List of Gilligan's Island episodes

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Gilligan's Island is an American sitcom created and produced by Sherwood Schwartz and originally produced by United Artists Television. The series aired for three seasons on the CBS network from September 26, 1964, to September 4, 1967.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Premiered: Ended:
1 36 1964.09.26 1965.06.12
2 32 1965.09.16 1966.04.28
3 30 1966.09.12 1967.04.17
TV-movies 4 1978.10.14 2001.10.14

DVD releases[edit]

This series has been released on DVD by Warner Home Video, in three season box sets (the first of which includes the pilot episode) and in a complete series set. There has also been a single-disc release containing only the first two episodes.[1]

DVD set Episodes Release date
Gilligan's Island: The Complete 1st Season 37 2004.02.03
Gilligan's Island: TV Premiere DVD 2 2004.06.08
Gilligan's Island: The Complete 2nd Season 32 2005.01.11
Gilligan's Island: The Complete 3rd Season 30 2005.07.26
Gilligan's Island: The Complete Series Collection 98 2007.11.06

Pilot episode[edit]

The pilot episode, titled "Marooned", was filmed in November 1963. On November 22, the day of the John F. Kennedy assassination, the crew continued to work after hearing the shocking news.[2] The departure of the Minnow was filmed on November 26, and all the flags in that sequence can be seen flying at half-staff. The episode eventually aired on TBS twenty-nine years later on October 16, 1992.

Season 1 (1964/65)[edit]

The first season aired Saturdays at 8:30-9:00 pm (EST).

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by[3] Written by[3] Original air date[4]
1 1 "Two on a Raft" John Rich Lawrence J. Cohen & Fred Freeman September 26, 1964 (1964-09-26)
2 2 "Home Sweet Hut" Richard Donner Bill Davenport & Charles Tannen October 3, 1964 (1964-10-03)
3 3 "Voodoo Something to Me" John Rich Austin Kalish & Elroy Schwartz October 10, 1964 (1964-10-10)
4 4 "Goodnight, Sweet Skipper" Ida Lupino Dick Conway & Roland MacLane October 17, 1964 (1964-10-17)
5 5 "Wrongway Feldman" Ida Lupino Fred Freeman & Lawrence J. Cohen October 24, 1964 (1964-10-24)
6 6 "President Gilligan" Richard Donner Roland Wolpert October 31, 1964 (1964-10-31)
7 7 "The Sound of Quacking" Thomas Montgomery Lawrence J. Cohen & Fred Freeman November 7, 1964 (1964-11-07)
8 8 "Goodbye Island" John Rich Albert E. Lewin & Burt Styler November 21, 1964 (1964-11-21)
9 9 "The Big Gold Strike" Stanley Z. Cherry Roland Wolpert November 28, 1964 (1964-11-28)
10 10 "Waiting for Watubi" Jack Arnold Fred Freeman & Lawrence J. Cohen December 5, 1964 (1964-12-05)
11 11 "Angel on the Island" Jack Arnold Herbert Finn & Alan Dinehart December 12, 1964 (1964-12-12)
12 12 "Birds Gotta Fly, Fish Gotta Talk" Rod Amateau Sherwood Schwartz and Austin Kalish and Elroy Schwartz December 19, 1964 (1964-12-19)
13 13 "Three Million Dollars More or Less" Thomas Montgomery Teleplay by: Bill Davenport & Charles Tannen
Story by: Sam Locke & Joel Rapp
December 26, 1964 (1964-12-26)
14 14 "Water, Water Everywhere" Stanley Z. Cherry Tom Waldman & Frank Waldman January 2, 1965 (1965-01-02)
15 15 "So Sorry, My Island Now" Alan Crosland, Jr. David P. Harmon January 9, 1965 (1965-01-09)
16 16 "Plant You Now, Dig You Later" Lawrence Dobkin Elroy Schwartz & Oliver Crawford January 16, 1965 (1965-01-16)
17 17 "Little Island, Big Gun" Abner Biberman Dick Conway & Roland MacLane January 23, 1965 (1965-01-23)
18 18 "'X' Marks the Spot" Jack Arnold Sherwood Schwartz & Elroy Schwartz January 30, 1965 (1965-01-30)
19 19 "Gilligan Meets Jungle Boy" Lawrence Dobkin Al Schwartz and Howard Merrill & Howard Harris February 6, 1965 (1965-02-06)
20 20 "St. Gilligan and the Dragon" Richard Donner Arnold & Lois Peyser February 13, 1965 (1965-02-13)
21 21 "Big Man on Little Stick" Tony Leader Charles Tannen & Lou Huston February 20, 1965 (1965-02-20)
22 22 "Diamonds Are an Ape's Best Friend" Jack Arnold Elroy Schwartz February 27, 1965 (1965-02-27)
23 23 "How to Be a Hero" Tony Leader Herbert Finn & Alan Dinehart March 6, 1965 (1965-03-06)
24 24 "The Return of Wrongway Feldman" Ida Lupino and Gene Nelson Lawrence J. Cohen & Fred Freeman March 13, 1965 (1965-03-13)
25 25 "The Matchmaker" Tony Leader Joanna Lee March 20, 1965 (1965-03-20)
26 26 "Music Hath Charm" Jack Arnold Al Schwartz & Howard Harris March 27, 1965 (1965-03-27)
27 27 "New Neighbor Sam" Thomas Montgomery Charles Tannen & George O'Hanlon April 3, 1965 (1965-04-03)
28 28 "They're Off and Running" Jack Arnold Walter Black April 10, 1965 (1965-04-10)
29 29 "Three to Get Ready" Jack Arnold David P. Harmon April 17, 1965 (1965-04-17)
30 30 "Forget Me Not" Jack Arnold Herbert Margolis April 24, 1965 (1965-04-24)
31 31 "Diogenes, Won't You Please Go Home?" Christian Nyby David P. Harmon May 1, 1965 (1965-05-01)
32 32 "Physical Fatness" Gary Nelson Herbert Finn & Alan Dinehart May 8, 1965 (1965-05-08)
33 33 "It's Magic" Jack Arnold Al Schwartz & Bruce Howard May 15, 1965 (1965-05-15)
34 34 "Goodbye, Old Paint" Jack Arnold David P. Harmon May 22, 1965 (1965-05-22)
35 35 "My Fair Gilligan" Tony Leader Joanna Lee June 5, 1965 (1965-06-05)
36 36 "A Nose by Any Other Name" Hal Cooper Elroy Schwartz June 12, 1965 (1965-06-12)


