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148 American television series, 1964 to 1967
149 For other uses, see Gilligan's Island (disambiguation).
151 American TV series or program
153 Gilligan's Island
154 [220px-Gilligans_Island_tit]
155 Created by Sherwood Schwartz
156 Rod Amateau
157 Jack Arnold
158 Directed by Ida Lupino
159 Stanley Z. Cherry
160 Richard Donner
161 * Bob Denver
162 * Alan Hale Jr.
163 * Jim Backus
164 Starring * Natalie Schafer
165 * Tina Louise
166 * Russell Johnson
167 * Dawn Wells
169 Theme music Sherwood Schwartz
170 composer George Wyle
171 Opening theme "The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle"
172 Country of origin United States
173 No. of seasons 3
174 No. of episodes 98 plus a 1963 pilot (first broadcast in 1964) (list of
175 episodes)
176 Production
177 Executive Sherwood Schwartz
178 producer
179 Producer Sherwood Schwartz
180 Camera setup Film; Single-camera
181 Running time 25 minutes
182 Production Gladasya Productions
183 companies CBS Productions
184 United Artists Television
185 Release
186 Original network CBS
187 Picture format Black and white (1964–1965)
188 Color (1965–1967)
189 Audio format Monaural
190 Original release September 26, 1964 (1964-09-26) –
191 April 17, 1967 (1967-04-17)
192 Related
193 * The New Adventures of Gilligan
195 [200px-Bob_Denver_Gillig]
196 Bob Denver as Gilligan
198 [200px-Alan_Hale_Jr]
199 Alan Hale Jr. as the Skipper
201 [170px-The_Professor_]
202 Russell Johnson as The Professor
204 [170px-Tina_Louise_19]
205 Tina Louise as Ginger
207 [200px-Dawn_Wells_Gillig]
208 Dawn Wells as Mary Ann
210 Gilligan's Island is an American sitcom created and produced by Sherwood
211 Schwartz. The show's ensemble cast features Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim
212 Backus, Natalie Schafer, Tina Louise, Russell Johnson and Dawn Wells. It
213 aired for three seasons on the CBS network from September 26, 1964, to
214 April 17, 1967.^[1] The series follows the comic adventures of seven
215 castaways as they try to survive on an island where they are shipwrecked.
216 Most episodes revolve around the dissimilar castaways' conflicts and their
217 unsuccessful attempts to escape their plight, with the ship's first mate,
218 Gilligan, usually being responsible for the failures.^[2]
220 Gilligan's Island ran for 98 episodes. All 36 episodes of the first season
221 were filmed in black and white and were later colorized for syndication.
222 The show's second and third seasons (62 episodes) and the three television
223 film sequels (aired between 1978 and 1982) were filmed in color.
225 The show received solid ratings during its original run, then grew in
226 popularity during decades of syndication, especially in the 1970s and 1980s
227 when many markets ran the show in the late afternoon. Today, all of the
228 characters of Gilligan's Island are recognized as American cultural icons.
230 Premise[edit]
232 The two-man crew of the charter boat SS Minnow and five passengers on a
233 "three-hour tour" from Honolulu run into a storm and are shipwrecked on an
234 uncharted island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. (The exact location is
235 said to be in conflicting longitudes/latitudes in three episodes.)^[3]
236 Their efforts to be rescued are typically thwarted by the inadvertent
237 conduct of the hapless first mate, Gilligan. In 1997, show creator Sherwood
238 Schwartz explained that the underlying concept, people with different
239 characters and backgrounds being in a situation where they need to learn
240 how to get along and cooperate with each other to survive, is still "the
241 most important idea in the world today".^[4]
243 Cast and characters[edit]
245 Main article: List of Gilligan's Island characters
247 * Bob Denver as Willie Gilligan, the hapless first mate of the S.S.
248 Minnow. His first name is given in the pilot episode.
249 * Alan Hale Jr. as Captain Jonas Grumby ("The Skipper"), the captain of
250 the S.S. Minnow
251 * Jim Backus as Thurston Howell III, a Wall Street millionaire
252 * Natalie Schafer as Eunice "Lovey" Howell, Thurston's wife
253 * Tina Louise as Ginger Grant, a Hollywood movie star
254 * Russell Johnson as Professor Roy Hinkley, Ph.D. ("The Professor")
255 * Dawn Wells as Mary Ann Summers, a wholesome farm girl from Winfield,
256 Kansas, who won the trip and tour in a lottery
257 * Charles Maxwell (uncredited) as the voice of the recurring radio
258 announcer
260 Episodes[edit]
262 Main article: List of Gilligan's Island episodes
264 Season Episodes Originally aired
265 First aired Last aired Network
266 Pilot October 16, 1992 (1992-10-16) TBS
267 1 36 September 26, 1964 ( June 12, 1965 (
268 1964-09-26) 1965-06-12)
269 2 32 September 16, 1965 ( April 28, 1966 ( CBS
270 1965-09-16) 1966-04-28)
271 3 30 September 12, 1966 ( April 17, 1967 (
272 1966-09-12) 1967-04-17)
273 Television October 14, 1978 ( October 14, 2001 ( NBC/CBS
274 films 1978-10-14) 2001-10-14)
276 Pilot episode[edit]
278 The pilot episode, "Marooned", was filmed in November 1963. The pilot
279 featured seven characters (as in the series), but only four of the
280 characters—and their associated actors—were carried forward into the
281 series: Gilligan (Denver), the Skipper (Hale) and the Howells (Backus and
282 Schafer).
284 Because of the three significant character and casting changes between the
285 pilot episode and the first series episode, the pilot was not shown before
286 the series first aired on September 26, 1964. The original pilot eventually
287 aired over 29 years later on TBS.
289 The three characters who did not carry forward from the pilot were two
290 secretaries and a high school teacher. In the pilot, the scientifically
291 inclined Professor was instead a high school teacher played by John Gabriel
292 . Ginger the movie star was still red-haired Ginger, but she worked as a
293 secretary and was played by Kit Smythe. She was more sarcastic than the
294 later incarnation. Mary Ann the Kansas farm girl was instead Bunny,
295 Ginger's co-worker, played as a cheerful "dumb blonde" by Nancy McCarthy.
297 The pilot's opening and ending songs were two similar calypso-styled tracks
298 written by John Williams and performed by Sherwood Schwartz impersonating
299 singer Sir Lancelot. The lyrics of both differ from those of the TV series
300 and the pilot's opening theme song was longer. The short scenes during this
301 initial music include Gilligan taking the Howells' luggage to the boat
302 before cast-off and Gilligan trying to give a cup of coffee to the Skipper
303 during the storm that would ultimately maroon the boat.
