|Gilligan's Island - The Complete Third Season
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A family classic returns with the final season set offering! Gilligan's Island: The Complete Third Season features all episodes in color and the continued adventures of the castaways as they struggle to survive disasters--both natural and man-made--but never stop trying to find a way to escape in this wonderfully wacky comedy series.
Documentary:"Gilligan's Island A Pop Culture Phenomenon"
Though Gilligan and his fellow castaways will remain forever marooned in syndication, the series' network run actually did come to an end in 1967 after a three-year run and 98 episodes. The final 30--which for Gilligan fanatics, include many of the show's best--are compiled in this three-disc set, along with input from creator Sherwood Schwartz. It's not known if Schwartz knew that the series was headed for cancellation, but he and the writers definitely appear to pour on the steam in season 3 to produce some of the series' most imaginative episodes, many of which break out of the island sets through dream sequences; these include the season kickoff, "Up at Bat" (after being bitten by a bat, Gilligan dreams of being a vampire); "Pass the Vegetables, Please" (the castaways gain extraordinary powers after eating radioactive produce); "The Producer: (Phil Silvers guests as a Hollywood director whom the castaways attempt to win over with a musical production of Hamlet); "The Invasion" (the discovery of a government briefcase leads to Gilligan dreaming about spy capers); "The Secret of Gilligan's Island" (a stone table leads to a caveman dream), and so on. A cruise ship's worth of engaging guest stars (Don Rickles, Rory Calhoun, Strother Martin) and amusing performances by the always-game cast make this final season a worthwhile addition to any Gilligan groupie's collection. And doubling its value is commentary by Schwartz on "The Producer" (arguably, one of the best episodes of the entire series), and a featurette about the show's impact on pop culture. --Paul Gaita
- Reminded How Funny Gilligan's Island Is
Not only does this DVD set bring back many childhood memories, I can now watch the shows with my children. I also now realize how clever and smart the scripts really are. Good Stuff!...more info
- Sadly, The Final Season of an All-Time Great.......
With the impending release of season 3, it only makes me wish there had been a season 4. In truth, I rate season 3 as Gilligan's weakest, although there are a few real gems (The Producer, Pass the Vegetables, Court Martial, The Hunter). I've always rated season 2 as the strongest overall. Still, it only makes you wonder how much wilder and 'way out' the show would've gotten if there had been a fourth season. Unfortunately, the studio heads wanted to bring back 'Gunsmoke', and a thirty minute sitcom had to be sacrificed...Gilligan became that casualty. Alas, we still have the 'Gilligan' TV-Movies, which I hope will get a re-release with a few extras.
Truly, one of the all-time 'guilty pleasures' TV has ever produced...thank you, Sherwood....
- Not as good as season 2, but . . .
Still worth the price if it is anything below $20. The episode where Gilligan ends up with plastic explosives as dental fillings still cracks me up to this day....more info
- The Final Season!
Well while Gilligan only lasted three seasons the fact that there is 98 episodes makes it four or even almost 5 seasons in today's shortened TV seasons. Gilligan's staying power is really quite amazing considering it had no real major actors, no actors who went on to become larger stars, and was a borderline kid's show. But this screwball comedy with the improbable plots and the professor building hi-tech items out of coconut cream pies is just darn funny. The best episodes are always those where it looks like the castaways will be rescued until Gilligan screws it up again.
My Favorite episodes from season three are:
"Up at Bat" Gilligan is bitten by a bat and thinks that he is going to become a vampire.
"The Producer" This is one of my favorites as the great Phil Silvers guest stars as director Harold Hecuba lands on the island.
"Ring Around Gilligan" famous 60's and 70's character actor Vito Scotti guest stars as a mad scientist who uses his rings to hypnotize the castaways.
"The Kidnapper" Don Rickles guest stars as a gambler and thief who kidnaps the women.
"Gilligan Goes Gung Ho" Gilligan is made sheriff of the island and ends up throwing everyone in jail.
