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Gilligan's Island
Format Comedy
Created by Sherwood Schwartz
Starring Bob Denver
Alan Hale, Jr.
Jim Backus
Natalie Schafer
Tina Louise
Russell Johnson
Dawn Wells
Opening theme The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
No. of episodes 98 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time approx. 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Picture format Black-and-white (1964–1965),
Color (1965–1967); NTSC
Audio format Monaural sound
Original run September 26, 1964September 4, 1967
External links
IMDb profile
TV.com summary
For the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) video game, see The Adventures of Gilligan's Island. For the Puerto Rican island, see Cayos de Caña Gorda.

Gilligan's Island is an American TV sitcom originally produced by United Artists Television. It aired for three seasons on the CBS network from September 26, 1964 to September 4, 1967. It was sponsored by Philip Morris & Company and Procter & Gamble. The show followed the comic adventures of seven castaways as they attempted to survive and ultimately escape from a previously uninhabited island where they were shipwrecked and stranded. Image File history File links Gilligans_Island_title_card. ... Sherwood Charles Schwartz (b. ... Alan Hale, Jr. ... Alan Hale Jr. ... James Gilmore Backus (February 25, 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio - July 3, 1989 In Los Angeles, California) was a radio, television, film actor, character actor, and voice actor. ... Natalie Schafer (November 5, 1900 – April 10, 1991) was an American actress. ... Tina Louise (born February 11, 1934) is an American model, singer, and film and television actress, best known for her portrayal of Ginger Grant on televisions Gilligans Island. ... Russell Johnson as The Professor on Gilligans Island Russell David Johnson (born November 10, 1924, in Ashley, Pennsylvania), is an American television and film actor best known as The Professor on the CBS television sitcom Gilligans Island. ... Dawn Wells Dawn Wells (born October 18, 1938 in Reno, Nevada) is an actress, best known for her role as Mary Ann Summers on the sitcom Gilligans Island, which ran on CBS from 1964 until 1967. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The following is a list of all 98 episodes for the television show Gilligans Island. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Black-and-white or black and white) can refer to a general term used in photography, film, and other media (see black-and-white). ... NTSC is the analog television system in use in Canada, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States, and some other countries, mostly in the Americas (see map). ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... The Adventures of Gilligans Island is a video game. ... Census 2000 map of Cayos Caño Gorda The Cayos de Caña Gorda is a group of three uninhabited, mangrove-covered cays, located at off the southwestern coast of Puerto Rico. ... A television program (US), television programme (UK) or simply television show is a segment of programming in television broadcasting. ... This article is about a genre of comedy. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1963 in television, other events of 1964, 1965 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1964-65 American network television schedule. ... is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 1967 in television involved some significant events. ... Philip Morris USA is the United States tobacco division of Altria Group, Inc. ... Procter & Gamble Co. ... U.S. merchant seamen try to revive a shipwrecked Filipino fisherman rescued in the South China Sea. ... For other uses, see Shipwreck (disambiguation). ...


Gilligan's Island ran for a total of 98 episodes. The first season (comprising 36 episodes) was filmed in black-and-white (later colorized in syndication) and the remaining 62 episodes throughout the next two seasons and three TV movie sequels were filmed in color. A colorized image of Laurel and Hardy, from March of the Wooden Soldiers (formally Babes in Toyland). ... In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ...


Enjoying solid ratings during its original run, the show grew enormously in popularity during decades of syndication. Today, the title character of Gilligan is widely recognized as a comedic American popular culture icon, ranked, for example, at 122nd place in the July 2003 list of 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons compiled by VH-1 and People Magazine. Gilligan (middle, bottom row) Gilligan is a fictional character played by Bob Denver on the 1960s TV show Gilligans Island and its many sequels. ... Popular culture, sometimes abbreviated to pop culture, consists of widespread cultural elements in any given society. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for July, 2003. ... VH1 (which stands for Video Hits 1) is an American cable television channel that was created in 1985. ... People, a weekly magazine of celebrity and popular culture news, debuted on February 27, 1974. ...

Contents

Premise

The two-man crew of the charter boat S.S. Minnow and five passengers on a "three hour tour", run into a tropical storm and are shipwrecked on an uncharted, uninhabited island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. (The episode "The Pigeon" places the island approximately 300 miles southeast of Hawaii, while "X Marks the Spot" gives a location near 140° longitude, 10° latitude, which puts it about 1200 miles to the southeast.) see main article Gilligans Island Island Charter - Exotic Trip - Free Lunches The S. S. Minnow was a fictional charter boat on the TV series Gilligans Island. ... Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,931 sq mi (29,311 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ... Longitude is the east-west geographic coordinate measurement most commonly utilized in cartography and global navigation. ... This article is about the geographical term. ...


The show's theme song, "The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle", was written in a sea shanty style to give new viewers a capsule summary of the castaways' predicament. The theme music of a radio or television program is a melody closely associated with the show, and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... Sea shanties (singular shanty, also spelled chantey; derived from the French word chanter, to sing) were shipboard working songs. ...