305 After the opening theme song and credits end, the pilot proper begins with
306 the seven castaways waking up on the beached SS Minnow. It continues with
307 them performing various tasks including exploring the island, trying to fix
308 the transmitter, building huts and finding food. Contrary to some
309 descriptions, the pilot contained no detailed accounts of the characters'
310 backgrounds. It concludes with the ending theme song and credits. The
311 background music and even the laugh tracks of the pilot appear nearly
312 identical to those used during the series.
314 First broadcast episode[edit]
316 The first episode actually broadcast, "Two on a Raft", is sometimes
317 incorrectly referred to as the series pilot. This episode begins with the
318 same scene of Gilligan and the Skipper awakening on the boat as in the
319 pilot (though slightly differently cut, to eliminate most shots of the
320 departed actors) and continues with the characters sitting on the beach
321 listening to a radio news report about their disappearance. No equivalent
322 scene or background information is in the pilot, except for the description
323 of the passengers in the original theme song. Rather than reshooting the
324 rest of the pilot story for broadcast, the show just proceeded. The plot
325 thus skips over the topics of the pilot; the bulk of the episode tells of
326 Gilligan and the Skipper setting off on a raft to try to bring help but
327 unknowingly landing back on the other side of the same island.
329 The scene with the radio report is one of two scenes that reveal the names
330 of the Skipper (Jonas Grumby) and the Professor (Roy Hinkley); the names
331 are used in a similar radio report early in the series. The name Jonas
332 Grumby appears nowhere else in the series except for an episode in which
333 the Maritime Board of Review blames the Skipper for the loss of the Minnow.
334 The name Roy Hinkley is used one other time when Mr. Howell introduces the
335 Professor as Roy Huntley and the Professor corrects him, to which Mr.
336 Howell replies, "Brinkley, Brinkley."
338 The plot for the pilot episode was recycled into that season's Christmas
339 episode, "Birds Gotta Fly, Fish Gotta Talk", in which the story of the
340 pilot episode, concerning the practical problems on landing, is related
341 through a series of flashbacks. Footage featuring characters that had been
342 recast was reshot using the current actors. For scenes including only
343 Denver, Hale, Backus and Schafer, the original footage was reused.
345 Last broadcast episode[edit]
347 The last episode of the show, "Gilligan the Goddess", aired on April 17,
348 1967, and ended just like the rest, with the castaways still stranded on
349 the island. It was not known at the time that it would be the series
350 finale, as a fourth season was expected but then canceled.^[5]
352 Typical plots[edit]
354 The shipwrecked castaways want to leave the island and various
355 opportunities frequently present themselves but invariably fail, usually
356 due to some bumbling error committed by Gilligan. Sometimes this results in
357 Gilligan saving the others from some unforeseen flaw in their plan.^[6]
359 Most episodes of Gilligan's Island use variations of five recurring basic
360 plots:
362 * Life on the island. A running gag is the castaways' ability to fashion
363 an array of useful objects from bamboo, gourds, vines and other local
364 materials. Some are everyday items, such as eating and cooking
365 utensils, while others (such as a dental drill and a remarkably
366 efficient lie detector apparatus) are stretches of the imagination.
367 Russell Johnson noted in his autobiography that the production crew
368 enjoyed the challenge of building these props. These bamboo items
369 include framed huts with thatched grass sides and roofs, along with
370 bamboo closets strong enough to withstand hurricane-force winds and
371 rain, the communal dining table and chairs, pipes for Gilligan's hot
372 water, a stethoscope and a pedal-powered car.
373 * Visitors to the island. Another challenge to a viewer's suspension of
374 disbelief is the remarkable frequency with which the remote, uncharted
375 island is visited by an assortment of people who repeatedly fail to
376 help rescue the castaways.
377 * Dream sequences in which one of the castaways dreams they are some
378 character related to that week's story line. All of the castaways
379 appeared as other characters within the dream. In later interviews and
380 memoirs, nearly all the actors stated that the dream episodes were
381 among their favorites.
382 * A piece of news concerning one or more of the castaways is heard over
383 the radio and causes distress or discord among them.
384 * The appearance or arrival of unusual objects to the island, such as a
385 World War II naval mine, an old silent motion picture camera and
386 costumes, a crate of radioactive vegetable seeds, plastic explosives, a
387 robot, a live lion, a jet pack, or a "Mars Lander" that the scientists
388 back in the United States think is sending them pictures of Mars.
390 Most of the slapstick comedic sequences between Hale and Denver were
391 inspired by Laurel and Hardy, particularly when Hale breaks the fourth wall
392 by looking directly into the camera, expressing his frustration with
393 Denver's clumsiness, as Oliver Hardy often did.^[7]
395 Dream sequences[edit]
397 One of the trademarks of Gilligan’s Island was its frequent use of dream
398 sequences. The showrunners used this device as a way to keep the setting of
399 the show from becoming redundant and to showcase the acting talents of the
400 cast. Many episodes that feature dream sequences are ranked among the most
401 memorable episodes of the show, as most of them parodied or drew
402 inspiration from works of literature, film, and other television shows of
403 the day.
405 The dream sequences always corresponded to the real-life situation of the
406 episode and usually featured symbolism that prompted a change of heart in
407 whichever castaway was dreaming. Of the seven castaways, Ginger was the
408 only one who never had a dream sequence.
410 * The Sound of Quacking (S1E7) — Parody of Gunsmoke. Afraid that the
411 starving castaways will eat his pet duck Emily, Gilligan dreams that he
412 is U.S. Marshall Gilligan, whose primary task is keeping the rowdy
413 citizens of his town from eating Emily, who he keeps locked in a jail
414 cell. Features the Skipper as the Marshall’s limping deputy, Ginger as
415 a sultry saloon girl, Mary Ann as the Marshall’s sweetheart, Mrs.
