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"Gilligan's Island" Erika Tiffany-Smith to the Rescue (1965)

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Original Air Date:
30 December 1965 (Season 2, Episode 15)
Beautiful socialite Erica Tiffany Smith arrives and wants to buy the island to build a resort. The Skipper falls for her and tries to impress her, but she only has eyes for The Professor. | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Jack Arnold 
Writing credits
Sherwood Schwartz (created by)

David P. Harmon (written by)

Produced by
Robert L. Rosen .... associate producer
Sherwood Schwartz .... producer
Cinematography by
Richard L. Rawlings (director of photography)
Art Direction by
William Craig Smith 
Set Decoration by
Herman N. Schoenbrun 
Music Department
Sherwood Schwartz .... composer: theme music
George Wyle .... composer: theme music

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Makeup Department
Lillian Shore .... head hair stylist
Keester Sweeney .... makeup artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard M. Rawlings Jr. .... assistant camera
Tony Van Renterghem .... assistant camera: IATSE
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frank Delmar .... wardrobe
Robert Fuca .... costume supervisor
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USA:30 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Tina Louise and guest star Zsa Zsa Gabor have no scenes together.See more »
Mary Ann Summers:Mister Howell, I don't even think she saw me.
Thurston Howell III:Well of course not, she has something in her eye - a man.
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References "The Twilight Zone" (1959)See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Zsa Zsa Gabor as...Zsa Zsa Gabor, 17 June 2016
Author: kevin olzak ( from Youngstown, Ohio

"Erika Tiffany-Smith to the Rescue" guest stars the much married Zsa Zsa Gabor in the role of...Zsa Zsa Gabor, announcing her full name: 'Lady Erika Tiffany, the Countess of Capri, the Baroness of Blenford, and the Duchess of Devonshire and Smith.' The unexpected arrival on the island of one of the world's wealthiest and most famous women naturally doesn't sit well with Mrs. Howell, the Professor her chosen paramour, the Skipper inspired to compose a poem: "the boy stood on the burning deck, his feet were filled with blisters!" As an academic the Professor believes that Erika's interest in him means a new laboratory, hardly the romantic soul that she wants to marry. The best scene has Ginger offering the Professor a kissing lesson, and it's always a pleasant surprise to see a more animated Russell Johnson. Zsa Zsa is actually more amusing than expected, but the final result remains a disappointment, particularly in how rescue gets foiled again.

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