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Gilligan's Island Season 3 Episodes

Season 3 Episode Guide

30 Episodes 1966 - 1967

Episode 1

Up at Bat

Mon, Sep 12, 1966 30 mins

Bitten by a bat, Gilligan thinks he's turning into a vampire---a feeling heightened by his dream in which he's a Transylvanian count in 1895. The other castaways are servants and guests at the count's castle. Gilligan: Bob Denver. Skipper: Alan Hale. Howell: Jim Backus. Ginger: Tina Louise. The Professor: Russell Johnson.

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Episode 2

Gilligan vs. Gilligan

Mon, Sep 19, 1966 30 mins

Bob Denver has a dual role as Gilligan and his look-alike, a spy whose government thinks the castaways are on a secret mission. Gilligan: Bob Denver. Skipper: Alan Hale. Howell: Jim Backus. Ginger: Tina Louise. The Professor: Russell Johnson.

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Episode 3

Pass the Vegetables, Please

Mon, Sep 26, 1966 30 mins

Radioactive seeds yield vegetables that give the castaways unusual powers. For example, spinach-eating Gilligan can lift tree trunks; and Mary Ann, who ate carrots, can see small things 20 miles away. Gilligan: Bob Denver. Skipper: Alan Hale. Howell: Jim Backus. Ginger: Tina Louise. The Professor: Russell Johnson. Mary Ann: Dawn Wells.

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Episode 4

The Producer

Mon, Oct 3, 1966 30 mins

Phil Silvers is a flamboyant film producer and plane-crash survivor who lends the castaways his ears for their musical version of "Hamlet." It ain't Shakespeare, but it does get the attention of the impresario, who soon swipes all the singing parts for himself (a quicksilver bit of shtick for Silvers). Gilligan: Bob Denver. Skipper: Alan Hale. Ginger: Tina Louise. Howell: Jim Backus.

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Episode 5

Voodoo

Mon, Oct 10, 1966 30 mins

Voodoo bedevils the castaways---thanks to look-alike dolls that a witch doctor made to bring the islanders under his spell. He even turns the Professor into a zombie. Witch Doctor: Eddie Little Sky. Gilligan: Bob Denver. Skipper: Alan Hale. Howell: Jim Backus. Ginger: Tina Louise. The Professor: Russell Johnson. Mary Ann: Dawn Wells. Mrs. Howell: Natalie Schafer.

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Episode 6

Where There's a Will

Mon, Oct 17, 1966 30 mins

An ill Howell makes the castaways heirs to his fortune---then reconsiders when he thinks that his new legatees are trying to do him in. Howell: Jim Backus. Gilligan: Bob Denver. Skipper: Alan Hale. Ginger: Tina Louise. The Professor: Russell Johnson. Mary Ann: Dawn Wells.

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Episode 7

Man with a Net

Mon, Oct 24, 1966 30 mins

Veteran character actor John McGiver plays a butterfly buff, whom the castaways help search for an elusive rarity in the hope that he'll help them get off the island. McGiver had a similar role as a quirky bird-watcher in 1962's "Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation," which starred James Stewart. Gilligan: Bob Denver. Skipper: Alan Hale. Howell: Jim Backus. Ginger: Tina Louise. Mary Ann: Dawn Wells.

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Episode 8

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Mon, Oct 31, 1966 30 mins

Baldness becomes Gilligan---or so his fellow castaways try to convince the ashamed mate after all his hair suddenly falls out. And then so does the Skipper's. The Professor sets out to solve the mystery. Skipper: Alan Hale. The Professor: Russell Johnson. Howell: Jim Backus. Ginger: Tina Louise.

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Episode 9

Ring Around Gilligan

Mon, Nov 7, 1966 30 mins

Vito Scotti made his second showing in this series as mad Dr Balinkoff, back to test a hypnotic ring that turns people into robots. The scientist aims to use the castaways to rob Fort Knox and trains them in the caper by subbing coconuts for gold bars.

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Episode 10

Topsy Turvy

Mon, Nov 14, 1966 30 mins

Headhunter territory is the setting for the castaways' search for a rare berry to cure Gilligan's upside-down vision.

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Episode 11

The Invasion

Mon, Nov 21, 1966 30 mins

The discovery of an attaché case that may contain top-secret info leads Gilligan to dream he's a daredevil secret agent and other castaways are enemy spies out to retrieve the case at any cost.

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Episode 12

The Kidnapper

Mon, Nov 28, 1966 30 mins

Don Rickles plays a compulsive crook who swears he wants to overcome his zeal to steal. So the castaways set out to reform him. Ginger even employs amateur psychiatry.

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Episode 13

And Then There Were None

Mon, Dec 5, 1966 30 mins

Mysterious disappearances among the castaways prompt Gilligan's nightmare, in which he's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde standing trial in a Victorian courtroom. There, Mrs Howell is Mary Poppins and Mary Ann is Eliza Doolittle.

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Episode 14

All About Eva

Mon, Dec 12, 1966 30 mins

Tina Louise has a dual role as Ginger and a marooned and depressed ugly duckling named Eva, who's transformed into a beauty.

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Episode 15

Gilligan Goes Gung Ho

Mon, Dec 26, 1966 30 mins

In an episode illustrating the abuse of power, Gilligan becomes a deputy sheriff and goes way overboard, arresting---and jailing---everyone for silly infractions.

