Gilligan's Island

Season 2 Episode 6

Quick Before It Sinks

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



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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.

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