Gilligan's Island (1964–1967)
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The Chain of Command 

The Skipper trains Gilligan to be his replacement leader in case he is captured by savages. But when The Skipper is actually captured by savages, can Gilligan actually take control?

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The Skipper trains Gilligan to be his replacement leader in case he is captured by savages. But when The Skipper is actually captured by savages, can Gilligan actually take control?

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In this episode, after the skipper tells everyone it was just a test for Gilligan and they start marching back to camp. Gilligan is marching backward and falls off the cliff. Before he falls, he's wearing the Skippers hat. After they show him hanging from the branch he has his white hat on again. See more »

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As Gilligan is falling off the cliff while walking backward, he is wearing the Skipper's hat. When Gilligan is shown hanging from a branch, he is wearing his own regular hat. See more »

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When the Skipper disappears
17 June 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Chain of Command," with a possible attack by savages imminent, ponders the question of who should take charge should the Skipper get killed. Gilligan regards himself as the natural choice, but the Skipper interviews each of the others first before reaching the same conclusion. Gilligan receives instructions on how to act like a skipper but his superior officer is hardly convinced. Once the Skipper disappears for real the castaways aren't eager to follow Gilligan's lead, the Professor called a certain insult by Mr. Howell: "that egghead wasn't born, he was hatched!" Mary Ann encourages Gilligan to talk tough and take command, but in the end the natives are restless. Janos Prohaska displays the same gorilla outfit later seen in "Forward March."


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