Gilligan's Island

Season 2 Episode 15

Erika Tiffany Smith to the Rescue

Aired Saturday 8:30 PM Dec 30, 1965 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Erika Tiffany Smith lands on the island looking for a place to start a new resort, and a new husband.

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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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Of all the episodes where there is a visitor to the island, this is the one that makes the least sense that they weren't rescued. When Erica is talking about the castaways on the radio, how come she doesn't identify them as the Minnow survivors-surely that would have brought a rescue mission? How come the boat pilot remembered where to pick Erica up from the island but then didn't remember where to come back for them? For that matter, when Erica left and said she would send her boat back for the castaways in a "few hours", why didn't at least one of the castaways (presumbly the Professor, anyone but Gilligan) go along with Erica to make sure the other castaways would all be picked up safely? You would think that everyone would have squeezed in the boat to make sure of their rescue given their bad luck.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Thurston: There's something I must tell you first. No offense meant, you see. Erika feels the two of you are mismatched. That a union would be utter folly.
      Professor: What a coincidence! I was just about to tell her that although I admired her, the differences in our individual psychologies, our intellectual patterns, our divergent approach to life and its basic needs made our future happiness an impossibility.
      Thurston: Well I'm glad I told you first. By the time you finished that speech you'd be celebrating your fifth wedding anniversary.

    • Ginger: Professor, when you were in your teens, didn't you ever go to a drive-in movie?
      Professor: Once, but the curvature of the screen and the fidelity of the sound made it impossible to enjoy the picture.
      Ginger: Let me start again. In your hometown, didn't you ever meet a girl whose house had a porch swing?
      Professor: As a matter of fact, I did. But she was quite impossible. I tried to start intelligent conversations but all she was interested in was hugging and kissing and kissing and hugging.
      Ginger: Professor, don't knock it till you've tried it.

    • Mary Ann: Hi, Professor.
      Professor: Hi, Ginger.
      Mary Ann: I'm Mary Ann.
      Professor: Oh of course. I don't know what I'm doing or what I'm saying.
      Mary Ann: For one thing, you've put your right shoe on your left foot.
      Professor: Oh, dear. So much has happened to me so fast that I find it incomprehensible.
      Mary Ann: It's really very simple. Professor. You and Erika Tiffany-Smith will get married and live happily ever after.
      Professor: I hope so. You know, hers is a world of high society and gay resorts and mine is one of work, work, work. The question is: Which world will we live in?
      Mary Ann: Gee, it would be nice if you both lived in the same one.

    • Gilligan: Hi, Professor.
      Professor: Oh I'm sorry, Gilligan. I'm afraid I've been indulging in a bit of reverie.
      Gilligan: That's funny. I could've sworn you were sitting there thinking.
      Professor: Mrs. Tiffany-Smith, for reasons which I can't explain, has taken a fancy to me. She's consented to work with me, side by side, hand in hand, toe to toe.
      Gilligan: Sounds more like you're gonna have a sack race together.
      Professor: Together we shall burst through the wall of ignorance and discover one of the most important things in life.
      Gilligan: What's that?
      Professor: The mating cycle of the angleworm. Terribly important.
      Gilligan: Yeah it must be. Especially to the angleworm.

    • Erika: I thought all professors wore glasses.
      Professor: Oh not at all. My eyes are emmetropic and completely refractable.
      Erika: From here they look blue.

    • Mary Ann: Mr. Howell, I don't think [Erika] even saw me.
      Thurston: Well of course not, she has something in her eye. A man.

    • Gilligan: No, it's a real lady, and her name is Erika Tiffany-Smith.
      Thurston: Erika Tiffany-Smith! Did you hear that, Lovey? Erika Tiffany-Smith!
      Lovey: Thurston, we just can't be rescued by her. I've resented that woman ever since her name appeared before ours in the social register.
      Thurston: But she was engaged to the head of the committee. Don't you remember?
      Lovey: Well I think it's disgraceful to use pull on the head of the committee. I've a good mind to cut him out of our will.

    • Skipper: Gilligan, this is the world-famous, the world-famous, Erika Tiffany-Smith.
      Gilligan: Wow, three names.
      Erika: Much more. My name is Lady Erika Tiffany the Countess of Capri, the Baroness of Blenford and the Duchess of Devonshire and Smith.
      Gilligan: Your parents must have wanted a big family.

    • Skipper: And that's how we got marooned on the island.
      Erika: What a perfectly terrible story.
      Skipper: Oh but it ends happily because you see the seven of us have managed to survive.
      Erika: All men?
      Skipper: No, there are three women.
      Erika: Oh, I thought you said it ended happily.

    • Erika: This is what I like on a deserted island: coconuts, palm trees, and instant man.

    • Skipper: I think we're going to be on this island for a long, long, time.

  • NOTES (1)