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Attached is the information about NICK AT NITE'S GILLIGAN'S ISLAND: THE SURVIVORS' GUIDE MARATHON which is scheduled to air June 4-9th. NICK AT NITE SETS SAIL FOR A 3-HOUR TOUR... OF GILLIGAN'S ISLAND WHEN THE NETWORK RESCUES PASSENGERS OF THE S.S. MINNOW AND PUTS THEM BACK INTO PRIMETIME! New York, NY May 2, 2000 - Finally, after more than thirty years, the seven survivors of the SS. Minnow have been rescued and put back into primetime -- where they belong -- as Nick at Nite sets sail for Gilligan's Island. Beginning, Sunday, June 4 through Friday, June 9 from 9:00pm to 12:00 midnight, Nick at Nite will take a three-hour tour, a three-hour tour, with each night focusing on one of the seven castaways who were stranded on Gilligan's Island. The week-long showcase of Gilligan's Island: The Survivors' Guide focuses each night on different castaways including: Gilligan (Sunday); the Skipper, too (Monday); the Millionaire and his Wife (Tuesday); the Movie Star (Wednesday); the Professor (Thursday) and Mary Ann (Friday), all whom were stranded on the uncharted desert island. Gilligan's Island will air weeknights at 9:00 and 9:30pm ET/PT beginning Monday, June 12. "There are so many mysteries about Gilligan's Island that keep Americans in heated discussions such as: why the intelligent scientist -- who came up with so many inventions -- could not come up with an effective escape strategy. Ginger, Mary Ann and the Howells brought endless amounts of clothing for a three-hour tour. And why nobody created an effective means of keeping Gilligan from ruining every single escape plan," explains Jim Burns, Senior Vice President of Nick at Nite Programming and Creative. "We hope our week-long showcase of this mind-boggling series will shed light into how these survivors actually survived." Despite criticism of this popular sitcom, which aired from 1964-67, Gilligan's Island developed an enormous response from viewers and became one of the most widely-seen and successful series ever in syndication. Created by Sherwood Schwartz and inspired by Robinson Crusoe, Schwartz developed what he believed to be a meaningful show that represents various citizens of America, who were brought together to survive on a deserted island. With his selection of characters -- the wealthy, the glamour girl, a brainiac, a wholesome girl, the misfit and the resourceful bull of a man -- Schwartz had hoped that the audience would find someone on the island with whom they could identify. The S.S. Minnow crew - the bumbling, Gilligan (Bob Denver) and the Skipper, Jonas Grumby (Alan Hale, Jr.) -- get their passengers to safety and then spend the next four years trying to get themselves off of the island. The other survivors include: Thurston Howell III (Jim Backus) and his wife Lovey (Natalie Schafer), who are worth millions of dollars; Ginger Grant (Tina Louise), a Hollywood movie star; Mary Anne Summers (Dawn Wells), an all-American girl from Kansas; and the Professor Roy Hinkley (Russell Johnson), a scientist. GILLIGAN Sunday, June, 4th 9p #37 - GILLIGAN'S MOTHER-IN-LAW - A chance for rescue befalls the castaways, but there are complications: A native family from another island is seeking a husband for their not-too-attractive daughter and they decide Gilligan is just the man! Gilligan has no intention of marrying, though doing so would mean a trip to another island, where he might be able to make contact with the outside world. Though Ginger and Mary Ann try to beautify the bride, she still looks awful. Making matters worse, Gilligan can't even speak her language! Jim Backus' real-life wife, HENNY BACKUS, guest-stars. Guest Stars: RUSS GRIEVE, HENNY BACKUS,MARY FORAN 9:30p #55 - SEER, GILLIGAN Gilligan becomes a psychic. An island bush bears seeds which, when eaten, make reading minds possible. The other castaways pester Gilligan until he promises to provide seeds for all. Several bags of the psychic seeds are eagerly divided amongst the group. They all immediately gulp down their seeds and try to read everyone else's minds with disastrous results! 