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Gilligan’s Island season 3 (DVD)

   

Gilligan’s Island season 3

Gilligan’s Island season 3. Their three-hour tour is now a three-season television classic as the Skipper, Gilligan (Bob Denver), the Howells, Ginger, Mary Anne and the Professor settle into life on the island. The seven castaways struggle to survive the great outdoors …. And the mindless meddling of hapless Gilligan, who always seems to ruin their chances of getting back to civilization!

Review

This is the final season of the classic television series, “Gilligan’s Island.” It make me sad that there weren’t more.  It contains some of the funniest television ever filmed.  Some of the gems include the comedy team of the Skipper and his “little buddy” Gilligan. Portrayed by Alan Hale Jr. and Bob Denver, one of the great TV comedy teams, in my opinion.  Thirty years after having seen these episodes for the first time, I still remember vividly some of them, such as:

  • Gilligan’s dream of being on trial as a Jekyll/Hyde creature
  • when he thinks he’s becoming a vampire after having been bitten by a bat
  • the rapid-fire conversations between Mary Ann and Gilligan
  • Gilligan’s attempting to fly back to the mainland with wings made from palm trees. And the Skipper telling him, as Gilligan’s airborne, that it can’t work. “It can’t?” “No, it can’t!” bellows the Skipper. Only to have Gilligan fall and land on him, now that Gilligan knows that he can’t do (what he was already doing).

Are there any caveats to the DVD? Only the fact that there was no fourth season to look forward to.  Extras on the DVD include season introduction by creator-producer Sherwood Schwartz, a commentary by Sherwood Schwartz on his favorite episode “The Producer”(episode 4, guest-starring Phil Silver), and the documentary “Gilligan’s Island: A Pop Culture Phenomenon“. Any reason for not buying the DVD? Only if you plan to get all three seasons – you can order the complete Gilligan’s Island series instead of season by season, and save a few dollars.  Feel free to look at reviews of Gilligan’s Island Season 1 and Gilligan’s Island Season 2 as well.

Episode Synopsis of Gilligan’s Island, Season 3 DVD

Up at Bat

After being bitten by a bat, Gilligan is convinced that he is turning into a vampire.

Gilligan vs. Gilligan

Double trouble. Gilligan can’t convince the others that there is a Russian spy on the island and he looks just like him!

Pass The Vegetables Please

Gilligan finds a crate of radioactive vegetable seeds that give the castaways superhuman powers.

The Producer

Phil Silvers guest stars as Harold Hecuba and the castaways try to impress him by staging their own musical version of “Hamlet.”

Voodoo

A witch doctor makes dolls in the likeness of the castaways and casts spells on them.

Where There’s A Will

Mr. Howell decides to revise his will and leave everything to his fellow castaways. When they throw him a party, he thinks that they are out to kill him.

Man With A Net

John McGiver guest stars as Lord Beasley, a butterfly collector in pursuit of the elusive pussycat swallowtail.

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Gilligan and the Skipper mysteriously go bald and decide to live in a cave to avoid the stares of the others.

Ring Around Gilligan

Vito Scotti guest stars as mad scientist Dr. Boris Balinkoff who controls the castaways with a hypnotic ring.

Topsy-Turvy

Gilligan is having vision problems and there are headhunters on the island.

The Invasion

Gilligan finds an attache case filled with top secret files and has a dream that is Agent 014.

The Kidnapper

Don Rickles guest stars Norbert Wiley, a kidnapper who holds the women for ransom.

And Then There Were None

The castaways are vanishing one by one and Gilligan, thinking he is responsible, has a dream that he is Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde.

All About Eva

Tina Louise has a field day as the drab Eva Grubb, who gets a beauty make-over from the girls and ends up looking just like Ginger.

Gilligan Goes Gung Ho

Law and order is needed on the island so Skipper becomes the sheriff and Gilligan his deputy.

Take A Dare

Strother Martin guest stars as George Barkley, who is trying to win $10,000 by surviving on a deserted island. Only this island isn’t deserted!

Court-Martial

The Skipper is distraut when he hears that he is at fault for the Minnow shipwreck.

The Hunter

Rory Calhoun plays big game hunter Jonathan Kinkaid, who wants to hunt humans.

Lovey’s Secret Admirer

Mr. Howell is sending his wife anonymous love letters.

Our Vines Have Tender Grapes

Denny Miller guest stars as Tongo, the Ape Man, who is actually an actor vying for a movie role.

Gilligan’s Personal Magnetism

Gilligan becomes invisible.

Splashdown

The Professor calculates that a space shuttle will soon be flying over the island. The castaways prepare to get their attention.

High Man on the Totem Pole

After seeing his likeness on a totem pole, Gilligan thinks that he is the descendent of headhunters.

The Second Ginger Grant

Mary Ann thinks that she is Ginger after hitting her head.

The Secret of Gilligan’s Island

Gilligan and the Skipper find prehistoric tablets in a cave. Gilligan dreams that the castaways are living in prehistoric times.

Slave Girl

Gilligan saves the life of a native girl and now she wants to be his slave for life.

It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane

A jet pack floats into the lagoon – the Professor thinks that there is enough fuel in it to get one of them back to Hawaii.

The Pigeon

Sterling Holloway plays a prisoner who uses his homing pigeon to correspond with the castaways.

Bang Bang Bang!

A crate of molding plastic washes ashore and the castaways start using it but are unaware that it is actually an explosive.

Gilligan, the Goddess

Natives arrive on the island in search of a “white goddess” to feed to their volcano. 

Updated December 19, 2021

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