Cast

  • Bob Denver as Gilligan, the bumbling, accident-prone crewman of the S.S. Minnow. Denver was not the first choice to play Gilligan. Actor Jerry Van Dyke was offered the role, but he turned it down, believing that the show would never be successful. He chose instead to play the lead in My Mother the Car, which premiered one season later. The producers then looked to Bob Denver, the actor who played lovable beatnik Maynard G. Krebs in the The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. Like Lieutenant Columbo, Gilligan's first name is never mentioned in any episode or TV movie. Creator/producer Sherwood Schwartz said he had intended the character to named "Willy". Bob Denver stated playfully on some interviews, such as a May 16, 1989 KDKA radio interview, that his name choice would have been "Gil Eggan". Denver reasoned that since everyone yelled at him, it came out as Gilligan. The Gilligan character is a United States Navy veteran, having served with The Skipper.
  • Alan Hale, Jr. as Jonas Grumby, the "Skipper". A longtime actor in B-westerns, Hale so loved his role that, long after the show went off the air, he would still appear in character in his Los Angeles restaurant, Alan Hale's Lobster Barrel. Although the Skipper was a father figure to Gilligan, Hale was only 14 years older than Denver. It is alluded in one episode that Gilligan pushed The Skipper out of the way of a loose depth-charge when they were both serving in the United States Navy, probably saving The Skipper's Life. This explains why The Skipper would employ a bumbler like Gilligan on his boat.
  • Jim Backus as Thurston J. Howell III, the greedy millionaire. Backus was already a well-known actor when he took the part. He was perhaps best known as the voice of the cartoon character Mr. Magoo. He reused some of the voice inflections and mannerisms of Magoo in the role. He was well known for his ad-libs on the set. For some reason, Thurston Howell brought several trunks filled with expensive clothing and money on a three-hour pleasure cruise.
  • Natalie Schafer as Eunice "Lovey" Wentworth Howell, Thurston's wife. Schafer had it written into her contract that there were to be no close-ups of her, perhaps due to her advanced age. Schafer was 62 when the pilot was shot although, reportedly, no one on the set or in the cast knew her real age, and she refused to divulge that information. Originally, she only accepted the role because the pilot was filmed on location in Hawaii. She looked at the job as nothing more than a free vacation, as she was convinced that a show this silly would never get on the air.[citation needed]
  • Tina Louise as Ginger Grant, the movie star. The name, an amalgam of Ginger Rogers and Cary Grant, was an homage to Hollywood's past.[citation needed] When regular shooting began, Louise clashed with producers, because she had believed that she was to be the main focus of the show (despite its title). In addition, her character was originally written as a sarcastic and sharp-tongued temptress, but Louise argued that this was too extreme and refused to play it as written. A compromise was reached; Louise agreed to play her as a cross between Marilyn Monroe and Lucille Ball. The evening gowns and hair style used were designed to recreate the look of Myrna Loy. Louise continued to clash with producers and was the only cast member who refused to return for any of the TV movies that followed the series' cancellation, and the fourth season, which was later canceled to make room for a western, saying that the role had destroyed her career as a serious actress. However, she did appear in a reunion of the cast on a late night TV talk show in 1988 and on an episode of Roseanne in 1995. In the first season, Ginger Grant often wore gowns that looked as if they were tailored from "S.S. Minnow" tarps or similar ersatz cloth (some had the name of the vessel Stenciled on them). Later on, she wore regular evening gowns.
  • Russell Johnson as Roy Hinkley (The Professor). John Gabriel was originally cast, but the network thought he looked too young to have all the degrees attributed to the Professor. Incongruously, "the Professor" was in fact a high school science teacher, not a university professor. In the first episode, the radio announcer described him as a research scientist and well-known Scoutmaster. Coincidentally, Johnson, an Air Force gunner, was shot down during World War II and ended up on an island in the Philippines.[citation needed] Johnson stated that he had some difficulty remembering his more technically-oriented lines. Why a high-school science teacher would carry a well-stocked library of science books (chemistry, anthropology, etc.) on a sightseeing cruise is never explained.
  • Dawn Wells as Mary Ann Summers. Wells was a former Miss Nevada when she auditioned for the role. Her competition included Raquel Welch. The pilot episode had a different character played by a different actress. After it was shot, the network decided to recast the roles of the Professor and the two young women. Mary Ann seems to have knack for cooking, which is useful on an island which likely had few things to eat besides coconuts and fish.
  • Charles Maxwell was the uncredited voice of the "Radio Announcer", whose plot-advancing radio bulletins were eagerly tuned in to by the castaways in many episodes.

