Gilligan's Island

Season 3 Episode 18

The Hunter

Aired Saturday 8:30 PM Jan 16, 1967 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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    Based on Short Story "The Most dangerous GAme". Calhoun is marvelous as the crazy hunter Calhoun. Because Gilligan is the only prey that ever escaped him alive, Calhoun goes insane {he certainly cant anyone about his "hunt" and the thought that he lost to Gilligan is unbearable!

    Also the Allusions in reagrd to Boris Balinkoff and Igor should belong here 10175/
  • Hunter wants to kill Gilligan for fun.

    This episode was just kind of creepy: some nutty hunter arrives on the island and wants to kill a human being. Hard to find that funny. The ending and the tag scene also do little to restore a sense of justice. Of course, this episodes ends like any other episode of Gilligan's Island...basically, the hunter screws over the castaways and returns to civilization without them. Then, one day, listening to the radio, the castaways learn that he competed in a hunt and goes crazy. Not very satisfying. Although we're used to the castaways NOT being rescued, I just think this was overall a poorly conceptualized episode.