Gilligan's Island/The Second Ginger Grant

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The Second Ginger Grant
Season 3, Episode 24
Airdate March 6, 1967
Production Number 1625-0527
Written by Don Friedman
Directed by Steve Binder
Produced by Robert L. Rosen
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The Second Ginger Grant is the twenty-fourth episode of the third season of Gilligan's Island, and the ninety-second 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)


Plot Overview

While listening to Ginger sing on stage,Mary Ann expresses the desire to be like Ginger.After her Ginger finishes,Mary Ann is so happy that while she is applauding,she backs into a small rock stumbles,and falls unconscience.Gilligan reviving her asks is she Okay.Mary Ann at first seems okay,but when Gilligan calls her Mary Ann,she tells him that she is Ginger.Mary Ann's voice sounds like Gingers.Gilligan takes her to the Professor for him to examine her.MaryAnn/Ginger cannot understand why but she'll humor the Professor.After the examination,the Professor diagnosis clearly states that Mary Ann believes that she is Ginger,because of the mental state she is in at the time of Gingers performance.His suggestion is for all the Castaways to pretend that Mary Ann is Ginger Grant,until he can come up with a solution.Of course Ginger will have to pretend to be Mary Ann since obviously MaryAnn/Ginger will expect to see a Mary Ann among them.With a black wig,and a voice similar to Mary Ann,Ginger pulls off the charade very well.Unfortunately,Ginger also pulls off the black wig when MaryAnn comes along walking through the Jungle.The sight of Ginger brings about shock to Mary Ann so real that she faints.While in the Prefessors Hut,Mary Ann is in a state of shock,her eyes open,and she is not responding.Examining her,the Professor decides to try hypnosis to attempt to bring out of it.The Skipper,and Gilligan will leave the Professor alone undisturbed.They see Ginger coming,and will explain to her Mary Ann situation.Gilligan curious though takes a look inside through the Window as the Professor is attempting to hypnotise Mary Ann.She comes out of her shocked state,and the Prefessor will explain to her what had happened through hypnosis.As she is asked to watch the swinging object back,and forth while the Professor puts her under,Gilligan does the the same thing.The Professor is unaware of Gilligan's presense at the Window.The Professors words to Mary Ann fall on Gilligan.By the time the hypnotism is finished,the Skipper comes to the Window to tell Gilligan not to bother the Professor while he is working on Mary Ann.Gilligan is unaware that he has been placed under hypnosis.Mary Ann however is not under hypnosis.When the Professor tells Mary Ann that when she hears her name Mary Ann she will become Mary Ann.The hypnotic suggestion fails with Mary Ann,who still wants to know why she had saw another Ginger Grant.Gilligan is later taking a Bath after falling into a mud puddle.The Skipper enters the Hut,and telling Gilligan that the hypnotism did'nt work,he the says the name Mary Ann.Gilligan reacts,and has a high pitched voice like Mary Ann,and orders the Skipper out of the Hut.He throws a sponge at the Skipper.The Skipper thinks Gilligan has lost his mind,and leaves.Gilligan s Mary Ann realises that he is in the Men's Hut whaps a towel around himself,and leaves.The Howells are confused about this turn of events,especially Mrs.Howell.The Skipper finds the Professor,tells him about Gilligan,and that both head over to the Womens Hut to dehypnotise Gilligan.Ginger was confused as to why Gilligan came into the Hut.But,Gilligan as Mary Ann is confused as to why Ginger is wearing her clothes.When the Professor,and Skipper come into the Hut,they dehypnotise Gilligan,and Gilligan becomes himself again.Seeing Ginger,and realising he is wrapped in a towel,Gilligan runs out of the Hut fast.The Professor comes up with a plan to cure Mary Ann.He will ask her to put on a Show for them.As Ginger she would want to perform,but as Mary Ann she will be unable to.This will create in Mary Ann a conflict.It will bring Mary Ann back to her old self.The plan works somewhat once Mary Ann/Ginger sees that she cannot neither sing,or dance it confuses her so that she falls backward like she had done earlier.She is Mary Ann again.She looks at Ginger wearing her clothes,and thinks that Ginger thinks that she is her.Alls well that ends well.


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The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments

  • Gilligan thinking that he is MaryAnn,mimics her voice,and throws a sponge at the Skipper.Ginger singing a song that the great Marilyn Monroe sung in one of her Movies.
  • Thurston trying to explain to Lovey about Mary Ann being Ginger,and vice versa.Lovey mimics Thurston's voice.