Alan Hale, Jr. ... Gilligan (middle, bottom row) Gilligan is a fictional character played by Bob Denver on the 1960s TV show Gilligans Island and its many sequels. ... see main article Gilligans Island Island Charter - Exotic Trip - Free Lunches The S. S. Minnow was a fictional charter boat on the TV series Gilligans Island. ... Jerry Van Dyke (born July 27, 1931, in Danville, Illinois) is an American comedian and actor. ... My Mother the Car was an American television situation comedy which aired for a single season on NBC between September 14, 1965 and September 6, 1966. ... Beatnik is a media stereotype that borrowed the most superficial aspects of the Beat Generation literary movement of the 1950s to present a distorted (and sometimes violent), cartoon-like misrepresentation of the real-life people and the spirituality found in Jack Kerouacs autobiographical fiction. ... Maynard G. Krebs was the beatnik sidekick of the title character in the early 1960s U.S. television sitcom The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. ... The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis was a situation comedy which ran on CBS from 1959 to 1963. ... Columbo is an American crime fiction TV series starring Peter Falk as Lieutenant Columbo, a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. ... USN redirects here. ... Alan Hale Jr. ... The Skipper is a character from the hit 1960s show Gilligans Island, played by Alan Hale, Jr. ... The King of the Bs, Roger Corman, produced and directed The Raven (1963) for American International Pictures. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... USN redirects here. ... James Gilmore Backus (February 25, 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio - July 3, 1989 In Los Angeles, California) was a radio, television, film actor, character actor, and voice actor. ... Thurston J. Howell III was a character on the CBS television sitcom Gilligans Island, which was in first-run from 1964 to 1967, and has been rerun ever since in syndication. ... Mr. ... Natalie Schafer (November 5, 1900 – April 10, 1991) was an American actress. ... Eunice Lovey Wentworth Howell was a fictional character in the 1960s television show Gilligans Island. ... Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,931 sq mi (29,311 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ... Tina Louise (born February 11, 1934) is an American model, singer, and film and television actress, best known for her portrayal of Ginger Grant on televisions Gilligans Island. ... Ginger Grant as portrayed by Tina Louise Ginger Grant was a nob head in the 1960s television sitcom Gilligans Island. ... Ginger Rogers (July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995) was an Academy Award-winning American film and stage actress and singer. ... This article is about the British actor. ... Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was a Golden Globe Award-winning American actress, singer, model and pop icon. ... Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an iconic American comedian, actress and star of the landmark sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, and Heres Lucy. ... Myrna Loy (August 2, 1905 – December 14, 1993) was an American motion picture actress. ... A television movie (also TV movie, TV-movie, made-for-TV movie, etc. ... Jackie Harris redirects here. ... Russell Johnson as The Professor on Gilligans Island Russell David Johnson (born November 10, 1924, in Ashley, Pennsylvania), is an American television and film actor best known as The Professor on the CBS television sitcom Gilligans Island. ... Russell Johnson as The Professor on Gilligans Island Roy Hinkley, usually referred to as The Professor, is one of the seven castaways from the television series Gilligans Island. ... Note: For the NBA executive of the same name, see John Gabriel. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... A Scoutmaster is the adult leader of a Troop in Boy Scouts. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Dawn Wells Dawn Wells (born October 18, 1938 in Reno, Nevada) is an actress, best known for her role as Mary Ann Summers on the sitcom Gilligans Island, which ran on CBS from 1964 until 1967. ... Mary Ann Summers is a fictional Kansas farm girl who is a character in the television sitcom Gilligans Island which ran on the CBS network from 1964 to 1967, and has run more or less continuously since in reruns. ... The Miss Nevada competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Nevada in the Miss America pageant. ... Jo Raquel Tejada (born September 5, 1940), best known by her stage name Raquel Welch, is an American actress who reached fame during the 1960s. ... For other uses, see Coconut (disambiguation). ... Charles Carlton Maxwell (28 December 1913–7 August 1993) was a U.S. character actor who worked primarily in television. ...

Episodes

The following is a list of all 98 episodes for the television show Gilligans Island. ...

Pilot vs. first broadcast episode

The pilot episode was not broadcast, because of casting changes and restructuring of characters. In the pilot, the part of the Professor was played by John Gabriel. Instead of the movie star and the Kansas farm girl, the pilot had two secretaries: Ginger, a practical redhead played by Kit Smythe, and Bunny, portrayed by Nancy McCarthy as a cheerful, stereotypical dumb blonde. A television pilot is a test episode of an intended television series. ... Note: For the NBA executive of the same name, see John Gabriel. ... Official language(s) English[2] Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The pilot had a different theme song with a Calypso beat and singer and somewhat longer opening credits shots, including scenes of Gilligan carrying the Howells' luggage to the boat, and spilling coffee on the Skipper during the storm. The episode proper begins with the castaways waking up on the beached boat, and deals mostly with practical problems: exploring the island, trying to fix the transmitter, building huts and finding food. Contrary to some descriptions, there are no flashbacks or detailed accounts of the characters' backgrounds.


The first episode actually broadcast, "Two on a Raft", is sometimes wrongly referred to as the series pilot. This episode begins with the same scene of Gilligan and the Skipper awakening on the boat (cut slightly differently to eliminate most shots of the departed actors), and continues with the characters on the boat, listening to a radio news report about their disappearance. This is the scene that reveals the names of the Skipper (Jonas Grumby) and the Professor (Roy Hinkley). There is no equivalent scene or background information in the pilot, except for the description of the passengers in the original theme song. Rather than re-shooting the rest of the pilot story for broadcast, the show just proceeded on. The plot skips over the topics of the pilot; the bulk of the episode tells of Gilligan and the Skipper setting off on a raft to try to bring help, but unknowingly landing back on the same island.


