Gilligan's Island

It's a Bird, It's a Plane

Season 3, Ep 27, Aired 3/27/67
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  • Episode Description
  • A U.S. Air Force jetpack washes ashore in the lagoon.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bob Denver

    Gilligan

  • Jim Backus

    Thurston Howell III

  • Tina Louise

    Ginger Grant

  • Alan Hale

    Jonas Grumby (The Skipper)

  • Natalie Schafer

    Eunice Wentworth 'Lovey' Howell

  • Fan Reviews (1)
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    By noman, Jan 29, 2014

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Ginger: There's something that I want to do before I fly away. Gilligan: Buy insurance? Ginger: No. I want to give you a goodbye kiss. Gilligan: You don't have to! I'm not going any place!

    Notes (2)

    • Guest star Walt Hazzard (who appears only briefly in this episode) played for the Los Angeles Lakers in 1967--the year this episode aired.

    • Theme of episode: Man's most ingenious new inventions are at the mercy of man himself.

    Allusions (1)

    • Episode Title: It's a Bird, It's a Plane The episode title is a quote from the famous opening narration for the Superman radio and television series. The full narration is: "Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!".

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