10p #48 - DON'T BUG THE MOSQUITOES Gilligan's favorite American singing group, The Mosquitoes (LES BROWN, JR.., GEORGE PATTERSON, ED WADE and KIRBY JOHNSON), land on the island. A ship is scheduled to pick the band up, but an ecstatic Gilligan forgets about the possibility of rescue since he's so thrilled to meet his idols. Everyone else looks forward to rescue, but The Mosquitoes, in no hurry to leave the tropical paradise, plan to stay a month or more for a vacation. Hoping to encourage an early departure, the castaways swarm around The Mosquitoes to remind them of their many screaming fans back on the mainland. But the plan backfires! The Mosquitoes came to the island just to escape their howling fans. Guest Stars: LES BROWN, JR., GEORGE PATTERSON, ED WADE, KIRBY JOHNSON 10:30p #46 - HI-FI GILLIGAN Gilligan and the Skipper are moving supplies into a cave preparing for a typhoon. The Skipper accidentally hits Gilligan in the face with a crate, pushing two of his teeth together and creating a radio receiver in Gilligan's mouth! Everyone is eager to listen to different stations, which are tuned in as Gilligan turns his head. Everyone, that is, but the Professor, who is busy tracking the typhoon on the castaways' real radio. Gilligan breaks the real radio, then hits his head and loses his dental reception, thus putting an end to all reception. With the typhoon getting closer, everyone schemes for the triumphant return of "Radio-Gilligan." **11p 91 - High Man On The Totem Pole Gilligan and the Skipper find a totem pole topped by a carved head with a face that looks exactly like Gilligan's! The Professor believes the relic belongs to a tribe of ferocious headhunting natives who often carve the likenesses of their late kings on such totem poles. Gilligan, intrigued by the resemblance, supposes that he's descended from a native king. Therefore, he must have hereditary headhunting instincts. Gilligan fears for his comrades' safety, but they find his concern annoying. The Skipper makes Gilligan a boomerang to play with and Gilligan launches it expertly, pinning the Skipper's neck to the totem pole. The Skipper is amazed as Gilligan has never thrown a boomerang before and the only people who have the skill to do so are the native headhunters! Horrified, Gilligan tries to chop his likeness off the top of the totem pole. But when the real natives discover the severed head of their ancestral king, they set out to do likewise to the culprit. 11:30p #64- ALLERGY TIME When the Skipper is allergic to Gilligan, Gilligan sadly leaves the hut they share and moves in with the Professor. The Professor soon develops the same allergy, including constant sneezing and itching. Gilligan moves in with the Howells, but they too succumb to the allergy! Attempts to move in with Mary Ann and Ginger meet with the same results. Gilligan finally heads to the other side of the island all by himself. The Skipper Too... Monday, June 5 9p #56 - Love Me, Love My Skipper The Howells plan a party. Everyone receives an invitation except the Skipper. Displeased over the rude treatment of one of their friends, all the other castaways reject the Howells' invitation and plan a party of their own. Mr. and Mrs. Howell are mortified to imagine anyone turning down an invitation to one of their parties! Mrs. Howell blames her husband for the blunder and he angrily moves out of their hut. Gilligan then finds the Skipper's invitation lost in the woods and everyone is willing to attend the Howells party...except the Howells! 9:30p #65 - THE FRIENDLY PHYSICIAN A small boat with one man aboard lands on Gilligan's Island to rescue the castaways. The boatman, Dr. Balinkoff (VITO SCOTTI -"The Godfather"), lives in a castle on a nearby island and saw the castaways' signal fire. He takes Gilligan and the Skipper to his island so they can pick up a larger boat to rescue the remaining castaways.At the doctor's castle, Gilligan and the Skipper start feeling as though they're in a haunted house. Just before the other castaways arrive at the doctor's island, Gilligan and the Skipper discover that their suspicions are correct: Everything isn't as it appears to be in the huge castle! Guest Stars: VITO SCOTTI, MIKE MAZURKI 10p #85 - COURT MARTIAL A radio bulletin announces that the Maritime Board of Inquiry has declared the Skipper at fault in the loss of his charter boat marooned on Gilligan's Island. Inconsolably depressed, the Skipper retires to the jungle alone. The concerned castaways agree that the Skipper is completely blameless for their