Gilligan's Island

Gilligan's Island (1964)

85 mistakes

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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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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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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The Chain of Command - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: 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.

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Beauty Is as Beauty Does - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: We see a shot of the outside of Ginger's hut when she and the Skipper are first planning for the beauty contest. The door to the hut has a window in it and we can see the Skipper's hand leaning on the sill. We cut inside and suddenly Ginger is by the door and the window has vanished.

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They're Off and Running - S1-E29

Other mistake: In several shots during the first turtle race, Gilligan is inexplicably wearing a wedding band (Bob Denver was married to his first wife at the time and forgot to remove it).

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The Sound of Quacking - S1-E8

Visible crew/equipment: During the dream sequence, when Gilligan starts a showdown with Mr.Howell and the Professor, someone's face appears in the window in the background for a second, and it's none of the castaways - someone in the filming crew most likely.

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Quick Before It Sinks - S2-E6

Plot hole: Gilligan admits he put the Professor's measuring stick in deeper and deeper waters to catch bigger lobster. So wouldn't the Professor have noticed the stick has been moved further out (and more than once too) in the water rather than think the island is sinking? He always had all positions and locations down to a science in many episodes, so how could this have gotten past him?

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The Hunter - S3-E18

Revealing mistake: As Gilligan sits in front of a large boulder, the disguised charge that simulates a bullet strike is easily seen.

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The Invasion - S3-E11

Revealing mistake: In the dream sequence, the boss, E.V.I.L., is bald. You can see the line of the skin wig he has on.

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow - S3-E8

Revealing mistake: After Skipper goes bald, you can see the line of the skin wig on him.

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow - S3-E8

Revealing mistake: When Gilligan is bald, you can plainly see the line of the skin wig, as well as able to see his hair under it.

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Pass the Vegetables, Please - S3-E3

Other mistake: After Gilligan gets up to take the sand to Mary Ann, the camera closes in on the box lid. After it does, the picture goes into a freeze frame because the ripples in the water of the lagoon stop dead still for the few seconds until the dissolve into the next scene.

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Big Man on a Little Stick - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: As the Professor sends Duke off, he gives the island's position as 110° Latitude, 10° Longitude. In "X Marks The Spot" (S1: E: 19), the position is given as 140° Latitude, 10° Longitude.

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Nyet, Nyet, Not Yet - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: The professor mentions he can't drink vodka with the Russians because he's allergic to alcohol, yet in the episode "Man With A Net" (with Lord Beesley), he drinks a strong alchoholic drink he made along with everyone else with no signs of any sickness, or reaction preventing him from drinking it.

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New Neighbor Sam - S1-E28

Revealing mistake: When Mr. Howell and the Professor are thrown by Gilligan and the Skipper, during the struggle you can see Gilligan flying in from the right side. But it can easily see that it is a dummy in Gilligan's clothes.

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Pass the Vegetables, Please - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: The radiation meter the Professor reads disappears between shots.

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Show generally

Continuity mistake: There are several shots of the island used in the series. In the opening, it appears small. In some inland shots it appears immense and mountainous, despite being described numerous times as a "tiny island somewhere in the Pacific."

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Operation: Steam Heat - S2-E25

Revealing mistake: After Gilligan says his line about the earth swallowing them all up, an explosion rocks the area. Between the end of the line, and the rocking, there's a split second of blackness indicating a cut between the line and the action.

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And Then There Were None - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: Whenever one of the castaways falls in the trap and "disappears", there is complete silence when their name is called out, yet when the Skipper falls in (the last of the six), suddenly Gilligan hears all their voices shouting from down below.

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