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]

SeasonEpisodesPremiered:Ended:
1361964.09.261965.06.12
2321965.09.161966.04.28
3301966.09.121967.04.17
TV-movies41978.10.142001.10.14

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 setEpisodesRelease date
Gilligan's Island: The Complete 1st Season372004.02.03
Gilligan's Island: TV Premiere DVD22004.06.08
Gilligan's Island: The Complete 2nd Season322005.01.11
Gilligan's Island: The Complete 3rd Season302005.07.26
Gilligan's Island: The Complete Series Collection982007.11.06

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
TitleDirected by[3]Written by[3]Original air date[4]
11"Two on a Raft"John RichLawrence J. Cohen & Fred FreemanSeptember 26, 1964 (1964-09-26)
22"Home Sweet Hut"Richard DonnerBill Davenport & Charles TannenOctober 3, 1964 (1964-10-03)
33"Voodoo Something to Me"John RichAustin Kalish & Elroy SchwartzOctober 10, 1964 (1964-10-10)
44"Goodnight, Sweet Skipper"Ida LupinoDick Conway & Roland MacLaneOctober 17, 1964 (1964-10-17)
55"Wrongway Feldman"Ida LupinoFred Freeman & Lawrence J. CohenOctober 24, 1964 (1964-10-24)
66"President Gilligan"Richard DonnerRoland WolpertOctober 31, 1964 (1964-10-31)
77"The Sound of Quacking"Thomas MontgomeryLawrence J. Cohen & Fred FreemanNovember 7, 1964 (1964-11-07)
88"Goodbye Island"John RichAlbert E. Lewin & Burt StylerNovember 21, 1964 (1964-11-21)
99"The Big Gold Strike"Stanley Z. CherryRoland WolpertNovember 28, 1964 (1964-11-28)
1010"Waiting for Watubi"Jack ArnoldFred Freeman & Lawrence J. CohenDecember 5, 1964 (1964-12-05)
1111"Angel on the Island"Jack ArnoldHerbert Finn & Alan DinehartDecember 12, 1964 (1964-12-12)
1212"Birds Gotta Fly, Fish Gotta Talk"Rod AmateauSherwood Schwartz and Austin Kalish and Elroy SchwartzDecember 19, 1964 (1964-12-19)
1313"Three Million Dollars More or Less"Thomas MontgomeryTeleplay by: Bill Davenport & Charles Tannen
Story by: Sam Locke & Joel Rapp
December 26, 1964 (1964-12-26)
1414"Water, Water Everywhere"Stanley Z. CherryTom Waldman & Frank WaldmanJanuary 2, 1965 (1965-01-02)
1515"So Sorry, My Island Now"Alan Crosland, Jr.David P. HarmonJanuary 9, 1965 (1965-01-09)
1616"Plant You Now, Dig You Later"Lawrence DobkinElroy Schwartz & Oliver CrawfordJanuary 16, 1965 (1965-01-16)
1717"Little Island, Big Gun"Abner BibermanDick Conway & Roland MacLaneJanuary 23, 1965 (1965-01-23)
1818"'X' Marks the Spot"Jack ArnoldSherwood Schwartz & Elroy SchwartzJanuary 30, 1965 (1965-01-30)
1919"Gilligan Meets Jungle Boy"Lawrence DobkinAl Schwartz and Howard Merrill & Howard HarrisFebruary 6, 1965 (1965-02-06)
2020"St. Gilligan and the Dragon"Richard DonnerArnold & Lois PeyserFebruary 13, 1965 (1965-02-13)
2121"Big Man on Little Stick"Tony LeaderCharles Tannen & Lou HustonFebruary 20, 1965 (1965-02-20)
2222"Diamonds Are an Ape's Best Friend"Jack ArnoldElroy SchwartzFebruary 27, 1965 (1965-02-27)
2323"How to Be a Hero"Tony LeaderHerbert Finn & Alan DinehartMarch 6, 1965 (1965-03-06)
2424"The Return of Wrongway Feldman"Ida Lupino and Gene NelsonLawrence J. Cohen & Fred FreemanMarch 13, 1965 (1965-03-13)
2525"The Matchmaker"Tony LeaderJoanna LeeMarch 20, 1965 (1965-03-20)
2626"Music Hath Charm"Jack ArnoldAl Schwartz & Howard HarrisMarch 27, 1965 (1965-03-27)
