!!For the [[Series/GilligansIsland television series:]]

* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory
* ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch: In his book on Gilligan's Island, Sherwood Schwartz describes one local LA TV critic, Barry Humphries, as doing this. Humphries not only wrote a scathing review of the first episode when it aired, but also made angry swipes at it every week in his weekly column, even when his column had so little to do with Gilligan's Island, the attacks would seem to come from left field. Finally, Schwartz invited Humphries over for lunch one day to see if he could find out what Humphries' problem was. At the lunch, Humphries proudly declared he'd only watched the first five minutes of the first episode and that was all he needed to know that Gilligan's Island was a disgrace to TV that needed to be expunged off the air.
* EnsembleDarkHorse: Ginger was advertised as the celebrity sex symbol, and Mary Ann was the plain Kansas farm girl. Guess which one the fans ''actually'' thought was hottest?
** [[GingerOrMaryAnn Both]].
* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory - The popular theory that the seven castaways represent the seven deadly sins, and that the island is a purgatory for them to work off their bad karma, or a hell constructed specifically to torture them.
* EarWorm - the theme song. As ''{{Achewood}}'' pointed out, Emily Dickinson's "Because I could not stop for Death" fits the theme song... as do "[[AmazingFreakingGrace Amazing Grace]]", "Auld Lang Syne", and the first verse of the first English Pokémon theme.
** The aforementioned works are all written in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_metre Ballad Meter]] if you're wondering.
*** Speaking of the show's music, the pilot was scored by JohnWilliams. Yes, ''the'' John Williams.
* FetishFuel: Ginger's numerous seduction scenes.
* HamAndCheese - The whole cast to some degree, but Jim Backus as Mr. Howell in particular (and the character was immeasurably the better for it).
* HilariousInHindsight: The BeautyContest episode "Beauty Is As Beauty Does" actually poses the question "Ginger or Mary Ann?"
-->'''The Skipper --''' Ginger
-->'''The Professor --''' Mary Ann
-->'''Mr. Howell --''' [[TakeAThirdOption His wife]]
-->'''Gilligan --''' ''Pass''
* HoYay - In one episode both Gilligan and the skipper both think the other has been turned into a monkey. ItMakesSenseInContext. What is the first thing they do when they see the monkey dressed up in the other's clothes? Strip it naked, of course.
** Apart from that, consider the Skipper's way of addressing Gilligan as "Little Buddy."
** [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FSjTj2tnp9M Mary Ann and Ginger.]]
* HollywoodHomely: Mary Ann. Even {{lampshaded}} on ''TheSimpsons'' when the network executive wanted someone "ugly" like Mary Ann, not "ugly ugly" like Moe. (Even though none of the other ''Gilligan'' characters ever referred to Mary Ann as homely; more the shy, GirlNextDoor type.)
* NightmareFuel: More than one viewer felt that during the show's "Jack and the Beanstalk" dream-episode, Alan Hale was genuinely frightening as the giant.
** "Ghost a Go-Go" uses the BedsheetGhost trope (albeit it's a man pretending to be a ghost) and while the episode mostly keeps it from being NightmareRetardant, it doesn't quite reach this trope. There is, however, one scene in the episode where Gilligan is woken up by the "ghost", opens the blinds, and sees the guy standing right outside his window staring at him.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Why someone thought this would make a good video game is one of history's great unsolved mysteries, but a NES game was made. It's generally considered one of that console's worst titles.
* SpecialEffectFailure: Given this was a show in the 60s, that's pretty much a given, but some of the effects were really bad, probably even for back then. Then again, [[NarmCharm that's part of the fun.]]
* UnfortunateImplications - the full-on YellowPeril Japanese submarine sailor, complete with buck teeth, coke-bottle glasses, and [[YouNoTakeCandle funny accent]].

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!!For the [[Pinball/GilligansIsland pinball game:]]

* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The instrumental remix of the theme song that plays during the game.
* UnfortunateImplications: Played with; while there is a spear-carrying bare-chested native with a bone in his nose holding a shrunken head, he's unambiguously pale with face paint that resembles NerdGlasses.