plight and wonder how to make him feel better. The Professor accepts Ginger's suggestion that the castaways recreate the incident just as it happened. Ginger works on lightning and waves, Mary Ann on wind and thunder. The Professor rocks the reconstructed boat deck and the Skipper and Gilligan re-enact their roles of captain and first mate. Gilligan then admits he threw the boat's anchor overboard as ordered, but without the anchor chain! The tiny ship had then crashed on a reef. Sharing the guilt, Gilligan joins the Skipper in exile. Gilligan then has a wild dream of derring-do on the high seas. 10:30p #47 - THE CHAIN OF COMMAND The Skipper, fearing something dreadful will happen to him, eyes a possible leader for his succession. The Skipper concludes the Professor has no leadership skills, and that Mr. Howell won't make a decent leader either. That leaves only poor Gilligan. Reluctantly, the Skipper begins teaching Gilligan to lead the others. But the lessons don't progress fast enough. Suddenly, the Skipper disappears, leaving Gilligan in charge, and a disastrous turn of events is put into motion. 11p #52 - NOT GUILTY A shipping crate containing old newspapers floats ashore. The Skipper reads that an unnamed castaway is being sought in a murder investigation. Gilligan and the Skipper suspect one of their group of homicide. Their fears grow when they find the Professor splitting coconuts with an improvised guillotine. They rush off to warn the others and find the women brewing a cauldron of poison. The Skipper and Gilligan then discover a pistol in the Howell's hut! 11:30p #83 - GILLIGAN GOES GUNG HO The Professor realizes the need to establish formal law and order. The Skipper is made sheriff and Gilligan is chosen as deputy. Later the Professor and Skipper go looking for phosphorescent rocks to attract passing planes at night and Gilligan is left in charge. Gilligan reads "Criminal Code and the Law" and immediately starts to administer the book's policies. He jails Mr. Howell for "stealing" the Skipper's binoculars. Then he arrests Ginger after he finds her "in violation" of building a campfire too close to the huts. He arrests Mary Ann for "aiding and abetting" Ginger. Next Mrs. Howell is caught "aiding a jail break," while the Professor is cited for "possession of dangerous weapons" (explosives for the rocks), and the Skipper for "police brutality" (shaking Gilligan to free the others). The Millionaire & His Wife... Tuesday, June 6 9p #41 - The Sweepstakes Gilligan finds a lottery ticket which has the winning number for a South American sweepstakes worth $1 million, tax free. He's jubilant about the prize and he's especially pleased that the Howells grant him membership in their private country club. But Gilligan soon tires of sitting around the club while the Howells doze, so he grants each of the other castaways the initiation fee to the club. With all the castaways as members, the Howells' club loses its "exclusivity," and Mr. Howell realizes he hasn't seen the winning ticket which has paid for the club memberships. But it will be especially difficult for Howell to ever see the ticket now, since Gilligan has lost it! 9:30p #44 - AGONIZED LABOR Gilligan and the Skipper hear a radio broadcast describing the collapse of the Howell financial empire. Mr. Howell is broke! The castaways help the Howells learn to work for a living, since they have never worked at anything but being rich. After botched attempts at various career paths, it's apparent that the only jobs the Howells can do are the ones they've taught to others: work as a butler or cook! 10p #62 - WILL THE REAL MR. HOWELL PLEASE STAND UP The radio reports that Mr. Howell has been rescued and is selling blocks of stock from his financial empire. Hearing this, the real Mr. Howell starts to swim to the mainland to save his finances, but the other castaways hold him back. Mr. Howell offers $1 million to the person who can get him safely back to the mainland before the impostor squanders the Howell fortune. The castaways then begin devising plans to aid the tycoon. 