Gilligan's Island

Season 1 Episode 35

My Fair Gilligan

Aired Saturday 8:30 PM Jun 05, 1965 on CBS
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Episode Summary

After Gilligan saves Mrs. Howell's life, Mr. Howell decides to make him his son.

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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 (2)

    • When Gilligan is in the Howell's hut, talking, Mr. Howell is not wearing his glasses in the wide shots. However, in the close-ups he is.

    • As Gilligan is leaving to move into the Howells', Skipper reminds him not to eat pineapple as it makes him break out into a rash. Yet in "Physical Fatness" Mary Anne is shovelling pineapple (and crab) into Gilligan as fast as he can chew.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Thurston: I could kill myself. I may climb up on top of my money and jump off.

    • Skipper: What have you got to say for yourself, you low-lying sea serpent.
      Gilligan: Nothing. Us sea serpents can't talk.

    • Skipper: It's all right for the Howells to be a Howell, but it's just too tough for anyone else.

    • Thurston: The name Howell has always stood for elan, stood for style, noblesse oblige.
      Gilligan: Don't forget money.
      Thurston: Money means power and with power comes responsibility in your behavior toward others.

    • Professor: When it comes to being tricky, ask a woman.

    • Gilligan: It's the way everybody's treating me. Much too fancy, like I was made of glass or something.
      Thurston: Not glass, my boy. Gold! You're made of solid gold. From your toes to your head, solid gold.

    • Ginger: Did you hear the one about the movie star who was divorced so many times she got custody of the judge?

    • Thurston: We're giving you a big coming out party.
      Gilligan: Coming out of what?
      Thurston: You're coming out of the murky, dreary jungle of untutored mediocrity.
      Gilligan: I better go take a shower.

    • Ginger: My, don't you look handsome today.
      Gilligan: I'm all covered with tar.
      Ginger: Some men wear tar better than others.

    • Thurston: What is money?
      Gilligan: I don't know, Mr. Howell. It's all so difficult. It's so hard to remember money is something you never spend. That's it. Money's something you never spend.
      Thurston: That's right. You just make more of it.

    • Lovey: If you must know, I'm trying to shoot Mr. Howell.
      Gilligan: Oh no Mrs. Howell. Don't do that. I know married couples have tiffs-
      Lovey: Don't be silly. With a camera, Gilligan.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Episode Title: My Fair Gilligan

      The title is inspired by the world famous Lerner and Lowe musical "My Fair Lady", wherein a Cockney flower girl is groomed for entry into high society.