Beauty Is As Beauty Does
|"Beauty Is As Beauty Does"|
|Gilligan's Island episode|
|Episode no.||Season 2
|Written by||Joanna Lee|
|Original air date||September 23, 1965|
Over dinner, the castaways are arguing over which of the castaway women is the most beautiful. To determine this, they decide to hold a beauty pageant. The Skipper backs Ginger, the Professor backs Mary Ann, and Mr. Howell backs Mrs. Howell, leaving Gilligan as the deciding vote. Each man tries to influence Gilligan's vote, with no success. During the contest, each man tries to sabotage the other women's chances. Finally, Gilligan announces that the winner is an ape who lives on the island. His rationale is that one must be a native islander to participate, and the women are all foreign-born.
The title, as a phrase, has other meanings separate from the episode. The episode title phrase was used in the ad campaign for Revlon's Ultima II cosmetics by Herb Ritts. It was also spoken in modified form, "stupid is as stupid does", as a catchphrase by the fictional character Forrest Gump in the film of the same name.
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