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The pilot episode that tells the tale of a tiny ship which set off on a three-hour tour but got caught in a storm and crashed on an island. The pilot was filmed in November 1963, and not aired until almost 30 years later.
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The first pilot episode for Gilligan's Island
(1964), the film stars several different actors who did not continue on into the series, as well as one character, Bunny, who was later renamed Mary Ann. Filmed around the time of John Kennedy's assassination. As a result, flags can be seen flying at half-mast on some of the boats seen in the opening credits. See more
The boat is called the SS Minnow, but "SS" stands for "steam ship". A small boat like the Minnow would be powered by diesel or gas engine. See more
Gilligan's Islands Pilot Theme
Written by Sherwood Schwartz
and John Williams
Performed by Wally Boag See more