Gilligan's Island (1964–1967)
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Beauty Is as Beauty Does 

Ginger, Mary Ann, and Mrs Howell decide to hold a beauty contest to see who will be named "Miss Castaway." Gilligan has to cast the deciding vote, so everybody else tries to influence his vote.

Director:

Jack Arnold

Writers:

Sherwood Schwartz (created by), Joanna Lee
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
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 Hinckley
Dawn Wells ... Mary Ann Summers
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Janos Prohaska ... Gladys
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Storyline

Ginger, Mary Ann, and Mrs Howell decide to hold a beauty contest to see who will be named "Miss Castaway." Gilligan has to cast the deciding vote, so everybody else tries to influence his vote.

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Comedy | Family

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Trivia

Ginger's song "Let Me Entertain You" is from the 1959 Broadway musical Gypsy. It is all about the life of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee and her stage mother, Rose. Mary Ann's soft-shoe tap dance music "Tea for Two" is from the 1924 Broadway musical No, No, Nannette. See more »

Goofs

In other shows of Gilligan's Island, they use a homemade record player made from materials from the island, as in "Gilligan's Island - The Second Ginger Grant" S03E24. Very interesting. See more »

Quotes

Gilligan: Mr. Howell, are you trying to influence me?
Thurston Howell III: Oh, no, cherish the thought.
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Soundtracks

The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle
Words and Music by George Wyle and Sherwood Schwartz
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Miss Castaway
13 June 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Beauty Is as Beauty Does" is the episode where the girls all compete in a beauty contest to elect 'Miss Castaway,' Skipper championing Ginger, the Professor all in for Mary Ann, and Mr. Howell naturally voting for Mrs. Howell. Guess who's left to be final judge? Any lulls are made up for by the time the pageant begins, each of the men conspiring to sabotage the other candidates, Gilligan scribbling notes to himself throughout. The outcome isn't really a surprise, but thus remains one of the best remembered episodes, Tina Louise a knockout in her leopard skin bathing suit, Dawn Wells losing hers as Gilligan reels her in ("must have been a her!"), and Natalie Schafer no slouch either in pure talent. The most surprising aspect is how out of character the Professor is, having never shown any interest in Mary Ann's physical attributes, having previously romanced Ginger (somewhat) in "Little Man on a Big Stick."


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1965 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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