Gilligan's Island: Season 1, Episode 8

Goodbye Island (21 Nov. 1964)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Family
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 44 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Gilligan's attempt to turn sap into maple syrup yields a substance that is stronger than glue. The castaways patch up the Minnow and prepare to go back out to sea.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 75 images
created 05 Apr 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Goodbye Island" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Goodbye Island (21 Nov 1964)

Goodbye Island (21 Nov 1964) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Gilligan's Island.
« Previous Episode | 9 of 99 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
Thurston Howell III (credit only)
...
Mrs. Lovey Howell (credit only)
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

Gilligan's attempt to turn sap into maple syrup yields a substance that is stronger than glue. The castaways patch up the Minnow and prepare to go back out to sea.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

hot pants

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 November 1964 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The final fate of the S.S. Minnow is revealed. See more »

Goofs

In every shot showing the boat, it simply reads "Minnow" on the side. However, in the show intro, it reads "S.S. Minnow". See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
What is Pernament may also be Temporary...
27 July 2013 | by (Sooner Nation) – See all my reviews

The castaways are trying to repair the SS Minnow which has been beached since the beginning of the season. While the Professor's attempts to make nails is going nowhere fast, Gilligan helps Mary Ann with her pancake dinner by draining the sap from a tree.

The sap turns out to be a powerful glue that allows the castaways to repair the Minnow and set sail for home. But Gilligan makes a terrible discovery about his glue and tries to warn the others before it is too late.

An interesting plot that seemingly should have directly followed the second episode, "Home Sweet Hut" but instead did not appear until the eighth in the season. It is rather befuddling why CBS decided to air this so late, especially since the castaways have not interacted with their beached vessel at least on-screen since the first episode.

The laughs are plentiful however, highlighted by Gilligan stepping in the glue, then sticking himself and eventually the Skipper to the Minnow. Other highlights include the Howell's subsequent mistaking of Gilligan and the Skipper's predicament as a game of charades, Ginger mistaking the Professor's inquisitive nature about her perfume, and finally Gilligan's attempt to save the Minnow.

All in all, this is actually a pretty decent, entertaining episode that has some good laughs.

  • It's rather obvious that in practically all the outdoor scenes, the


dialog is ADRed or replaced in the studio. In some cases, the audio is out of sync or even added when the characters do not speak.

  • The Skipper's statement about the high tide being perhaps the last


chance to get off the island makes little sense and is never explained. After all, high tides happen with some regularity, so if they miss this round, another should follow at some point.

  • It's tough to catch, but Mrs. Howell makes the statement that it was


Mr. Howell's idea to repair the Minnow in the scene just before they spot Mary Ann "kissing" a tree. This may be an explanation as to why it took them so long to try and repair the Minnow.

  • The Minnow itself was little mentioned in the seven episodes that


preceded this one, save for the "Wrongway Feldman" episode where it was stated that some parts were salvaged to help fix Wrongway's plane. This could mean that the Minnow has no operating motor and would only drift in the ocean.

  • In some ways, this may be one of the most surreal episodes of the


first season. Besides what happens to the Minnow, Gilligan's little discussion with himself at the lagoon is kinda out there.

  • Of course, the final fate of the Minnow seems beyond silly


considering the effects of the glue would not have that kind of result. But hey, it's a TV show and it's Gilligan's Island no less....


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Was Ginger supposed to be a good actress? SpacePirateRita
Marooned in the 60's ElRaisuli
The Not-So-Tropical Lagoon ElRaisuli
They made a cartoon about the show? blondcutie1972
TV land isn't showing Gilligan's Island as much as they did blondcutie1972
Mr. Howell and Ginger SpacePirateRita
Discuss Goodbye Island (1964) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page