The gigantic Gilligan's Island quiz

How well do you know the Howells?

Just sit right back and we'll give you a quiz, a quiz of a fateful trip….

Gilligan's Island remains one of the most widely known and beloved sitcoms in TV history.

But how well do you know it? Enough to be an honorary Howell? 

Only true fans can correctly answer 30 out of these 40 quick questions. Otherwise, you might just get stranded….

Good luck!

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  1. What was the name of the castaways' boat on 'Gilligan's Island'?
  2. According to the theme song of 'Gilligan's Island,' how long was the boat tour supposed to take?
  3. What was the official name of the theme song to 'Gilligan's Island'?
  4. How many castaways were there?
  5. 'Gilligan's Island' creator Sherwood Schwartz also created what iconic sitcom?
  6. What was the Skipper's nickname for Gilligan on 'Gilligan's Island'?
  7. What was Ginger's last name on 'Gilligan's Island'?
  8. What is the Professor's actual name on 'Gilligan's Island'?
  9. What is the Skipper's actual name on 'Gilligan's Island'?
  10. Jim Backus portrayed Thurston Howell III on 'Gilligan's Island.' He is also known for voicing what famous cartoon character?
  11. What was the home state of Mary Ann on 'Gilligan's Island'?
  12. 'Gilligan's Island' originally aired for how many seasons?
  13. How many seasons of 'Gilligan's Island' were produced in color?
  14. Before he played Gilligan, Bob Denver was best known as portraying what beloved sitcom character?
  15. Sherwood Schwartz first offered the role of Gilligan to what notable sitcom actor (who turned down the role)?
  16. During the first season of 'Gilligan's Island,' what two castaways were NOT mentioned by name in the theme song lyrics?
  17. This folk group sang the theme song originally used in season one of 'Gilligan's Island.'
  18. The musical act that sang the original version of the 'Gilligan's Island' theme song also appeared as a fictional band in an episode that spoofed the Beatles. What was this fake band's name?
  19. Ginger, Mary Ann and Mrs. Howell form a musical trio on 'Gilligan's Island.' What did they call themselves?
  20. Before she landed the role of Mary Ann on 'Gilligan's Island,' Dawn Wells earned what beauty pageant title?
  21. What was Mary Ann's last name on 'Gilligan's Island'?
  22. Gilligan wears a wristwatch featuring what fictional cartoon character?
  23. In 1987, Gilligan, the Skipper, Mary Ann and the Professor all reunited on an episode of what sitcom?
  24. What was the name of the debut episode of 'Gilligan's Island.'
  25. The pilot episode of 'Gilligan's Island' did not feature the movie star and Mary Ann. Instead, the two female characters had what jobs?
  26. What legendary composer wrote the calypso theme song heard only in the pilot episode of 'Gilligan's Island'?
  27. According to their backstory, how did Gilligan save the Skipper's life during World War II?
  28. What is the home state of the Howells on 'Gilligan's Island'?
  29. In 1981, what sports team guest-starred in the third made-for-TV movie sequel to 'Gilligan's Island'?
  30. Which original sitcom cast member did NOT appear in the 'Gilligan's Island' made-for-TV sequel movies?
  31. In the pilot episode of 'Gilligan's Island,' flags in the harbor can be seen flying at half-mast. Why?
  32. In the episode "Seer Gilligan," Gilligan discovers a plant on the island that gives people what power?
  33. In the episode "Goodbye Island,' the Professor uses what material to patch up the boat and attempt an escape from the island?
  34. In the episode "Gilligan Meets Jungle Boy," what future action heroes plays Jungle Boy?
  35. What was the name of the mad scientist who lived in a castle on 'Gilligan's Island'?
  36. Which of the following titles was NOT an official cartoon series sequel to 'Gilligan's Island'?
  37. In the episode "Topsy-Turvy," professional athlete Roman Gabriel guest-stars as a native on 'Gilligan's Island.' What did Roman Gabriel play in the real world?
  38. The S.S. Minnow was named "Minnow" in honor of what real-life figure?
  39. In 1967, Alan Hale Jr. guest-starred as a character named "Gilligan" on what TV show?
  40. Years after playing the Skipper on 'Gilligan's Island,' Alan Hale Jr. owned a restaurant in Los Angeles. What was its name?

