The Ballad of Gilligan’s Isle (26 Sep. 1964)
by Sherwood Schwartz, George Wyle

The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle

Medium: song

Publication date: 26 Sep. 1964

Publisher: CBS
Written by: Sherwood Schwartz, George Wyle

7 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Gilligan Gilligan (Willy Gilligan) lead character
  U.S. Navy
[first mate on lost ship S.S. Minnow]
CBS 120
The Skipper The Skipper (Jonas Grumby) supporting character
  U.S. Navy
[owner of sailing ship S.S. Minnow]
CBS 119
The Millionaire The Millionaire (Thurston Howell III) supporting character
  Harvard University CBS 115
Mrs. Howell Mrs. Howell (Lovey Howell) supporting character
  [millionaire; socialite] CBS 116
The Movie-Star The Movie-Star (Ginger Grant) supporting character
  [actress; film star] CBS 115
The Professor The Professor (Roy Hinkley) supporting character scientist
  Southern Methodist University; Texas Christian University...  CBS 117
Robinson Crusoe Robinson Crusoe
lead character
CBR Scale: M Puritan
[sailor; slave] W. Taylor 79

When "Gilligan's Island" first aired on television, the theme song did not mention the Professor and Mary Ann by name. They were only alluded to as "the rest." Later, their names were inserted into the list of characters marooned on Gilligan's Island.