Did the professor invent these things on Gilligan's Island?

He could make anything! Well, except a working boat.


Ah yes, the professor: the man who famously could create just about anything out of coconuts, palm fronds, and sea shells — but couldn't seem to fix the hole in the boat.

During the castaways' stay on the island, the professor came up with dozens of inventions to make their lives easier (or to serve as a convenient plot device for that week's adventure.) Can you remember if he actually made these gadgets, gizmos, and appliances?

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  1. Geiger counter
  2. X-ray machine
  3. Guillotine
  4. High G Centrifuge
  5. Popcorn machine
  6. Jacuzzi
  7. Ferris wheel
  8. Lie detector
  9. Hot air balloon
  10. Blowtorch

Did the professor invent these things on Gilligan's Island?

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Zip 1 month ago
I really don't remember him making a high G centrifuge. Was it when Gilligan was training to use the jet pack?
JHP 1 month ago
#6 - for us male posters - can you imagine a Jacuzzi with Mary Ann and Ginger....YIKES!

who cares about getting off the island? :)
Fred_Clampett 1 month ago
9 of 10. When did the professor make a high g centrifuge?
csonka71 1 month ago
5/10. Back to Giligan Summer School for me.
paulbryars 1 month ago
8/10. One of my favorite shows.
Vamp13 1 month ago
9/10 don't remember hot air balloon
Fred_Clampett Vamp13 1 month ago
This was the episode with Kurt Russell as the jungle boy.
MikefromJersey 1 month ago
"Hey little buddy, you got 8 out of 10. Look at you, flying high with that quiz score!"

Not to sound like some pedantic "I know better" type but the quiz title shouldn't be
"Did the professor invent these things on Gilligan's Island?" as that confused things.
He didn't invent any of them. Rather it's a question of did he fashion a island version
of them with the material at hand, which is fun to see, like the car that Gilligan drove
that was a version of Fred Flintstone's Cavemobile.
I think it was called a Cavemobile, at least that's what someone posted on these boards
a long time ago.
Sway 1 month ago
7/10…what.. no popcorn machine!
CaptainDunsel Sway 1 month ago
No popcorn
ironman2000 1 month ago
9 of 10. I remember the episode when the Professor had regrets on being stuck on the island, because he invented everything useful for modern civilization on the island.
BrittReid 1 month ago
6/10. Make anything except repair a hole in a boat.
Adamtwelvia BrittReid 1 month ago
Dammit, he's a scientist, not a carpenter!
gockionni 1 month ago
6/10 - guess I didn’t give the professor enough credit!
cperrynaples 1 month ago
A lot of these didn't make sense! I assume 3 was to cut food and not what the French used it for...LOL! BTW, all those things existed in the '60's so technically he didn't "invent" anything!
No he didn't. He called the device a guillotine, but it was for coconuts.
Ever try to open one of those manually?!
How long did it take you?
About 5 seconds, counting opening and closing the door.
We were riding through Hollywood in the back of a van, and a couple of others were trying to figure out how to approach opening a coconut they had bought. When the van stopped for a light, I grabbed the coconut away from them, slung open the sliding door, leaped out, slammed the coconut down on the curb as hard as I could, leaped back in, slammed the door and handed them the opened coconut.
I did not take note of how far and in what directions the pedestrians scattered.
Well, if ya wanna do it the EASY way....
I have generally found few problems which cannot be solved with a sufficient application of brute force and stupidity.
Andybandit 1 month ago
I got 6/10. I got #1, 4, 6, and 10 wrong. Great inventions. I didn't pay attention, did he try to make something to get rescued off the island.
Adamtwelvia Andybandit 1 month ago
Several times. And contrary to popular belief Gilligan didn't foul up all of them. A few times he was the ONLY innocent one!
FLETCH 1 month ago
6 out of 10

Just watched an episode of Wagon Train today with a very young and cute Dawn Wells
McGillahooala 1 month ago
8/10. He could make anything but he couldn’t fix a hole in a boat.
FLETCH McGillahooala 1 month ago
Actually, he could fix the hole. He just wanted to stay on the island with Ginger and Mary Ann
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