416 Howell as a duck-gravy-making Spanish señora, and Mr. Howell and the
417 Professor as a lynch mob.
419 * St. Gilligan and the Dragon (S1E20) — All four men react to the girls’
420 recent demand for equal rights by having dreams that reflect what they
421 expect from their women. The Skipper dreams that he is a sultan with
422 Ginger, Mary Ann, and Mrs. Howell as his dancing girls. Mr. Howell
423 dreams that he is relaxing in a spa with all three girls catering to
424 his every whim. The Professor dreams that he is Cary Grant emerging
425 from his dressing room only to be assaulted by the girls, his crazed
426 fans. Gilligan, always childlike, dreams that he is a bullfighter and
427 that the girls each bring him a gift.
429 * My Fair Gilligan (S1E35) — Gilligan’s fears of his new life as the
430 Howells’ adopted son are manifested when he dreams that he is a spoiled
431 prince who callously orders the beheadings of any supplicant who
432 displeases him in the slightest. Features Mr. and Mrs. Howell as the
433 pampering King and Queen, Mary Ann as a shepherd girl, the Professor as
434 a wizardly astronomer, Ginger as a simpering court lady, and the
435 Skipper as a naval admiral.
437 * The Little Dictator (S2E3) — Having just been appointed the puppet
438 ruler of the island, Gilligan dreams that he is the dictator of a small
439 foreign country on the brink of war, and the other castaways serve as
440 his cabinet, who desperately try to convince him to look out his window
441 at the chaos outside. Features Mr. Howell as the minister of finance,
442 the Skipper as the secretary of the navy, Ginger as an undercover
443 agent, the other castaways as cabinet members, and guest star Nehemiah
444 Persoff as the masterminding dictator. Notable for being the only dream
445 sequence to feature a guest star as a main character.
447 * The Sweepstakes (S2E5) — Obsessed with finding Gilligan’s lost
448 sweepstake ticket, Mr. Howell dreams that he is a grizzled prospector
449 in the Old West who has just struck millions of dollars’ worth of gold,
450 but the kingly treatment he receives in town is quickly revoked when he
451 realizes that he doesn’t have proof of his claim. Features the
452 Professor as a crooked bank owner, Gilligan as the corrupt U.S.
453 Marshall, Ginger as a smooth-talking saloon owner, Mary Ann as an
454 impoverished country girl, and the Skipper as a cheating gambler.
455 Notable for being one of the few dream sequences in which one of the
456 castaways does not appear (Mrs. Howell, in this case). Jim Backus
457 reprised his role as the prospector in the three-part Grand Canyon
458 episode in the third season of The Brady Bunch.
460 * The Postman Cometh (S2E18) — Inspired by Dr. Kildare and Ben Casey.
461 Afraid that she is going to die from eating poison mushrooms, Mary Ann
462 falls asleep listening to her medical soap opera radio show and dreams
463 that she is a patient in a hospital for a fatal disease. Features Mr.
464 Howell as the kooky Dr. Zorbagillespie, Gilligan as Dr. Charles Boyer,
465 the Skipper as Dr. Matt Dillon, the Professor as Dr. Cary Grant, and
466 Mrs. Howell and Ginger as somewhat sympathetic nurses.
468 * V for Vitamins (S2E30) — Inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk. Gilligan
469 falls asleep while guarding the last of the castaways’ citrus rations
470 and dreams that he is a farm boy named Jack tasked with retrieving
471 oranges for his starving family, but he ends up buying magic beans,
472 climbing a beanstalk, and entering a giant’s castle. Features Mrs.
473 Howell as Jack’s mother, Mr. Howell as a W.C. Fields-inspired gangster,
474 Mary Ann as the Giant’s helpful maid, the Skipper as the Giant, and
475 Ginger and the Professor as elderly captives in the Giant’s dungeon. In
476 the sequence where Jack runs from the Giant, Bob Denver’s young son
477 Patrick played Jack to create forced perspective and make Jack look
478 extra small.
480 * Meet the Meteor (S2E32) — When the Professor’s radiation readings on
481 the newly-crashed meteor prove fatal, Gilligan dreams that the
482 castaways have aged to extreme feebleness in only a few days. The
483 castaways hobble from their huts to the dining table to celebrate one
484 final anniversary on the island before they die of old age or before an
485 electrical storm destroys the island.
487 * Up at Bat (S3E1) — Inspired by Dracula and Sherlock Holmes. After
488 supposedly being bitten by a vampire bat, Gilligan dreams that he is a
489 ghoulish vampire inhabiting a haunted castle and eagerly awaiting the
490 arrival of his guests, who also double as his dinner. Features Ginger
491 as the vampire’s ghostly wife, the Professor as Sherlock Holmes, the
492 Skipper as Dr. Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Howell as unsuspecting guests in
493 the house, and Mary Ann as the hideous housekeeper. Notable for being
494 filmed on the same haunted mansion set from the earlier episode “The
495 Friendly Physician” (S2E29).
497 * The Invasion (S3E11) — Inspired by James Bond. Gilligan’s fears of
498 being hunted down by secret agents show up in his dream, in which he is
499 suave spy Agent 014 fighting against a criminal empire and its
500 formidable group of assassins out to kill him and take away his
501 top-secret briefcase. Features the Professor as the Chief Good Guy, Mr.
502 Howell as Mr. Evil (inspired by Ernst Stavro Blofeld), Mrs. Howell as
503 Mr. Evil’s moll, Mary Ann as the deadly receptionist, Ginger as
504 Gilligan’s treacherous fiancée, and the Skipper as an evil agent
505 disguised as Gilligan’s mother.
