Alan: (about his character on 'Gilligan's Island' and the relationship he shared with fellow cast member Bob Denver's character) The Skipper lent himself to certainly being a nice fellow, a bumbling fellow, of course. He had a perfect foil in Gilligan, but dearly loved Gilligan. They were really good friends. Between the two of them, nothing ever seemed to dovetail. The only thing that did dovetail was their lasting friendship. They really were fond of each other.