What COULD have happened, what WOULD have happened?

Gilligan's Island ran for three seasons totaling 98 episodes. The audiences followed the show and it easily won its time slot every year. During the first season, January 1965, "Gilligan's Island" was #1 in the Neilson ratings, beating out the previous #1 slot "Bonanza". The second season, Gilligan's Island held #22, and its third season was #49, which was three ratings better than "Star Trek" (which ran for two more seasons).

With this success, Gilligan's Island was scheduled for a fourth season, and TV Guide even announced that the show was going to start off with a 'one hour special'. THEN - suddenly - at the last minute, Gilligan's Island and Run Buddy Run (two 1/2 hour shows) were cancelled to make room for "Gunsmoke!"

Decades later, "The Original Giligan's Island Fan Club" purchased a script copy of the last episode "Gilligan The Goddess", and discovered several forth season proposals which were yellowed and deteriorated.

1)"Proportional Potions": Gilligan finds a drink which makes him miniaturized.

2)"Another Start Is Born" or "Bye Bye Birdy": Ginger climbs aboard a rowboat (Titanic Jr.) and gets rescued.

3)"An Eye For An Eye": Ginger Grant is replaced by Miss Krissy and Miss Sally.

4)"No Bill For This Tab": Guest star portrayed by Tab Hunter appears.

5)"Ahoy Matey": Modern day pirate 'Silver Long-Johns' comes to the island.

6)"Eye Detect You": Gilligan thinks he's Dick Tracy and ruins rescue.

7)"Who's The Dodo?": Professor tracks what he thinks is the rare Dodo bird while Gilligan finds a lamp which when rubbed brings forth a genie.

8)"Laugh until It Hurts": Comedian Paul Lynde guest stars to 'test' jokes on the castaways.

9)"My Favorite Alien": A silly alien lands on the island.

10)"I Hear You": A singer (Bobby Vinton?) guest stars as Mary Ann's, Miss Sally's, and Miss Krissy's favorite singer.

In 1963, during the show's proposal, CBS executives wanted an episode where Gilligan finds and befriends a dinosaur on the other end of the island. Sherwood said that if the ratings continued to slip, he may have had a marriage of a couple castaways who would later have a baby, or he would use the 'hotel' idea.

It's kind of fun to use your imagination to wonder what could of happened. However, the reality is; there were 98 episodes- which today would be equivalent to about FIVE seasons.