The plot for the pilot episode would eventually be recycled into that season's Christmas episode, "Birds Gotta Fly, Fish Gotta Talk", in which the story, concerning the practical problems on landing, is related via a series of flashbacks. Some of the scenes from the pilot episode were re-shot using the current actors, while other scenes with Denver, Hale, Backus, and Schafer were simply reused. For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... In literature, film, television and other media, a flashback (also called analepsis) is an interjected scene that takes the narrative back in time from the current point the story has reached. ...


Last episode

The last episode of the show, "Gilligan the Goddess", aired on April 17, 1967, and ended just like the rest, with the castaways still stranded on the island. is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ...


Typical plots

Obviously, the shipwrecked castaways want to leave the remote Island and various opportunities present themselves. They typically fail due to some bumbling error committed by Gilligan. Sometimes this would result in his saving the others from some unforeseen flaw in their plan. For example, in the episode "Splashdown", where an unmanned space capsule with sensitive technology lands in the lagoon, Gilligan allows the other castaways to talk over him, failing to tell them in time that the capsule is floating away. As the group yells at Gilligan for his "error," the capsule is blown up by NASA via remote control. Another example is in episode "Goodbye Island"; while looking for tree sap for Mary Ann's pancakes, Gilligan discovers a very strong glue-like substance that the Professor believes, because of it is strong and waterproof, is permanent, and therefore can be used to repair the damage to the Minnow. However, Gilligan later discovers that the substance is not permanent at all...it's only temporary. Gilligan tries to warn them, but no one will listen. Suddenly, the boat starts to break apart until it is completely destroyed. (Despite this, the ship was still prominently presented in the opening titles for the rest of the series' run.) This mid bay barrier in Narrabeen, a suburb of Sydney (Australia), has blocked what used to be a bay to form a lagoon. ... This article is about the American space agency. ...


However, one episode ("The Big Gold Strike") in which the castaways discover a rich vein of gold on the island, is notable in that Gilligan is not responsible for the failed escape: the other castaways, having agreed to leave the gold behind, each smuggle bags of gold onto a makeshift raft; the combined weight of all the gold sinks the raft to the bottom of the lagoon. Gilligan is the only one who does not smuggle any gold and even comments that he is glad that it's not his fault this time.


When the castaways are kidnapped to a mad scientist's lab in the episode "The Friendly Physician," they succeed in getting off the island and onto another piece of dry land for the only time in the series.


Recurring elements centered on one of three primary themes. The first deals with life on the island. A running gag is the castaways' ability to fashion a vast array of useful objects from bamboo and other local material. Some were simple everyday things, while others were real stretches of the imagination. Russell Johnson noted in his autobiography that the production crew enjoyed the challenge of building the creations. Some bamboo items included: bamboo framed huts with thatched grass sides and roofs, along with bamboo closets strong enough to withstand hurricane force winds and rain; the communal dining table and chairs, bamboo pipes for Gilligan's hot water, and a stethoscope. Apparently, in the 1960s, an amazing amount of material washed off the decks of cargo ships and wound up on Pacific Islands as well. The running gag is a popular hallmark of comic and serious forms of entertainment. ... For other uses, see Bamboo (disambiguation). ... Look up stethoscope in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The second theme involves visitors to the "uncharted" island. One challenge to a viewer's suspension of disbelief is the frequency with which the castaways are visited by people who do nothing to assist them. Some have ulterior motives for not doing so; some are simply unable to help, incompetent, or Gilligan somehow interferes and a message with their position is never delivered. Bob Denver, Jim Backus, and Tina Louise each had feature episodes in which look-alikes come to the island (who were, of course, played by themselves). Also, the island is home to an unusual assortment of animal life, some of it native, some just visiting. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The third recurring theme is the use of dream sequences, in which one of the castaways "dreams" he or she is some character related to that week's storyline. For example, after being bitten by a bat, Gilligan dreams he is Dracula. All of the castaways would appear as other characters within the dream, as was done in The Wizard of Oz. The only exception is in Mr. Howell's dream, in the episode "The Sweepstakes", in which Mrs. Howell is not present. In later interviews and memoirs, almost all of the actors stated that the dream episodes were among their personal favorites. In the Jack and the Beanstalk dream sequence of the episode "V for Vitamins", the smaller version of Gilligan, running from the Giant (played by the Skipper), is actually Bob Denver's son Patrick. This article is about the novel. ... The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy film based on L. Frank Baums turn-of-the-century childrens story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, in which a resourceful American girl is snatched up by a Kansas tornado and deposited in a fantastic land of witches, talking... Illustration by Arthur Rackham from a 1918 English Fairy Tales, by Flora Annie Steel Jack and the Beanstalk is an English fairy tale, closely associated with the tale of Jack the Giant Killer. ...


