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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 »
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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 ship's name, S. S. Minnow, was not named for the fish but rather for Newton Minow, head of the FCC in 1961. Minow was the one who called television "America's vast wasteland". Sherwood Schwartz did not care for Minow so he named the soon-to-be shipwrecked ship after him, though he later said that Minow actually enjoyed the joke and that the two eventually exchanged regular friendly correspondence.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: On the episode with the Russian Cosmonauts, "Gilligan's Island: Nyet, Nyet, Not Yet (#2.9)" (1965) when they are drinking and Ivan is passed out on the table, the bottle in his hand is the one marked with the X which was to be the one with water in it. And then Igor asks to drink from the other bottle (because "theirs is empty"), which would then be the Vodka bottle that Gilligan is holding. But you can clearly see the X on the bottle that Ivan is holding while lying on the table.See more »
Quotes:
Skipper Jonas Grumby:[upon finding a robot] Oh for goodness' sakes, that's just what we needed. The tin fugitive from the Wizard of Oz.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
The Ballad of Gilligan's IsleSee more »

FAQ

Where there any romances between the castaways (besides the Howells?)
How were Ginger, MaryAnn and Mrs. Howell able to wear makeup if they were stranded in the jungle?
Do these castaways ever come close to dying?
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Skiipuurr!!!, 22 July 2000
Author: Rovin from Vancouver, Canada

Hey--this show had its charm. It was sort of like the Canterbury Tales and the Decameron-with an assortment of characters on different adventures--but it was also something of a horror story. Here's my theory--the castaways actually died on that three hour tour--and went to Hell, the Skipper was God, trying to shepherd them to salvation, while Gilligan was the Devil-tormenting them each week(hey-- he did wear a really RED shirt)!

Seriously though--it was fun how they milked every possible concept. I remember the ghost one with particular fondness(that spook floating past the huts was darn spooky!!!), and then the one where the Professor and the Skipper are Holmes and Watson, investigating the castle of Gilligan as Dracula and Ginger as his bride.

Or the one where the castaways end up switching personalities.or the one where Ginger's geeky double shows up on the island--they doll her up--then she goes back and takes over the movie star's fame! Or the one where they plan to use a glowing serum to make a signal--but Gilligan drinks it all--and ends up shining like a light bulb-..or the totem one previously mentioned. So many!

Note: one of the most perverse spoofs of Gilligan's Island was on the series ALF, when the alien has a nightmare where in he visits Mary Ann, the Professor(has some hilarious lines), Gilligan and the Skipper at the island's classic bamboo dinner table.

They are all sitting around bored and miserable, and after the Skipper calls his first mate by his usual nickname, the moping Gilligan responds: "Would you stop calling me your 'little buddy?' I am in my forties for christ's sake!"

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