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Episode 16

Take a Dare

Mon, Jan 2, 1967 30 mins

Echoes of "Survivor": a game-show contestant is plunked on the isle for a week to fend for himself---and win $10,000. Eventually, he's discovered by the castaways, who make a deal with the fellow for a rescue.

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Episode 17

Court Martial

Mon, Jan 9, 1967 30 mins

Re-enactments of the shipwreck that apparently shift blame to Gilligan cause him to dream that he's a gallant admiral attacking pirates.

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Episode 18

The Hunter

Mon, Jan 16, 1967 30 mins

A big-game hunter offers to rescue the castaways, provided his quarry---Gilligan---can elude his bullets for 24 hours.

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Episode 19

Lovey's Secret Admirer

Mon, Jan 23, 1967 30 mins

Who's sending Mrs Howell unsigned love notes? The mystery segues into a dream sequence, in which Lovey is Cinderella; Gilligan, her Fairy Godfather; and Howell, her Prince Charming.

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Episode 20

Our Vines Have Tender Apes

Mon, Jan 30, 1967 30 mins

A former movie Tarzan, Denny Miller, plays a method actor who's on the isle to get the feel of his new character: Tongo, the Ape Man. He winds up fooling the castaways, who try to teach him to act human.

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Episode 21

Gilligan's Personal Magnetism

Mon, Feb 6, 1967 30 mins

When lightning strikes, Gilligan turns into a magnet. When lightning strikes twice, Gilligan turns invisible, giving him a chance to tell the Skipper what he really thinks of him. Gilligan: Bob Denver. Skipper: Alan Hale. The Professor: Russell Johnson. Howell: Jim Backus. Ginger: Tina Louise.

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Episode 22

Splashdown

Mon, Feb 20, 1967 30 mins

A downed, unmanned space capsule could be used as an escape vehicle. There's just one hitch: the craft's built for two. Gilligan: Bob Denver. Skipper: Alan Hale. Howell: Jim Backus. Mrs. Howell: Natalie Schafer. The Professor: Russell Johnson.

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Episode 23

High Man on the Totem Pole

Mon, Feb 27, 1967 30 mins

A look-alike head of Gilligan's on a totem pole convinces him he's descended from headhunters, who later descend on the isle. Former L.A. Dodgers Jim Lefebvre and Al Ferrara portray two of the headhunters. Gilligan: Bob Denver. Skipper: Alan Hale. Howell: Jim Backus. Mrs. Howell: Natalie Schafer. Ginger: Tina Louise.

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Episode 24

Second Ginger Grant

Mon, Mar 6, 1967 30 mins

A case of mixed identities adds to the usual confusion when a bump on the head causes Mary Ann to believe that she's Ginger. And that means she starts behaving very sexily. Mary Ann: Dawn Wells. Ginger: Tina Louise. Gilligan: Bob Denver. The Professor: Russell Johnson. Skipper: Alan Hale.

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Episode 25

Secret of Gilligan's Island

Mon, Mar 13, 1967 30 mins

A hieroglyphic tablet that may reveal an escape route prompts a dream sequence in which the castaways are cave people who made the tablet. Gilligan: Bob Denver. Skipper: Alan Hale. Howell: Jim Backus. The Professor: Russell Johnson. Ginger: Tina Louise. Mary Ann: Dawn Wells.

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Episode 26

Slave Girl

Mon, Mar 20, 1967 30 mins

A drowning, comely native is saved by Gilligan, who, as her tribe dictates, becomes her master. Then her boyfriend shows up. Kalani: Midori. Gilligan: Bob Denver. Skipper: Alan Hale. Howell: Jim Backus. Mrs. Howell: Natalie Schafer. Ugundi: Michael Forest. Ginger: Tina Louise. Mary Ann: Dawn Wells.

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Episode 27

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Gilligan

Mon, Mar 27, 1967 30 mins

A jet-powered flight pack plays the key role in the castaways' plan to send an aerial SOS---with Gilligan as the soaring signaler. Former L.A. Laker Walt Hazzard plays a Navy lieutenant, and longtime Laker broadcaster Chick Hearn, an announcer. Gilligan: Bob Denver. Skipper: Alan Hale. Howell: Jim Backus. The Professor: Russell Johnson.

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Episode 28

The Pigeon

Mon, Apr 3, 1967 30 mins

A carrier pigeon relays a message from the castaways to its owner, a prisoner (Sterling Holloway) who thinks the note's a joke. Gilligan: Bob Denver. Skipper: Alan Hale. The Professor: Russell Johnson. Howell: Jim Backus. Ginger: Tina Louise. Mary Ann: Dawn Wells.

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Episode 29

Bang! Bang! Bang!

Mon, Apr 10, 1967 30 mins

Soft plastic that's washed ashore in a crate turns out to be an experimental explosive, which is sneakily seized by a clever monkey. Gilligan: Bob Denver. Skipper: Alan Hale. Howell: Jim Backus. Mrs. Howell: Natalie Schafer. The Professor: Russell Johnson.

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Episode 30

Gilligan the Goddess

Mon, Apr 17, 1967 30 mins

A native king, seeking a goddess, is taken with Gilligan, who masquerades to save the castaway women from a terrible fate: the king's choice is to be sacrificed to a volcano. Gilligan: Bob Denver. King: Stanley Adams. Ginger: Tina Louise. Mary Ann: Dawn Wells. Mrs. Howell: Natalie Schafer. Howell: Jim Backus. The Professor: Russell Johnson.

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