Gilligan's Island

Gilligan's Island (1964)

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.

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Joe Tomlin

The Friendly Physician - S2-E29

Factual error: 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.

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Joe Tomlin

Gilligan's Personal Magnetism - S3-E21

Continuity mistake: 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.

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Trivia: 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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Jeff Swanson

Trivia: The opening theme of season 1 ends with "And the rest". At the insistance of Bob Denver (Gilligan), "And the rest" was replaced with "The Professor and Mary Ann". Denver wanted equal credit for all actors/actresses.

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Mister Ed

Trivia: Gilligan's Island was available on the planet Thermia in the sci-fi comedy movie Galaxy Quest.

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Voodoo - S3-E5

Question: In this episode, as the Professor is put into a trance, in the background, there seems to be a radio or television transmission tower that can be seen over the roof of the hut. It's blurry, but doesn't seem to be a standard palm tree. Is this a mistake, or set error, or my imagination?

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Chosen answer: It looks like a mistake to me I see it when the Professor is put into a trance, but it is not there later.

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Question: I know there is a good reason but, if the castaways could build huts, bicycle powered generators and fix the radio, why couldn't they fix the boat?

Chosen answer: There's no absolute answer to this, but: 1) The hole in the boat was big enough that they couldn't patch it sufficiently well to float it. All the rafts, huts and other constructions on the island, were flimsy enough that wind and rain got through most of them reasonably easily. 2) None of them were qualified to build or repair boats, so it would have been risky to even try going out with a patch they made. 3) It's a silly 60's sitcom - making sense was never a big concern of producers at the time!

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Question: Why did the Howells, Ginger and Mary Ann have so many changes of clothes with them? It was only a three hour tour.

Chosen answer: It was a running gag about how out of touch with reality they are, because they are so rich, that they think they need to bring an extensive wardrobe with them everywhere they go.

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