Theme song

"The Ballad of Gilligan’s Isle" is the proper name for the theme song for Gilligan’s Island. The music and lyrics were written by Sherwood Schwartz and George Wyle. Sherwood Charles Schwartz (b. ... George Wyle (22 March 1916 – 2 May 2003), born Bernard Weissman, was an American composer best known for having written the theme song to 1960s television sitcom Gilligans Island. ...


There were two versions of the theme during the run of the show, one for the first season and another for the second and third. In the original theme song, the Professor and Mary Ann were referred to as "and the rest". Actors Russell Johnson and Dawn Wells were originally considered "second-billed co-stars", but with the growing popularity of their characters, their names were inserted into the lyrics.[1][2][3] Wells says that it was Denver who went to the studio executives to get them added to the opening credits. The studio originally refused, stating that it would cost too much to re-shoot and re-score the opening. Denver pointed out that it was in his contract that he could have his name anywhere he wanted in the credits, so they could move it to the end credits along with Johnson and Wells. The studio capitulated. Wells said that Denver never mentioned this to anyone in the cast, and she didn't find out until years after the show ended what he had done.


The first season version was recorded by the The Wellingtons and had a more folk music sound. It starts with an acoustic guitar strumming for two bars before the lyrics start. The instrumentation, which includes a slide guitar, is subdued and very Hawaiian sounding. Folk music can have a number of different meanings, including: Traditional music: The original meaning of the term folk music was synonymous with the term Traditional music, also often including World Music and Roots music; the term Traditional music was given its more specific meaning to distinguish it from the... Example of a bottleneck, with fingerpicks and resonator guitar. ... Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,931 sq mi (29,311 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ...


The second and third season version was not credited to a particular group in the credits, but according to Russell Johnson in his book Here on Gilligan's Isle, it was performed by a group called The Eligibles. It begins with a mini-fanfare, and has a more traditional pop music sound but with some almost reggae-like underpinnings. The instrumentation is much more prominent in this version, and it does not have any slide guitar. Traditional pop or Classic pop music denotes, in general, Western (and particularly American) popular music that either wholly predates the eruption of rock and roll in the mid-1950s, or to any popular music which exists concurrently to rock and roll but originated in a time before the appearance of... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ...


The show's original pilot episode featured a calypso theme song with different lyrics. Notably, the original length of the voyage was "a six-hour ride", not "a three-hour tour."[4][5] A television pilot is the first episode of an intended television series. ... Calypso is a style of Afro-Caribbean music which originated in Trinidad at about the start of the 20th century. ...


Production

Filming of the show took place at the CBS' Radford Studios complex in Studio City, California.[1] The same stage would later be used by The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Roseanne (which, coincidentally, featured Gilligan's Island prominently on one episode). The lagoon was drained and used as a parking lot during the show's off-season, and was the last remaining element of the show until it was demolished in 1997 as part of an expansion project. This article is about the broadcast network. ... Studio City is a district in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California. ... Mary Tyler Moore is an American television sitcom created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns that aired on CBS from September 19, 1970 to March 19, 1977. ... Jackie Harris redirects here. ...


Cave scenes were shot in Balboa, CA across from the southern tip of the Balboa Peninsula.


Four different boats played the part of the S.S. Minnow. One was used in the opening credits and rented in Ala Wai Yacht Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. Another was used in the opening credits in the second season, and eventually turned up for sale on Vancouver Island in August 2006, after running aground on a reef in the Hecate Strait on the way south from Alaska. One boat was used for beach scenes after being towed to Kauai in Hawaii. The fourth Minnow was built on the CBS Studios set in the second season.[6] see main article Gilligans Island Island Charter - Exotic Trip - Free Lunches The S. S. Minnow was a fictional charter boat on the TV series Gilligans Island. ... Vancouver Island is separated from mainland British Columbia by the Strait of Georgia and the Queen Charlotte Strait, and from Washington by the Juan De Fuca Strait. ... Islands and major straits of the northern Pacific Northwest Coast The Hecate Strait or Strait of Hecate (Haida: Seegaay) is a wide but relatively shallow body of water separating the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) from the mainland of British Columbia in Canada. ... Official language(s) None[1] Spoken language(s) English 85. ... Kauai (Hawaiian IPA pron. ... Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,931 sq mi (29,311 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ...


According to Here on Gilligan's Isle by Russell Johnson and Steve Cox, many shots from the first season opening credits were filmed the week after the November 22, 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. A clue to this is a panned shot early in the sequence in which an American flag is clearly at half staff. Russell Johnson as The Professor on Gilligans Island Russell David Johnson (born November 10, 1924, in Ashley, Pennsylvania), is an American television and film actor best known as The Professor on the CBS television sitcom Gilligans Island. ... Steve Cox (born October 31, 1974 in Delano, California) was a first baseman for the Major League Baseball Tampa Bay Devil Rays. ... is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ...


