Gilligan's Island (1964–1992)
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Gilligan's Living Doll 

The castaways try to find a way to get a robot who has landed on the island to provide them with their rescue.


Leslie Goodwins


Sherwood Schwartz (created by), Bob Stevens | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview:
Bob Denver ... Gilligan
Alan Hale Jr. ... Jonas 'The Skipper' Grumby
Jim Backus ... Thurston Howell III
Natalie Schafer ... Mrs. Lovey Howell
Tina Louise ... Ginger Grant
Russell Johnson ... Professor Roy Hinkley
Dawn Wells ... Mary Ann Summers


The castaways try to find a way to get a robot who has landed on the island to provide them with their rescue.

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Comedy | Family







Release Date:

10 February 1966 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mr. Howell (Jim Backus) says the robot walking to Hawaii across the bottom of the ocean to deliver a message to authorities so they can get rescued, would be their answer to Lloyd Bridges. Sea Hunt (1958) was a television show on SCUBA diving starring Lloyd Bridges. See more »


When the Skipper says "...a man works his way up to be the captain of his own ship...", he clearly moves his mouth to the word "poop" instead of "ship". See more »


Professor Roy Hinkley: [All the castaways are present, seated or standing around the communal table with the radio on it. They are all ad-libbing as the Professor hears the radio] Wait a minute! Quiet! The announcement, quiet! Quiet!
Radio Announcer: And now they are activating the robot's receptor spools to see if they can find out how it got to Hawaii. The next voice you hear will be that of the robot.
Robot: [mechanically] I have been on a deserted island. The putt breaks to the right.
Thurston Howell III: Well, it was a lucky shot!
Robot: [mechanically] Sweep back ...
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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It ain't Robby the Robot
17 June 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Gilligan's Living Doll" is a robot (an unbilled Bob Darcy) that parachutes on to the island, which the Professor learns can be taught to do anything a man can do. Mary Ann wants it to sweep out the hut, Ginger the dishes, Skipper the laundry, Mr. Howell needing a golf caddy. A radio broadcast reveals that a search for the lost robot will not be conducted but the Professor insists that they can program it to rescue them. Once a message about the plight of the castaways has been stored inside the robot's memory bank, it's a simple task to have him walk all the way to Hawaii. In the end Gilligan's rabbit's foot turns out to be not so lucky after all.

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