TV Series | TV-G | | Comedy, Family
Sherwood Schwartz pitched the idea for the show to CBS executives multiple times and kept getting turned down because they thought it would be a huge failure. Finally, after much persistence he was given the green light to film the pilot episode in ... ...
What was that stuff you just gave me?
Eunice Wentworth "Lovey" Howell: That will help you sleep, it's a sedative.
Gilligan: Thanks, Mrs. Howell, but you're wasting your time. Those things don't work on me. I remember once...
The boat is called the SS Minnow, but "SS" stands for "steam ship". A small boat like the Minnow would be powered by diesel or gas engine.
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.
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