Gilligan's Guests

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    Today's Game

    Without peeking, name the famous guest star and the espisode they appeared.

    I'll get the ball rolling with my own favorite (and of my favorite eps of any show ever).

    Phil Silvers (The Producer)

    This epsiode taught me more as a kid than any given ep of Sesame Street. At age 8, I not only learned about Hamlet, but the opera Carmen as well. Who woulda thunk it? LOL.
     
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    It's been too long since I saw the show to say. But your question makes me want to see it again someday. Used to watch it all the time as kid.
     
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    It's been a number of years since I saw it, but the episode where John McGiver played the guy hunting for the rare butterfly on the island was one I always liked. One of many I should say. Always loved Gilligan's Island and I always thought the regular cast was the highlight of the show.
     
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    Kurt Russell, the jungle boy.
     
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    Hans Conried as Wrongway Feldman! I also loved all of the ones already mentioned too!
     
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    While the ones I get the biggest kicks out of featured only the regular cast (and usually involved dream sequences), I do remember liking Zsa Zsa Gabor as Erica Tiffany Smythe, although I can't recall the episode title. And while I don't think it was a famous guest star, I really liked the one that spoofed "The Most Dangerous Game," with the big game hunter hunting Gilligan.
     
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    It was Rory Calhoun (The Texan)
     
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    Phil Silvers starring in a Harold Heckuba production, written and directed by Harold Heckuba.
     
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    Thanks Frank. It's been ages since I saw it.
     
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    Seems like I remember Don Rickles (of all people) guesting on show. Anyone confirm this?
     
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    Hope I'm not stepping out of line by posting a second one but:

    Vito Scotti as the Japanese soldier who didn't know WWII was over.
     
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    Denny Miller (Tongo)
     
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    Another favorite of mine: Tina Louise as Eva Grubb.
     
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    Sorry, no guest stars but probably the most gutbusting episode of the entire series -- they find a movie camera and film, make a movie to get themselves rescued -- naturally they don't get rescued, but their film wins the Cannes Film Festival.

    Too many gags and magnificent performances to mention here....who needed guest stars?
     
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    Don Rickles as the con man!!
     
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    I'll revive this dormant (Not unlike the Island's Volcano!) thread with which episode featured Larry Storch as a Bank Robber?
     
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    Storch was always good at chewing the scenery... As mentioned above, the phil silvers episode, with the musical Hamlet, was the top for me -- although any dream sequence one, whether its the Professor doing his bad Cary Grant, or Gilligan as super spy, were highlights.
    On another note, one of the other episodes I always loved was the one where the Mosquitos land on the Island, and the girls create the cool band the Honeybees. I was watching a Perry Mason episode on Me-TV a few weeks back, it was a 1966 episode and I forget the name, but early in the show a woman is shown lounging on her bed, alone. On the radio is playing the Honeybees' song, You Need Us, minus the vocals! I found it funny and surreal, though no doubt there must be some rational link.
     
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    My favorite guest star and overall episode!
     
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    Wow! Where did you guys did up this thread? I forgot completely about it.
     

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