During what was supposed to be a three-hour tour, the S.S. Minnow is shipwrecked on an uncharted tropical island following a typhoon. The seven castaways include the blustery captain, his bumbling first mate Gilligan, a millionaire couple named the Howells, curvaceous movie star Ginger Grant, sexy farm girl Mary Ann Summers, and a science professor known as the Professor. Despite their dire situation, they managed to survive on a diet made up of fish and coconut cream pie, and were aided by their trusty transistor radio and a seemingly never-ending parade of guest stars who managed to drop by their "deserted" island (including a big game hunter, a movie producer, a mad scientist, a rock band, Russian cosmonauts, foreign spies, and a jungle boy), yet never managed to bring them to safety.Written by
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Each of the three actresses on the show were married only once and their marriages were fairly short term. Natalie Schafer (Mrs. Howell) was married nine years, Dawn Wells was married five years, and Tina Louise was married four years. See more »
In the opening credits, the S.S. Minnow that is shown before the cruise, and after beaching on the island is different of the one shown during the storm. (No upper deck above the windows where the helm is, and the front of the cabin is straight, rather than pointed.) See more »
During the first season, when Jim Baccus is shown in the opening sequence as "The Millionaire," you can see him mouthing the words "How's this?" See more »
There are two different versions of the homing pigeon episode. Version 1 has a scene of Gilligan and Skipper sneaking into the professor's hut and feeding the pigeon a pie, followed by Ginger and Mary Ann giving it milk; this version airs on TBS. Version 2: Gilligan and Skipper are talking in the hut and the dialogue between Ginger and Mary Ann is shortened. This version airs on TV Land. See more »
Gilligan's Island is one of those shows that for some strange reason, I can never tire of. First off, throw logic out the window because if you stop and think about it, you'll go insane. I always liked the fact that the Professor could make just about anything on the island, yet he couldn't build a raft. The Howells sure did pack a lot of stuff for just a three hour tour, same goes for Mary-Ann and Ginger, just where did they stow all of this stuff? I am also tickled to find out that you can look at Gilligan's Island as a model for the seven deadly sins. Such a silly show that had rock bands, ape men, Russians, spies, mad doctors, witch doctors, head hunters and one Harold Hecubah. Just sit me down in front of the tube and throw in Gilligan's Island, I'll be happy for days to come.
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