Season 2 (1965/66)[edit]

The second season aired Thursdays at 8:00-8:30 pm (EST).

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by[5] Written by[5] Original air date[6]
37 1 "Gilligan's Mother-in-Law" Jack Arnold Budd Grossman September 16, 1965 (1965-09-16)
38 2 "Beauty Is as Beauty Does" Jack Arnold Joanna Lee September 23, 1965 (1965-09-23)
39 3 "The Little Dictator" Jack Arnold Bob Rodgers & Sid Mandel September 30, 1965 (1965-09-30)
40 4 "Smile, You're on Mars Camera" Jack Arnold Al Schwartz & Bruce Howard October 7, 1965 (1965-10-07)
41 5 "The Sweepstakes" Jack Arnold Walter Black October 14, 1965 (1965-10-14)
42 6 "Quick Before It Sinks" George Cahan Stan Burns & Mike Marmer October 28, 1965 (1965-10-28)
43 7 "Castaways Pictures Presents" Jack Arnold Herbert Finn & Alan Dinehart November 4, 1965 (1965-11-04)
44 8 "Agonized Labor" Jack Arnold Roland MacLane November 11, 1965 (1965-11-11)
45 9 "Nyet, Nyet -- Not Yet" Jack Arnold Adele T. Strassfield & Robert Riordan November 18, 1965 (1965-11-18)
46 10 "Hi-Fi Gilligan" Jack Arnold Mary C. McCall, Jr. November 25, 1965 (1965-11-25)
47 11 "The Chain of Command" Leslie Goodwins Arnold & Lois Peyser December 2, 1965 (1965-12-02)
48 12 "Don't Bug the Mosquitoes" Steve Binder Brad Radnitz December 9, 1965 (1965-12-09)
49 13 "Gilligan Gets Bugged" Gary Nelson Jack Gross, Jr. & Michael R. Stein December 16, 1965 (1965-12-16)
50 14 "Mine Hero" Wilbur D'Arcy David Braverman & Bob Marcus December 23, 1965 (1965-12-23)
51 15 "Erika Tiffany Smith to the Rescue" Jack Arnold David P. Harmon December 30, 1965 (1965-12-30)
52 16 "Not Guilty" Stanley Z. Cherry Roland MacLane January 6, 1966 (1966-01-06)
53 17 "You've Been Disconnected" Jack Arnold Elroy Schwartz January 13, 1966 (1966-01-13)
54 18 "The Postman Cometh" Leslie Goodwins Herbert Finn & Alan Dinehart January 20, 1966 (1966-01-20)
55 19 "Seer Gilligan" Leslie Goodwins Elroy Schwartz January 27, 1966 (1966-01-27)
56 20 "Love Me, Love My Skipper" Tony Leader Herbert Finn & Alan Dinehart February 3, 1966 (1966-02-03)
57 21 "Gilligan's Living Doll" Leslie Goodwins Bob Stevens February 10, 1966 (1966-02-10)
58 22 "Forward March" Jerry Hopper Jack Raymond February 17, 1966 (1966-02-17)
59 23 "Ship Ahoax" Leslie Goodwins Charles Tannen & George O'Hanlon February 24, 1966 (1966-02-24)
60 24 "Feed the Kitty" Leslie Goodwins J.E. Selby & Richard Sanville March 3, 1966 (1966-03-03)
61 25 "Operation: Steam Heat" Stanley Z. Cherry Terence & Joan Maples March 10, 1966 (1966-03-10)
62 26 "Will the Real Mr. Howell Please Stand Up?" Jack Arnold Budd Grossman March 17, 1966 (1966-03-17)
63 27 "Ghost a Go-Go" Leslie Goodwins Roland MacLane March 24, 1966 (1966-03-24)
64 28 "Allergy Time" Jack Arnold Budd Grossman March 31, 1966 (1966-03-31)
65 29 "The Friendly Physician" Jack Arnold Elroy Schwartz April 7, 1966 (1966-04-07)
66 30 "'V' for Vitamins" Jack Arnold Barney Slater April 14, 1966 (1966-04-14)
67 31 "Mr. and Mrs. ???" Gary Nelson Jack Gross, Jr. & Michael R. Stein April 21, 1966 (1966-04-21)
68 32 "Meet the Meteor" Jack Arnold Elroy Schwartz April 28, 1966 (1966-04-28)


