37. Gilligan's Mother-in-Law
First Airdate: 9/16/1965
A native maiden sets her sights on Gilligan. Her mom is played by Henny Backus, whose husband Jim portrays Thurston Howell III.
Guests: Henny Backus as Native Mother, Mary Foran as Native Daughter, Russ Grieve as Native Chief, Eddie Little Sky as Native Warrior
38. Beauty Is as Beauty Does
First Airdate: 9/23/1965
In a beauty contest, the Skipper favors Ginger; Mr. Howell, his wife; and the Professor, Mary Ann. The deciding vote is Gilligan's, but he's sure to hurt someone's feelings.
39. The Little Dictator
First Airdate: 9/30/1965
Nehemiah Persoff plays an exiled dictator ruling the castaways in an episode that series creator Sherwood Schwartz calls his favorite. The story's fleshed out with an imaginative dream sequence and typical “Gilligan” shtick, but according to Schwartz, “the serious theme was quite evident.”
Guest: Nehemiah Persoff as Rodriguez
40. Smile, You're on Mars Camera
First Airdate: 10/14/1965
Scientists believe they've discovered life on Mars, unaware that their space probe's cameras are really observing the castaways. Corwell: Booth Colman. Bancroft: Arthur Peterson.
Guest: Booth Colman as Corwell, Arthur Peterson as Bancroft, Larry Thor as Newscaster
41. The Sweepstakes
First Airdate: 10/21/1965
Gilligan claims to have the winning ticket in a million-dollar sweepstakes; the Howells open an exclusive country club and deny fellow castaways membership.
42. Quick Before It Sinks
First Airdate: 10/28/1965
The castaways' fortunes are at a low ebb, as the Professor's findings indicate the island is sinking. The solution: build an ark to escape.
43. Castaway Pictures Presents
First Airdate: 11/4/1965
Using salvaged motion-picture equipment, the castaways make an arty---and hammy---film about their shipwrecked plight.
44. Agonized Labor
First Airdate: 11/11/1965
Who doesn't want to be a millionaire? Certainly not Thurston Howell III, who fears that his industrial empire has collapsed. He's really down in the dumps, and his fellow castaways seek to cheer him up.
45. Nyet, Nyet---Not Yet
First Airdate: 11/18/1965
Distrust clouds the relationship between the castaways and two Russian cosmonauts, who have accidentally landed on the island.
Guest: Vincent Beck as Igor, Danny Klega as Ivan
46. Hi-Fi Gilligan
First Airdate: 11/25/1965
A loose filling turns Gilligan's head into a radio receiver---and turns him into the castaways' link with the outside world.
47. The Chain of Command
First Airdate: 12/2/1965
Who should be the Skipper's second-in-command? To find out, the old salt stages a scenario testing leadership abilities.
48. Don't Bug the Mosquitoes
First Airdate: 12/9/1965
The Wellingtons, who sing the series theme, play three members of a mop-topped rock group seeking refuge on the isle from fans.
Guests: Les Brown Jr. as Bingo, Kirby Johnson as Irving, George Patterson as Bango, Ed Wade as Bongo, The Wellingtons as The Mosquitoes
49. Gilligan Gets Bugged
First Airdate: 12/16/1965
The bite of a rare insect may imperil Gilligan, whose fellow castaways scurry to round up the ingredients for an antidote.
50. Mine Hero
First Airdate: 12/23/1965
While fishing in the lagoon, Gilligan reels in a World War II mine, which suddenly starts ticking---and can't be deactivated.
51. Erika Tiffany-Smith to the Rescue
First Airdate: 12/30/1965
Zsa Zsa Gabor portrays a yachting socialite who intends to turn the island into a resort---and winds up falling for the Professor.
Guests: Zsa Zsa Gabor as Erika Tiffany Smith, Michael Witney as Johnny
52. Not Guilty
First Airdate: 1/6/1966
Suspicions abound that one of the castaways may be guilty of murder. Whodunit? The islanders re-create the crime scene: a store on the mainland where they were each shopping at the same time.
Guest: Al Schottelkotte as Himself
53. You've Been Disconnected
First Airdate: 1/13/1966
An undersea telephone cable washes ashore, giving the castaways hope of rigging it to make a long-distance call for help.
Guest: Sandra Gould as Telephone Operator (uncredited)
54. The Postman Cometh
First Airdate: 1/20/1966
Misunderstanding Gilligan's lament, Mary Ann fears that she's dying. She's not, but the radio has reported that her boyfriend has eloped. Mary Ann: Dawn Wells. Gilligan: Bob Denver.
55. Seer Gilligan
First Airdate: 1/27/1966
Thanks to dining on rare berries, Gilligan can read minds. Soon, the other castaways start hastily munching---and angrily bickering.
56. Love Me, Love My Skipper
First Airdate: 2/3/1966
Plans for the Howells' annual society gala run afoul of the Skipper, who hasn't received an invitation and thinks he's being snubbed.
57. Gilligan's Living Doll
First Airdate: 2/10/1966
A downed robot could help the castaways. All it has to do is carry a message to Hawaii---by walking there on the ocean floor.
Guest: Bob d'Arcy as Robot
58. Forward March
First Airdate: 2/17/1966
The culprit throwing grenades at the castaways turns out to be a gorilla, which has unearthed an arsenal from WWII.
Guest: Janos Prohaska as Ape
59. Ship Ahoax
First Airdate: 2/24/1966
Isolation takes its toll as the castaways turn quarrelsome. It's up to Ginger to change the mood---as a cheery fortune-teller.
60. Feed the Kitty
First Airdate: 3/3/1966
A lion that's loose on the island befriends Gilligan, who treats its injured paw. But other castaways sure look good enough to eat.
61. Operation Steam Heat
First Airdate: 3/10/1966
The discovery of a hot-water spring indicates the presence of a volcano, which the Professor determines is ready to erupt.
62. Will the Real Mr. Howell Please Stand Up?
First Airdate: 3/17/1966
Jim Backus has a dual role: as Howell, and as an impostor back in the States who's posing as him---and spending his money.
First Airdate: 3/24/1966
Richard Kiel (who portrayed James Bond's nemesis Jaws) plays a ghostly figure trying to scare the castaways off the isle.
Guest: Richard Kiel as Ghost
64. Allergy Time
First Airdate: 3/31/1966
Itching and sneezing fits plague the Skipper, who believes he's allergic---to Gilligan. Then the Professor has a similar reaction, and eventually, so do the other castaways.
65. Friendly Physician
First Airdate: 4/7/1966
Imagine Gilligan's mind in Howell's body. That's among the experiments of a mad doctor (Vito Scotti), who also exchanges the minds and bodies of Mrs. Howell and the Skipper, and Mary Ann and the Professor. I
Guest: Mike Mazurki as Igor, Vito Scotti as Physician
66. V for Vitamins
First Airdate: 4/14/1966
In a “Jack and the Beanstalk” fantasy, Bob Denver's son Patrick plays the adventurous youth and Alan Hale, the giant.
Guest: Patrick Denver as Little Gilligan
67. Mr. and Mrs.?
First Airdate: 4/21/1966
The Howells learn their marriage is invalid, so it's up to the Skipper as a ship's captain to perform an official ceremony.
68. Meet the Meteor
First Airdate: 5/10/1966
Rays from a grounded meteor age trees 50 years in seven days, causing Gilligan to dream about that aging's impact on the castaways.