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.
Did You Know?
Gilligan was to have gone around the lagoon after catching the shark, courtesy of three pylons that had been placed on the bottom. A storm that struck during filming caused the loss of three of the pylons, and hence the stunt was carried out as filmed. 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