Cancellation

Under pressure from the network president, William S. Paley, and his wife Babe, as well as many network affiliates and longtime fans of Gunsmoke (which had been airing late on Saturday nights), to reverse its threatened cancellation, CBS rescheduled the western to an earlier time slot on Monday evenings. This had been Gilligan's Island's timeslot in its third season. (The show ran on Saturdays in its debut season, before moving to Thursdays in season two.) Though Gilligan's Island's ratings had slumped from 24.7 (18th) to 22.1 (22nd) out of the top 25 (possibly as the result of two timeslot shifts in two years), the series was still profitable. Nevertheless, it was cancelled at practically the last minute. Some of the cast had bought houses based on the notice of renewal for a fourth season and found out about the cancellation only days before they were to report for work.[citation needed] William S. Paley (1901-1990) This article is about the broadcast executive. ... The cast of radios Gunsmoke: Howard McNear (Doc), William Conrad (Matt), Georgia Ellis (Kitty) and Parley Baer (Chester) Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman MacDonnell and writer John Meston. ...


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Reunion films, clones & spin-offs

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  • Dusty's Trail was a 1973-1974 syndicated television series by Sherwood Schwartz starring Bob Denver as "Dusty" and Forrest Tucker as "Mr. Callahan", the assistant to the leader of a wagon train and his irascible boss. Its cast was made up of nearly identical character roles as Gilligan's Island.
  • The New Adventures of Gilligan was a successful Filmation-produced animated remake that aired on ABC Saturday (and Sunday) Morning from September 7, 1974 to September 4, 1977 for 24 episodes (16 installments airing in 1974-75 and 8 new ones combined with repeats in 1975-76). The voices were done by the original cast except for Ginger and Mary Ann, voiced by Jane Webb. An additional character was Stubby the Monkey, voiced by Lou Scheimer.
  • In a successful 1978 made-for-TV movie, Rescue From Gilligan's Island, the castaways did successfully leave the island, but had difficulty reintegrating into society. During a reunion cruise on the first Christmas after their rescue, fate intervened and they found themselves marooned on the same island. It starred the original cast except for Tina Louise, who refused to participate and was replaced as Ginger by Judith Baldwin. The plot involved Soviet agents seeking a memory disc from a spy satellite that landed on the island and facilitated their rescue. Gilligan and the Skipper "rescue" Mary Ann right as she is to marry her long time fiance, which contradicts the series where it was established that Mary Ann had no boyfriend after having made up a story about a boyfriend to keep the others from feeling sorry for her.
  • In a 1979 sequel, The Castaways on Gilligan's Island, they were rescued once again, and the Howells converted the island into a getaway resort, with the other five castaways as "silent partners". Ginger was again played by Judith Baldwin. This sequel was intended as a pilot for a possible new series in which the castaways would host new groups of tourists each week, using the all-star cast anthology format made popular by The Love Boat. The series never materialized, though the premise was the basis of a short-lived 1981 series titled Aloha Paradise.
  • In a second sequel, The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island (1981), villains played by Martin Landau and then-wife Barbara Bain (who also appeared together on Mission: Impossible and Space: 1999) try to take over the island to gain access to a valuable, but unknown substance. This time, Ginger was played by Constance Forslund. They are thwarted by the timely intervention of the Harlem Globetrotters. Jim Backus, who was in poor health at the time, only appeared at the very end of the episode, arriving back on the island. David Ruprecht played the role of Thurston Howell IV, which is odd, since it was established in the series that the Howells were childless (though he may have been adopted).
  • Gilligan's Planet was an animated science fiction version produced by Filmation and starring the voices of the Gilligan's Island cast save for Tina Louise (Dawn Wells played the voices of both Mary Ann and Ginger). They escape from the island by building a spaceship, and get shipwrecked on a distant planet. Only 12 episodes aired on CBS (Gilligan's old network) between September 18, 1982 and September 3, 1983. In one episode, they travel to an island, get shipwrecked there, and Gilligan observes, "First we were stranded on an island, then we were stranded on a planet, and now we're stranded on an island on a planet."
  • In an episode of ALF (TV series), "Ballad of Gilligan's island", Denver, Hale, Johnson and Wells were reunited in their old roles, in a dream by Alf who had become infatuated with Gilligan's island and dug a lagoon in the back yard to recreate the exiting life of the series. After the castaways convinced Alf of the monotony of their existence on a deserted island, Alf was "cured" and filled up the lagoon.
  • Gilligan's Island: The Musical was first produced in the early 1990s, with a script by Lloyd Sherwood, Sherwood Schwartz's son, and songs by Schwartz's daughter and son-in-law, Hope and Laurence Juber. After extensive revisions since 2001 it has been produced at various theaters around the U.S.
  • Gilligan's Island: Underneath the Grass Skirt (1999).
  • Gilligan's Island: The E! True Hollywood Story (2000), a backstage history of the show, featuring interviews with some of the stars or their widows.
  • Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History (2001) was a docudrama where Bob Denver, Dawn Wells, and Russell Johnson reminisce about the show.
  • On November 30, 2004, the TBS network launched a reality series titled The Real Gilligan's Island, which placed two groups of people on an island, leaving them to fend for themselves a la Survivor — the catch being that each islander matched a character type established in the original series (a klutz, a sea captain, a movie star, a millionaire's wife, etc.). While heavily marketed by TBS, the show turned out to be a flop with a very "Survivor"-like feel, but little of its success. A second season began June 8, 2005 with two-hour episodes for four weeks. TBS announced in July 2005 that a third season of the show would not be produced.