Season 3 (1966/67)[edit]

The third season aired Mondays at 7:30-8:00 pm (EST).

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by[7] Written by[7] Original air date[8]
69 1 "Up at Bat" Jerry Hopper Ron Friedman September 12, 1966 (1966-09-12)
70 2 "Gilligan vs. Gilligan" Jerry Hopper Joanna Lee September 19, 1966 (1966-09-19)
71 3 "Pass the Vegetables, Please" Leslie Goodwins Elroy Schwartz September 26, 1966 (1966-09-26)
72 4 "The Producer" Ida Lupino Gerald Gardner & Dee Caruso October 3, 1966 (1966-10-03)
73 5 "Voodoo" George Cahan Herbert Finn & Alan Dinehart October 10, 1966 (1966-10-10)
74 6 "Where There's a Will" Charles Norton Sid Mandel & Roy Kammerman October 17, 1966 (1966-10-17)
75 7 "Man with a Net" Leslie Goodwins Budd Grossman October 24, 1966 (1966-10-24)
76 8 "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow" Tony Leader Brad Radnitz October 31, 1966 (1966-10-31)
77 9 "Ring Around Gilligan" George Cahan John Fenton Murray November 7, 1966 (1966-11-07)
78 10 "Topsy-Turvy" Gary Nelson Elroy Schwartz November 14, 1966 (1966-11-14)
79 11 "The Invasion" Leslie Goodwins Sam Locke & Joel Rapp November 21, 1966 (1966-11-21)
80 12 "The Kidnapper" Jerry Hopper Ray Singer November 28, 1966 (1966-11-28)
81 13 "And Then There Were None" Jerry Hopper Ron Friedman December 5, 1966 (1966-12-05)
82 14 "All About Eva" Jerry Hopper Joanna Lee December 12, 1966 (1966-12-12)
83 15 "Gilligan Goes Gung-Ho" Robert Scheerer Bruce Howard December 26, 1966 (1966-12-26)
84 16 "Take a Dare" Stanley Z. Cherry Roland MacLane January 2, 1967 (1967-01-02)
85 17 "Court-Martial" Gary Nelson Roland MacLane January 9, 1967 (1967-01-09)
86 18 "The Hunter" Leslie Goodwins Ben Gershman & William Freedman January 16, 1967 (1967-01-16)
87 19 "Lovey's Secret Admirer" David Orrick McDearmon Herbert Finn & Alan Dinehart January 23, 1967 (1967-01-23)
88 20 "Our Vines Have Tender Apes" David Orrick McDearmon Sid Mandel & Roy Kammerman January 30, 1967 (1967-01-30)
89 21 "Gilligan's Personal Magnetism" Hal Cooper Bruce Howard February 6, 1967 (1967-02-06)
90 22 "Splashdown" Jerry Hopper John Fenton Murray February 20, 1967 (1967-02-20)
91 23 "High Man on the Totem Pole" Herbert Coleman Brad Radnitz February 27, 1967 (1967-02-27)
92 24 "The Second Ginger Grant" Steve Binder Ron Friedman March 6, 1967 (1967-03-06)
93 25 "The Secret of Gilligan's Island" Gary Nelson Teleplay by: Bruce Howard
Story by: Bruce Howard & Arne Sultan
March 13, 1967 (1967-03-13)
94 26 "Slave Girl" Wilbur D'Arcy Michael Fessier March 20, 1967 (1967-03-20)
95 27 "It's a Bird, It's a Plane" Gary Nelson Sam Locke & Joel Rapp March 27, 1967 (1967-03-27)
96 28 "The Pigeon" Michael Kane Teleplay by: Brad Radnitz
Story by: Jack Raymond & Joel Hammil
April 3, 1967 (1967-04-03)
97 29 "Bang! Bang! Bang!" Charles Norton Leonard Goldstein April 10, 1967 (1967-04-10)
98 30 "Gilligan, the Goddess" Gary Nelson Jack Paritz & Bob Rodgers April 17, 1967 (1967-04-17)


