The Real Gilligan's Island

Season 1 Episode 1

Episode 101

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 30, 2004 on TBS
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Episode 101
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As the show begins, we are introduced to both teams of castaways as they board the S.S. Minnow, run into an unexpected storm, and make their ways to the island. As the teams arrive, however, they learn of the shows hidden twist: that not one, but two casts will be competing for the grand prize and for a chance to be rescued from the island. As there can ultimately be only one cast, though, each cast member from the two teams will be competing against their own counterpart for a spot in the final cast. The teams spend their first day on the island getting to know one another, spending time surveying and exploring the land, evaluating their resources, and setting up their living quarters. All goes well until the first night, however, when tempers with the Green Team flare up, and as each person begins to realize just how "real" their situation on the island is! On their second day, the teams awake to their first competition, where the winning team will win mattresses, sheets, pillows and personal items from home to help them make it through their time on the island. The Gold and Green teams are neck in neck in the competition (where the teams must swim out to a platform containing a pit of fire that they will drag to the beach in order to light a torch, which they will race back home where one of them will be declared the winner) until an unexpected accident hits the Gold team; Skipper Bob suffers an accident while running on the beach, and stumbles to the ground in pain and unable to move. While the Gold team stays behind to take care of their ailing teammate, the Green team gains the advantage and ends up winning the first competition. When the Gold team makes it back to the huts that evening, they are quick to make it known that they were less than impressed with the Green Team's lack of support for Skipper Bob, only fueling the rivalry between the two casts even more. The next day, Skipper Bob makes his return to the island for a brief time to make his team aware of his recovery, and to inform them that he will be departing the island. As if this was not a rough enough blow for the Gold Team, they then learn that they will be heading to Voodoo Village to find out which set of cast members will be competing against one another for a spot in the final cast of seven: the two professors At the elimination challenge the next day, the teams are led by their professors as they are assigned to build rafts that the professors will race in the ocean in order to retrieve their team's flag. The professor who makes it back to the island first after obtaining their flag will be named the winner and will automatically gain a spot in the final seven. It was a tough competition, but Professor Pat of the Gold Team was announced the winner, leaving Professor Eric of the Green Team to be banished to the other side of the island. On top of the Gold Team's victory, they also learn that they will be receiving fishing equipment as an added reward, much to the dismay of the Green Team. The celebration doesn't last long, however, as the teams receive new information from Voodoo Village: the Mary-Ann's will be going head to head in the next elimination challenge.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Rachel Hunter

Rachel Hunter

Ginger [Banished]

Nicole Eggert

Nicole Eggert

Ginger [Banished]

Scott Lasky

Scott Lasky

Host

Jim Murray

Jim Murray

The Skipper [Banished]

Chris O'Malley

Chris O'Malley

Gilligan [Banished]

Kate Koth

Kate Koth

Mary Ann [Finalist]

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