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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, 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
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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
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The Invasion is listed (or ranked) 3 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
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Three to Get Ready is listed (or ranked) 4 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
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Smile, You're on Mars Camera is listed (or ranked) 5 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
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Operation: Steam Heat is listed (or ranked) 6 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
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Beauty Is As Beauty Does is listed (or ranked) 7 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
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Bang! Bang! Bang! is listed (or ranked) 8 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
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Don't Bug the Mosquitoes is listed (or ranked) 9 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.
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Hi-Fi Gilligan is listed (or ranked) 10 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.
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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
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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Where There's a Will is listed (or ranked) 13 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
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Two on a Raft is listed (or ranked) 14 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.
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Seer Gilligan is listed (or ranked) 15 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
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Gilligan's Personal Magnetism is listed (or ranked) 16 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
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Not Guilty is listed (or ranked) 17 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
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It's a Bird, It's a Plane is listed (or ranked) 18 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
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The Producer is listed (or ranked) 19 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
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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
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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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 21 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
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The Matchmaker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Gilligans Island Episodes of All Time
Mar 20 1965
Mrs. Howell decides to engineer a romance between Gilligan and Mary Ann.
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Goodbye Island is listed (or ranked) 23 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
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Gilligan Goes Gung-Ho is listed (or ranked) 24 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
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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.