pick the red ones.
Gilligan:But the red ones are pink.
Skipper Jonas Grumby:Gilligan, I don't care if you pick red white and blue bananas, just pick some bananas!
Gilligan:Okay, Skipper... Blue bananas?
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Soundtrack:
The Ballad of Gilligan's IsleSee more »

FAQ

Where there any romances between the castaways (besides the Howells?)
What are Skipper's and Professor's real names, and Gilligan's last name?
How were Ginger, MaryAnn and Mrs. Howell able to wear makeup if they were stranded in the jungle?
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35 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Full of Fun, 17 June 2004
Author: Josef Silvia from Wellfleet, MA

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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