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Television and video distribution

United Artists Television originally produced the series (in association with Phil Silvers' Gladysya Productions and CBS) and subsequently distributed it in syndication. In 1986, the series was sold to Turner Entertainment as part of a package that included the classic MGM/WB/RKO film and television library, with half the interests sold to the Silvers estate (both Turner and the Silvers family now share the show's copyright). Some years later, after Turner merged with Time Warner, Warner Bros. Television became responsible for the show's distribution, and continues to do so today. The entire series has been released on DVD through corporate sibling Warner Home Video, and online via AOL's IN2TV service. Phil Silvers (May 11, 1911 – November 1, 1985) was an American entertainer and comedy actor. ... Turner Entertainment Company was established August 4, 1986 to oversee Turner Broadcastings film library after its acquisition of MGM/UA. In addition to the studio, Turner got its library, which included all of MGMs films, Warner Bros. ... Warner Bros. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... In2TV is a joint-service offered by AOL and Warner Bros. ...


Unusually for such a successful American television series, the program is virtually unknown in the United Kingdom — only thirteen episodes were ever shown there.[7]


DVD releases

All three seasons of Gilligan's Island have been released on DVD in Region 1 by Warner Home Video. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

DVD Name Ep # Region 1 Additional features
The Complete 1st Season 37 February 3, 2004
  • Includes the rare pilot episode
  • Commentary by creator Sherwood Schwartz on the pilot episode
  • Tropical Tidbits trivia for the premiere episode "Two on a Raft"
  • Gilligan's Island Survival Guide
  • "Before The Three-Hour Tour" featurette
The Complete 2nd Season 32 January 11, 2005
  • Introduction to Season Two by Sherwood Schwartz and Russell Johnson
  • Commentary by creator Sherwood Schwartz on "The Little Dictator"
The Complete 3rd Season 30 July 26, 2005
  • Introduction to Season Three by Sherwood Schwartz and Russell Johnson
  • Commentary by creator Sherwood Schwartz on "The Producer"
  • Documentary: "Gilligan's Island: A Pop Culture Phenomenon"

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Ginger or Mary Ann?

The question of which one men prefer, and to a lesser extent, who women view themselves to be more like, has endured long after the end of the series.[8][9] It has inspired videos[10] and even the occasional sermon.[11] By most accounts, the wholesome, low-maintenance Mary Ann has consistently outpolled the glamorous but demanding Ginger among both sexes since the very beginning.[8][9] Category: ...


Cultural references

  • Alan Hale Jr guest starred on The Wild Wild West. At the end, he remarks he is going on a vacation to a "desert island". The opening scene of the Minnow in a storm was also reused in an episode of The Wild Wild West. in which several persons are trapped on an island.
  • A small music band "Little Roger and the Goosebumps" did a parody of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" by setting the words of the Gilligan's Island theme song to the music of Stairway.
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic twice paid tribute to Gilligan's Island, once in a spoof of Tone-Loc's hit, "Wild Thing", entitled "Isle Thing", from the UHF Soundtrack Album (a rap parody all about Gilligan's Island), and again in a spoof of Coolio's "Gangsta Paradise", entitled "Amish Paradise", from Bad Hair Day (four lines of the rap parody are a whole verse from the closing theme of Gilligan's Island).
  • Two sitcoms paid homage to Gilligan's Island in the sense that the scenes were actually duplicated and many cast members made guest appearances: ALF and Roseanne. In ALF, Alf is so obsessed with Gilligan's Island he actually dreams he's on the island with the castaways, and in Roseanne, Roseanne imagines herself on the island as Ginger, Dan as the Skipper, Jackie as Gilligan, and Jackie's husband as the Professor. At the end of that episode, during the final credits, Tina Louise, Bob Denver, Russell Johnson and creator Sherwood Schwarz actually appear, playing the Roseanne characters, and Tina complains to Sherwood Schwarz she wants "the writer who did The Brady Bunch!" Sherwood responds, truthfully, that he also did The Brady Bunch.
  • Casados con Hijos, a remake of FOX's long-running sitcom Married... with Children that aired in Argentina in 2005 and 2006, uses the same format as Gilligan's Island.
  • The 1987 movie Back to the Beach featured Bob Denver, dressed in his Gilligan attire, as a bartender in a seaside bar. He apparently was Gilligan in this movie because of his dress and the fact that he hates being called "little buddy". Also, at the end, he's seen dancing on the beach with a girl whom he's just told of some harrowing ordeal ("Thank God it's over," Denver says) that must have been being stranded on some island; then Alan Hale, Jr., in his Skipper attire shows up and tells Bob it's time to prepare for another "three hour tour". Denver refuses: "It's NEVER just a 'three hour tour'!!" But Hale grabs him and off they go, presumably, to another cruise that will inevitably end in another island shipwreck.
  • In the film Galaxy Quest, an alien race has been intercepting Earth TV signals for years. They assume all the material is factual, including the Galaxy Quest program. When asked about Gilligan's Island, the aliens hang their heads and exclaim "those poor people."
  • It has been suggested that Lost draws consciously on Gilligan's Island.[12]

