Weird History

Behind-The-Scenes Secrets From The Set Of 'Gilligan's Island' 

start slideshow Ryan Sargent
Updated January 8, 2019 103.6k views

Gilligan's Island made a splash during its three-season run in the 1960s and it remains a beloved TV show even 50 years later. Making Gilligan's Island, however, proved sometimes as rocky as the storm that marooned those poor castaways all those years ago. Injuries, tragedies, and contract disputes are part of Gilligan's behind-the-scenes history, but so are golden friendships and sly creativity. Gilligan's Island, for all its lighthearted fun, actually comes with a few darker political undertones than you might expect from a show with a laugh track.

The Gilligan's Island cast didn't always get along, and fights were just as common as they are on the set of any TV show. It all adds up to some funny, unbelievable Hollywood stories from one of the most beloved shows of all time. The best Gilligan's Island behind-the-scenes stories offer a type of entertainment that's just as fascinating as the series itself.