"Our Vines have Tender Apes" An Actor (Denny Miller) who is practicing for a movie part convinces the castways that he is a Tarzan-like jungle man.
"Gilligan's personal Magnetism" A lightning strike cause a bowling ball to get stuck on Gilligan's hand.
"The Second Ginger Grant" Maryann hits her head and passes out. When she comes to she thinks that she is Ginger.
"It's a Bird, It's a Plane!" A jetpack washes ashore the island but Gilligan ends up wasting most of the fuel.
"Bang Bang Bang" A crate containing moldable plastic washes ashore that the castways use to make various objects not knowing that the material becomes explosive when it hardens.
The other great thing about the show was the guest stars: Rickles, Silvers, John McGiver, Strother Martin, Rory Calhoun, Sterling Holloway...it all added to make this show a classic.
- gilligan's island the thrid season
if you have the first 2 seasons then I'm sure you will end up getting this one. like all this type of T.V. non-sense to sit and watch the entire DvD
in one sitting will get pretty old fast but for a occasional evening of a episode or 2 this makes for a great distraction. ...more info
- "Gilligan's Island:" What A Classic!
"Gilligan's Island" lasted for three years, and now with WB releasing this DVD set, we finally have another entire series on DVD!
Well, I guess that's it...GOODBYE GI!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S. I wonder what's on Disc 3, Side B? ...more info
Has bought back lots of memories when watching Gilligan's island on the tv when I was a kid!...more info
- Just sit right back and you'll here a tale
I have been a fan of Gilligan's Island all my life. In my opinion, the third season contains some of the series' best episodes and some of the all-time great entertainers like Rory Calhoun, Phil Silvers and Don Rickles. I would strongly recommend the DVD set to any true Gilligan's Island fan. ...more info
- Adieu sweet island
Well we knew it was coming, the third and last season of Gilligan's Island will be released in July. I, and many others will buy Season 3 on the day, or within the week of it's release. With great anticipation we will watch it, but we sadly know the show is no more after this.
Gilligan's Island is a show with it's own great history, but is unique in it's own way. Fans know that the critics and prodcuers hated this show. One reviewer from way back then even said something like "It's hard to belive that this show is made by adults". As usual with all forms of entertainment, critics just don't get it. Gilligan's Island was a fascinating, entertaining, and highly enjoyable show. What other show has never been off the air and has enjoyed sindication for over thirty years? I think it's sad that the cast has never seen a penny.
Who has ever channel surfed and come across Gilligan's Island? We all have, and most of us will put the remote down to enjoy it. Again, it's entertainment. We can escape our own world and enjoy a half hour in paradise. Sure we've all seen every episode a hundred times over, but who cares? We still watch it, and we'll watch it again and again and again.
Maybe the movies will be released on DVD, but if you're like me and Tina Louise is your favorite castmember, it just isn't the same.
So when we buy Season 3, remember you're not watching it alone, millions will be watching with you, we're family....more info
- If I was shipwrecked on an island with these guys, i'd never want to go home!
Unlike many other shows of the 60s, Gilligan's Island went out on a high note, leaving good memories of a show that didn't tail off in quality after a 3-year run. Surprising, considering that watching it, you realize how much of a one-joke slapstick it really was. Despite its observable limitations, it proved itself popular enough to warrant the show a significant spot in the pantheon of archetypal TV comedy and endless re-runs that never seem to get stale. Sherwood Schwartz (Funnyman who was the genius behind Hogan's Heroes) turns in a different comedy gem with Gilligan, showcasing how a simplistic premise can be stretched for 3 years and stay on top of the quality barrel. It's Saturday night circa early 60's and right after The Jackie Gleason Show on CBS comes `Gilligans Island'.