507 * And Then There Were None (S3E13) — Inspired by Strange Case of Doctor
508 Jekyll and Mister Hyde. Gilligan believes that he may be a murderous
509 psychopath and dreams that he is on trial as an Oscar Wilde-style
510 Doctor Gilligan, who transforms into a hideous monster at the mention
511 of food. Features Mrs. Howell as his defense attorney Mary Poppins,
512 Mary Ann as the loyal Eliza Doolittle (who has apparently confused
513 Henry Jekyll for Henry Higgins), Ginger as the Lady in Red, Mr. Howell
514 as a biased judge, the Professor as the prosecuting attorney, and the
515 Skipper as the bailiff.
517 * Court-Martial (S3E17) — Gilligan dreams that he is Lord Admiral
518 Gilligan, the youngest in the British fleet, charged with protecting
519 the three noble ladies onboard when the ship is attacked and captured
520 by uncouth pirates. Features Mr. Howell as Captain Hook, the Professor
521 as Long John Silver, the Skipper as Captain Kidd, Mrs. Howell as the
522 queen mother, and Ginger and Mary Ann as her daughters.
524 * Lovey’s Secret Admirer (S3E19) — Inspired by Cinderella. After a fight
525 with her husband, Mrs. Howell dreams that she is Cinderella, oppressed
526 by her wicked stepfamily but determined to attend the royal ball and
527 meet the prince. Features the Skipper as Cinderella’s stepmother,
528 Ginger and Mary Ann as the ugly stepsisters, Gilligan as the inept
529 Fairy Godfather, Mr. Howell as the self-absorbed prince, and the
530 Skipper and the Professor as pages.
532 * The Secret of Gilligan’s Island (S3E25) — Gilligan’s discovery of an
533 ancient stone tablet on the island leads him to dream that he and the
534 castaways are cave people, each with a goal or fear about leaving their
535 familiar caves in search of a better land. Features Gilligan as an
536 artistic stonecutter, the Skipper as his best friend, Mr. Howell as the
537 dictatorial chief, Mrs. Howell as his jealous wife, Ginger and Mary Ann
538 as cave girls seeking husbands, and the Professor as an inventor.
540 Production[edit]
542 The show was filmed at the CBS Radford Studios complex in Studio City, Los
543 Angeles.^[8] The same stage was later used for The Mary Tyler Moore Show
544 and Roseanne, the latter of which featured a daydream parodying Gilligan's
545 Island in one episode. The lagoon was drained and used as a parking lot
546 during the show's off-season and was the last surviving element of the show
547 when it was demolished in 1997 as part of an expansion project.^[9]
549 Four boats were used as the SS Minnow. One was used in the opening credits
550 and rented in Ala Wai Yacht Harbor in Honolulu. Another, the Bluejacket,
551 was used in the opening credits shown during the second and third seasons
552 and eventually turned up for sale on Vancouver Island in August 2006, after
553 running aground on a reef in the Hecate Strait on the way south from
554 Alaska. One boat was used for beach scenes after being towed to Kauai in
555 Hawaii. The fourth Minnow was built on the CBS Studios set in the second
556 season.^[10] The Minnow was named in reference to Newton Minow, chairman of
557 the U.S. FCC, in response to Minow's landmark 1961 speech "Television and
558 the Public Interest"; the speech lambasted television producers for
559 producing, among other things, "formula comedies about totally
560 unbelievable" characters and creating a "vast wasteland" of bad television.
561 ^[11]
563 The final day of filming the pilot was Friday, November 22, 1963, the day
564 of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.^[12] The cast and crew
565 learned of the assassination late that morning, Hawaii time.^[12] Between
566 the filming of scenes, they crowded around a radio listening to news
567 bulletins.^[12] A reminder of the tragedy appears in the opening sequence
568 of the show's first season, when the theme song is played. As the Minnow is
569 leaving the harbor and heading out to sea, an American flag flying at half
570 staff can be seen in the background.^[12]^[13]
572 The United States Coast Guard occasionally received telegrams and letters
573 from concerned citizens, who apparently did not realize it was a scripted
574 show, pleading for them to rescue the people on the deserted island. The
575 Coast Guard forwarded these to producer Sherwood Schwartz.^[14] In homage
576 to those telegrams, the film Rescue from Gilligan's Island showed the
577 successful rescue where Gilligan lights a fire aboard the castaways'
578 makeshift raft and is chastised for a thoughtless, dangerous action by the
579 others. However, the resultant smoke attracts the attention of a US Coast
580 Guard helicopter, whose pilot commends Gilligan's fire; otherwise, the
581 castaways would have been adrift and unnoticed.
583 Casting[edit]
585 Bob Denver was not the first choice to play Gilligan; actor Jerry Van Dyke
586 was offered the role, but he turned it down, believing that the show would
587 never be successful. He chose instead to play the lead in My Mother the Car
588 , which premiered the following year and is frequently cited as one of the
589 worst television shows of all time; it was canceled after one season. The
590 producers looked to Bob Denver, the actor who had played Maynard G. Krebs,
591 the beatnik in The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.^[citation needed]
593 Natalie Schafer had it written into her contract that no close-ups would be
594 made of her, but after a while in the series it was forgotten. Schafer was
595 63 when the pilot was shot, although reportedly no one on the set or in the
596 cast knew her real age and she refused to divulge it. Originally, she only
597 accepted the role because the pilot was filmed on location in Hawaii. She
598 looked at the job as nothing more than a free vacation, as she was
599 convinced that a show this silly would "never go".^[15]
601 Tina Louise clashed with producer Sherwood Schwartz because she initially
602 believed that she was hired as the central character. The character of
603 Ginger was originally written as a hard-nosed, sharp-tongued temptress, but
604 Louise argued that this portrayal was too harsh and refused to play her as
605 written. A compromise was reached; Louise agreed to play Ginger as a
606 Marilyn Monroe/Jayne Mansfield type. Her temperament reportedly made her
607 difficult to work with, but when it came time to shoot, she was always
608 professional. Louise continued to disagree with producers over her role and
609 was the only cast member who refused to appear in any of the three
610 post-series TV movies. After many years of distancing herself from the
611 show, she appeared in a reunion of the cast on two television talk shows in
612 1982 and 1988 and on an episode of Roseanne in 1995 when the Roseanne cast
613 re-enacted Gilligan's Island. In the pilot episode, the character of Ginger
614 was played by actress Kit Smythe.^[citation needed]
616 John Gabriel was originally cast as the academic character, a high school
617 teacher. After testing, the network didn't believe the character scored
618 well with the audience. Auditions were held for the revised role of the
619 Professor, which included Dabney Coleman, but the part was ultimately won
620 by Russell Johnson. Prior to his acting career, Johnson had served as a
621 bombardier in 44 combat missions over the Pacific during World War II. On
622 March 4, 1945, the B-25 he was flying as the navigator was shot down,
623 killing the copilot and breaking both of Johnson's ankles. At the time of
624 his audition he was working in film and not very interested in a television
625 show unless it was going to be his own. His film career had been going
626 well, tallying several science fiction and western film credits, including
627 a role opposite Ronald Reagan in the 1953 film Law and Order. In addition
628 to film, Johnson had landed roles on multiple popular television series
629 such as The Adventures of Superman, The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits.
