Gilligan's Island

Season 3 Episode 8

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

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Aired Saturday 8:30 PM Oct 31, 1966 on CBS
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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
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Gilligan wakes up with white hair, and thinks he overhears the Professor say that he has a rare disease that has made him age quickly (the disease? "follicular albinism").

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  • Gilligan's hair turns white overnight. When the Skipper, Professor and Mrs. Howell attempt to dye his hair back, it falls out instead. Things get worse as the Skipper's hair falls out.moreless

    8.3
    This is one of the episodes that I remember well enough to review it. Although it isn't exactly funny, there are some parts of it that kept me watching. I like the entire idea of going "from bad to worse" when they try to fix Gilligan's hair problem and only make it worse. This episode ranks as an average one, but it's not exactly the best. (or the worst for that matter)moreless
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    9.7
    When the Skipper's and Gilligan's hair fall out, it was one of the funniest things I'd ever seen. They looked like two cue balls. Everything on the island always happens to either the Skipper or Gilligan. It was only fitting that these two should go through it together. The comic timing between the two of them is magnificent. I only regret that they only had three seasons. How could CBS have passed on this great series? Surely there was one crap show they could have gotten rid of to make room for Gilligan's Isle. If not, someone else could have bought the series.moreless
Bob Denver

Bob Denver

Gilligan

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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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When Mary Ann enters Gilligan and the Skipper's hut, she claims that she made him his favorite drink. As she explains to Gilligan what she put in it, "Gilligan" drinks it all up. However, a closer look reveals a small tube leading from the bottom side of the cup into Mary Ann's shirt sleeve, which is the actual reason for the drink to "disappear."

    • As the Skipper and the others,enter the hut where the "older" Gilligan is sleeping, you can hear the song "Grandfather's Clock".

    • The wig used for Gilligan's "white" hair is actually light blond, with the yellow color clearly noticeable whenever Gilligan stands next to the Skipper, whose own white hairs are colorless, or when compared with Gilligan's collar, which is bright white.

    • Ginger uses her own hair to make Gilligan a wig, but how come her hair is exactly the same.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The Skipper alludes to Zsa Zsa Gabor and her sister Eva Gabor in the scene where he informs the other castaways of the failed efforts by Ginger and Mary Ann to make Gilligan feel young when he says "The Gabor sisters struck out."

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