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Gilligan's Island Mythos

Most premises of the show are pure fiction:

  • The Island is described as having a lagoon and a volcano. A Pacific island will typically have one of these features, but not both. Atolls have lagoons, volcanic islands (such as Maui) do not. One of the few exceptions is Pearl Harbor, on Oahu.
  • It can safely be assumed that The Island was once inhabited by Polynesians, because the average Pacific island lacks sufficient edible plants to support human life. The Polynesians grew Taro, Breadfruit, and raised livestock such as Chickens and Pigs to maintain a balanced diet. An episode where Gilligan accidentally summons head hunters would seem to indicate other inhabited islands close by. The former inhabitants must have left some of their edible plants growing wild for Castaways to find and eat.
  • An island as large as Gilligan's Island could not have been "uncharted" as of the mid-1960s. Satellite photos of the Earth existed, and the entire Pacific had been carefully mapped during World War 2. It is not a "desert" island either, as there must be some source of fresh water to sustain the Castaways.
  • One would assume that seven motivated people, given three years to do so, could build a seaworthy raft of some sort. Especially considering that one is a qualified ship's captain and another a brainy scientist who is able to build many useful things out of coconuts and bamboo. Volcanic islands (Gilligan's Island has an active volcano) have hardwood trees in addition to coconut palms, and these make excellent boats. A large dugout canoe with outriggers and a sail could easily have been fashioned by persons with The Skipper and Professor's skill sets.
  • Their transistor radio couldn't have received AM Radio signals in daytime. AM signals have a limited range, except at night, when they can skip off the Ionosphere.
  • The neighboring Polynesian "natives" would have almost certainly had contact with missionaries or other Whites who they would have told about the Castaways. The inhabited islands of the Pacific were all US, French, British, Australian, or New Zealand colonies, protectorates, mandates, etc.
  • Meteors are not dangerously radioactive. Most that strike the earth are made of a nickel-iron alloy and are inert. Also a meteorite the size of the prop used on the show would have probably leveled half the island from the blast upon impact.
  • Plastic explosives are designed to ignite only when used with a detonator. Plates and cups made from such material (assuming they cured and became tough enough to use) would be perfectly safe.


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  • US and Soviet space capsules. The US and Soviet Union were in the space race during the period of the show.
  • A champion surfer. Surfing had recently become a popular sport in the United States.
  • A Mars space probe. NASA was actively sending space probes to the inner solar system in the 1960s.
  • A Broadway Producer who is constantly seeking the "next big thing."
  • Silent Movie equipment, though the film would likely have deteriorated after much exposure to the tropical heat.
  • The Imperial Japanese Navy did use miniature one- and two-man submarines operationally during World War 2.
  • Turmoil in Central and South America led to several Dictators being exiled.
  • There are examples of feral children, such as the "jungle boy" being found living outside of human society.
  • Some natives of Papua New Guinea have a tradition of cannibalism (similar to the "head hunters" in the show). It should be noted that this was not common practice among
  • Pacific Islands do "sink," but the process in very slow in geologic terms.
  • It is possible that a World War 2-era mine could have survived to reach The Island.
  • Underwater telephone cables criss-crossed the world's oceans, so one could have washed up on the island.
  • A lack of Vitamin C causes a condition called scurvy which is ultimately fatal.
  • Voodoo is an actual religion, especially in Haiti.
  • The United States Military was working on a jet pack at the time of the show. It had an extremely limited range, however.

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References

  • Denver, Bob (November 1993). Gilligan, Maynard & Me. Carol Publishing Corporation. ISBN 0-8065-1413-2. 
  • Green, Joey (April 1988). Unofficial Gilligan's Island Handbook. Warner Books. ISBN 0-446-38668-5. 
  • Johnson, Russell; Steve Cox (July 1993). Here on Gilligan's Isle, 1st edition, Perennial. ISBN 0-06-096993-8. 
  • Schwartz, Sherwood (15). Inside Gilligan's Island: A Three-Hour Tour Through The Making Of A Television Classic. St. Martin's Griffin. ISBN 0-312-10482-0. 
  • Gilligan's Island - The Complete First Season (DVD), 2004, Turner Home Entertainment, UPC 053939673425.
  • Gilligan's Island - The Complete Second Season (DVD), 2005, Turner Home Entertainment, UPC 053939692624.
  • Gilligan's Island - The Complete Third Season (DVD), 2005, Turner Home Entertainment, UPC 053939733129.
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The seven castaways trapped on Gilligan's Island were all part of one of the most famous tv theme songs of all time.
The tv theme song Gilligan's Island ringtones were island castaways that eventually found help by fidgeting with a transistor radio.
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