TV Series | TV-G | | Comedy, Family
Sherwood Schwartz claimed that, contrary to popular belief, "Robinson Crusoe" was not the inspiration for the series, even though it was one of his favorite books and was referenced in the closing song.
Thurston Howell III:
Your Honor, will you get another gavel?
Professor Roy Hinkley: Why?
Thurston Howell III: That one's squirting milk all over me.
Skipper Jonas Grumby: Ginger's very damaging to us.
Gilligan: Yeah, her testimony.
Skipper Jonas Grumby: No, her legs.
Thurston Howell III: I'd like to charge Mary Ann with murder.
Professor Roy Hinkley: Murder?
Thurston Howell III: Her testimony's killing me.
It has often been observed that although they were on "a three hour tour," the castaways have an awful lot of supplies. Mary Ann and Ginger have seemingly not ever worn the same clothes twice, the Professor has an extensive library, the Howells have myriad luxury items, etcetera.
During the first season's opening credits, for some reason neither The Professor, Russell Johnson nor Mary Ann Dawn Wells received an on screen billing, nor were they referred to in the theme song. They were just referred to as "... and the rest." For seasons two and three they were added at the request of Bob Denver, who played "Gilligan" and thought it was stupid to leave out the two actors just to shorten the introductory song by a few notes.
There are two different versions of the homing pigeon episode. Version 1 has a scene of Gilligan and Skipper sneaking into the professor's hut and feeding the pigeon a pie, followed by Ginger and Mary Ann giving it milk; this version airs on TBS. Version 2: Gilligan and Skipper are talking in the hut and the dialogue between Ginger and Mary Ann is shortened. This version airs on TV Land.
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