2727"New Neighbor Sam"Thomas MontgomeryCharles Tannen & George O'HanlonApril 3, 1965 (1965-04-03)
2828"They're Off and Running"Jack ArnoldWalter BlackApril 10, 1965 (1965-04-10)
2929"Three to Get Ready"Jack ArnoldDavid P. HarmonApril 17, 1965 (1965-04-17)
3030"Forget Me Not"Jack ArnoldHerbert MargolisApril 24, 1965 (1965-04-24)
3131"Diogenes, Won't You Please Go Home?"Christian NybyDavid P. HarmonMay 1, 1965 (1965-05-01)
3232"Physical Fatness"Gary NelsonHerbert Finn & Alan DinehartMay 8, 1965 (1965-05-08)
3333"It's Magic"Jack ArnoldAl Schwartz & Bruce HowardMay 15, 1965 (1965-05-15)
3434"Goodbye, Old Paint"Jack ArnoldDavid P. HarmonMay 22, 1965 (1965-05-22)
3535"My Fair Gilligan"Tony LeaderJoanna LeeJune 5, 1965 (1965-06-05)
3636"A Nose by Any Other Name"Hal CooperElroy SchwartzJune 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
TitleDirected by[5]Written by[5]Original air date[6]
371"Gilligan's Mother-in-Law"Jack ArnoldBudd GrossmanSeptember 16, 1965 (1965-09-16)
382"Beauty Is as Beauty Does"Jack ArnoldJoanna LeeSeptember 23, 1965 (1965-09-23)
393"The Little Dictator"Jack ArnoldBob Rodgers & Sid MandelSeptember 30, 1965 (1965-09-30)
404"Smile, You're on Mars Camera"Jack ArnoldAl Schwartz & Bruce HowardOctober 7, 1965 (1965-10-07)
415"The Sweepstakes"Jack ArnoldWalter BlackOctober 14, 1965 (1965-10-14)
426"Quick Before It Sinks"George CahanStan Burns & Mike MarmerOctober 28, 1965 (1965-10-28)
437"Castaways Pictures Presents"Jack ArnoldHerbert Finn & Alan DinehartNovember 4, 1965 (1965-11-04)
448"Agonized Labor"Jack ArnoldRoland MacLaneNovember 11, 1965 (1965-11-11)
459"Nyet, Nyet -- Not Yet"Jack ArnoldAdele T. Strassfield & Robert RiordanNovember 18, 1965 (1965-11-18)
4610"Hi-Fi Gilligan"Jack ArnoldMary C. McCall, Jr.November 25, 1965 (1965-11-25)
4711"The Chain of Command"Leslie GoodwinsArnold & Lois PeyserDecember 2, 1965 (1965-12-02)
4812"Don't Bug the Mosquitoes"Steve BinderBrad RadnitzDecember 9, 1965 (1965-12-09)
4913"Gilligan Gets Bugged"Gary NelsonJack Gross, Jr. & Michael R. SteinDecember 16, 1965 (1965-12-16)
5014"Mine Hero"Wilbur D'ArcyDavid Braverman & Bob MarcusDecember 23, 1965 (1965-12-23)
5115"Erika Tiffany Smith to the Rescue"Jack ArnoldDavid P. HarmonDecember 30, 1965 (1965-12-30)
5216"Not Guilty"Stanley Z. CherryRoland MacLaneJanuary 6, 1966 (1966-01-06)
5317"You've Been Disconnected"Jack ArnoldElroy SchwartzJanuary 13, 1966 (1966-01-13)
5418"The Postman Cometh"Leslie GoodwinsHerbert Finn & Alan DinehartJanuary 20, 1966 (1966-01-20)
5519"Seer Gilligan"Leslie GoodwinsElroy SchwartzJanuary 27, 1966 (1966-01-27)
5620"Love Me, Love My Skipper"Tony LeaderHerbert Finn & Alan DinehartFebruary 3, 1966 (1966-02-03)
5721"Gilligan's Living Doll"Leslie GoodwinsBob StevensFebruary 10, 1966 (1966-02-10)
5822"Forward March"Jerry HopperJack RaymondFebruary 17, 1966 (1966-02-17)
5923"Ship Ahoax"Leslie GoodwinsCharles Tannen & George O'HanlonFebruary 24, 1966 (1966-02-24)
6024"Feed the Kitty"Leslie GoodwinsJ.E. Selby & Richard SanvilleMarch 3, 1966 (1966-03-03)
6125"Operation: Steam Heat"Stanley Z. CherryTerence & Joan MaplesMarch 10, 1966 (1966-03-10)
6226"Will the Real Mr. Howell Please Stand Up?"Jack ArnoldBudd GrossmanMarch 17, 1966 (1966-03-17)
6327"Ghost a Go-Go"Leslie GoodwinsRoland MacLaneMarch 24, 1966 (1966-03-24)
