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Gilligan's Island 

Seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a torrential storm.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Bob Denver ...  Gilligan 99 episodes, 1964-1992
Alan Hale Jr. ...  Jonas 'The Skipper' Grumby 99 episodes, 1964-1992
Jim Backus ...  Thurston Howell III 99 episodes, 1964-1992
Natalie Schafer ...  Mrs. Lovey Howell 99 episodes, 1964-1992
Tina Louise ...  Ginger Grant / ... 98 episodes, 1964-1967
Russell Johnson ...  Professor Roy Hinkley / ... 98 episodes, 1964-1967
Dawn Wells ...  Mary Ann Summers 98 episodes, 1964-1967
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Storyline

During what was supposed to be a three-hour tour, the S.S. Minnow is shipwrecked on an uncharted tropical island following a typhoon. The seven castaways include the Minnow's blustery captain, his bumbling first mate Gilligan, a millionaire couple named the Howells, curvaceous movie star Ginger Grant, sexy farm girl Mary Ann Summers, and a science professor known as the Professor. Despite their dire situation, the castaways managed to survive on a diet made up of fish and coconut cream pie, and were aided by their trusty transistor radio and a seemingly never-ending parade of guest stars who managed to drop by their "deserted" island (including a big game hunter, a movie producer, a mad scientist, a rock band, Russian cosmonauts, foreign spies and a jungle boy), yet never managed to bring the castaways to safety. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Join the castaways for a shipwreck of laughs as comic tars Bob Denver and Alan Hale, Jr. bumble a new escape. (season 1)

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Comedy | Family

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gilligan's Travels See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(98 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (1964-1965)| Color (1965-1967)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Sherwood Schwartz pitched the idea for the show to CBS executives multiple times and kept getting turned down because they thought it would be a huge failure. Finally, after much persistence he was given the green light to film the pilot episode in 1963. Throughout the show's first season run, the ratings from critics remained consistenly poor but ironically very high from TV audiences. Eventually, the show grew to be a huge success and lasted for 3 seasons. See more »

Goofs

It has often been observed that although they were on "a three hour tour," the castaways have an awful lot of supplies. Mary Ann and Ginger have seemingly not ever worn the same clothes twice, the Professor has an extensive library, the Howells have myriad luxury items, etcetera. See more »

Quotes

Gilligan: What was that stuff you just gave me?
Eunice Wentworth "Lovey" Howell: That will help you sleep, it's a sedative.
Gilligan: Thanks, Mrs. Howell, but you're wasting your time. Those things don't work on me. I remember once...
[falls asleep]
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Crazy Credits

During the first season's opening credits, for some reason neither The Professor, Russell Johnson nor Mary Ann Dawn Wells received an on screen billing, nor were they referred to in the theme song. They were just referred to as "... and the rest." For seasons two and three they were added at the request of Bob Denver, who played "Gilligan" and thought it was stupid to leave out the two actors just to shorten the introductory song by a few notes. See more »

Alternate Versions

There are two different versions of the homing pigeon episode. Version 1 has a scene of Gilligan and Skipper sneaking into the professor's hut and feeding the pigeon a pie, followed by Ginger and Mary Ann giving it milk; this version airs on TBS. Version 2: Gilligan and Skipper are talking in the hut and the dialogue between Ginger and Mary Ann is shortened. This version airs on TV Land. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.58 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle
Words and Music by George Wyle and Sherwood Schwartz
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Proof That TV Executives Are Idiots
12 May 2001 | by Thor2000See all my reviews

While this show was on, the TV Executives did everything they could to kill this show that everyone loved. They moved it all over the schedule to no avail, but the fans faithfully followed it. It finally took one dreadful mistake to drag Gunsmoke on for a little while longer to finally kill the show. Since then, the show has become a cult hit; now what does that tell you ? That fans really do love the cartoony characters as they learn life's little foibles and lessons the hard way. Gilligan has since become the patron god for all guys with a Peter Pan complex who strive to hold on to their youth, and Skipper Jonas Grumby has become the boss or parent we would all prefer as he hands out chores and punishments with a smile on his face and laughter in his heart. Thurston and Lovee Howell have since become the first images we think of when we picture wealth, prosperity and happiness, and Professor Roy Hinkley is the teacher we would all want who knows his facts and figures and the calmness to explain them. He is criticized for not being able to build a boat, but how many boats do we know he may have tried repeatedly times between episodes ? The show was also made special by the beautiful visages of Ginger Grant and Mary Anne Sommers. Although Ginger probably intimidated a lot more guys than she claims to have dated, I think it was Mary Anne with her quiet innocence and girl-next-door attraction that made her the odds on favorite "babe" of the show. The series itself was excellant escapist fun that didn't need to be analyzed. It was created to entertain, and it did that wonderfully well.


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