Seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a torrential storm.
This popular television comedy begins with the shipwreck of the S.S. Minnow in a terrible storm. Gilligan, the Skipper too, a millionaire and his wife, a movie-star, the Professor and Mary Ann are all stranded on the island. Hey, didja see the one where they almost got off the island...?
0. Pilot Ginger, Maryann and the Professor are different people. Mary-Ann's name is Bunny and her character is more like the current Ginger. Ginger is more like Mary-Ann but still called Ginger. The Professor is very much a ladies man. Since the episode never aired, the show was drastically altered, characters were replaced and so was the now, unforgettable theme song.
1. Two on a Raft
First Airdate: 9/26/1964
In the series opener, the castaways find themselves marooned on the island. Gilligan and the Skipper set sail on a home-made raft in an attempt to find help. After sailing for days and battling obstacles such as sharks and Gilligan's unending hunger, they land back on Gilligan's island without realizing it.
2. Home Sweet Hut
First Airdate: 10/3/1964
A hurricane is coming, so the Castaways must quickly build one large community hut in which to weather the storm. However, they soon get on each-others nerves, so they later decide to branch out and build individual huts.
3. Voodoo Something to Me
First Airdate: 10/10/1964
The Skipper fears that the island is full of 'voodoo' when he thinks that Gilligan has been turned into a monkey.
4. "Goodnight Sweet Skipper"
First Airdate: 10/17/1964
The castaways hear on the radio that a plane is going to be flying over their island, but they will be unable to contact them because their transmitter is broken.
Guest: June Foray as Alice McNeil (voice) (uncredited)
5. "Wrongway Feldman"
First Airdate: 10/24/1964
When Gilligan finds an old airplane hidden in the jungle, the Castaways discover a long-forgotten aviator living on the island.
Guest: Hans Conried as Wrongway Feldman
6. "President Gilligan"
First Airdate: 10/31/1964
The castaways decide that they need someone to be the leader on the island, and so they hold elections.
7. "The Sound of Quacking"
First Airdate: 11/7/1964
The Castaways are faced with running out of food, when a blight threatens to destroy many of their plants. When Gilligan finds a duck in the lagoon, a difficult decision must be made.
8. "Goodbye Island"
First Airdate: 11/21/1964
Gilligan discovers a special tree sap that can be used to make a good tasting pancake syrup. Then the professor discovers that the same tree sap also makes a super glue, that may allow the castaways to repair the Minnow.
9. "The Big Gold Strike"
First Airdate: 11/28/1964
Mr. Howell discovers a gold mine on the island. He then hires Gilligan to work in the mine. When gold fever strikes the castaways and Mr. Howell is unwilling to share the gold, they begin to charge outlandish prices for the supplies and food that Mr. Howell needs.
10. "Waiting for Watubi"
First Airdate: 12/5/1964
While digging, the Skipper uncovers a carved statue of a Tiki God. He then believes a curse has fallen on him for disturbing the resting-place of Watubi, and that his days are numbered.
11. "Angel on the Island"
First Airdate: 12/12/1964
Mr. Howell decides to put on a play, staring Ginger, after she begins to suffer from home sickness. Trouble begins, however, when Mrs. Howell decides she wants to play the starring role. Mel Blanc is the voice of the parrot.
Guest: Mel Blanc as Parrot (voice)
12. "Birds Gotta Fly, Fish Gotta Talk"
First Airdate: 12/19/1964
During Christmas, the Castaways get homesick and remember the first day they were shipwrecked. When Santa Claus "appears" on the island, many suspect he is the Skipper in costume. However, just as Santa departs while wishing the Castaways a Merry Christmas, the Skipper appears from the other direction.
13. "Three Million Dollars More or Less"
First Airdate: 12/26/1964
Mr. Howell loses $3 million to Gilligan in a golfing contest. Mr. Howell then tricks Gilligan into trading for a worthless oil well that he owns.
14. "Water Water Everywhere"
First Airdate: 1/2/1965
Talk about a painful irony: though surrounded by water, the Castaways suddenly discover that their supply of fresh drinking water is running out.
Mel Blanc as Ribbit the Frog (voice)
15. "So Sorry, My Island Now"
First Airdate: 1/9/1965
The Castaways are captured by a Japanese sailor who thinks that WWII never ended. When the other castaways are captured, it is up to Gilligan to save them.
Guest: Vito Scotti as Japanese Soldier
16. "Plant You Now, Dig You Later"
First Airdate: 1/16/1965
While working for Mr. Howell, Gilligan unearths a chest. The castaways think it must contain a pirate's treasure.
17. "Little Island, Big Gun"
First Airdate: 1/23/1965
A mob leader and his henchmen, fleeing from the police, land on the island.
Guests: Louis Quinn as Hank, Jack Sheldon as Lucky, K.L. Smith as Farrell's Accomplice, Larry Storch as Jackson Farrell
18. "X Marks the Spot"
First Airdate: 1/30/1965
In a test of a deadly new missile, called "Operation Powder Keg," the Air Force chooses an "uninhabited island" which just happens to be Gilligan's Island.
