Gilligan's Island/The Friendly Physician

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The Friendly Physician
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Season 2, Episode 29
Airdate April 7, 1966
Production Number 1625-0775
Written by Elroy Schwartz
Directed by Jack Arnold
Produced by Sherwood Schwartz
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The Friendly Physician is the twenty-ninth episode of the second season of Gilligan's Island, and the sixty-fifth 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 Stars: Vito Scotti (Dr. Boris Balinkoff)

and Mike Mazurki (Igor)


Plot Overview

A Man dressed in Black Hat,a Cape,and wearing a Goatie arrives with his motorboat.He has come to the Island in answer to the SOS call from the signal fire that Gilligan was supposed to be watching.He startles Gilligan when he wakes up.This Man is Doctor Boris Balinkoff.Gilligan introduces him to the other Castaways.He tells the others that he came in answer to their call.He tells them that he has a Radio Transmitter,and that they can use it to call for help.He invites them all to his Island.The Skipper,and Gilligan will go first ahead of the others.The others will come later.Once on the Island however,the Castaways find the friendly,and benevelent Doctor is anything but.The Doctor has plans for our Castaways,and Crew.And,it is not hospitable.


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