Gilligan’s Island (DVD) Review

123movies – Nominated for zero Emmys in its own brief three-season stint, Gilligan’s Island still has forged itself a remarkable market at the television hall of fame. The brainchild of TV star Sherwood Schwartz, longtime TV creator and writer of The Brady Bunch, Gilligan’s Island immediately gathered a strong cult following, reaching consecutive generations of fans through syndication after its dip and also spawning a cable TV reality series four years afterwards. A first CBS series, the series had been shuffled with time slots ( like its modern app Star Trek), but afterwards became much more popular than ever in its syndicated reruns. Having a memorable theme song the ordinary observer will discover stuck in his mind for days, Gilligan’s Island is timeless family-friendly television entertainment how it was…

Gilligan’s Island follows the experiences of a visit group of changing characters whose ship, the SS Minnow, falls victim into some torrential rain storm through a 3 hour excursion. Shipwrecked on a deserted Pacific island, the seven guests plus team spend their nights and days attempting to escape the island or be saved by passersby. Besides Gilligan (Bob Denver) that is actually the SS Minnow’s first partner, the island plays host to the Skipper (Alan Hale, Jr.), millionaire couple Thurston (Jim Backus) and Eunice Howell (Natalie Schafer), faculty professor Roy Hinkley (Russell Johnson), film star Ginger Grant (Tina Louise), and Mary Ann Summers (Dawn Wells). Nearly every episode revolves round the band’s feeble efforts to escape from the island, undertakings usually thwarted and foiled by Gilligan’s signature buffoonery…

The Gilligan’s Island DVD comes with a number of hilarious episodes including the season premiere “Two on a Raft” where the casting is originally stranded around the island. Crafting a homemade raft, the Skipper and Gilligan set sail to locate assist. On the way they confront dangerous snakes, the relentless sunlight, and hunger pains, till they finally land in an island (perhaps not knowing it is the one that they set sail out of). However, Gilligan and the Skipper believe the island is occupied by unfriendly natives, while the remainder of the cast considers that Gilligan and the Skipper are unfriendly natives… Other notable episodes from Season 1 include “So Sorry, My Island Now” where Gilligan’s Island will be caught with a Japanese Admiral who believes World War II remains in full swing, and “My Fair Gilligan” where Mr. Howell declares Gilligan his adopted son or daughter following Gilligan saves Mrs. Howell’s lifetime…

Below is a list of episodes in the Gilligan’s Island (Season 1) DVD: How

Episode 1 (2 on a Raft) Air Date: 09-26-1964
Episode 2 (House Made Hut) Air Date: 10-03-1964

Episode 4 (GoodnightGoodnight Sweet Skipper) Air Date: 10-17-1964
Episode 5 (5Wrongway Feldman) Air Date: 10-24-1964



Episode 11 (11Angel in the Island) Air Date: 12-12-1964
Episode 12 (Birds Gotta Fly, Fish Totallyta Alert) Air Date: 12-19-1964


Episode 16 (Plant You Now, Dig You Later) Air Date: 01-16-1965
Episode 17 (Little Island, Big Gun) Air Date: 01-23-1965
Episode 18 (X Marks the Spot) Air Date: 01-30-1965
Episode 19 (19Gilligan Meets Jungle Boy) Air Date: 02-06-1965
Episode 20 (St. Gilligan and the Dragon) Air Date: 02-13-1965
Episode 21 (Big Man on Little Stick) Air Date: 02-20-1965
Episode 22 (Diamonds are an Ape’s Best Friend) Air Date: 02-27-1965
Episode 23 (How to Make a Hero) Air Date: 03-06-1965
Episode 24 (The Return of Wrongway Feldman) Air Date: 03-13-1965
Episode 25 (The Matchmaker) Air Date: 03-20-1965
Episode 26 (Music Hath Charm) Air Date: 03-27-1965
Episode 27 (New Neighbor Sam) Air Date: 04-03-1965
Episode 28 (They Are Off and Controlling) Air Date: 04-10-1965
Episode 29 (Three to Make Ready) Air Date: 04-17-1965
Episode 30 (Forget Me Not) Air Date: 04-24-1965
Episode 31 (31Diogenes, Does Not You Please Go Home) Air Date: 05-01-1965
Episode 32 (Physical Fatness) Air Date: 05-08-1965
Episode 33 (It’s Magic) Air Date: 05-15-1965
Episode 34 (Goodbye, Old Paint) Air Date: 05-22-1965
Episode 35 (My Fair Gilligan) Air Date: 06-05-1965
Episode 36 (A Nose By Any Other Name) Air Date: 06-12-1965

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