630 With six other leads, his agent had to talk him into going to the audition,
631 but after meeting Sherwood Schwartz, he started to warm up to the idea of
632 playing the Professor. In discussing his role, he laughingly said he was
633 unsure what was more difficult, remembering the Professor's technically
634 oriented lines, or looking up what they meant.^[citation needed]
636 Dawn Wells was a former Miss Nevada when she auditioned for the Mary Ann
637 role. Her competition included Raquel Welch and Pat Priest. The pilot
638 episode featured a different character ("Bunny") played by actress Nancy
639 McCarthy. After it was shot, the network decided to recast the roles of the
640 Professor and the two young women. Mary Ann became a simple farm girl from
641 Winfield, Kansas.^[citation needed]
643 Theme song[edit]
645 The music and lyrics for the theme song, "The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle",
646 were written by Sherwood Schwartz and George Wyle. One version was used for
647 the first season and another for the second and third seasons. In the
648 original song, the Professor and Mary Ann, originally considered
649 "second-billed co-stars", were referred to as "the rest", but with the
650 growing popularity of those characters, their names were inserted into the
651 lyrics in the second season. The Gilligan theme song underwent this one
652 major change because star Bob Denver personally asked studio executives to
653 add Johnson and Wells to the song.^[16] When the studio at first refused,
654 saying it would be too expensive to reshoot, Denver insisted, even going so
655 far as to state that if Johnson and Wells were not included, he wanted his
656 name out of the song as well. The studio caved in and "the Professor and
657 Mary Ann" were added.^[17]^[18]^[19] The theme song in the original pilot
658 did not even mention the character Ginger, with the last two mentioned by
659 name being "the Millionaire and Mrs. Millionaire" followed by "...and the
660 other tourists".^[20]
662 The first-season version was recorded by the folk group The Wellingtons.
663 The second-season version, which incorporated more of a sea shanty sound,
664 was uncredited, but according to Russell Johnson in his book Here on
665 Gilligan's Isle, it was performed by a group called the Eligibles.^[21]
667 The show's original pilot episode featured a calypso theme song by future
668 film composer John Williams and different lyrics. The original length of
669 the voyage was "a six-hour ride", not "a three-hour tour".^[22] John
670 Williams (or Johnny Williams as he was often listed in the show credits)
671 also started out as the composer of the incidental music for the show (from
672 1964 to 1965), but was replaced by Gerald Fried for the remaining seasons
673 (1965–1967).
675 Later parodies and homages[edit]
677 The band Little Roger and the Goosebumps recorded "Stairway to Gilligan's
678 Island," a parody of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven", substituting the
679 words to the Gilligan's Island theme song.^[23] In 1987, The Iceman
680 parodied Madonna's "La Isla Bonita" as "La Isla Gilligan." "Weird Al"
681 Yankovic recorded a song called "Isle Thing", a parody of Tone Lōc's "Wild
682 Thing", about a rapper whose girlfriend introduces him to the show.
683 Yankovic also mentions the show in his song "Stop Draggin' My Car Around"
684 and he used one verse from the closing theme lyrics in "Amish Paradise"
685 (1996), a parody of Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" (1995). The song has also
686 been covered by many bands, including Bowling for Soup for the TBS show The
687 Real Gilligan's Island.^[24] Israel Kamakawiwoʻole also recorded a comic
688 tribute to the theme song on his album E Ala E. The TV series ALF had a
689 2-part episode "Somewhere Over the Rerun"/"The Ballad of Gilligan's Island"
690 in which ALF dreams he's on Gilligan's Island; guest stars Bob Denver, Alan
691 Hale, Dawn Wells and Russell Johnson reprise their Gilligan's Island roles.
692 The chorus to rap group Big Tymers' Still Fly is based on the Gilligan's
693 Island theme song.^[25]
695 Cancellation[edit]
697 During the 1966–1967 television season, Gilligan's Island aired on Mondays
698 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time. Though the sitcom's ratings had fallen well out
699 of the top-30 programs, during the last few weeks of its third season, the
700 series was still winning its timeslot against its main competition, The
701 Monkees, which aired at the same time on NBC-TV. Therefore, CBS assured
702 Sherwood Schwartz that Gilligan's Island would definitely be picked up for
703 a fourth year.
705 CBS, however, had signaled its intention to cancel the long-running Western
706 series Gunsmoke, which had been airing late on Saturday nights during the
707 1966–1967 television season. Under pressure from CBS network president
708 William S. Paley and his wife Babe, along with many network affiliates and
709 longtime fans of Gunsmoke, CBS rescheduled the Western to an earlier time
710 slot on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. eastern time. As a result, Gilligan's Island
711 was quietly canceled at practically the last minute, while the cast members
712 were all on vacation. Some of the cast had bought houses near the set,
713 based on Sherwood Schwartz's verbal confirmation that the series would be
714 renewed for a fourth season.^[26]
716 Nielsen ratings/television schedule[edit]
718 This section needs additional citations for verification. Please
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723 Season Ep Season Season Time slot Rank Rating Households
724 # premiere finale
725 1 ( September June Saturdays at 24.7
726 1964–1965) 36 26, 1964 12, 8:30 p.m. eastern #18 (tie) 13,227,700
727 1965 time
728 2 ( September April Thursdays at
729 1965–1966) 32 16, 1965 28, 8:00 p.m. eastern #22 22.1 11,900,850
730 1966 time
731 3 ( September April Mondays at #49^
732 1966–1967) 30 12, 1966 17, 7:30 p.m. eastern [27] N/A N/A
733 1967 time
735 Film sequels[edit]
737 Three television film sequels were made—the first independently, the other
738 two by MCA/Universal Television.
