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Good Night Sweet Skipper 

The Skipper figures out how to turn the radio into a transmitter in his sleep during a dream, so the other castaways try to get him back to sleep to fix it before a pilot scheduled to fly over the island arrives.

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Thurston Howell III
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Ginger Grant
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Mary Ann Summers
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The Skipper figures out how to turn the radio into a transmitter in his sleep during a dream, so the other castaways try to get him back to sleep to fix it before a pilot scheduled to fly over the island arrives.

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17 October 1964 (USA)  »

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The title comes from William Shakespeare's play 'Hamlet': "Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince." See more »

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At first, the Skipper is supposed to try to remember how to turn a radio receiver into a transmitter. Without explanation, it changes to the Skipper trying to remember how to fix the broken transmitter. See more »

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First mention of Guadalcanal
30 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

"Good Night Sweet Skipper" begins with a sleepwalking Skipper dreaming he's still fighting in Guadalcanal during WW2, converting the radio into a transmitter. With the Vagabond Lady's worldwide flight nearly over the island, Skipper wears himself out trying to get to sleep! The best scene finds Mr. Howell showing off his vast array of tranquilizers: "every big businessman uses tranquilizers, makes him calm enough so he can take the rest of his pills!" He also compliments his lovely and gracious spouse out of earshot: "look behind every successful man and you will find a woman, just make sure his wife doesn't find her!" Unfortunately, everyone finds the bottle of pills and slips in two apiece, and once the Skipper finds them he quickly becomes a casualty. Mr. Howell observes the passed out Skipper and laments that he missed the cocktail hour! The next entry where they mention the Skipper's experience at Guadalcanal would be "Forget Me Not." Actress Ida Lupino directed a total of four episodes, among her 80 TV credits behind the camera.


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