Gilligan's Island/Erika Tiffany-Smith to the Rescue

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Erika Tiffany-Smith to the Rescue
Season 2, Episode 15
Airdate December 30, 1965
Written by David P. Harmon
Directed by Jack Arnold
Produced by Sherwood Schwartz
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Erika Tiffany-Smith to the Rescue is the fifteenth episode of the second season of Gilligan's Island, and the fifty-first episode overall.

Starring: Bob Denver (Gilligan), Alan Hale (Skipper)

Also Starring: Jim Backus (Thurston J. Howell III), Natalie Schafer (Mrs. Howell)

and Also Starring: Tina Louise (Ginger Grant)

with Russell Johnson (The Professor), Dawn Wells (Mary Ann)

Special Guest Star: Zsa Zsa Gabor (Erika Tiffany-Smith)

Additional Cast: Michael Witney (Johnny)


Plot Overview

Wealthy Socialite Erika Tiffany-Smith arrives on the Island.Her purpose is to find property to build a resort on.However when she sees the Professor,her purpose becomes twofold.She wants to marry,and the Professor is to be her husband.The Professor excepts her proposal.As time passes however it becomes clear to both The Professor,and Erika that they are not right for each other,as they started to get to know each other.They want to call the engagement off but neither has the heart to tell the other.Foretunately,Thurston who is a friend to both informs the Professor,and relief is felt by both.Erika will return to civilization,and promises to return with help for the marooned castaways.Several days pass,and no help has yet arrived.They learn on the radio that Erika has told others about the castaways.Unforetunately she cannot pinpoint the exact location of the Island.So,no rescue is coming.


Arc Advancement


The Skipper does everything he can to please Ekika,but feels that he is not getting anywhere.Lovey has a love/hate relationship with Erika which is subtlely shown in their exchange of words.Gilligan keeps bringing souvenirs to put in the Skippers seachest.




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Memorable Moments