Gilligan's Island (1964–1992)
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Physical Fatness 

The professor makes a dye marker to help get rescued. The Skipper plans to join the Navy when they get home, but he finds out he must lose weight to meet their requirements--and Gilligan finds out that he must gain weight too.

Director:

Gary Nelson

Writers:

Sherwood Schwartz (created by), Herbert Finn | 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 professor makes a dye marker to help get rescued. The Skipper plans to join the Navy when they get home, but he finds out he must lose weight to meet their requirements--and Gilligan finds out that he must gain weight too.

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1965 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

At one point, Skipper is using nails to build the signal tower. In "Goodbye, Island", it was established that they had none. See more »

Quotes

Skipper Jonas Grumby: There's a table in this Navy manual that tells me how much I should weigh.
Gilligan: Maybe it's under "tonnage".
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Skinny and Fatty
9 June 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Physical Fatness" wrings laughs out of the Skipper's weight, as he has only one week to drop the pounds during the Professor's latest experiment to gain rescue, producing a phosphorescent substance that glows in the dark, thus attracting planes or ships at night. At first he tries to weigh himself on the Professor's 200 lb. scale (which breaks), then the one that weighs fish (Gilligan: "you're right between a large mouth bass and a hammerhead shark!"). At 6'3 and 221 pounds, Skipper has to lose 22 pounds if he hopes to rejoin the Navy, then Gilligan learns that he must gain 5 pounds. Old fashioned to say the least but still funny - Skipper: "I haven't had food for three days" Gilligan: "don't worry Skipper, it still tastes the same!"


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