10:30p #74 - WHERE THERE'S A WILL Mr. Howell revises his will, leaving each castaway a valuable piece of his estate in appreciation for the friendship they've shown him during his "internal disorder of the gastronomic tract." The castaways decide to hold a surprise feast in his honor, but Mr. Howell mistakes their efforts to kill a wild pig as efforts to kill him for his money. When Mr. Howell overhears the group planning to "cut the pig's throat," he thinks they're talking about him and he moves to the other side of the island. However, Mrs. Howell confronts the castaways and she learns the truth. They then all go in search of the missing Mr. Howell. Tracking pieces of his apparel along the way, they are shocked to discover Mr. Howell's hat floating in a quicksand pit. Filled with sorrow the castaways hold an impressive funeral service, eulogizing their lost friend and tearing up their copies of the will. Meanwhile, Mr. Howell watches in bewilderment from atop a nearby tree. 11p #87 - LOVEY'S SECRET ADMIRER Mrs. Howell finds a series of anonymous love notes under her pillow. Mr. Howell is determined to find out who her secret admirer is, although Mrs. Howell is quite pleased with the new development. Questioning the Professor, the Skipper and even Gilligan, Howell receives absolute denials of their guilt. But Howell is not convinced! He builds a lie detector and submits his three suspects to intense interrogation. All three prove themselves innocent. Howell then deduces there must be another man on the island. 11:30p #43 - CASTAWAY PICTURES PRESENTS Gilligan discovers the hull of an old ship near the island. The castaways salvage two large boxes which contain equipment to produce a silent movie. The professor organizes a plan to make a movie of the island. He hopes that the movie can be put on a raft and discovered by someone on the mainland who will rescue the castaways. The movie is hilariously made, then put out to sea. The castaways then wait at the radio for news. The Movie Star Wednesday, June 7 9p #82 - ALL ABOUT EVA The castaways discover a beached boat in excellent condition. Finding only a woman's shoe prints in the sand, the castaways assume there's a female visitor hiding on the island. The castaways split up and search. Gilligan rests on a hollow tree trunk when he sees a woman hiding inside. She is named Eva and reveals she came to the island to get away from men as her only date had been a disappointment. Eva gives the Skipper the keys to the boat so the castaways can escape the island while she stays behind. During the preparations for the exodus, the Professor thinks there should be a boat sent back to rescue Eva in two weeks. The castaways promise not to mention their plan to Eva, but Gilligan gives the secret away by accident. After everyone piles into the boat the next morning, they discover that the engine's spark plugs are missing. Eva has stolen them and she refuses to give them back because of Gilligan's news. Ginger suggests they help Eva to look attractive so that she wouldn't mind going home. Ginger, Mary Ann and Mrs. Howell work on Eva, and it becomes shockingly apparent that Eva looks exactly like the beautiful Ginger. This gives Eva the sneaky idea of going back to the mainland alone and taking up Ginger's abandoned movie career. Guest Star: VERNON SCOTT 9:30p #72 - THE PRODUCER Hollywood producer Harold Hecuba (PHIL SILVERS - "The Phil Silvers Show") makes an emergency landing on Gilligan's Island just as Ginger hears a radio bulletin that he is on a worldwide talent search. The egomaniacal Hecuba informs the castaways that a rescue plane will soon come for him, but the castaways soon find themselves having to submit to his arrogant orders and selfish whims as they wait for the plane to arrive. Hecuba first makes the Howells relinquish their accommodations and become his maid and butler. Then Ginger plays an assortment of characters in an audition, but Hecuba laughs at her efforts, making Ginger feel as though her return to Hollywood would be a flop. When Ginger resolves never to leave the island under any circumstances, the castaways plan a musical version of Hamlet to showcase her talents. They rehearse secretly so they can present the show for Hecuba. But the producer is awakened by the music, and, unable to restrain himself, announces that he will personally be taking charge of all rehearsals. The castaways are delighted and Ginger is encouraged. But Gilligan discovers Hecuba has vanished from the island the next day. Guest Star: PHIL SILVERS 10p #38 - BEAUTY IS AS BEAUTY DOES The