Guests: Harry Lauter as Major Adams, Russell Thorson as General Bryan
19. "Gilligan Meets Jungle Boy"
First Airdate: 2/6/1965
Gilligan discovers a jungle boy living on the island. He shows them a hole in the ground that causes objects to float, and the professor theorizes that it is expelling either helium or hydrogen. Kurt Russell is the guest star.
Guest: Kurt Russell as Jungle Boy
20. "St. Gilligan and the Dragon"
First Airdate: 2/13/1965
Angry because the men haven't kept their promise to build them private houses, the women decide to move to the other side of the island in protest.
21. "Big Man on Little Stick"
First Airdate: 2/20/1965
Handsome surfer Duke Williams rides a giant tsunami to the island. At first, the castaways are excited as Duke thinks he will turn around and surf back to Hawaii (and send help). However, after seeing Mary Ann and Ginger, he decides he may want to stay for a while.
Guest: Denny Miller as Duke Williams
22. "Diamonds Are an Ape's Best Friend"
First Airdate: 2/27/1965
A gorilla is enchanted by Mrs. Howell's perfume and kidnaps her. After Gilligan accidentally spills the perfume all over his shirt, the gorilla decides to release Mrs. Howell and exchange prisoners.
Guest: Janos Prohaska as Ape
23. "How to be a Hero"
First Airdate: 3/6/1965
After Gilligan is unable to save Mary Ann from drowning in the lagoon, the Skipper must jump in and rescue both of them. The Castaways then devise schemes to boost Gilligan's ego, and help him feel like a hero.
24. "The Return of Wrongway Feldman"
First Airdate: 3/13/1965
The castaways are revisited by 'Wrongway' Feldman.
Guest: Hans Conried as Wrongway Feldman
25. "The Matchmaker"
First Airdate: 3/20/1965
Mrs. Howell decides to engineer a romance between Gilligan and Mary Ann.
26. "Music Hath Charm"
First Airdate: 3/27/1965
Mrs. Howell decides to form a symphony orchestra, to make up for the lack of culture on the island. Gilligan's drum beats, as they drift across the water, hold special meaning to angry natives on a nearby island.
Guests: Frank Corsentino as Native, Paul Daniel as Native, Russ Grieve as Native
27. "New Neighbor Sam"
First Airdate: 4/3/1965
The Castaways overhear the voices of gangsters discussing buried treasure and threatening their lives. The voices turn out to belong to a parrot, who then leads the castaways to the "treasure."
28. "They're Off and Running"
First Airdate: 4/10/1965
Mr. Howell wins all of the Skipper's possessions betting on turtle races. Even when he feels bad and switches the turtles so that Skipper will finally win, he still wins!
29. "Three to Get Ready"
First Airdate: 4/17/1965
The Skipper insists a stone found by Gilligan will grant the finder three wishes before sundown. The professor, of course, insists it is just superstition.
30. "Forget Me Not"
First Airdate: 4/24/1965
The Professor tries to cure the Skipper's amnesia by hypnotizing him and taking him through time.
31. "Diogenes, Won't You Please Go Home"
First Airdate: 5/1/1965
The Castaways discover that Gilligan has been keeping a secret diary. When they read it, they all seem to disagree with how certain events unfolded and tell their side of the story.
Guest: Vito Scotti as Japanese Sailor
32. "Physical Fatness"
First Airdate: 5/8/1965
Gilligan and the Skipper plan to join the Navy when they are rescued. However, when weighing themselves, they discover that Gilligan must gain weight, while the Skipper must diet.
33. "It's Magic"
First Airdate: 5/15/1965
Gilligan finds a raft, oh wait, no, the Great Raftini's magic trunk. Ginger knows how to use the magical tricks and the castaways plan to use the magic to scare away angry natives if they ever got to their island again.
34. "Goodbye Old Paint"
First Airdate: 5/22/1965
A famous painter who has renounced civilization, Dubov, visits the island (with a short-wave radio, of course). The castaways are hopeful that Dubov will give them his transmitter, but soon discover he does not wish to go back to civilization.
Guest: Harold J. Stone as Dubov
35. "My Fair Gilligan"
First Airdate: 5/29/1965
After Gilligan saves Mrs. Howell's life, Mr. Howell decides to make him his son. He immediately puts Gilligan through basic training to be a millionaire's socialite son (dream sequence), changing the way he walks, talks and dresses. However, Gilligan and the rest of the castaways miss the "old Gilligan."
36. "A Nose By Any Other Name"
First Airdate: 6/12/1965
A fall from a coconut tree gives Gilligan an inflated nose and a deflated ego. When Gilligan decides he wants the Professor to perform plastic surgery on his nose, the Professor pretends to perform the surgery, and instead, relies on the recuperation time behind the bandages to allow the swelling to go down. When the bandages are finally removed, Gilligan decides he is happy with his old nose!