Widower Sheriff Andy Taylor, and his son Opie, live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry, North Carolina. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney Fife.
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
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For The New Adventures of Gilligan's Island; which was a Filmation spinoff of the original series; the original cast (sans Tina Louise) came back and did a "dumbed-down" rap variation on the original theme song. This was because Filmation presumed the Saturday morning kid audience of 1974 was too stupid to understand the original Scherwood Schwartz penned "Ballad of Gilligan's Island"; even though the audience of the original sitcom were mostly kids in the first place. See more »
In the opening credits during the black and white and color episodes, the Minnow hits the storm has its top deck where the helm is located is missing. See more »
Hiya, Professor. What are you doing?
Professor Roy Hinkley:
I'm making notes for a book. It's to be a chronicle of our adventures on the island... I think it's a book people will want to buy, don't you?
Sure, I'll buy one. I'm dying to find out what happens to us.
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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 »
The robot episode, when aired on TV Land, cuts the scene of Mr. and Mrs. Howell asking the robot to build a bridge to Hawaii; See more »
This has got to be one of the campiest shows of all time. When you look at all this show you see a stereotype of the different types of people who make up our society. You have the working guys (Skipper and Gilligan), the intellectual (the Professor), the sex pot (Ginger), the sweet girl (Mary-Ann) and the upper crust capitalists (the Howells). Too bad this show didn't last another season. I would have loved to have seen them do a series finale instead of the horrid reunion movies. Maybe if they did it that way we could have gotten another season where Mr. Howell builds a resort on the island and Gilligan was the jack of all trades that really kept things rolling.
Also, the biggest question of all, Ginger or Mary-Ann?
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