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.
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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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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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.
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.
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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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.
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.
Plot hole: Most of the episode focuses on just Gilligan and the Skipper riding the capsule out to sea (although the Howells and the girls attempt to stow away with them at first). However the whole plot changes at the end... suddenly with nobody aboard the capsule, Gilligan tells the Skipper it floated off and Skipper yells at him saying "We could have ALL been on that capsule!" when it suddenly explodes thus saving everybody as if the plot now called for everyone to have been on board. It was still supposed to be Gilligan and Skipper only.
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