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The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time 

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List of the best Gilligan's Island episodes, as determined by voters like you. Gilligan's Island is a sitcom that aired from 1964-1967, following the adventures of seven castaways on a deserted island. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Gilligan's Island episodes of all time are. Fans of Gilligan's Island are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what the best episode is.

Examples of episodes on this list: The Producer, Two on a Raft and more. What is the best Gilligan's Island episode of all time? Look below and find out.
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Pass the Vegetables, Ple... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
Pass the Vegetables, Please Episode: 3, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 3

Original Airing: Sep 26 1966

Gilligan finds a crate of radioactive vegetable seeds. The plants grow quickly and grossly misshapen, but the Castaways are so hungry for new items in their diet that they consume them quickly. ...more
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Smile, You're on Mars Ca... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
Episode: 4, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 2

Original Airing: Oct 07 1965

A NASA satellite with a TV camera, accidentally lands on the island instead of the intended target: Mars. The castaways try to communicate their S.O.S. when the camera is operational. However, ...more
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Meet the Meteor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
Meet the Meteor Episode: 32, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 2

Original Airing: Apr 28 1966

A huge meteor lands on the island, causing everything nearby to age very rapidly. The Professor determines the rapid aging is being caused by strong cosmic rays (he makes this determination by ...more
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Don't Bug the Mosquitoes... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
Don't Bug the Mosquitoes Episode: 12, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 2

Original Airing: Dec 09 1965

A popular American singing group, the Mosquitoes (Bingo, Bango, Bongo, and Irving), land on the island hoping for some quiet and relaxation on a deserted island.
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The Invasion is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
The Invasion Episode: 11, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 3

Original Airing: Nov 21 1966

While fishing, Gilligan and the Skipper reel in a briefcase, stamped with the words ""Property of the U.S. Government."" Everyone believes that the case contains top secret ...more
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Beauty Is As Beauty Does... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
Beauty Is As Beauty Does Episode: 2, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 2

Original Airing: Sep 23 1965

Gilligan suggests a beauty contest to decide which of the three women will become ""Ms. Castaway."" Mr. Howell attempts to sabotage the other contestants by spreading glue on ...more
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Hi-Fi Gilligan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
Hi-Fi Gilligan Episode: 10, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 2

Original Airing: Nov 25 1965

Gilligan's mouth becomes a radio after he is accidentally hit on the head. When their regular radio is broken, Gilligan becomes their sole source of information on the approaching typhoon.
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Three to Get Ready is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
Three to Get Ready Episode: 29, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 1

Original Airing: Apr 17 1965

The Skipper insists a stone found by Gilligan will grant the finder three wishes before sundown. The professor, of course, insists it is just superstition. Two gallons of ice cream later, ...more
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Operation: Steam Heat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
Operation: Steam Heat Episode: 25, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 2

Original Airing: Mar 10 1966

Hot water spurting from beneath the island pleases the castaways as they can now have hot water piped to their huts. However, the hot water also concerns the professor since it means that ...more
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Seer Gilligan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
Seer Gilligan Episode: 19, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 2

Original Airing: Jan 27 1966

Gilligan discovers an island bush that produces seeds which, when eaten, give a person the ability to read the minds of others. This leads to disaster when everyone insults each other through ...more
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"V" For Vitami... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
"V" For Vitamins Episode: 30, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 2

Original Airing: Apr 14 1966

The Professor determines that the lack of vitamin C on the island threatens the health of the castaways. While watching the last of their orange seeds to protect them from the cold night air, ...more
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Nyet, Nyet -- Not Yet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
Nyet, Nyet -- Not Yet Episode: 9, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 2

Original Airing: Nov 18 1965

Two Russian Cosmonauts land on the island in their space capsule. Since the cosmonauts keep a tight guard on the space capsule, the castaways must come up with a way to smuggle one of them into ...more
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The Producer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
The Producer Episode: 4, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 3

Original Airing: Oct 03 1966

Famous Hollywood director Herald Hecuba lands on the island during his world-wide talent search. The castaways put on a musical version of Hamlet in order to impress the director, with hopes ...more
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Not Guilty is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
Not Guilty Episode: 16, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 2

Original Airing: Jan 06 1966

A crate containing coconuts is wrapped in an old Honolulu newspaper that read that one of the Castaways are being sought in a murder investigation. The castaways become suspicious of each other ...more
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Where There's a Will is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
Where There's a Will Episode: 6, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 3

Original Airing: Oct 17 1966

Mr. Howell revises his will, and leaves a large chunk of his estate to each castaway. They decide to throw him a party to show their appreciation, but when he overhears them talking about which ...more
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Bang! Bang! Bang! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
Bang! Bang! Bang! Episode: 29, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 3

Original Airing: Apr 10 1967

A crate that washes ashore contains a top secret plastic explosive developed by the US Government. The Castaways make use of the plastic in a variety of objects, including nails for the Skipper, ...more
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Two on a Raft is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
Two on a Raft Episode: 1, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 1

Original Airing: Sep 26 1964

"Two on a Raft" is the premiere episode of the 1960s TV series Gilligan's Island. It first aired on September 26, 1964 on CBS.
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Gilligan's Personal Magn... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
Gilligan's Personal Magnetism Episode: 21, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 3

Original Airing: Feb 06 1967

Lightning strikes Gilligan during Skipper and Gilligan's bowling tournament, and his stone bowling ball becomes molecularly attached to him. The Professor tries to help Gilligan, but ends up ...more
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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
Pilot Episode: 0, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 1
The S.S. Minnow first sails into TV legend! That maiden voyage includes a different, Calypso-like theme song and three cast members not in the series. Fimed at Kauai's Molona Bay.
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It's a Bird, It's a Plan... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
It's a Bird, It's a Plane Episode: 27, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 3

Original Airing: Mar 27 1967

A U.S. Air Force jetpack washes ashore in the lagoon. After close inspection of the jetpack, the Professor determines that the tanks contain just enough fuel to carry Gilligan to Hawaii. ...more
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Three Million Dollars Mo... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
Three Million Dollars More or Less Episode: 13, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 1

Original Airing: Dec 26 1964

Mr. Howell loses $3 million to Gilligan in a golfing contest. Mr. Howell then tricks Gilligan into trading for a worthless oil well that he owns. When the radio announces that the oil well is a ...more
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Hair Today, Gone Tomorro... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow Episode: 8, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 3

Original Airing: Oct 31 1966

Gilligan wakes up with white hair, and thinks he overhears the Professor say that he has a rare disease that has made him age quickly (the disease? ""follicular albinism""). ...more
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Goodbye Island is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
Goodbye Island Episode: 8, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 1

Original Airing: Nov 21 1964

Gilligan discovers a special tree sap that can be used to make a good tasting pancake syrup. Then the professor discovers that the same tree sap also makes a super glue, that may allow the ...more
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Gilligan Goes Gung-Ho is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
Gilligan Goes Gung-Ho Episode: 15, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 3

Original Airing: Dec 26 1966

Gilligan is made a deputy sheriff, and begins to take his job too seriously. He ends up locking everyone up in a make-shift jail, including himself! Of course, while the castaways are locked up ...more
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Gilligan Gets Bugged is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
Gilligan Gets Bugged Episode: 13, Season: Gilligan's Island - Season 2

Original Airing: Dec 16 1965

Gilligan's thinks he is doomed after being bitten by a yellow and green bug. Soon, the other castaways are also bitten by the same bug.