Gilligan's Island

10 Worst Episodes of Gilligan's Island

A group of castaways are stranded on a desert island, left there after a boat trip got caught in a storm. In each episode the eclectic group of castaways attempt an escape from the island, but are frequently foiled by infighting and bitter recriminations breaking out between the crew.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jun 26, 2022.

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Gilligan's Island - S3E29

#10 - Bang! Bang! Bang! (Season 3 - Episode 29)

A crate that washes ashore contains a top secret plastic explosive developed by the US Government. The Castaways make use of the plastic in a variety of objects, including nails for the Skipper, dishes for Mary Ann, jewelry for Ginger, golf balls for Mr. Howell, and even fillings for Gilligan's teeth, unaware that once hardened it becomes a dangerous explosive which will detonate on impact!

The episode was rated 6.81 from 32 votes.

Gilligan's Island - S2E24

#9 - Feed the Kitty (Season 2 - Episode 24)


A cage containing a lion washes ashore in the lagoon. After Gilligan removes a thorn from his paw, the two become pals. When the Castaways run out of food, however, Gilligan thinks the lion has consumed the Skipper.

The episode was rated 6.77 from 30 votes.

Gilligan's Island - S2E22

#8 - Forward March (Season 2 - Episode 22)

The Castaways are frightened as the sounds of battle, including hand grenades and machine guns, rock the island. The culprit turns out to be a gorilla who has found an old WWII weapons cache.

The episode was rated 6.76 from 29 votes.

Gilligan's Island - S3E13

#7 - And Then There Were None (Season 3 - Episode 13)


One by one, all of the Castaways mysteriously disappear. Gilligan then dreams that he is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In the end, Gilligan rescues them from the hidden World War II munitions pit that they have all fallen into.

The episode was rated 6.72 from 25 votes.

Gilligan's Island - S2E28

#6 - Allergy Time (Season 2 - Episode 28)

The Skipper begins to itch and sneeze whenever he is around Gilligan. Soon all of the Castaways appear to be allergic to him. The Professor develops a vaccine, but it doesn't seem to work. It turns out that everyone is allergic to the papaya oil used in Gilligan's hair tonic.

The episode was rated 6.70 from 30 votes.

Gilligan's Island - S1E27

#5 - New Neighbor Sam (Season 1 - Episode 27)


The Castaways overhear the voices of gangsters discussing buried treasure and threatening their lives. The voices turn out to belong to a parrot, who then leads the castaways to the ""treasure"" .... a box of crackers!

The episode was rated 6.70 from 33 votes.

Gilligan's Island - S3E26

#4 - Slave Girl (Season 3 - Episode 26)

After Gilligan saves a beautiful native girl from drowning, she vows to be his slave forever. Later, her ex-boyfriend comes to the island and challenges Gilligan to a duel to the death. The Professor concocts a drug to cause Gilligan to fall into a catatonic state, so that the natives will think he is dead, but they then insist on a native funeral . . . by burning the body!

The episode was rated 6.60 from 25 votes.

Gilligan's Island - S2E14

#3 - Mine Hero (Season 2 - Episode 14)


While fishing, Gilligan pulls a WWII mine out of the lagoon. When the Professor is unable to deactivate the mine, Gilligan tows it back into the lagoon, where it harmlessly explodes.

The episode was rated 6.60 from 30 votes.

Gilligan's Island - S1E33

#2 - It's Magic (Season 1 - Episode 33)

The Castaways discover a trunk belonging to a magician. They use a magician's props to scare away unfriendly natives from nearby islands.

The episode was rated 6.56 from 34 votes.

Gilligan's Island - S1E34

#1 - Goodbye Old Paint (Season 1 - Episode 34)


A famous painter who has renounced civilization, Dubov, visits the island (with a short-wave radio, of course). The castaways are hopeful that Dubov will give them his transmitter, but soon discover he does not wish to go back to civilization. They must come up with a scheme to make him change his mind, and attempt to make him jealous by pretending Gilligan is an artistic genius.

The episode was rated 6.48 from 31 votes.

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