TV Episodes The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time  

Reference
1k votes 178 voters 7.6k views 38 items

List Rules Vote for your favorite Gilligan's Island episodes, no matter how popular they are.

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.
Ranker may collect a commission from links on this page. Prices & inventory are accurate as of publish date.
list ordered by

1
79 13
Pass the Vegetables, Please is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
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

2
41 12
Meet the Meteor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
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

3
35 10
Three to Get Ready is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
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

4
28 7
The Invasion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
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

5
31 11
Hi-Fi Gilligan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
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.

6
26 7
Not Guilty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
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

7
42 20
Smile, You're on Mars Camera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
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

8
27 9
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

9
28 13
Beauty Is As Beauty Does is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
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

10
27 13
Don't Bug the Mosquitoes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
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.

11
20 7
Operation: Steam Heat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
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

12
16 4
Bang! Bang! Bang! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
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

13
17 5
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
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

14
19 7
Nyet, Nyet -- Not Yet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
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

15
19 7
Three Million Dollars More or ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
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

16
19 8
Where There's a Will is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
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

17
31 19
Seer Gilligan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
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

18
12 3
Goodbye Island is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
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

19
15 6
Gilligan Goes Gung-Ho is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
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

20
16 7
It's a Bird, It's a Plane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
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

21
26 17
The Producer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
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

22
13 5
Gilligan's Personal Magnetism is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
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

23
14 8
Gilligan's Living Doll is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
Feb 10 1966
An experimental robot launched by the Air Force parachutes onto the island. The professor reprograms the robot to walk to Hawaii (""one hundred eleven hours""), but the ...more

24
14 8
Two on a Raft is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
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.

25
15 9
Gilligan Gets Bugged is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
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.