Gilligan's Island: Season 2, Episode 12

Don't Bug the Mosquitoes (9 Dec. 1965)

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The rock band "The Mosquitoes" arrive on the island for some much-needed R&R. But the castaways try to make their lives miserable so they'll want to leave--and take them with them.



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Les Brown Jr. ...
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The Mosquitoes


The rock band "The Mosquitoes" arrive on the island for some much-needed R&R. But the castaways try to make their lives miserable so they'll want to leave--and take them with them.

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Comedy | Family





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9 December 1965 (USA)  »

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The three-man folk singing group The Wellingtons sang the theme song for the first season, but were replaced by a similar sounding group, The Eligibles, for the following seasons. The Wellingtons (plus one) also portrayed 'The Mosquitoes' in this episode of the series. See more »


The Mosquitoes are able to play their electric guitars without amplifiers or electricity. See more »


Professor Roy Hinkley: The Mosquitoes left us a note.
Thurston Howell III: They can write?
Professor Roy Hinkley: Apparently...
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References The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) See more »


The song "You Need Us" by the Honeybees also is heard as an instrumental version on a least two episodes of Perry Mason, including "Perry Mason" (1957) {The Case of the Fanciful Frail (#9.24)}
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I love how they made fun of the whole British invasion style music in this episode. Another bonus is the girls singing 'You Need Us' as the female trio 'The Honeybees'. Tina Louise and Dawn Wells in tight pants and turtlenecks are so hot! This is a classic episode in this wonderfully silly classic TV series that's a favorite of me and many others worldwide. The whole improbability of their situations and their endless wardrobe changes (they had a TON of clothes for a three hour tour!) and how many times the castaways 'almost' got rescued by visitors like The Mosquitoes, Don Rickles, Phil Silvers, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Vito Scotti and more guest stars....oi vey! I still love this show a lot.

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