Gilligan's Island

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  • TV-G
  • 1992
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.3  (13,155)

One of the first television comedy series about survival, Gilligan's Island follows the adventures of seven diverse personalities who have been shipwrecked while taking a three hour tour from Honolulu, Hawaii. The story begins when the Skipper and his first mate, Gilligan, beach their ship, the S. S. Minnow, on an uncharted island during a storm. The Skipper and Gilligan do their best to make the castaways comfortable and help them get off of the island. Unfortunately, every time they have an opportunity for rescue or escape, it is usually Gilligan's bumbling that prevents them from leaving. The Professor is the intelligent castaway and is able to create a battery charger, a pedal powered generator, soap, a telescope and a variety of other inventions out of plant life. Some of his inventions are designed to improve the lives of the castaways, and some are designed to help them get off of the island. Thurston Howell III and Lovey Howell are the millionaire and his wife. They seem to have brought an endless supply of clothes for their short boating excursion, and they also brought a chest full of money. They are friendly, but like to flaunt their wealth. The movie star, Ginger Grant, is a beautiful actress who likes to wander the island in slinky dresses. She is very flirtatious, but no romantic relationships ever really develop between the castaways. Ginger is often worried that being away from Hollywood will diminish her popularity as a star. Mary Ann Summers is the cute Kansas farm girl who becomes adept at making cream pies out of bananas and coconuts. The debate still continues between fans about whether they would rather date cute Mary Ann or sexy Ginger. The castaways aren't always alone on the island. A variety of guest stars drop in, including a jungle boy, foreign spies, a rock band and a movie producer. The island guests always leave without the castaways, and Gilligan is usually responsible for these failed rescue opportunities. The series only lasted three seasons but has attained cult status and is enjoyed by generations of viewers from all over the world. Each generation wonders why the Skipper and other castaways tolerate Gilligan's bumbling ways, but fans still enjoy watching the many misadventures in each episode.

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Gilligan, the Goddess
30. Gilligan, the Goddess
April 17, 1967
A native king arrives at the island looking for a white goddess--who must marry a volcano.
Bang!  Bang!  Bang!
29. Bang! Bang! Bang!
April 10, 1967
When a box of plastic explosives is washed up on the shore, the castaways makes plates,golf balls, nails, and so forth. Even Gilligan, who had two fillings filled with the plastic. Untill Gilligan's little monkey friend throws a plate, they realize that's it's explosives.
The Pigeon
28. The Pigeon
April 3, 1967
The Professor finds an ailing homing pigeon.
It's a Bird, It's a Plane
27. It's a Bird, It's a Plane
March 27, 1967
A jet pack cuases the castaways havoc.
Slave Girl
26. Slave Girl
March 20, 1967
Gilligan saves a native girl's life, but she is now bound to him as his slave out of gratitude.
The Secret of Gilligan's Island
25. The Secret of Gilligan's Island
March 13, 1967
Gilligan, and the others help in finding pieces, to a huge stone map, that'll can help them off the island.
The Second Ginger Grant
24. The Second Ginger Grant
March 6, 1967
Mary Ann hits her head and starts to believe she's Ginger.
High Man on the Totem Pole
23. High Man on the Totem Pole
February 27, 1967
Gilligan believes he is descended from headhunters when he finds a perfect likeness of his head atop a totem pole.
Splashdown
22. Splashdown
February 20, 1967
The castaways try to contact a spacecraft in orbit.
Gilligan's Personal Magnetism
21. Gilligan's Personal Magnetism
February 6, 1967
Gilligan survives a lightning strike, but he becomes a human magnet--and his iron-ore bowling ball is permanently stuck to his hand.
Our Vines Have Tender Apes
20. Our Vines Have Tender Apes
January 30, 1967
An ape man terrorizes the castaways until they discover he's just an actor practicing a role.
Lovey's Secret Admirer
19. Lovey's Secret Admirer
January 23, 1967
Mrs. Howell starts receiving mysterious love notes.
The Hunter
18. The Hunter
January 16, 1967
A famous hunter lands on the island to find something new to hunt. And after he sums up everybody, he goes after Gilligan. If Gilligan, can stay away from him for 24 hours, he will take them home.
Court-Martial
17. Court-Martial
January 9, 1967
On the radio, the castaways hear that the Maritime Board blamed the Skipper for the SS Minow's crash.
Take a Dare
16. Take a Dare
January 2, 1967
George Barkley enters a "Take a Dare" Contest and will win $10,000 if he fends for himself for a week on the island.
Gilligan Goes Gung-Ho
15. Gilligan Goes Gung-Ho
December 26, 1966
Gilligan takes his job too seriously when he becomes a deputy sherrif.
All About Eva
14. All About Eva
December 12, 1966
When a plain lady comes to island, the girls help her out. They find out that she looks like Ginger.
And Then There Were None
13. And Then There Were None
December 5, 1966
One-by-one the female castaways vanish, and when the Professor deduces that headhunters are not to blame, he believes one of the men has become mentally deranged.
The Kidnapper
12. The Kidnapper
November 28, 1966
Ginger, Mrs. Howell, and Mary Ann were kidnapped, and the kidnapper wants ransom money. The kidnapper is a compulsive gambler who left civilization ro avoid temptation. The castaways try to rehabilitate him, though he eventually ends up leaving the island. He left with Mrs. Howell's pearl necklace, Mr. Howell's wallet, and Ginger's earrings.
The Invasion
11. The Invasion
November 21, 1966
Gilligan and the Skipper reel in a briefcase while fishing. The briefcase is stamped with the words: "Property of the US Government."
Topsy-Turvy
10. Topsy-Turvy
November 14, 1966
Gilligan sees everything upside down when he bumps his head.
Ring Around Gilligan
9. Ring Around Gilligan
November 7, 1966
A mad scientist comes to the island.
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
8. Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
October 31, 1966
Gilligan wakes up one morning with white hair, and he thinks he over-hears the Proffesor saying he has a disease that makes him age quickly.
Man With a Net
7. Man With a Net
October 24, 1966
A famous butterfly-catcher by the name of Lord Beasley Waterford comes to the island in search of an extremely rare butterfly.
Where There's a Will
6. Where There's a Will
October 17, 1966
Mr. Howell makes his will, and leaves some of his estate for each castaway.
Voodoo
5. Voodoo
October 10, 1966
A witch doctor steals some of the castaways' personal possessions and makes voodoo dolls out of them.
The Producer
4. The Producer
October 3, 1966
During a world-wide talent search, a Hollywood Director comes to the island.
Pass the Vegetables, Please
3. Pass the Vegetables, Please
September 26, 1966
Gilligan finds some radioactive vegetable seeds.
Gilligan vs. Gilligan
2. Gilligan vs. Gilligan
September 19, 1966
Gilligan meets his double, who is a foreign spy.
Up at Bat
1. Up at Bat
September 12, 1966
Gilligan has been bitten by a bat. Soon, as Ginger and Maryann, tries to bandage Gilligan up, he looks into a mirror (one that the glass isn't in) and he starts to think he is a vampire.
Description