6428"Allergy Time"Jack ArnoldBudd GrossmanMarch 31, 1966 (1966-03-31)
6529"The Friendly Physician"Jack ArnoldElroy SchwartzApril 7, 1966 (1966-04-07)
6630"'V' for Vitamins"Jack ArnoldBarney SlaterApril 14, 1966 (1966-04-14)
6731"Mr. and Mrs. ???"Gary NelsonJack Gross, Jr. & Michael R. SteinApril 21, 1966 (1966-04-21)
6832"Meet the Meteor"Jack ArnoldElroy SchwartzApril 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
TitleDirected by[7]Written by[7]Original air date[8]
691"Up at Bat"Jerry HopperRon FriedmanSeptember 12, 1966 (1966-09-12)
702"Gilligan vs. Gilligan"Jerry HopperJoanna LeeSeptember 19, 1966 (1966-09-19)
713"Pass the Vegetables, Please"Leslie GoodwinsElroy SchwartzSeptember 26, 1966 (1966-09-26)
724"The Producer"Ida LupinoGerald Gardner & Dee CarusoOctober 3, 1966 (1966-10-03)
735"Voodoo"George CahanHerbert Finn & Alan DinehartOctober 10, 1966 (1966-10-10)
746"Where There's a Will"Charles NortonSid Mandel & Roy KammermanOctober 17, 1966 (1966-10-17)
757"Man with a Net"Leslie GoodwinsBudd GrossmanOctober 24, 1966 (1966-10-24)
768"Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow"Tony LeaderBrad RadnitzOctober 31, 1966 (1966-10-31)
779"Ring Around Gilligan"George CahanJohn Fenton MurrayNovember 7, 1966 (1966-11-07)
7810"Topsy-Turvy"Gary NelsonElroy SchwartzNovember 14, 1966 (1966-11-14)
7911"The Invasion"Leslie GoodwinsSam Locke & Joel RappNovember 21, 1966 (1966-11-21)
8012"The Kidnapper"Jerry HopperRay SingerNovember 28, 1966 (1966-11-28)
8113"And Then There Were None"Jerry HopperRon FriedmanDecember 5, 1966 (1966-12-05)
8214"All About Eva"Jerry HopperJoanna LeeDecember 12, 1966 (1966-12-12)
8315"Gilligan Goes Gung-Ho"Robert ScheererBruce HowardDecember 26, 1966 (1966-12-26)
8416"Take a Dare"Stanley Z. CherryRoland MacLaneJanuary 2, 1967 (1967-01-02)
8517"Court-Martial"Gary NelsonRoland MacLaneJanuary 9, 1967 (1967-01-09)
8618"The Hunter"Leslie GoodwinsBen Gershman & William FreedmanJanuary 16, 1967 (1967-01-16)
8719"Lovey's Secret Admirer"David Orrick McDearmonHerbert Finn & Alan DinehartJanuary 23, 1967 (1967-01-23)
8820"Our Vines Have Tender Apes"David Orrick McDearmonSid Mandel & Roy KammermanJanuary 30, 1967 (1967-01-30)
8921"Gilligan's Personal Magnetism"Hal CooperBruce HowardFebruary 6, 1967 (1967-02-06)
9022"Splashdown"Jerry HopperJohn Fenton MurrayFebruary 20, 1967 (1967-02-20)
9123"High Man on the Totem Pole"Herbert ColemanBrad RadnitzFebruary 27, 1967 (1967-02-27)
9224"The Second Ginger Grant"Steve BinderRon FriedmanMarch 6, 1967 (1967-03-06)
9325"The Secret of Gilligan's Island"Gary NelsonTeleplay by: Bruce Howard
Story by: Bruce Howard & Arne Sultan
March 13, 1967 (1967-03-13)
9426"Slave Girl"Wilbur D'ArcyMichael FessierMarch 20, 1967 (1967-03-20)
9527"It's a Bird, It's a Plane"Gary NelsonSam Locke & Joel RappMarch 27, 1967 (1967-03-27)
9628"The Pigeon"Michael KaneTeleplay by: Brad Radnitz
Story by: Jack Raymond & Joel Hammil
April 3, 1967 (1967-04-03)
9729"Bang! Bang! Bang!"Charles NortonLeonard GoldsteinApril 10, 1967 (1967-04-10)
9830"Gilligan, the Goddess"Gary NelsonJack Paritz & Bob RodgersApril 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.

TitleOriginal airdate
"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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