Gilligan's Island

Season 2 Episode 1

Gilligan's Mother-in-Law

Aired Saturday 8:30 PM Sep 16, 1965 on CBS
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Episode Summary

A native family from another island comes seeking a husband for their lovely, large, robust daughter.

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  • Something I found strange in this episode.

    I thought it was kind of strange when Mary Ann and Ginger were putting on the make over to the native girl. Ginger said "Let's try some eye shadow" and then Mary Ann said "Oh no if she eats that she will look funny with a black tounge." Personally, I have never seen black eye shadow.
  • An average episode.

    It's funny how when Mr. Howell tells Gilligan to let it rip he does and when Skipper wants him to he doesn't. The natives that come to their island want their daughter to marry Skipper which is wierd. The daughter eats anything which is pretty gross. Thanks to the professor they find out that it's Gilligan she wants to marry. The alligator or crocodile that almost bites the professor is funny. The marriage test is a horrible thing. The party that the gang throws looks like fun until Gilligan has to do the marriage dance. The fact that Gilligan didn't have to marry the native daughter is awesome.moreless
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)

    • At the end of this episode, Gilligan asks the Professor to ask one of the Haruki what the Best Man test was. Before the Professor can translate the question to Haruki, he tells the Professor the answer. How did Haruki understand Gilligan's question?

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Skipper: Now then, I shall toss this coin to see who throws first. Gilligan, you call it. (under his breath) Call heads.
      Gilligan: Tails.
      Skipper: Heads.
      Gilligan: Tails.
      Skipper: Heads.
      Gilligan: I want tails.
      Skipper: Heads. It's a two-headed coin, you dummy.

    • Professor: The chief says choose a contest that can understands.
      Gilligan: How about a running race? He runs that way, and I run this way.
      Professor: He's decided the contest is to be with spears.
      Gilligan: Spears? Oh that's wonderful. See who can throw the spear the farthest. That's one I'm bound to lose.
      Professor: Not farthest, Gilligan. At each other.
      Gilligan: At each other? Somebody can get hurt that way.
      Skipper: Oh now wait a minute. Look, chief, the wedding is one thing but sticking my little buddy with a spear is something else. Spears are out.

    • Skipper: I'll get the others down to the lagoon so we can get to that island of theirs and be rescued. (Native man draws a knife on Skipper) What now?
      Professor: Well he says according to custom the groom's family must throw a party for the marriage couple.
      Lovey: A party. What a divine idea. We'll make it the social event of the season. A costume affair, with all of us dressed as natives. You savages can come as you are, of course. You look terribly native already.

    • Lovey: Darling, if you didn't want to get married, where would you hide?
      Thurston: Let me see, if I remember correctly, if was in the steam room at the athletic club. But you found me anyway. On the rocks.

    • Gilligan: Skipper, you've gotta go through with it. If you marry that native girl, we can go to their island for the ceremony, and maybe find a way back to civilization.
      Skipper: Gilligan, I am not marrying that fat native girl!
      Gilligan: Well you're not so skinny yourself. What I mean is maybe on your honeymoon, you'll go on a diet together.
      Skipper: Look Gilligan, a thousand time no! A thousand times no! I don't care if she loses 20, 30, or 40 pounds. Even if she disappears entirely, I am not marrying that native girl!
      Gilligan: But you said yourself, you want to get off the island.
      Skipper: Well I've changed my mind. I kinda love this little island.

    • While trying to make over the native girl.
      Lovey: Well, girls, how are you doing? (looks at the native girl) Oh dear.
      Mary Ann: Maybe if we have a hat with a veil.
      Lovey: I'm sure she's considered quite attractive in her own little group.
      Ginger: That's the trouble. She is her own little group.
      Lovey: I see what you mean.

    • After native man talks.
      Skipper: I've never heard that tongue before.
      Gilligan: I never even saw a tongue like that before.

    • Thurston: I have a place for you two men in my organization when we get off the island.
      Gilligan: You hear that, Skipper? He'll give us a job when we get off the island.
      Skipper: You mean "if."
      Gilligan: We'll get off the island Skipper, you'll see.
      Thurston: Of course we'll get off the island. You don't expect Thurston Howell III to spend the rest of his life on an island without a ticker-tape machine, do you? Not to mention a fox-hunting season.

    • In front of the Gilligan pedaled fan.
      Skipper: How's that Mr. Howell?
      Thurston: Oh fine. If I close my eyes, I feel like I'm on the veranda of the Oyster Bay Yacht Club.
      Gilligan: That's funny. When I close my eyes, all I get is dizzy.
      Skipper: Gilligan, you are dizzy whether your eyes are open or closed.

    • Skipper: You hear that Gilligan, you passed!
      Professor: Yes, he's also passed out!

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