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DonMiller 23 months ago
The gigantic Gilligan's Island quiz
You got 37 out of 40
Winner, winner, fish dinner! With that big brain, you could have probably fixed the Minnow and gotten off the island.
Spiro 27 months ago
Okay...Here's one not on the quiz...

What's Gilligan's FIRST name?

1. Joey
2. Dee Dee
3. Willy

NOT one of the Ramones!
Randall 28 months ago
35 of 40, It was awesome to actually learn something new about the best comedy ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2103634076 28 months ago
34 of 40. Watched it after Cub Scouts, after class in college and with my kids in the 90s. Oh, and DEFINITELY Mary Ann.
Supercat58 28 months ago
32 of 40. The last ten or so were pretty hard
eugenebelvinandmoosefan8 28 months ago
Has METV ever written an article about the Pilot Episode of Gilligan's Island? John Gabriel played the
Professor before Russell Johnson.
Also actresses Nancy McCadthy and
Kit Smythe were the other Two
Cast members in the pilot.
One of the women had the name
Bunny and I can't remember the
First name of the other woman.
Gilligan's Island creater Sherwood
Schwartz had the Theme Song sung
In Calyspo.
MeTV has done approx 50+ articles on Gilligan's Island. Put "Gilligan's Island" In the search window to search for the articles and you can read them at your leisure, and find the info your looking for.
eugenebelvinandmoosefan8 29 months ago
Please write an Article about
cantorpennerandpeeweefan 29 months ago
Just sit right back and you'll hear a
tale a tale.of a fatefull trip that started from this tropic port aboard
this tiny ship.
The mate was a mighty sailing man
The Skipper brave and sure
Five passengers set sail that day on a three hour tour.
A three hour tour.
The weather started getting rough
The tiny ship was tossed
If not for the courage of the fearless
Crew the Minnow would be lost
The Minnow would be lost.
The ship is aground on this uncharted
Desert Isle with Gilligan the Skipper
too the millionaire and his wife
the movie star the Professor and
Mary Ann here on GILLIGAN'S isle.
( I am a fan of the entt cast especially "AND THE REST"-the
Professor(Russell Johnson and
MARY ANN(Dawn Wells).)
David 29 months ago
MaryAnn or Ginger? . . . . . c'mon guys . . . . . . . .
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Kate Jackson played a different Daphne on Dark Shadows before she was on CHARLIE'S ANGELS.
The character of Victoria Winters Alexandra Moltke
Was on Dark Shadows on ABC
From 1966-1971 .
Betsy Durkin and Carolyn Groves
Also played Victoria Winters on
Dark Shadows.
I do agree that actresses
Hillary Horan (Daphne on Happy
Days and Alexandra Moltke (Victoria Winters on Dark Shadows) resemble each other.
Supercat58 David 28 months ago
Neither- Mrs. Howell. Yowza 😍!
Nala92129 29 months ago
Let's see: the Howells, Skipper & Gillian, Ginger & the Professor, Mary Ann...7 castaways!
When Gilligan met Wrong Way
Feldman and Dubov the painter
Didn't Wrong Way Feldman and
Dubov the painter say that they
were already living on the
Island before the seven castaways arrived on the island
I wonder why Wrongway Feldman and Dubov didn't run
Into each other before Gilligan
And his fellow castaways arrived.

Tracye 29 months ago
25/40 was a bit tough but fun !
eyegor 29 months ago
35/40. That was a fun, but difficult quiz!
nightshade 29 months ago
23 out of 40 i second guessed myself a lot
Oldielover 29 months ago
34/40....Got a little tough near the end,but it's a chicken dinner for me!
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