castaways argue over which of the island's three women is the most beautiful. Gilligan suggests a beauty contest should be held. Since Gilligan has no favorite in the contest, his vote will be the deciding one. Everyone tries to influence his vote by flattery and bribery. With all three contestants looking like winners, Gilligan realizes that he has put himself in the middle of a beautiful mess! 10:30p #59 - SHIP AHOAX The castaways begin to suffer from "Island Madness." They have been trapped in a small area for so long that they are tiring of each other to the point of insanity. The Professor and Ginger distract everyone from their problems by pretending that Ginger can predict the future and that she sees a ship coming to rescue them. Joyfully looking forward to their impending rescue, all the castaways forget their differences, but they also forget to watch for the rescue ship! **11p #45 - Nyet, Nyet -- Not Yet Two Russian cosmonauts, Ivan and Igor (DANNY KLEGA and VINCENT BECK), land on Gilligan's Island. Their radio sends a message to a submarine which will take them back to Russia. The castaways are overjoyed as rescue is within reach! Gilligan overhears the Russians plotting to leave the castaways on the island, since the cosmonauts don't want seven witnesses revealing their mission's failure. When word arrives that a submarine will make it to the island the next day, the islanders feast together, and the Russians try to get the castaways drunk on vodka. Gilligan outsmarts the Russians, but cannot guarantee rescue. Guest Stars: DANNY KLEGA, VINCENT BECK 11:30p #98 - GILLIGAN, THE GODDESS An old legend says that a "white goddess" can be found on Gilligan's Island. Three natives land in search of her so that she can be honored in their tribal new year's feast. The Skipper and the Professor find a cigarette lighter in the native's craft and deduce that the natives must therefore have contact with civilization. This may be a chance for the castaways to be rescued at last! Sure enough, the native king reveals the lighter came from the captain of a ship that visits his island. The natives encounter Mary Ann, Ginger and Mrs. Howell and mistake each of them in turn for their goddess. They do a fire dance to invoke a sign indicating which one is the true goddess. The girls willingly compete for recognition as the goddess until they learn that the goddess must marry the volcano god! Mr. Howell heroically leads a defense of the girls, but gets into serious trouble. The castaways must then choose a goddess by sundown or one will be taken by force! Guest Star: STANLEY ADAMS The Professor... Thursday, June 8 9p #51 - ERIKA TIFFANY-SMITH TO THE RESCUE Erika Tiffany-Smith (ZSA ZSA GABOR - "Touch of Evil") arrives on the island via yacht. She is searching for a husband and a deserted island on which to build a hotel. Erika then falls in love with the Professor. They become constant companions around the island as he tries in vain to interest her in scientific matters, while she tries to interest him in romance. Guest Stars: ZSA ZSA GABOR, MICHAEL WHITNEY 9:30p 73 - Voodoo While exploring an island cave, Gilligan discovers ruins of an earlier civilization. When he makes gifts of the objects, the castaways discover that the relics are cursed! Strange things begin happening to the castaways as each loses a personal belonging. All the objects have been stolen by a witch doctor (EDDIE LITTLESKY) who toys with voodoo dolls representing the castaways, causing them all sorts of discomfort. Guest Star: EDDIE LITTLESKY 10p #42 - QUICK BEFORE IT SINKS With a stick stuck in the bottom of the lagoon, the Professor measures the ocean's high water mark. His calculations reveal that the island is rapidly sinking. Secretly, the men begin to build a new hut at the highest point on the island. At the same time, the women have them working all day landscaping the area around the old hut in the "lowlands," since the women don't realize the island is sinking, and that the landscaping project is futile. Daily, the Professor's measuring stick shows the water is rising higher. Finally, the girls are told of the dilemma. They encourage the men to build an ark so they can float off the sinking island. Work on the ark is moving along, then the castaways discover their work is all a waste of time! 10:30p 79 - The