Gilligan's Island

Wrongway Feldman

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 10/24/64
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  • Episode Description
  • When Gilligan finds an old airplane hidden in the jungle, the Castaways discover a long-forgotten aviator living on the island.

  • 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

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Gilligan: Who's there? Skipper: Me. Gilligan: Who's "me?" Skipper: It's me. Gilligan: Stay where you are, "me." How do I know it's you? Skipper: All right, it's not me. It's the Count of Monte Cristo. Gilligan: I knew it! Skipper: Gilligan, it's the Skipper. I forgot my lantern. Gilligan: Say something the skipper would say. Skipper: Put down that bow and arrow, you idiot, or I'll break you in half. Gilligan: Yeah, it's the Skipper, all right.

    • Wrongway Feldman: You should have seen my wingman, Bucky Lorenzo. Gilligan: Was he good? Wrongway Feldman: Good? They still talk about one flight he made. He downed three German planes, and then strafed a railroad yard. Gilligan: That sure is a great story. He must have been decorated. Wrongway Feldman: No, he was court-martialed. Gilligan: Why? Wrongway Feldman: This was three years after the war was over. Poor Bucky certainly upset the President.

    • Gilligan: And you missed the Second World War. Wrongway Feldman: The Second World War? So that's what that was. I always wondered what that noise was.

    • The castaways find a plane. Gilligan: Then we're saved. We can fly it out of here. Professor: There's only one problem, Gilligan. None of us knows how to fly. Gilligan: We can learn. because the Skipper was on an aircraft carrier. Skipper: A lot of good that will do us, Gilligan. I was a cook. Ginger: My roommate was a stewardess. Mary Ann: I knew a crop duster once in Kansas. Gilligan: You see, with all the experience, we can do it.

    • Gilligan: There goes the bravest man I've ever seen...next to you.

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    Notes (4)

    • Theme of this episode: People who are consistently wrong are likely to be wrong again.

    • This is the first of two appearances by "Wrongway Feldman".

    • Hans Conreid played the occassional role of Uncle Tonoose on "The Danny Thomas Show" (aka. "Make Room for Daddy").

    • This was the first episode to have a guest star.

    Allusions (1)

    • Character: Wrongway Feldman The character of Wrongway Feldman was inspired by real life aviator Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan who in 1938 flew from New York to Ireland while intending to fly from New York to California.

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