Gilligan's Island

Gilligan's Island (1964)

37 mistakes in season 3

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 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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Pass the Vegetables, Please - S3-E3

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

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Producer - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: Harold Hecuba (a.k.a. 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 Hunter - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: Gilligan advises Kincaid that there's no game on the island. This contradicts an earlier episode in the same season where the castaways spotted a wild boar roaming the island (episode "Where there's a will").

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The Secret of Gilligan's Island - S3-E25

Other mistake: At the end, the Professor and Skipper walk up on Gilligan, who's busy chiseling a message on a stone. Look carefully, because he's hitting the chisel, but the tip never touches the stone, and the 'E' in 'HOME SWEET HOME' (the message Gilligan is working on) is plainly visible.

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The Hunter - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: The target Ramu draws has a small mark in the center. A moment later, the mark is broad and runs top to bottom through the small circle.

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The Hunter - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: When Mrs. Howell talks to Ramu, he holds the spear waist high, and beside Lovey. After her question, the spear is suddenly chest high, and aimed about the top of her chest.

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Court-Martial - S3-E17

Revealing mistake: In Gilligan's dream sequence, when the pirate goes to hit his fencing foil, the score mark where the break was supposed to happen is plainly visible, and he's holding it very still for the gag.

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The Kidnapper - S3-E12

Visible crew/equipment: As Gilligan runs along, stuck in the hollow log, the wires holding it up and guiding it are visible toward the top of the shot.

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The Invasion - S3-E11

Revealing mistake: After the Skipper throws the attache case in the lagoon, it explodes. Problem is that the lagoon water and the water with the explosion are in two different areas, and where the explosion is, there was no case floating. Just markers floating where the explosive is placed underwater.

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Topsy-Turvy - S3-E10

Other mistake: At the end, after Mary Ann puts the pie down, and Gilligan drinks the juice, he hits the table, flipping the pie into the skipper's face. First, the Skipper starts to wince when Gilligan hits the table, preparing for the gag. Second, the pie tin defies physics by staying exactly in place on the board after the pie leaves it, and after the board bounces once and settles down. Third, Gilligan dips his finger directly into the cream on the Skipper's face, rather than missing a few times.

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Topsy-Turvy - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: As the Professor cautions Gilligan about hallucinations, the long table is visible through the door. When the camera is close to the Professor and Skipper, the table is gone.

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Topsy-Turvy - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: When Gilligan looks at the papaya tree, the fruit is yellow. When he gets to the tree, the fruit is green.

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Ring Around Gilligan - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: When Balinkoff shows Gilligan the control computer, it is off, but Gilligan is under control. A moment later, it is on.

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Voodoo - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: Between the time the Professor is put into the trance and waking up, his mouth mouth goes from agape, and head turned to the left, to mouth closed, facing forward.

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Pass the Vegetables, Please - S3-E3

Revealing mistake: As the camera pulls back from the hut, the bubbles can be seen coming from around the edges of the shot.

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Pass the Vegetables, Please - S3-E3

Revealing mistake: As the Professor reads his meter, the bubbles are shooting from beside his nose, rather than his mouth.

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Pass the Vegetables, Please - S3-E3

Visible crew/equipment: As Mary Ann discovers she's blowing bubbles as she talks, you can see part of the device just to the left of her neck, and the bubbles can be seen coming from beside her left cheek.

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Pass the Vegetables, Please - S3-E3

Other mistake: The spot where the coconut Gilligan tosses goes through is rounded, the suddenly squared in the close up. The wall in general is differently colored than the rest of the hut.

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Pass the Vegetables, Please - S3-E3

Revealing mistake: When Gilligan picks up a coconut, the first one he crushes easily is totally different than the ones in the pile it's on, showing it was a specially made prop.

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Pass the Vegetables, Please - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: The compound of huts seems to be very close to the beach, as the Professor, Skipper and Gilligan look out and can see it. Other times, it's a fair distance away through the jungle and obscured.

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Pass the Vegetables, Please - S3-E3

Audio problem: As Gilligan gets up to lift the stool he was sitting on, we hear the sound of wood scraping on the floor, but it's on sand.

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Pass the Vegetables, Please - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: As the camera is close up on the radio, Mary Ann's hand is down on the table. In the wide shot, it's suddenly up holding a fork.

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Up at Bat - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: When Gilligan huddles next to a boulder in the cave he's in, the boulder rocks easily, showing that it's a prop.

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Topsy-Turvy - S3-E10

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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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.

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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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Voodoo - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: The professor is put under a trance, referred to as "zombiefied." When it first happens, the professor is looking to his left. Later on, he's looking straight ahead.

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