Gilligan's Island

Gilligan's Island (1964)

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Continuity mistake: There are several shots of the island used in the series. In the opening, it appears small. In some inland shots it appears immense and mountainous, despite being described numerous times as a "tiny island somewhere in the Pacific."

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Revealing mistake: Any time you see the vines used for different purposes, it's painfully obvious that they're very poorly disguised rope, such as the ones the Skipper and Professor use to rock the boat mock-up in the episode "Quick, Before It Sinks."

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Plot hole: Many episodes show either visitors on the island swimming away or objects floating away on rafts (a lion, a silent film, etc) that at the end of the episode always make it safely to civilization (as heard on the radio)... yet, none of the castaways ever could swim or leave on a raft to attempt to get off the island and get rescued in the same way.

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Plot hole: On many different occasions, the castaways meet a wide variety of people who say that they have been on the island for either ten or more years thinking they were the only ones on the island before the SS Minnow even arrived. With so many people who had been on the island for such an extended time, it seems kind of strange that none of them had ever met one another.

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Revealing mistake: When the Professor comes over to the Robot to ask "How would you like to do us a favor?", look closely at the mesh like part of the Robot's "face", just left of the vertical black bar. You can see the Robot actor's eye blinking and looking around. When he nods, you can see the outline of the actor's head.

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Revealing mistake: In the closing credits of Seasons 2 and 3, after the camera pulls back to look at the castaways on the beach of the lagoon, in the upper left corner of the shot you can see the roofline and corner of a building.

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Trivia: In the opening credits of the black-and-white episodes, the US flag at the marina is at half-mast because the opening was filmed shortly after the Kennedy assassination.

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Voodoo - S3-E5

Question: In this episode, as the Professor is put into a trance, in the background, there seems to be a radio or television transmission tower that can be seen over the roof of the hut. It's blurry, but doesn't seem to be a standard palm tree. Is this a mistake, or set error, or my imagination?

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Chosen answer: It looks like a mistake to me I see it when the Professor is put into a trance, but it is not there later.

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