I remember that one. He had been bitten by a bat, hadn't he...?
The Sound of Quacking:
While the castaways face a food shortage, a migratory duck lands on the island, and the castaways capture it. Opinion is divided whether to eat the duck or to send it off with a message. Gilligan is protective of the duck and will not let the others eat it.
This episode has the first of the program's many "dream sequences", in which Gilligan sees himself in the Old West as "Marshal Gilligan", protecting the duck against a lynch mob consisting of gunslingers Mr. Howell and the Professor. The Skipper is Gilligan's bumbling deputy, Ginger a dance hall girl, Mrs. Howell an older "Latin" lady, and Mary-Ann as a demure young girl who is the only one on Gilligan's side.
In the end, the duck leads the castaways to a new food source and the castaways' food problems are alleviated.
I notice we see Ginger wearing a dress that says "S. S. Minnow" on it, which implies that she at least is wearing new clothes made from material that was on the ship.
Back Story: Gilligan's grandfather's name was "Everett".
Taking It Seriously: I know nothing about the migratory habits of ducks, so I far as I know, there's nothing unbelievable in this episode.
Gilligan Spoils A Rescue: When he finally releases the duck to leave the island, Gilligan forgets to attach the message to its leg.
Please run a discussion when you do.
I have a confession to make… in 2004 I watched a reality show: The Real Gilligan’s Island. I don’t mean I saw a bit of it while flipping channels, or watched a single episode… I watched the whole thing. I’m not proud of it, but I admit it and it feels good to get it off my chest.
I'd watch Gilligan's Island: The Musical.
Really? Not many other people did...
The Baron said:I'd watch Gilligan's Island: The Musical.