Gilligan's Island

Season 2 Episode 8

Agonized Labor

Aired Saturday 8:30 PM Nov 11, 1965 on CBS
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Agonized Labor
Gilligan and the Skipper hear a radio broadcast telling of the collapse of the Howell financial empire.

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    Bob Denver

    Bob Denver


    Jim Backus

    Jim Backus

    Thurston Howell III

    Tina Louise

    Tina Louise

    Ginger Grant

    Alan Hale

    Alan Hale

    Jonas Grumby (The Skipper)

    Natalie Schafer

    Natalie Schafer

    Eunice Wentworth 'Lovey' Howell

    Dawn Wells

    Dawn Wells

    Mary Ann Summers

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    • QUOTES (8)

      • Thurston: Now, I return in one moment with the soup du jour.
        Gilligan: Skipper, what's "soup du jour"?
        Skipper: Gilligan, everybody knows what "soup du jour" is. For goodness sake, they're the simplest words in the world.
        Gilligan: You don't know, either.
        Skipper: I do, too, Gilligan but I just don't want to show off. Tell him what it is, Professor.
        Professor: Soup of the day.

      • Thurston: Domestic servants? I have never heard of anything so preposterous in my entire life.
        Lovey: Well, darling, our money's all gone. I'm willing to try.
        Thurston: What did you ever cook?
        Lovey: Well I visited the kitchens in some of the homes we used to own.
        Professor: You'd beProfessor: living in the kind of surroundings you're accustomed to.
        Skipper: Exactly, Mr. Howell. And if you were a butler in one of those fancy houses maybe you could pick up some tips on the stock market.

      • Thurston: There must be a decent way to go. There must-Ah the dreaded wasubi berry. One succulent drop, your body's covered with hair, your teeth turn into fangs, your hands into claws….My mother-in-law must have had a batch of those.

      • Ginger: I was just thinking-
        Professor: Ginger, let's not waste time.
        Ginger: No, look I was once in a movie with Rock Hudson. And he played the wealthiest man in the world. And he lost all his money and he decided to kill himself.
        Professor: That's a very similar situation. What did he do?
        Ginger: Well he walked to top of this mountain, and there was this roaring river below jagged rocks and everything. And bravely he walked to the edge.
        Professor: Yes.
        Ginger: And he took a deep breath.
        Professor: Yes?
        Ginger: And then-
        Professor: He jumped?
        Ginger: Don't be silly. They used a stunt man.

      • Mary Ann: I'm not interrupting anything, am I?
        Thurston: No no no. It's very nice to see an old friend.
        Mary Ann: Oh that's one thing you can always count on when you've lost everything. I mean, friendship does mean more than money, doesn't it?
        Thurston: Well I know where you can get five to one against that.
        Mary Ann: Oh it's wonderful how you've kept your sense of humor.
        Thurston: Yes, laughter just keeps rolling down my cheeks.

      • Thurston: I can't be poor, Lovey. I just can't. I don't know how.
        Lovey: Try not to think of it dear. Think of something pleasant. Think of all the friends we have.
        Thurston: Yes, and why do we have friends? I know that I'm an obnoxious, overbearing bore. The only reason people like me is because I am rich. Was rich.

      • Skipper: Have you seen, Mr. Howell?
        Professor: No, I haven't. But I've just noticed his practice polo pony has a broken leg.
        Gilligan: Does that mean we're gonna have to shoot it?
        Professor: I suggest if you see Mr. Howell, you tell him about this. I wouldn't want him to hop on it and hurt himself.
        Skipper: We'll tell him.
        Gilligan: Maybe we ought to tell him the other bad news first.
        Skipper: What for, Gilligan?
        Gilligan: Well if he hears he lost all that money he might not feel so bad about his practice polo pony having a broken leg.

      • Gilligan: Mr. Howell's broke? Don't you think we should go tell him?
        Skipper: Not now, Gilligan, in the morning. You can wake a man up in the middle of the night and tell him he's rich but you can't wake him up and tell him he's poor.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Theme of episode: Real riches are in the mind, not in the bank.

      • In the DVD edition, if you do a frame by frame function when Gilligan is trying to stop Mr. Howell from jumping from the cliff and ends up going over the cliff himself, you can clearly see the face of the stuntman who actually goes over the edge.

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