Gilligan's Island (1964–1967)
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Bang! Bang! Bang! 

A lost crate containing a top-secret clay that can be converted to explosives washes up on the island. Not knowing what it is, they make several items with it--including Gilligan's new tooth fillings.



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Episode cast overview:
Jonas 'The Skipper' Grumby
Ginger Grant
Professor Roy Hinkley
Mary Ann Summers
Rudy LaRusso ...
Kirk Duncan ...


The U.S. government invents a new type of plastic explosive that can be molded into every day items and that can only be exploded due to a hard impact. Unfortunately, it falls overboard a navy ship and makes its way to the island where the castaways use it to make everything from dishes to golf balls. They soon find out, however, the true nature of the plastic is discovered but not before some of the plastic is used to replace a couple of fillings in Gilligan's teeth. Making things worse is that a little monkey friend of Gilligan's has found where the castaways hid the plastic and has begun throwing it around and causing it to explode. Written by Brian Washington <>

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Comedy | Family





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10 April 1967 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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When the monkey throws the plate in the hut at the end, Professor covers his ears, Gilligan covers his mouth, and Skipper covers his eyes resembling the Three Wise Monkeys: Hear No Evil (Kikazaru), Speak No Evil (Iwazaru), and Speak No Evil (Mizaru). See more »


Mrs. Lovey Howell: Don't just stand there Thurston-run!
Thurston Howell III: A Howell *never* runs in the face of danger!
[sound of explosion]
Thurston Howell III: he walks *very* fast.
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Monkey business with plastic explosives
14 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

"Bang! Bang! Bang!" opens in a Washington facility where Operation Orchid is being discussed, using thermoplastics which are harmless when soft, but once it hardens into its final state it will explode on impact. Only 50 pounds currently exist, and when they mention that one 25 pound crate was lost in the Pacific we know exactly where it's going. The castaways are delighted to use this newfound plastic to make dishes for cooking, golf balls for the Howells, nails for the Skipper, and cavity fillings for Gilligan's teeth. The same expressive monkey last seen as Igor in "Ring Around Gilligan" is Gilligan's little playmate, whose delight in exposing their explosive properties warns the castaways of their impending danger. In gratitude, Mrs. Howell suggests her husband buy the little tyke his very own organ grinder! The show's consistent quality remained quite high even in this penultimate episode, an improvement on the second season's lackluster "Forward March."

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