Contact Us

Things about Gilligan’s Island You Might Not Know

Many of us grew up watching Gilligan’s Island on T.V., and now the show is shown all around the world in re-runs, giving them more followers.

No surprise here, adorable little Mary Ann is everyone’s favorite, poor Mrs. Howell is the least favorite.

Surprisingly, the Professor and Mary Ann were added into the opening song after actor Bob Denver a.k.a Gilligan  threatened to refuse use of his name in the credit.  The pair were then quickly added into the ending of the theme song.

The cast was originally drinking out of real coconuts until they realized it looked awful on camera..

No one in the cast got along with actress Tina Louise, who played Ginger.  Apparently she was quite the snob.

The Studio City Lagoon used during the show, was turned into a parking lot in 1995.

The pilot of the show was filmed the same day President Kennedy was assaniated.

(I love this one)   The Coast Guard reported recieving letters from viewers asking them to rescue the cast.

This would be a good trivia question…..Gilligans first name was Willy.

Actor Jerry VanDyke turned down the role of Gilligan to star in the show ‘My Mother The Car’.  Not one of the better career moves.

TV Land and Nick at Nite Upfront
Getty Images




Best of

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Club FMK quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Club FMK contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.