Gilligan's Island

Season 1 Episode 6

President Gilligan

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Aired Saturday 8:30 PM Oct 31, 1964 on CBS
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The castaways decide that they need someone to be the leader on the island, and so they hold elections.

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    • TRIVIA (4)

      • Gilligan is elected president of the island. When he is giving a speech during dinner, he is asked to pass a plate of food. If the plate is so hot, how come the Skipper and the Professor had no problem holding it for a considerable amount of time.

      • The election serves no purpose. According to United States law the Skipper is the castaways' leader.

      • The air date makes it apparent that this was intended as an Election Day episode. Lyndon Johnson won the election on November 3, 1964.

      • The fact that Gilligan was voted the president of the island is never mentioned again. Nor is it explained how everybody suddenly decided that the Skipper would continue to be in charge, even though it is brought up throughout the series that he shouldn't really be since they are all on dry land now.

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Thurston: No. You see, Mr. President, I think with my background the ideal job for me would be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
        Skipper: But that's a very important position. Have you had any legal experience?
        Thurston: The government has convicted me six times on antitrust suits and I've been investigated every year for income tax evasion.
        Gilligan: That's good enough for me. How about you, Skipper?
        Skipper: Any man who can stay out of jail with a record like that must know something about the law.

      • Professor: Who wants to vote first?
        Gilligan: I do.
        Skipper: Women and children first, that's what I stand for.
        Thurston: See what I mean? Who wants a president who would let children vote?

      • Thurston: Gilligan, how would you like to be Secretary of the Navy?
        Gilligan: Secretary of the Navy? You've got to be kidding. I don't even know how to tie a knot.

      • Skipper: Why should people vote for me?
        Gilligan: I don't know.
        Skipper: Well, think!
        Gilligan: I got it. Because you're the skipper, and you'll threaten them.
        Skipper: No, that won't work.
        Gilligan: Works with me.
        Skipper: But you're different.
        Gilligan: I am?
        Skipper: Certainly. You're my crew. I can threaten you.

      • Skipper: I am the skipper!
        Thurston: At sea, you're the skipper. On land, I am Chairman of the Board!

      • Gilligan: President Gilligan.

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