Gilligan's Island (1964–1967)
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Operation: Steam Heat 

Gilligan discovers an underground source of hot water on the island, but The Professor soon learns that the source of the hot water is an active volcano on the other side of the island.



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Gilligan discovers a hot water spring on the island, and the castaways are thrilled by the prospect of having hot running water. The downside, as the Professor knows, is that this discovery proves the existence of an active volcano on the island. Written by mikhail080

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Comedy | Family




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10 March 1966 (USA)  »

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The title is from the song of the same name from the 1954 musical "The Pajama Game" written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The original Broadway production of "The Pajama Game" opened at the St. James Theater in New York on May 13, 1954, ran for 1,063 performances and won the 1955 Tony Award for the Best Musical. See more »


Ginger Grant: That's not the way to blow up a volcano. I was in a movie once and that's not what they did.
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Eruptions and explosives
18 June 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Operation: Steam Heat" opens with Gilligan's discovery of a hot water spring, but the Professor fears that this indicates volcanic activity on the island that could spell doom for the castaways. While Gilligan tries to send hot water all across the island, the Professor conducts a series of experiments to learn the nature of the heat source, deciding to create a bomb of nitro glycerin to destroy the volcano. Gilligan and Ginger accidentally fall into a cavern that will undoubtedly blow up when the volcano does. The climax just isn't as much fun as it should be, though it's a novelty to have Ginger in peril as well. There's a sameness about the danger that creeps into this episode, making it one of the weaker second season entries.

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