Gilligan's Island (1964–1992)
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The Chain of Command 

The Skipper trains Gilligan to be his replacement leader in case he is captured by savages. But when The Skipper is actually captured by savages, can Gilligan actually take control?

Director:

Leslie Goodwins

Writers:

Sherwood Schwartz (created by), Arnold Peyser | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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
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The Skipper trains Gilligan to be his replacement leader in case he is captured by savages. But when The Skipper is actually captured by savages, can Gilligan actually take control?

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1965 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

As Gilligan is falling off the cliff while walking backward, he is wearing the Skipper's hat. When Gilligan is shown hanging from a branch, he is wearing his own regular hat. See more »

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When the Skipper disappears
17 June 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"The Chain of Command," with a possible attack by savages imminent, ponders the question of who should take charge should the Skipper get killed. Gilligan regards himself as the natural choice, but the Skipper interviews each of the others first before reaching the same conclusion. Gilligan receives instructions on how to act like a skipper but his superior officer is hardly convinced. Once the Skipper disappears for real the castaways aren't eager to follow Gilligan's lead, the Professor called a certain insult by Mr. Howell: "that egghead wasn't born, he was hatched!" Mary Ann encourages Gilligan to talk tough and take command, but in the end the natives are restless. Janos Prohaska displays the same gorilla outfit later seen in "Forward March."


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