740 In the 1978 television film, Rescue from Gilligan's Island, the castaways
741 successfully leave the island but have difficulty reintegrating into
742 society. During a reunion cruise on the first Christmas after their rescue,
743 fate intervenes and they find themselves wrecked on the same island at the
744 end of the film. It starred the original cast, except for Tina Louise, who
745 refused to participate because of her disputes with the producers and who
746 was replaced by Judith Baldwin. The plot involved Soviet agents seeking a
747 memory disc from a spy satellite that landed on the island and facilitated
748 the protagonists' rescue.
750 In a 1979 sequel, The Castaways on Gilligan's Island, they are rescued once
751 again and the Howells convert the island into a getaway resort with the
752 other five castaways as "silent partners". Ginger was again played by
753 Judith Baldwin.
755 In a second sequel, The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island (1981),
756 villains played by Martin Landau and then-wife Barbara Bain try to take
757 over the island to gain access to a vein of "supremium", a valuable but
758 volatile fictional element. This time, Ginger was played by Constance
759 Forslund. They are thwarted by the timely intervention of the Harlem
760 Globetrotters. Jim Backus, who was in poor health at the time, was written
761 out of the script by saying Thurston Howell III was tending to Howell
762 Industries back on the mainland. David Ruprecht played the role of his son,
763 Thurston Howell IV, who was asked to manage the resort. However, Backus
764 insisted on keeping continuity and made a cameo appearance at the end of
765 the film.
767 In 2008, Sherwood Schwartz stated he would like a modern-day movie
768 adaptation of Gilligan's Island with Michael Cera as Gilligan and Beyonce
769 Knowles as Ginger.^[28]^[29]^[30]
771 Spin-offs and timelines[edit]
773 The New Adventures of Gilligan is a Filmation-produced animated remake that
774 aired on ABC on Saturday mornings from September 7, 1974, to September 4,
775 1977, for 24 episodes (16 installments airing in 1974–75 and eight new ones
776 combined with repeats in 1975–76). The voices were provided by the original
777 cast except for Ginger and Mary Ann (both were voiced by Jane Webb). Dawn
778 Wells could not participate because she was in a touring production.^[
779 citation needed] An additional character was Gilligan's pet, Snubby the
780 Monkey.
782 Gilligan's Planet is an animated science-fiction version produced by
783 Filmation and starring the voices of the Gilligan's Island cast, save for
784 Tina Louise (Dawn Wells voiced both Mary Ann and Ginger). In a follow-up to
785 The New Adventures of Gilligan, the castaways escape from the island by
786 building a spaceship and get shipwrecked on a distant planet. Only 12
787 episodes aired on CBS between September 18, 1982, and September 3, 1983. In
788 the episode "Let Sleeping Minnows Lie", they travel to an island, get
789 shipwrecked there and Gilligan observes, "First we were stranded on an
790 island, then we were stranded on a planet and now we're stranded on an
791 island on a planet."
793 Reunions and documentaries[edit]
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800 Good Morning America featured a Gilligan's Island reunion presided over by
801 guest host Kathie Lee Gifford on November 26, 1982. The entire cast was
802 present, except for Jim Backus who was unable to attend but appeared via a
803 live video remote from Los Angeles.
805 All seven of the original cast members (along with Sherwood Schwartz)
806 reunited on television for one last time on a 1988 episode of The Late Show
807 with Ross Shafer.
809 In the Baywatch episode "Now Sit Right Back and You'll Hear a Tale", first
810 aired in February 1992, Bob Denver and Dawn Wells reprise their original
811 roles in a sequence dreamed by the lifeguard Eddie Kramer. The Baywatch
812 co-creator, Douglas Schwartz, is a nephew of Sherwood Schwartz.^[31] The
813 episode was written by Lloyd J. Schwartz, a son of Sherwood.
815 Gilligan's Island: Underneath the Grass Skirt is a 1999 documentary
816 featuring Denver and Louise.
818 E! True Hollywood Story presented a backstage history of the show in 2000,
819 featuring interviews with some of the stars or their widows.
821 Surviving Gilligan's Island (2001) is a docudrama in which Bob Denver, Dawn
822 Wells and Russell Johnson reminisce about the show.
824 Related productions[edit]
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831 * Gilligan's Island: The Musical was first produced in the early 1990s,
832 with a script by Lloyd Schwartz, Sherwood Schwartz's son and songs by
833 Schwartz's daughter and son-in-law, Hope and Laurence Juber.
834 * Gilligan's Wake is a 2003 parallel novel loosely based on the 1960s CBS
835 sitcom, from the viewpoints of the seven major characters, written by
836 Esquire film and television critic Tom Carson. The title is derived
837 from the title of the TV show and Finnegans Wake, the seminal work of
838 Irish novelist James Joyce.
839 * On November 30, 2004, the TBS network launched a reality series titled
840 The Real Gilligan's Island, which placed two groups of people on an
841 island, leaving them to fend for themselves in the manner of Survivor –
842 the catch being that each islander matched a character type established
843 in the original series (a klutz, a sea captain, a movie star, a
844 millionaire's wife, etc.). While heavily marketed by TBS, the show
845 turned out to be a flop with a very Survivor-like feel, but little of
846 its success. A second season began June 8, 2005, with two-hour episodes
847 for four weeks. TBS announced in July 2005 that a third season of the
848 show would not be produced.
850 Syndication[edit]
852 Syndication is handled by Warner Bros. Television (under Turner
853 Entertainment Co., which in 1986 acquired United Artists Television's share
854 of the series as part of the classic pre-1986 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer library).
855 It aired on TBS from 1986 to 2003, where it also aired with colorization on
856 season one for a while. TBS aired Gilligan’s Island weekday mornings at
857 8:05 a.m. ET throughout the 1990s, often paired with Bewitched. TNT aired
858 it at some point in the 1990s and also aired the colorized season one. Nick
859 at Nite later aired the series from 2000 to 2001. It then shifted to TV
860 Land, where it aired from 2001 to 2003, and again from January to June
861 2014. In 2004, it aired on Hallmark Channel.
863 In 2015, the show started to air nationally on MeTV.^[2]
865 Warner/Turner also handles the two Filmation-produced animated sequel
866 series. The three TV movie sequels are handled by other companies.
