Gilligan's Island

1964 TV-G 2 seasons

Gilligan's Island

1964 TV-G 2 seasons
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This iconic comedy follows the escapades of seven castaways, led by Skipper (Alan Hale Jr.) and his bumbling first mate, Gilligan (Bob Denver), after their cruise goes awry and they're stranded on a tropical isle. Will their outlandish schemes for rescue ever work? Their companions are a millionaire (Jim Backus), his ditsy wife (Natalie Schafer), a professor (Russell Johnson), a movie star (Tina Louise) and lovable Mary Ann (Dawn Wells).
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2

Summary of Season 1 (1965) - 6 discs

Intrepid first mate Gilligan and the S.S. Minnow castaways have not given up trying to get off the island in Season 2, which features plenty of Gilligan goofs, coconut creams pies and bamboo bicycles. This season, spooks haunt the island (and a few bed sheets go missing), a wayward NASA camera films life on Mars (it's really the castaways covered in glue and feathers), and the Professor calms an active volcano with one of his homemade bombs.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital Mono
TV-G - Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
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age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this classic sitcom is intended solely for the purpose of goofy entertainment. Some positive themes resonate throughout (cooperation, resourcefulness, optimism), but there's very little here in the way of educational substance. Ginger's occasional use of sex appeal to manipulate her male island-mates may teach unwanted lessons about the power of physical appearance as a bargaining tool. Arguments on the show can be heated, though they're usually ridiculous and comic rather than serious and abusive.

Sexual Content

Lighthearted sexual tension exists between some of the men on the island and Ginger, the bombshell movie star. Specific body parts are never mentioned, but there are references to her appearance ("dangerous curves," "36-24-36"). She also occasionally pours on seductive charm to manipulate the men.


There are aggressive (though silly) arguments, with some references to physical violence and slapstick humor such as punching or slapping.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

The show's characters come from very different backgrounds (though they're all white -- the only non-white characters tend to be "natives") and are forced to find ways to cooperate in order to survive. They make the best of their situation, using the island's natural resources in ingenious ways to create many of the comforts of home. Despite many setbacks, they maintain hope of being rescued and keep an optimistic outlook.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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