Invasion While fishing in the ocean, the Skipper and Gilligan catch an attaché cast bearing the words "Property of U.S. Government." A pair of handcuffs hang from the handle. The Professor feels that someone will come looking for the case and will rescue the castaways. They refrain from looking inside the case as it probably contains "top secret material." Each castaway sneaks over to the Professor's hut at night to peek inside the case, but he catches each one before they can see inside. Forbidding anyone to go near the case, the Professor smashes his fist on its lid and the case pops wide open. Inside, the castaways spy a folder labeled "U.S. Defense Plans Against Enemy Attack." The Professor warns the castaways that the case has probably been lost by a secret agent while defending his valuable information against enemy agents. Now the enemy agents are sure to trace the case to the island. Gilligan goes to bury the case for safekeeping and inadvertently locks himself in the handcuffs! 11p 63 - Ghost A Go Go Gilligan's Island has a ghost (RICHARD KIEL - "The Spy Who Loved Me," "Moonraker"). The castaways see and hear strange things at night which frighten them greatly, including mournful moaning and a shadowy figure drifting around the island. The Professor organizes a search for a missing sheet, which disappeared a few days earlier. He believes that the "ghost" is actually the missing sheet blowing around in the wind. But the search leads the castaways to a rowboat loaded with supplies and a note from the ghost! Guest Stars: RICHARD KIEL, CHARLES MAXWELL 11:30p #90 - SPLASHDOWN A newly launched space capsule will pass directly over Gilligan's Island according to the Professor's calculations. The Professor supervises the construction of a "telegraph machine," hoping to make contact with the space craft and secure rescue. As the capsule comes into immediate range, the Professor taps out a message. But the telegraph merely creates static between the space capsule and its headquarters. The castaways then hear a radio report that the astronaut in the space capsule can clearly see the lights of Mexico City from high above. The Professor devises a new plan to spell out "SOS" with flaming tree trunks so the astronaut will spot the castaways when he passes over at night. When Gilligan sets the tree trunks ablaze, he accidentally includes his pants! In the ensuing confusion, Gilligan knocks the "SOS" signal out of shape, spelling "SOL." The astronaut sees the flaming tree trunks and radios his appreciation of the "clever stunt by those people down on that tiny island." It turns out that the astronaut's name is Sol! The dismayed castaways become hopeful again when they see the space capsule landing in their lagoon. Guest Stars: CHICK KERN, GEORGE NEISE, SCOTT GRAHAM, JIM SPENCER and Mary Ann (& the Rest Episodes) Friday, June 9 9p #54 - THE POSTMAN COMETH The men of Gilligan's Island learn from a radio newscast that Mary Ann's boyfriend back home has married another girl. The men don't want Mary Ann to be hurt by the news. Rather than tell their friend what has happened, they try to divert her attention by pursuing her en masse! Gilligan, imitating Charles Boyer, the Skipper acting like Matt Dillon, and the Professor with a Cary Grant persona, all engulf Mary Ann with masculine charm. She thinks they've all gone crazy! 9:30p #92 - THE SECOND GINGER GRANT Mary Ann is enthralled by fellow castaway Ginger Grant's ability to act, sing and dance. The plain Mary Ann wishes that she could be a movie star just like Ginger. When Mary Ann trips and is knocked unconscious, she wakes up believing she's Ginger Grant. The Professor tries to figure out a psychiatric approach to Mary Ann's problem. He advises the castaways that, until he's cured her, they should cater to Mary Ann's illusions. Ginger must disguise herself as Mary Ann so she won't worsen the psychological disorder in Mary Ann's mind. But when the real Ginger loses her Mary Ann disguise in order to do the laundry, Mary Ann spies her and goes into a trance. The Professor now believes he can hypnotize Mary Ann back to her old self. Gilligan, watching the proceedings, also falls victim to the hypnotism. Upon waking, Mary Ann still thinks she's Ginger, and Gilligan now thinks he's Mary Ann! 10p 80 - The Kidnapper Mrs. Howell is