A Japanese solder arrives on the island, thinks it's still WWII, and holds the castaways prisoner on their own island.



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A Japanese solder arrives on the island, thinks it's still WWII, and holds the castaways prisoner on their own island.

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9 January 1965 (USA)  »

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The Japanese man mentions several movie stars by name, including Lloyd Bridges. Most of Bridges' movie roles prior to and during the war (when the man could have seen him onscreen) were unbilled or minor parts. He didn't become a star until well past the end of Work War II. See more »


The captured castaways are held in bamboo cages, supposedly booby trapped with grenades that would explode if the bars where pried apart. However, the grenades are clearly just hanging from wires like Christmas tree ornaments. Also the grenades are within easy reach, and potentially could have been taken by the prisoners to use against their captor. See more »

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Great early episode.
4 November 2015 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

The previous reviewer needs to get over his fake politically correct 'offended' comments. I'm American and I wasn't offended. It's a funny story and typical Gilligan humor.

Notice the genuine Japanese bayonet style. May be a prop, but did include the hook bayonet, which is used for pulling (by twisting) your gun out of your hands.

Japanese man is Italian. You can tell by the accent. I can't believe he walked past Ginger without pinching her...

Political correctness is going to kill comedy and humanity. Relax a little and man up.

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