Gilligan's Island/Lovey's Secret Admirer

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Lovey's Secret Admirer
Season 3, Episode 19
Airdate January 23, 1967
Production Number 1625-0525
Written by Herbert Finn and
Alan Dinehart
Directed by David McDearmon
Produced by Robert L. Rosen
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Lovey's Secret Admirer is the nineteenth episode of the third season of Gilligan's Island, and the eighty-seventh 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)

Uncredited: William Curtis (Royal Messenger)


Plot Overview

Mrs.Howell has been receiving love notes from a secret admirer.Who?To determine who it might be,The Professor invents a Lie Detector Machine.The Machine works when a subject is asked questions about whether,or not they are Mrs.Howells secret admirer.The Professor,The Skipper,and Gilligan are subjected to questions about whether,or not they wrote the notes to Lovey.All three deny writing the notes.The Professor has a suspicion as to who the secret admirer is.In a short while the secret admirer is revealed to be none other than Mr.Howell.Howell comes clean with this fact,but proceeds to insult Lovey who says she does'nt want to see him no more.Later,Lovey has a dream about herself as Cinderella.She is abused by her wicked Step Mother(The Skipper),and her wicked Step Sisters(ugly versions of Ginger,and Mary Ann).They are invited to the Princes Ball.The ugly Step Sisters are invite to the Princes Ball,but Lovey is to stay Home.Unhappy,Lovey yearns to go to the Ball.Suddenly her Fairy Godfather(Gilligan) appears and using his Magic Wand transforms Lovey(Cinderella) into a Beautiful woman,and the Pumpkin,and mice into a Coach,and Horses.She is told to be back Home before Midnight,or she will transform back to her old homely self.Just as the Cinderella Story goes,The Prince (Howell) falls in love at first sight at the Beautiful Woman who has just entered the Palace Ball Room.Just as Cinderella Story goes,Cinderella,and the Prince dance,and the dance is cut short by the Midnight Bell.As Lovey(Cinderella) runs out,she leaves her Glass Slipper behind.The Prince(Howell) calls out to Cinderella,and as he is calling to her,Lovey awakens.She sees Thurston sitting on the edge of her Bed.He had heard her calling out.Having had a dream,Lovey interprets the message that she is fortunate to have her husband as her Prince Charming,and forgives Thurston.They kiss just as Cinderella,and the Prince kissed in the dream.


This episode is clearly Natalie Shaefers episode.Another invention of the Professors,an Island made Lie Detector Machine.

Arc Advancement


Lovey,and Thurston are sleeping when she awakens,to find a Note under her pillow.




Another dream parody of a Classic Story.

The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments

The whole Dream sequence.