Gilligan’s Island

Gilligan's Island TV Show

The Skipper runs a boat charter service along with his first mate, Gilligan. One afternoon, they take five passengers on a tour: a wealthy socialite couple, a professor, a Kansas farm girl, and a Hollywood starlet. They get caught in a storm and the S.S. Minnow runs aground on a deserted island. The seven castaways must work together to survive while hoping for rescue.

Broadcast History

Network: CBS
Broadcast: 1964-1967

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Alan Hale, Jr....Jonas "The Skipper" Grumby
Bob Denver...Gilligan
Jim Backus...Thurston Howell III
Tina Louise...Ginger Grant / Eva Grubb
Dawn Wells...Mary Ann Summers
Russell Johnson...Professor Roy Hinkley
Natalie Schafer...Mrs. Lovey Howell

Regulars & Guest Stars

Vito Scotti...Dr. Boris Balinkoff / Japanese Sailor
Hans Conried...Wrongway Feldman
Denny Miller...Tongo the ape man / Duke Williams

Theme Song / Opening Credits


There were 3 seasons and 99 episodes of Gilligan’s Island. Check out the Gilligan’s Island Episode Guide.


Russell Johnson and Dawn Wells were not given individual credits in the first season opening credits because Sherwood Schwarz didn’t expect them to become prominent characters. They were simply referred to as “the rest”. Bob Denver insisted they be given equal credits for the remaining seasons.

Though never mentioned on the show, Sherwood Schwarz had a first name ready for Gilligan if ever needed. Willie.

The lagoon featured on the show was the same one used for Creature From the Black Lagoon.

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Eunice Wentworth “Lovey” Howell: Anyone who says money can’t buy happiness doesn’t know where to shop.

Professor Roy Hinkley: Listen, Gilligan, how far down was she? How many feet?
Gilligan: Professor, in navy circles, we don’t say “feet”. We say “fathoms”.
Professor Roy Hinkley: All right, how many fathoms?
Gilligan: Oh I don’t know, about 15 feet.


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