Gilligan's Island

Season 2 Episode 6

Quick Before It Sinks

Aired Saturday 8:30 PM Oct 28, 1965 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The Professor thinks that the island is sinking, which causes the Castaways to panic. As it turns out, Gilligan has mistakenly moved the Professor's measuring stick, so the panic was a false alarm.

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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 (1)

      • If the island were really days away from disappearing into the ocean, they would have been losing ground at a very noticeable rate. The fact that the island never got any smaller should have tipped the castaways off that the island wasn't really sinking.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Skipper: It's no use stalling any longer. We've got to tell the women the truth.
        Professor: They must know the island is sinking.
        Skipper: And the fact that there's no hope for survival.
        Thurston: Sounds like a meeting of the optimists' club.
        Gilligan: Who's gonna tell them?
        Skipper: Well as your skipper, I know that there's only one choice. This unpleasant duty has got to fall on only one man. Mr. Howell.
        Thurston: Me? You're the skipper. It's your duty.
        Skipper: But you're an executive. You know how to handle these matters in a businesslike way.
        Thurston: Well that's different if you want to handle it in a businesslike way.
        Skipper: Then you'll handle it?
        Thurston: Yes, I'll dictate a letter and send it out in triplicate.
        Professor: Mr. Howell, we haven't got time for that.
        Thurston: Well that lets me out. I think I'll go down to the lagoon and see if my money belt will float.
        Gilligan: Professor, you always have a solution to everything. What shall we do about this?
        Professor: The direct approach. A straight line is the shortest distance between two points.
        Gilligan: I guess it is.

      • Skipper: Gilligan, you've accidentally tied yourself to the pole.
        Gilligan: It wasn't an accident, Skipper. It's the only way I can keep from falling down.

      • Skipper: Mr. Howell, you just dropped that bamboo pole on your foot.
        Thurston: I know.
        Skipper: But you didn't yell.
        Thurston: I'm too tired. I'll yell tomorrow.

      • Skipper: Well there you are, Gilligan. How come you got up so early?
        Gilligan: Oh I wanted to get an early start, catch something nice for dinner, something you like.
        Skipper: Ah, the early bird catches the worm.
        Gilligan: Yeah. You like worms?
        Skipper: Of course not.
        Gilligan: I got a nice batch of lobsters, but if you like worms….
        Skipper: That's just an expression, a way of saying something.

    • NOTES (1)

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