One of the first television comedy series about survival, Gilligan's Island follows the adventures of seven diverse personalities who have been shipwrecked while taking a three hour tour from Honolulu, Hawaii. The story begins when the Skipper and his first mate, Gilligan, beach their ship, the S. S. Minnow, on an uncharted island during a storm.

The Skipper and Gilligan do their best to make the castaways comfortable and help them get off of the island. Unfortunately, every time they have an opportunity for rescue or escape, it is usually Gilligan's bumbling that prevents them from leaving.

The Professor is the intelligent castaway and is able to create a battery charger, a pedal powered generator, soap, a telescope and a variety of other inventions out of plant life. Some of his inventions are designed to improve the lives of the castaways, and some are designed to help them get off of the island.

Thurston Howell III and Lovey Howell are the millionaire and his wife. They seem to have brought an endless supply of clothes for their short boating excursion, and they also brought a chest full of money. They are friendly, but like to flaunt their wealth.

The movie star, Ginger Grant, is a beautiful actress who likes to wander the island in slinky dresses. She is very flirtatious, but no romantic relationships ever really develop between the castaways. Ginger is often worried that being away from Hollywood will diminish her popularity as a star.

Mary Ann Summers is the cute Kansas farm girl who becomes adept at making cream pies out of bananas and coconuts. The debate still continues between fans about whether they would rather date cute Mary Ann or sexy Ginger.

The castaways aren't always alone on the island. A variety of guest stars drop in, including a jungle boy, foreign spies, a rock band and a movie producer. The island guests always leave without the castaways, and Gilligan is usually responsible for these failed rescue opportunities.

The series only lasted three seasons but has attained cult status and is enjoyed by generations of viewers from all over the world. Each generation wonders why the Skipper and other castaways tolerate Gilligan's bumbling ways, but fans still enjoy watching the many misadventures in each episode.Gilligan's Island is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (99 episodes). The series first aired on October 16, 1992.

Where to Watch Gilligan's Island

Gilligan's Island is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Gilligan's Island on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and IMDb TV.

  • Premiere Date
    October 16, 1992
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (13,155)