Gilligan's Island (1964–1992)
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V for Vitamins 

"V for Vitamins" is an episode of Gilligan's Island starring Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., and Jim Backus. The Professor tells his fellow castaways that if they don't find a way to grow more oranges and other fruits on the island, they risk dying from vitamin deficiencies.

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... Gilligan
... Jonas 'The Skipper' Grumby
... Thurston Howell III
... Mrs. Lovey Howell
... Ginger Grant
... Professor Roy Hinkley
... Mary Ann Summers
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The Professor tells his fellow castaways that if they don't find a way to grow more oranges and other fruits on the island, they risk dying from vitamin deficiencies.

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14 April 1966 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The giant chair in Gilligan's dream sequence looks exactly like the giant chair in The Incredible Shrinking Man, which was also directed by Jack Arnold. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the dream sequence, when Gilligan makes off with the goose that lays the oranges, the same goose is used for both Bob and his son Patrick, which explains why it goes from being easily held near Bob's chest, but has Patrick running with the goose blocking his view. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Jack and the Beanstalk with Bob Denver's son Patrick
18 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

"V for Vitamins" opens with the Skipper feeling weaker than ever, an examination by the Professor revealing that the lack of citrus fruits on the island means that all the castaways suffer from a complete absence of Vitamin C, ultimately proving fatal. Gilligan finds a single orange in the jungle and wants to share it with everybody, but it shrinks into nothing under the sun's merciless rays. The Professor points out that the seeds can grow into orange trees, so everyone pitches in to plant them. While guarding the seeds from freezing, Gilligan dreams he's the title character in Jack and the Beanstalk, Mrs. Howell his trusting mother, Mr. Howell as W.C. Fields (given name Lester J. Frothingham III), the Skipper as the orange miser giant, Mary Ann the pretty servant girl, Ginger and the Professor dungeon captives (the little Gilligan is played by Bob Denver's own son Patrick, unbilled).


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