Gilligan's Island/High Man on the Totem Pole

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High Man on the Totem Pole
Season 3, Episode 23
Airdate February 27, 1967
Production Number 1625-0520
Written by Brad Radnitz
Directed by Herbert Coleman
Produced by Robert L. Rosen
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High Man on the Totem Pole is the twenty-third episode of the third season of Gilligan's Island, and the ninety-first 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)

Additional Cast: Jim Lefebvre (Native), Al Ferrara (Native), Pete Sotos (Native)


Plot Overview

Gilligan discovers a Totem Pole found in the Jungle.He notices that one of the Heads on the Pole resembles himnself.The Castaways plan is to use the Head of the Totem Pole as a means to frighten the Head Hunters who have come to the Island looking for victims.The Castaways will make the Head Hunters believe that Gilligan as the Head Hunters long gone Leader has been brought to life.This ruse by the Castaways would come in handle sooner than the Castaways think as the Head Hunters capture all except Gilligan who later acts as their Leader.He succeeds in frightening the the three Head Hunters off the Island.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments

The Head Hunters reactions to Gilligan falling from the Totem Pole in front of them.