Follow-up movies[edit]

There were 3 sequel movies. The first (1978) had them rescued and proved so successful that it spawned a second (1979) and third (1981). By the third movie, the charm was lost, ratings were down and no more were made.

In 2001 Dawn Wells co-produced a TV movie bio-pic, where she, Bob Denver, and Russell Johnson appear as themselves as hosts and remember what life was like during the series. In the memory scenes, they and the rest of the cast and crew are played by actors, while Dawn narrates.

Title Original air date
"Rescue from Gilligan's Island" October 14 & 21, 1978

The castaways turn the huts into rafts and are finally rescued, to great fanfare. On the first anniversary of their rescue they all meet in Hawaii for a reunion, and decide to take a short cruise. The weather starts to get rough, and they get stranded on the same island again.

Notable for the absence of Tina Louise, who refused to join any reunion. She was replaced by Judith Baldwin.
"The Castaways on Gilligan's Island" March 3, 1979

The castaways are once again rescued from the island, but this time they return voluntarily to build a resort on the island.

Judith Baldwin is Ginger once again.
"The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island" May 15, 1981

The Harlem Globetrotters crashland on the island. When a millionaire tries to take over the resort, the rivalry is settled by a game between the Globetrotters and the rival's robot team.
Jim Backus (Thurston Howell) has only a walk-on part at the end of the film as he was suffering the advanced stages of Parkinson's disease by then. His role on the island was filled by creating "Thurston Howell IV", played by David Ruprecht, the couple's supposed son. (Conflict with the first season episode in which Gilligan was adopted by the Howells after saving Lovey's life. He was said at that time to be their only son.)

Constance Forslund takes over the role of Ginger Grant.
"Surviving Gilligan's Island" October 14, 2001
A behind-the-scenes look at life as member of the Gilligan's Island cast. Dawn Wells, who was the co-executive producer; Bob Denver, and Russell Johnson reminisce about the trials and tribulations associated with making the show. These memories come to life as the cast and crew are portrayed by actors.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Gilligan's Island at TVShowsOnDVD.com
  2. ^ Sylvia Stoddard "TV Treasures – A Companion Guide to Gilligan's Island"; May 1996 ISBN 0-312-95797-1 pg. 10
  3. ^ a b Schwartz (1988), pp. 278–291.
  4. ^ Gilligan's Island: The Complete Second Season (booklet). Rich, John, et al. Warner Home Video. 
  5. ^ a b Schwartz (1988), pp. 291–299.
  6. ^ Gilligan's Island: The Complete Second Season (booklet). Arnold, Jack, et al. Warner Home Video. 
  7. ^ a b Schwartz (1988), pp. 299–313
  8. ^ Gilligan's Island: The Complete Third Season (booklet). Hopper, Jerry, et al. Warner Home Video. 

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