kidnapped for a ransom of $10,000. Mr. Howell pays and Mrs. Howell is returned. Then Mary Ann and Ginger are each kidnapped at successively higher ransoms. When Ginger returns, she reveals that the kidnapper intends to kidnap each of the castaways, then start again. The Professor plans to outsmart the peculiar stranger with a trap using Gilligan as bait! In the chaos that ensues, Gilligan is ensnared in the trap and the kidnapper is ensnared by the Skipper. The castaways detain the kidnapper and question him. He is Norbett Wiley (DON RICKLES - "Casino"), a compulsive kidnapper who left civilization to avoid the temptations of a life of crime. Wiley's boat had been washed ashore in a storm and, upon discovering the castaways and the presence of the rich Howell's, he got his old compulsions back again. The Skipper and the Professor decide to use Norbett's boat to take them all off the island and Norbett to justice. They go to fix the damaged boat but Norbett manipulates the castaways' emotions with disastrous results. Guest Star: DON RICKLES 10:30p #81 - AND THEN THERE WERE NONE While Gilligan and Mary Ann hang up a clothesline, Mary Ann suddenly disappears. The Professor fears that headhunters from a neighboring island have abducted her. Splitting into two groups, the castaways go in search of Mary Ann. Returning without finding her they discover that Ginger has now mysteriously disappeared. Because it's the women who have been abducted, the Professor feels that the headhunters must want them as brides and they are now likely to try and get Mrs. Howell. The Professor plans to find the two women by following the headhunters, using Gilligan, disguised as Mrs. Howell, as a decoy. While the men watch, they hear Mrs. Howell scream and dash toward the lagoon to head off the headhunters' escape. There, the Professor notices that there are no canoes is sight, no footprints and no landing marks to be seen. He deduces that there must not have been any visitors to the island at all. Obviously, one of the castaways has gone crazy from living on the island for so long and developed a personality disorder. **11p 75 - MAN With a net Famous butterfly collector, Lord Beasley (JOHN MOGIVER), appears on Gilligan's Island to catch the world's rarest specimen: the Pussycat Swallowtail. When the creature is captured, Beasley will fire a flare notifying a boat from a neighboring island to pick him up. He also agrees to take the castaways with him at that time. The Professor, afraid that it might take years to catch the specimen, suggests that the castaways assist Lord Beasley in his quest. His Lordship then proceeds to put the group through an elaborate series of extremely difficult tasks. Desperate for rescue, the Howells try to bribe Beasly to fire his flare gun, and Ginger tries to seduce the newcomer with disappointing results. The Professor almost becomes friends with the determined Beasley when he learns a few facts about butterflies and tries to impress the collector. But Beasley discovers the Professor's fakery. Beasley, angered at the castaways' attempts to trick him into saving them before his butterfly is captured, orders his new assistants to begin stalking the object of his devotion. The Skipper and Gilligan take drastic action: They paint the wings of a plain butterfly to look just like the Pussycat Swallowtail! Sharing their good fortune with Beasley, the collector is overjoyed and declares the quest complete. They wait for him to fire the flare just as rain starts to fall. 11:30p 86 - The Hunter Hunter Jonathan Kincaid (RORY CALHOUN) lands on the island. Gilligan informs him no wild game exists in the area, but seven human beings will be overjoyed to be rescued. Kincaid then sees his chance to pursue a new kind of game, the most challenging quarry of humans! Kincaid resorts to a series of cunning questions and observations to determine which castaway is the best candidate for his challenging scheme. In the mean time, the castaways unwittingly prepare to leave the island. At a party in his honor, the hunter announces his intention to use one of his new acquaintances as his quarry. He'll see that all the castaways are returned to civilization if the person chosen can elude him. If not, they will all stay. And his choice is Gilligan! 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