Gilligan's Island

Season 3 Episode 3

Pass the Vegetables, Please

Aired Saturday 8:30 PM Sep 26, 1966 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Mrs. Howell eats and enjoys "sugar beets" but is shown eating common red beets.

    • Goof: Skipper jokes to Mary Ann that it's a good thing she doesn't have his legs, otherwise she wouldn't be able to get into "those shorts." But Mary Ann was wearing a short skirt.

    • Factual error: Gilligan finds truffle seeds. Truffles are a fungus and don't have seeds. They also grow only around the roots of certain hardwood trees, not the palm trees found on the island.

    • Factual error: The Skipper is excited about finding Idaho potato seeds in the crate, but potatoes aren't grown from seeds. They're grown from potato segments with "eyes" on them.

    • In this episode, the Professor and Mary Ann seem perplexed as to how they will grow vegetables in such a sandy environment, yet in one of the very first episodes, they already have a successfully grown garden (which is threatened by a blight).

  • Quotes

    • Skipper: Gilligan, aren't you frightened?
      Gilligan: No.
      Skipper: You're not?
      Gilligan: I'm too scared to be frightened.

    • Professor: The possibilities are limitless. Why the increase in the strength of vitamins alone could make us healthier than we ever were before.
      Skipper: Yes, if it doesn't kill us first.
      Gilligan: We'll be the healthiest dead people alive.

    • Gilligan: I bet your father didn't grow anything on that farm of his.
      Mary Anne: He did too.
      Gilligan: How could he? I wasn't there to do all the work.

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