When it first aired about the only two well-known members of the cast to the vast majority of viewers were Bob Denver who had appeared as the beatnik Maynard G. Krebs on Dobie Gillis and the multi talented Jim Backus. Russell Johnson who played the Professor was one of those actors that would appear on various TV shows. Its run on prime time was three seasons but thanks to re-runs Gilligans Island has in fact never left the airwaves. The 98 episodes play over and over yet they still hold up well today and one can still find themselves laughing at various episodes even though they may have seen it dozens perhaps even hundreds of times. The highlight, is of course, Bob Denver's fantastic comedic timing, coupled with some of the most original writing of the era. And let's not forget that fantastic theme song that has stayed burned in the memory of many fan's brains. A truly classic show that deserves its title, and the DVD extras are very welcome for a show that's almost 40 years old. This is essential TV comedy classic. ...more info
- Gilligan's Island
My family has had a blast watching these. Parents and kids alike get a chuckle....more info
- Brilliant and Underrated
Someone was asking how customers could review the third season DVD when it hadn't yet been released. Many of us have seen ALL of the Gilligan episodes, having watched for decadeds and taped on vhs. Gilligan's Island is now getting its due respect as one of the greatest all time comedy shows. The writing is simply brilliant and the acting is superb. Denver and Hale will go down in history as one of the greatest comic duos. There is a good reason that Gilligan is the most re-run show in history: it is simply that good and is very, very funny. I can't wait to finally get the 3rd season on DVD and complete our collection. My two boys love Gilligan and the show is a tradition in our household. ...more info
- wonderful classic TV
My children love to watch Gillagan's Island. I enjoy listening to them laugh and inneract with the show. Good family entertainment....more info
- Third Season Is the Third Best
Season 3 is the worst of the three. Although there are still some good episodes in it, there are too many dream sequences in this season for my liking. It appears as though the writers ran out of island related topics and had to resort to centering shows around strange and bizarre dreams. For example Gilligan dreams he is a vampire, a super spy, Mr. Hyde, an admiral, a cave dweller. Mrs. Howell dreams she is Cinderella. There are a few good episodes but there are too many goofy plots. The strangest show of all three seasons is the one where a professional hunter comes to the island and makes a deal with the castaways where by he promises to rescue them if Gilligan can avoid being shot and killed. This was a little disturbing and not all that funny. With that being said, Season 3 is still better than anything new you see on primetime TV today. ...more info
- Gilligan's Island The Complete Third Season
Outstanding classic TV series. A must have for all retro TV fans!...more info
- 72 - The Producer
Season 3 episode 72 - The Producer is my favorite Gilligan's Island episode.
72. The Producer
gs: Phil Silvers (Harold Hecuba)
Famous Hollywood director Herald Hecuba lands on the island during his world-wide talent search. The castaways put on a musical version of Hamlet in order to impress the director, with hopes that he will take them back to Hollywood when he leaves.
NOTE: The songs in the play are words written from music straight out of the classic opera Carmen. "To Be or Not Be" is sung to the words of "Toreodor". Who said there was no culture on Gilligan's Island?
- The ultimate re-run!
When I was a little kid, I watched Gilligan's Island every week. As I grew up, I watched the re-runs almost every day after school. Now, my own elementary school-aged kids have become as addicted to this wonderful series. I never seem to get tired of it, no matter how often they want to watch it. We also have the first and second season....more info
- Gilligan's Island The complete Third Season
I really liked the two season's in color. My grand daughter who is six really liked Gilligan's Island bringing in a younger audiance to the older shows her grandmother enjoyed as a child.
