The bachelors on the island try to cheer Mary Ann up after they hear on the radio that her boyfriend is marrying someone else. However, Mary Ann misreads their intentions and concludes that she is dying from eating poisonous mushrooms.



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When they learn that Mary Ann's boyfriend back home has moved on to another girl, Gilligan, Skipper, and the Professor try to boost her confidence by competing for her attention, each taking a different romantic approach. Overwhelmed by their antics, Mary Ann dreams that she is a terminally ill patient on her favorite radio soap opera. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Family




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20 January 1966 (USA)  »

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Mary Ann, Mary Ann, Mary Ann
18 June 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Postman Cometh" for once focuses on Mary Ann, whose continued obsession with radio soap opera OLD DOCTOR YOUNG gets the best of her this time around. Gilligan has been helping Mary Ann send out letters for her hometown sweetheart Horace Higgenbothum from Horners Corners in Kansas, before hearing that he's engaged to marry a wealthy heiress. The men are unable to break the news to the poor girl, when Ginger suggests that the best thing that can make a girl forget about a man is another man, someone 'very exciting to just come along and sweep her off her feet' (Mr. Howell: "well I'm terrible sorry Ginger, but I'm already married!"). The bachelors all decide to take turns pitching woo in hilarious fashion, the Professor doing his best to imitate Cary Grant, the Skipper attempting Matt Dillon, and Gilligan trying out a mustachioed Charles Boyer. Overhearing a conversation between the three, Mary Ann concludes that she has eaten poisoned mushrooms, barely a week left to live, leading into a delightful dream sequence that features Jim Backus in fright wig as Doctor Zorba Gillespie! Dawn Wells features prominently in one further episode, "The Second Ginger Grant."

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