868 In the UK Gilligan's Island had a very brief run on ITV in April 1965, but
869 was dropped after 13 episodes.
871 It has briefly aired on MBC in the MENA region.
873 Home media[edit]
875 Warner Home Video released all three seasons of Gilligan's Island on DVD in
876 Region 1 between 2004 and 2005. The Complete First Season features all 36
877 episodes unedited with the original theme song in their original
878 black-and-white format. The special features include the rare pilot episode
879 with commentary with creator Sherwood Schwartz and three other featurettes.
881 The Complete Second Season includes all 32 season-two episodes in color.
882 Bonuses for this set include: a season-two introduction with Russell
883 Johnson and Sherwood Schwartz and audio commentary on the season's third
884 episode, "The Little Dictator".
886 The Complete Third Season includes all 30 season-three episodes. Special
887 features include a season introduction with Russell Johnson and Sherwood
888 Schwartz, commentary on the season's fourth episode, "The Producer",
889 guest-starring Phil Silvers and a 15-minute documentary titled Gilligan's
890 Island: A Pop Culture Phenomenon.
892 The Complete Series Collection contains all the same bonuses and
893 featurettes for a complete series box set in 2007. In April 2012, the
894 series was reissued in new DVD releases.
896 The series is also available at the iTunes Store.^[32]
898 DVD name Ep# Release date
899 The Complete First Season 36 February 3, 2004
900 The Complete Second Season 32 January 11, 2005
901 The Complete Third Season 30 July 26, 2005
902 The Complete Series Collection 98 November 6, 2007
904 In August 2006, an executive at Warner Bros. announced plans that
905 Gilligan's Island, in addition to other classic TV series owned by the
906 studio, would be digitally re-mastered in HD.^[33] The original TV series
907 was shot on high-resolution film but scaled down for broadcast.
909 On January 20, 2014, TV Land became the first network to air
910 theatrical-style widescreen HD remastered episodes of Gilligan's Island.
911 This marked the first time the WB remastered episodes were seen by fans and
912 the general public.^[34]
914 HD remastered episodes have been made available for purchase through
915 streaming media sources.
917 In other media[edit]
919 Two board games based on the show, both called The Gilligan's Island Game
920 featuring a monkey, Thurston Howell III, Gilligan and the Skipper on the
921 box cover, were manufactured by Game Gems and released in 1965. The New
922 Adventures of Gilligan, based on the short-lived cartoon of the same name
923 and featuring all castaways, was manufactured by Milton Bradley and was
924 released in 1974.^[citation needed]
926 A set of trading cards was released by Topps in 1965.^[35] A pinball
927 machine, manufactured by Bally and based on the show, was released in May
928 1991.^[36] A video game based on the series, called The Adventures of
929 Gilligan's Island and manufactured by Bandai, was released for the Nintendo
930 Entertainment System in July 1990. The game features the likenesses of all
931 the original castaways except for Ginger, who is completely absent from the
932 game.^[37] A video slot machine, manufactured by International Game
933 Technology and loosely based on the show, was released in 2004.^[38]
935 Ginger or Mary Ann?[edit]
937 The question of which of these two characters fans of the show prefer has
938 endured long after the end of the series.^[39]^[40] The question has
939 inspired commercials,^[41] essays, videos and a sermon.^[42] By most
940 accounts, the wholesome Mary Ann has consistently outpolled the glamorous
941 movie-star Ginger by a sizable margin.^[43] Bob Denver admitted he was a
942 Mary Ann fan.^[40] According to Denver in a 2001 interview, Wells received
943 3,000–5,000 fan letters weekly, whereas Louise may have had 1,500 or 2,000.
944 ^[44]^[45]
946 References[edit]
948 Notes
950 1. ^ "BBC - Comedy Guide - Gilligan's Island". January 3, 2005. Archived
951 from the original on January 3, 2005.
952 2. ^ ^a ^b "Watch Gilligan's Island on MeTV". Me-TV Network.
953 3. ^ "22 fascinating facts about 'Gilligan's Island'". Me-TV Network.
954 Retrieved January 30, 2022.
955 4. ^ "Gilligan's Island" creator Sherwood Schwartz on the show's concept -
956 EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG, recorded on September 17, 1997 in Beverly Hills, CA
957 with Dan Pasternack (published to YouTube on Nov 4, 2010).
958 5. ^ Stoddard 1996, pp. 306–7.
959 6. ^ "Shows | Gilligan's Island". Me-TV Network.
960 7. ^ "Denver", The New York Times, September 7, 2005.
961 8. ^ "CBS Studio Center". Retrieved October 17, 2009.
962 9. ^ Walstad, David (August 7, 1995). "Civilization Takes Over
963 'Gilligan's' Lagoon : Television: The set of the 1960s sitcom is turned
964 into an employee parking lot as CBS Studio Center adds production
965 facilities". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
966 10. ^ "Gilligan's Minnow no longer lost". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
967 . August 28, 2006. Retrieved August 28, 2006.
968 11. ^ "Legal Tales from Gilligan's Island". Santa Clara Law Review & Jamail
969 Center for Legal Research. Archived from the original on August 28,
970 2005.
971 12. ^ ^a ^b ^c ^d Russell Johnson with Steve Cox, Here on Gilligan's Isle,
972 p. 20 (1993).
973 13. ^ First season opening sequence of Gilligan's Island From YouTube.
974 Retrieved on November 6, 2011.
975 14. ^ Fore, William F (1987). "Escape From Gilligan's Island".
976 . Retrieved April 14, 2011.
977 15. ^ Stoddard 1996, p. 190.
978 16. ^ Shales, Tom (February 8, 2004), "Hey, little buddy! 'Gilligan' DVD
979 drifts into port", The Washington Post, p. N1, “To his credit, star Bob
980 Denver lobbied Schwartz and others to change the lyrics to the theme
981 song after the second season, so all the characters and not just most
982 of them were listed. Instead of the chorus singing 'the movie star and
983 the rest,' they sang, 'the movie star, the professor and Mary Ann, here
984 on Gilligan's isle!'”
985 17. ^ Green (1988). Unofficial Gilligan's Island Handbook. Warner Books.