- That sweet, sweet trombone
This is the one I've been waiting for. Of course, I bought the first two, but this one has the ULTIMATE Gilligan's Island episode, my favorite, "Pass the Vegetables Please" (#71). Two words: wacky trombone. Every time Gilligan displays superhuman strength, that infectious trombone music comes bouncing in, wackily. This is the reason I NEED the incidental music from this show. Well, that and the music whenever somebody (i.e. Gilligan) gets dizzy or sees double. ...more info
- SKIPPER...SKIPPER .....I'VE GOT SEASON THREE
Sadly for Gilligan and the castaway's, the three hour tour has finally come to an end. The final season of "Gilligan's Island" contains the remaining 30 episodes of this classic television show in amazing color. Just like seasons one and two the video is outstanding. The colors are sharp and vibrant and the sound is clean and crisp and comes across nicely on my sound system. Once again all 30 episodes and bonus features are crammed onto 3 double sided discs but the quality is really consistent throughout the episodes. As for the bonus features, I didn't care for them. Sadly the loveable "Gilligan" played by Bob Denver passed away in September 2005 and he will be missed by fans of the show. However, thanks to these DVD season sets he will live on as the loveable goofball Gilligan forever. Why didn't the studio include any DVD interviews with Bob Denver or the remaining aging cast of this classic show? Any interview from Bob Denver about working with Alan Hale or the cast would have been nice bonus or a where are they now featurette would have been even better. I can't help but wonder if the cast knew the show was coming to an end, because the episodes got even better in the final season. The one major complaint I have is that the made for TV movies were not included as bonus discs or features for the season sets. The studio seemed reluctant throughout the DVD release to include bonus features of any kind. The season sets would truly be complete if all of the made for TV movies had been included. Overall "Gilligan's Island" was good clean light hearted fun and pure entertainment for the entire family.
Disc 1, Side A
-Up at Bat
Gilligan vs. Gilligan
-Pass the Vegetables, Please
-Where There's a Will
-Gilligan's Island: Season 3 Introduction
-The Producer Commentary by Creator/Producer Sherwood Schwartz
Disc 1, Side B
-Man With a Net
-Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
-Ring Around Gilligan
Disc 2, Side A
-And Then There Were None
-All About Eva
-Gilligan Goes Gung Ho
-Take a Dare
Disc 2, Side B
-Lovey's Secret Admirer
-Our Vines Have Tender Apes
-Gilligan's Personal Magnetism
-High Man on the Totem Pole
-The Second Ginger Grant
-The Secret of Gilligan's Island
-It's a Bird, It's a Plane
-Bang! Bang! Bang!
-Gilligan, the Goddess
-Gilligan's Island: A Pop Culture Phenomenon
- Gilligan's Island-The Complete Third Season
Product was well packaged and delivered on time. This was a gift requested by my brother-in-law and he was happy to receive it to complete his collection. ...more info
- Favorite guilty pleasure.
Gilligan's Island - The Complete Third Season is great and clean entertainment for the entire family. This was the last season of this very funny show and what a season it was. I love, love, love this show. I highly recommend every season, the price is excellent so don't wait, buy your copy today!...more info
- Gilligan's Island was my introduction to Opera!
I am THRILLED to complete my "Gilligan's Island" DVD set with Season Three. This set is my most anticipated one because of episode #4, "The Producer," with Phil Silvers. This is the episode where the castaways perform a musical version of "Hamlet" for Broadway Producer Harold Hecuba. When I was very young I loved to sing "Neither A Borrower Nor A Lender Be, Do Not Forget, Stay Out Of Debt." Years later in my early twenties I saw my first opera, Bizet's "Carmen." I was stunned to hear the SAME music that the castaways used to perform on their tiki lite stage! To be honest...I'd prefer to watch a Gilligan's Island episode over an opera any day (my apology to opera fans everywhere!) Then again, I'm a grilled cheese sandwich over an asiago panini kind of guy!...more info
- The best (and last) season of Gilligan's Island
"Gilligan's Island," while never a hit with the critics, is beloved today by millions of fans. I don't remember when the series was on during primetime, but I fondly recall coming home from school to catch it in the afternoons. This DVD set covers the final season of the short-lived series and it contains some of my favorite episodes. Gilligan thinking that he's a vampire, Gilligan being hunted by a big game hunter, MaryAnn thinking that she's Ginger, a witch doctor casting spells on the castaways, and many more memorable episodes. My all time favorite is included here - "The Producer" with Phil Silvers as the over-the-top movie producer Harold Hecuba.
The entire episode list follows:
#1 - Up at Bat - After being bitten by a bat, Gilligan is convinced that he is turning into a vampire.
