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Gilligan's Island: Season 1 (1964-1965)

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An inexplicably enduring sitcom about seven stranded castaways on an uncharted desert isle. Despite a critical bashing, the show became a pop-culture phenomenon after it was released in syndication; and spun off three TV movies (including the immortal `Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island') and two Saturday-morning cartoons, one set in outer space (`Gilligan's Planet'). Gilligan's first name was never mentioned in the nearly 100 episodes.

Cast

Bob Denver
as Gilligan
Alan Hale Jr.
as The Skipper
Jim Backus
as Thurston Howell III
Natalie Schafer
as Mrs. Lovey Howell
Tina Louise
as Ginger Grant
Russell Johnson
as Roy Hinkley (The Professor)
Dawn Wells
as Mary Ann Summers
Russell Thorson
as Gen. Bryan
Russ Grieve
as Headhunter
Harry Lauter
as Maj. Adams
Paul Daniel
as Native #3
Vito Scotti
as Japanese Sailor
Hans Conried
as Wrongway Feldman
Kurt Russell
as Jungle Boy
Denny Miller
as Duke Williams
Larry Storch
as Jackson Farrell
Harold J. Stone
as Alexandri Gregor Dubov
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Critic Reviews for Gilligan's Island: Season 1

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Still, despite corny jokes and ridiculous situations -- or perhaps because of them -- Gilligan's Island stands the test of time.

September 17, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The heart of the show, though, is the superb chemistry among the cast, especially Alan Hale and Bob Denver, who are like a TV version of Laurel and Hardy.

November 12, 2018 | Full Review…

In season one, the writers were still taking the castaway premise relatively seriously (as a launchpad for slapstick, at least), but several of the season's scripts read like social experiments:

November 12, 2018 | Full Review…

"Gilligan's Island" isn't just a wacky old TV series, it's an industry.

September 17, 2018 | Full Review…

A sampling of nautical nonsense that promised gags, gals, guffaws also helped set stage, hopefully, for success while novelty song lyrics, voiced over picture, chorused the series idea, where it was going, why, and identified each castmember.

February 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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