After a bat bites Gilligan in the neck in a cave, he is convinced that he will become a vampire and moves away to save his fellow castaways.



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Gilligan is bitten in the neck by a bat and fears he will transform into a vampire as a result. Gilligan's troubled sleep is haunted by a dream that he is indeed a vampire living in a European castle in 1895 where unsuspecting travelers and a famous detective and his doctor assistant appear at his doorstep. Will they be invited to stay for -or as- dinner? Written by Gary R. Peterson

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vampire | bat | bitten in the neck | See All (3) »


Comedy | Family




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12 September 1966 (USA)  »

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When Ginger first appears during the dream sequence, the moving shadow of a microphone is visible on a nearby wall. See more »


[dream sequence, arriving at a vampire's castle]
Professor Roy Hinkley: [as "Sherlock"] I am inspector Sherlock and this is my associate, Colonel Watney.
Jonas 'The Skipper' Grumby: [as "Watney"] How do you do?
Professor Roy Hinkley: Have you been expecting us?
Mary Ann Summers: [as the castle caretaker] Expecting you? Five years ago I wrote you to come investigate the strange happenings in this house. FIVE YEARS! What took you so long?
Jonas 'The Skipper' Grumby: W-w-well the fact is... uh... we had trouble getting a Hansom Cab!
Professor Roy Hinkley: Eh... precisely! We had to WALK!
Mary Ann Summers: You walked? All the way from England?
Jonas 'The Skipper' Grumby: Yes, and of ...
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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Revisiting a classic
3 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was good to see this episode after last seeing it close to 30 years ago, as it brought back some nice memories. I'm a fan of vampires, even some cheesy ones like the one in this episode, but most of the story was done very well. Gilligan gets bitten by a bat in a cave, and he believes that it was a vampire bat, so naturally, he'll become a vampire; adding to the silliness, the Skipper believes it too. The lamest aspect is the fake bat flying around, as it's obviously a prop, but it probably could've been done a little better. Now that's out of the way, the rest of the episode was better and very funny. During the dream sequence, the banter between the Count(Bob Denver)and his wife(Tina Louise)was the best moment for me; one moment has him forgetting to turn into a bat before falling out a window, and another has him crashing into an alcove that he thought he had, moments before she calls him a "schnook". The castle setting and full moon shots were also pretty cool, plus, every cast member also had funny moments as well.

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