986 ISBN 9780446386685.
987 18. ^ Lileth. "Was the "Gilligan's Island" theme song tampered with?". The
988 Straight Dope. Cecil Adams. Retrieved April 4, 2006.
989 19. ^ "Gilligan's Island Tidbits". The Fifties Web. Retrieved April 4, 2006
991 20. ^ "Gilligans Island 1.00". April 27, 1963 – via Internet Archive.
992 21. ^ "Home Town Success Story". Bay views. Google Blogger. March 24, 2012.
993 Retrieved September 17, 2014.
994 22. ^ "Gilligan's Island Theme". Gilligan's isle. Retrieved October 17,
995 2009.
996 23. ^ "Stairway". The Official Gilligan's Island Fan Club. Retrieved March
997 18, 2011.
998 24. ^ "Bowling For Soup – Gilligan's Island Theme". YouTube. Archived from
999 the original on July 26, 2011.
1000 25. ^ Vibe. Time Publishing Ventures, Incorporated. 2003. p. 105. "The
1001 producer extraordinaire entered the big time of commercial rap
1002 recognition with the Gilligan's Island-based "Still Fly".
1003 26. ^ Stoddard 1996, p. 306.
1004 27. ^ The Worst TV Shows Ever, Those TV Turkeys We Will Never Forget...(No
1005 Matter How Hard We Try) by Bart Andrews with Brad Dunning (1980).
1006 28. ^ "Gilligan's Island: TV Show Creator wants Michael Cera and Beyonce
1007 for New Movie". canceled + renewed TV shows - TV Series Finale. January
1008 2, 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
1009 29. ^ "Gilligan's Island Creator Wants Michael Cera To Play Gilligan in
1010 Movie Adaptation". /Film. December 24, 2008. Retrieved January 12, 2021
1012 30. ^ "Beyoncé to Star in 'Gilligan's Island' Movie?". Rap-Up. Retrieved
1013 January 12, 2021.
1014 31. ^ "Sherwood Schwartz Obituary". The Times-Picayune. July 12, 2011.
1015 Retrieved August 7, 2022.
1016 32. ^ "Gilligan's Island: The Complete Series". iTunes Store (US).
1017 Retrieved March 26, 2019.
1018 33. ^ ""Gilligan's Island" coming to HD?".
1019 34. ^ "'Gilligan's Island' Docks at TV Land For the First Time in 10 Years"
1020 . January 16, 2014. Archived from the original on March 7, 2017.
1021 35. ^ Cracknell, Ryan (October 2, 2012). "1965 Topps Gilligan's Island
1022 Trading Cards". The Cardboard Connection.
1023 36. ^ Michael Shalhoub (2005). The Pinball Compendium. Schiffer. p. 138.
1024 ISBN 978-0-7643-4107-6.
1025 37. ^ "The Adventures of Gilligan's Island Review for NES: A Three Hour
1026 Bore - GameFAQs". Retrieved May 16, 2022.
1027 38. ^ Gilligan's Island Video Slots by International Game Technologies
1028 39. ^ Gael Fashingbauer Cooper (October 18, 2012). "As Dawn Wells turns 74,
1029 the question remains: Ginger or Mary Ann?". Today. Retrieved September
1030 25, 2014.
1031 40. ^ ^a ^b Hiassen, Rob (September 29, 2007). "Author has left Ginger and
1032 'Island' behind". The Baltimore Sun. Archived from the original on
1033 September 24, 2015. (HighBeam subscription may be required)
1034 41. ^ Budweiser Ginger or Mary Ann Archived October 16, 2011, at the
1035 Wayback Machine Retrieved on September 7, 2011
1036 42. ^ Rev. Jeffrey Symynkywicz (June 5, 2005). "Ginger or Mary Ann?".
1037 Archived from the original on December 26, 2007.
1038 Retrieved October 24, 2007.
1039 43. ^ Slotek, Jim (January 16, 2014). "Russell Johnson on 'Gilligan's
1040 Island' in 1993 interview". Toronto Sun. “USA Today carried a Ginger
1041 vs. Mary Ann fave poll and Dawn Wells' character had 85% of the vote”
1042 44. ^ Silver, Marc (September 7, 2005). "So which one did Gilligan like
1043 best?". U.S. News & World Report. Archived from the original
1044 on December 26, 2007. Retrieved October 24, 2007.
1045 45. ^ "Ginger vs. Maryann". retroCRUSH. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
1047 Bibliography
1049 * Denver, Bob (November 1993). Gilligan, Maynard & Me. Carol Publishing.
1050 ISBN 0-8065-1413-2.
1051 * Green, Joey (April 1988). Unofficial Gilligan's Island Handbook. Warner
1052 Books. ISBN 0-446-38668-5.
1053 * Johnson, Russell; Cox, Steve (July 1993). Here on Gilligan's Isle
1054 (1st ed.). Perennial. ISBN 0-06-096993-8.
1055 * Schwartz, Sherwood (April 15, 1994). Inside Gilligan's Island: A
1056 Three-Hour Tour Through The Making of A Television Classic. St.
1057 Martin's Griffin. ISBN 0-312-10482-0.
1058 * Stoddard, Sylvia (May 1996). TV Treasures – A Companion Guide to
1059 Gilligan's Island. New York: St. Martin's Paperbacks. ISBN
1060 0-312-95797-1.
1061 * Gilligan's Island – The Complete First Season (DVD), 2004, Turner Home
1062 Entertainment, UPC 053939673425.
1063 * Gilligan's Island – The Complete Second Season (DVD), 2005, Turner Home
1064 Entertainment, UPC 053939692624.
1065 * Gilligan's Island – The Complete Third Season (DVD), 2005, Turner Home
1066 Entertainment, UPC 053939733129.
1068 External links[edit]
1070 Gilligan's Island at Wikipedia's sister projects
1072 * #Media from Commons
1073 * #Quotations from Wikiquote
1074 * #Data from Wikidata
1076 * Gilligan's Island at IMDb
1077 * Gilligan's Island: Underneath the Grass Skirt (1999 documentary) at
1078 IMDb
1079 * Gilligan's Island at The Interviews: An Oral History of Television
1080 * Sept 2014 interview with Dawn Wells
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