Gilligan's Island/Gilligan, the Goddess

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Gilligan, the Goddess
Season 3, Episode 30
Airdate April 17, 1967
Production Number 1625-0502
Written by Jack Paritz and
Bob Rodgers
Directed by Gary Nelson
Produced by Sherwood Schwartz
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Gilligan, the Goddess is the thirtieth episode of the third season of Gilligan's Island, and the ninety-eighth episode overall.

Starring: Bob Denver (Gilligan), Alan Hale (Skipper)

Also Starring: Jim Backus (Thurston J. Howell III), Natalie Schafer (Mrs. Howell)

and Also Starring: Tina Louise (Ginger Grant)

with Russell Johnson (The Professor), Dawn Wells (Mary Ann)

Special Guest Star: Stanley Adams (King Kaliwani)


Plot Overview

Three Natives land on the Island.The Leader of these three is a King Kiliwani.His purpose for coming is to find a Bride for his Volcano God.Having seen Mary Ann,and Ginger,and chasing after them(with honorable intentions)they take refuse in their Hut.The King meets Howell,and later the other Castaways,and after explaning their purpose,the men ,and women all agree to have the King select which female from among the women to be the Goddess.What the Castaways do not know is that the one selected to be the Goddess is to be thrown into a Volcano.Once the Castaways learn of this,they refuse to let any of the Women be the Goddess.The King becomes angry,and threatens the Castaway with poison darts,unless they hand over one of the Women.To avoid a possible fight with the King,and his cronies,the Men come up with a plan to give the King a Goddess,but not any of the Women.The Men dress in the Womens Clothing.Skipper,Howell,and The Professor look so unattractive,that nobody would believe them to be Women.Only Gilligan looks more like a Woman than the other Men.After donning a Wig,a Dress,and shoes Gilligan passes the Test.His disguise is so good that the King wants him for his own.How will Gilligan get out of this situation?Gilligan succeeds without letting the King know that he is a Man in disguise.


This is the last episode of the Series.

Arc Advancement


The Natives chase Ginger,and Mary Ann.Gilligan engages a dance with the King,and his Cronies.




The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments

Gilligan watching Ginger,and Mary Ann running pass his S.O.S.Sign.When he sees the three Natives running toward him he starts to run,but runs into the Sign that he had set up.The Ceremony taking place for Gilligan in disguise.Mary Ann,Ginger,and Mr.Howell performing their acts to distract the King.The King,and his cronies paddling away from the Island near the end.