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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....
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:
from Gilligan's Island" Video
Visit Morty's Gilligan Page at::
Gilligan's Island on Morty's
Sherwood Schwartz wrote a good companion book to the series, you can get it at:
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,
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