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Gilligan

Gilligan's Island (1964)

22 mistakes

Genres: Comedy, Family

Topsy-Turvy - S3-E10

New this month Factual error: When looking at the machetes the headhunters had, you can see the molded plastic handles on them. The natives wouldn't have access to such things.

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Marooned - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When they are listening to the radio report describing the lost boat, the professor goes from standing up to sitting down between shots.

Joe Tomlin

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Factual error: In "The Friendly Physician," when the castaways are coming back to the island at the end, you can see some of the Los Angeles buildings in the background on the high camera angle.

Joe Tomlin

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Continuity mistake: Episode 89 "Gilligan's Personal Magnetism" - When Gilligan knocks the door off the hut it lands on the Skipper's neck with the life preserver on the top. In the next shot the preserver is on the bottom.

Mister Ed

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Continuity mistake: In the "Chain of Command" episode, when Gilligan falls off of the cliff at the end, he is wearing different clothes and facing a different way than he was when he fell off.

Joe Tomlin

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Continuity mistake: In the episode with Phil Silvers as Harold Hecuba (a.k.a. H.H.), H.H. goes out to change costumes. When he comes in as Ophelia the stage door first closes behind him, then falls off the hinges. The shot cuts to the Castaways, then back to H.H., and the door is back on the hinges.

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The Friendly Physician - S2-E29

Plot hole: The scientist yells for Igor to capture the escaping Castaways, to which Igor responds "capture them yourself" in Ginger's voice. The scientist appears surprised to find out Igor is not Igor, but how can this be? He had to be the one to pull the level to switch everyone's personalities and bodies around, so he should have already known.

Gilligan's Personal Magnetism - S3-E21

Visible crew/equipment: Toward the end, the group is around the table, talking about Gilligan. Then they see a pear and a bunch of grapes float over to a plate at the head of the table. Skipper goes over and addresses the invisible Gilligan. If you look at the top of the hut, you can see the wires used to make the fruit float. Also, earlier in the hut with Ginger, when Gilligan bit the pear, you can see the wire holding the pear as it shakes after the bite.

Robert Cotton

Our Vines Have Tender Apes - S3-E20

Audio problem: Towards the end of the episode, the castaways read Tongo's note that he can't take them back with him due to how he behaved with the gorilla. Mr. Howell yells "we won't tell anyone!" followed by other random comments from the others for Tongo to come back. Tongo leaves and as the camera pulls away from the castaways, the same audio repeats itself even though this time doesn't match what anyone is saying.

Nyet, Nyet, Not Yet - S2-E9

Plot hole: This was obviously bad script writing, but let's figure out carefully how this failed rescue attempt (by Gilligan) doesn't really make sense. The two Russians were to be picked up at 11:00. When the castaways appear at the Russians' location, the Russians are gone. Gilligan states it's 8:00 according to his watch, due to the unaware fact he set his watch to Manila time (3 hours earlier). He claims to have set his watch when it was 10:30 in Manila - Skipper then yells there's 3 hrs difference between the island and Manila, so Gilligan sets his watch ahead 3 hrs and it's now 11:00. Here's the mistake: if it was 10:30 in Manila and there's a 3 hr. difference, it would have been 1:30 on the island, and also if Gilligan's watch stated it's 8:00 now (Manila time), he would have set it to 7:30 when hearing the 10:30 announcement on Manila radio (which he didn't do). Lots of these times just don't make sense.

Man with a Net - S3-E7

Revealing mistake: Near the end of the episode, all the castaways are passed out cold when Lord Beasley finally catches his butterfly. Right after saying the line "That's the trouble with you Americans - you simply don't know how to hold your tea" as he's exiting off camera, Mrs. Howell starts to open her eyes slightly, but then quickly shuts them again. Perhaps she thought the cameras stopped rolling.

The Second Ginger Grant - S3-E24

Revealing mistake: When "Ginger" (Mary Ann) forgets the words to the song, she asks the maestro, Mr. Howell, to restart the record. Before and after he puts the needle on the beginning, you hear the music, but the turntable isn't moving.

Robert Cotton

Ghost-a-Go-Go - S2-E27

Other mistake: All of their sheets were the same type. The sheet that the "Ghost" supposedly took from them was more silken, not the regular knit.

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Will the Real Mr. Howell Please Stand Up? - S2-E26

Revealing mistake: When Gilligan demonstrates his man-made wings, when the camera goes close up to him, you can see the wires.

Operation: Steam Heat - S2-E25

Continuity mistake: The professor wound the clock on the bomb by turning the hand to nine. A second after it was tossed in, it reads eight. It then takes about about fifteen seconds between the numbers to get to zero.

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Operation: Steam Heat - S2-E25

Revealing mistake: When Gilligan and Ginger are in the cave at the volcano, you can see that the steam in the two passageway openings behind them is being shot in from jet nozzles.

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Operation: Steam Heat - S2-E25

Continuity mistake: When Howell is talking to Gilligan, the ground apparently trembles due to a volcano. Before the rumble, Howell's Safari hat brim is bent up on the left side. After the cut to the Professor, the right side is bent upward.

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Gilligan Meets Jungle Boy - S1-E20

Visible crew/equipment: When Gilligan is floating inside the balloon and then outside, the wires supporting him are visible.

bixxell

Don't Bug the Mosquitoes - S2-E12

Character mistake: When the "Honey Bees" (Mary Ann, Ginger, Mrs. Howell) perform, Mrs. Howell (Natalie Schafer) messes up her lip-syncing throughout the number. But it is most noticeable at the very end when the girls put their heads together and say "buzzzzzzzzzzz" but Mrs. Howell is mouthing an "oooooooooo" which she changes to a "zzzzz" mid-way through the note.

kuffpah

Pass the Vegetables, Please - S3-E3

Revealing mistake: When Gilligan is lifting the Skipper in the lounge chair, you can see the wires used to raise the chair up when the camera is close up on the Skipper.

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In the opening credits of the black-and-white episodes, the US flag at the marina is at half-mast because the opening was filmed shortly after the Kennedy assassination.

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