#2 - Gilligan vs. Gilligan - Gilligan can't convince the others that there is a Russian spy on the island and he looks just like him!
#3 - Pass The Vegetables Please - Gilligan finds a crate of radioactive vegetable seeds that give the castaways superhuman powers.
#4 - The Producer - Phil Silvers guest stars as Harold Hecuba and the castaways try to impress him by staging their own version of "Hamlet."
#5 Voodoo - A witch doctor makes dolls in the likeness of the castaways and casts spells on them.
#6 Where There's A Will - Mr. Howell decides to revise his will and leave everything to his fellow castaways. When they throw him a party, he thinks that they are out to kill him.
#7 Man With A Net - John McGiver guest stars as Lord Beasley, a butterfly collector in pursuit of the elusive pussycat swallowtail.
#8 Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow - Gilligan and the Skipper mysteriously go bald and decide to live in a cave to avoid the stares of the others.
#9 - Ring Around Gilligan - Vito Scotti guest stars as mad scientist Dr. Boris Balinkoff who controls the castaways with a hypnotic ring.
#10 - Topsy-Turvy - Gilligan is having vision problems and there are headhunters on the island.
#11 - The Invasion - Gilligan finds an attache case filled with top secret files and has a dream that is Agent 014.
#12 - The Kidnapper - Don Rickles guest stars Norbert Wiley, a kidnapper who holds the women for ransom.
#13 - And Then There Were None - The castaways are vanishing one by one and Gilligan, thinking he is responsible, has a dream that he is Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde.
#14 - All About Eva - Tina Louise has a field day as the drab Eva Grubb, who gets a beauty make-over from the girls and ends up looking just like Ginger.
#15 - Gilligan Goes Gung Ho - Law and order is needed on the island so Skipper becomes the sheriff and Gilligan his deputy.
#16 - Take A Dare - Strother Martin guest stars as George Barkley, who is trying to win $10,000 by surviving on a deserted island. Only this island isn't deserted!
#17 - Court-Martial - The Skipper is distraut when he hears that he is at fault for the Minnow shipwreck.
#18 - The Hunter - Rory Calhoun plays big game hunter Jonathan Kinkaid, who wants to hunt humans.
#19 - Lovey's Secret Admirer - Mr. Howell is sending his wife anonymous love letters.
#20 - Our Vines Have Tender Grapes - Denny Miller guest stars as Tongo, the Ape Man, who is actually an actor vying for a movie role.
#21 - Gilligan's Personal Magnetism - Gilligan becomes invisible.
#22 - Splashdown - The Professor calculates that a space shuttle will soon be flying over the island. The castaways prepare to get their attention.
#23 - High Man on the Totem Pole - After seeing his likeness on a totem pole, Gilligan thinks that he is the descendent of headhunters.
#24 - The Second Ginger Grant - Mary Ann thinks that she is Ginger after hitting her head.
#25 - The Secret of Gilligan's Island - Gilligan and the Skipper find prehistoric tablets in a cave. Gilligan dreams that the castaways are living in prehistoric times.
#26 - Slave Girl - Gilligan saves the life of a native girl and now she wants to be his slave for life.
#27 - It's A Bird, It's A Plane - A jet pack floats into the lagoon - the Professor thinks that there is enough fuel in it to get one of them back to Hawaii.
#28 - The Pigeon - Sterling Holloway plays a prisoner who uses his homing pigeon to correspond with the castaways.
#29 - Bang! Bang! Bang! - A crate of molding plastic washes ashore and the castaways start using it but are unaware that it is actually an explosive.
#30 - Gilligan, the Goddess - Natives arrive on the island in search of a "white goddess" to feed to their volcano. ...more info
- Gillian's Island - Great Family Entertainment
We bought these to keep in our RV to watch when we are camping - we can't wait to go on our trips as they are SOOOO funny! We have turned more families on to watching the old shows with the kids. Not much you can watch on tv as a family anymore - so we have to resort to the oldies! They are so classic - buy them for a great time!...more info