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On the show "Gilligan's Island", what was the last episode about? How did they ever get off the island? Is their a book or a web address that can tell me how the episode went, I doubt it if I would ever see that episode...

-swissbizzy

Hi swissbizzy,

At the end of the third season, the cast, crew and writers of "Gilligan's Island" expected to return for a forth season. It wasn't just an assumption, they were on the schedule. Over the summer, the head of CBS noticed that his wife's favorite show wasn't on the schedule. To make room for "Gunsmoke", Gilligan got yanked off the air without a farewell, leaving the castaways stranded until they reunited for the TV movie "Rescue From Gilligan's Island" which aired on October 14th 1978.

The movie broke ratings records for TV movies (eleven years after the show ended, viewers still needed closure). If you want to see it, I won't spoil the ending, but I think you can figure it out by the fact there were two more movies to follow: "The Castaways On Gilligan's Island" (Originally Aired 5/3/1979) and "The Harlem Globetrotters On Gilligan's Island" (Originally Aired 5/15/1981)

All three movies were written by Sherwood and son, Elroy, Schwartz, and were even more inane than the regular series. 

To answer your question, the last episode of the series was: "Gilligan, The Goddess, Part 2" and aired on 4/17/1967.

If you'd like to buy the video of "Rescue from Gilligan's Island" movie, it's available at:
"Rescue from Gilligan's Island" Video

Visit Morty's Gilligan Page at:: 
Gilligan's Island on Morty's Mall

Sherwood Schwartz wrote a good companion book to the series, you can get it at:
Sherwood Schwartz Book

You might already know that Dawn Wells is producing a TV movie to air this fall about "Gilligan's Island" behind the scenes. The preview looked, well, interesting.

Thanks for writing to:
-Morty-

 
 

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