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Gilligan Gets Bugged
Season 2, Episode 13
Gilligan and then the rest of the castaways are bitten by bugs; will they survive the next 24 hours?
Basic Info
Air Date: 12/16/65
Written By: Jack Gross, Jr. and Michael R. Stein
Directed By: Gary Nelson
Guest Cast: None
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Gilligan Gets Bugged is the 13th episode of the Second season. It aired December 16, 1965.


Gilligan and then the rest of the castaways gets bitten by a bug-do they only have 24 hours to live?


Main Cast

Guest Cast

  • None


  • At the end of the episode, the bug that bit Gilligan dies 24 hours after biting him; this epilogue to the episode is not seen in the syndicated versions of the episode.
  • Gilligan, the Skipper and the Professor are the only characters seen in the first six minutes of the episode.
  • The serum required against the bite of the Mantis Khani requires calcium carbonate from clam shells, cellulose sulfide from papaya root and ferric nitrate from mustard plants.
  • According to the Professor, there are only seven species in the Mantis family. There are actually 2400 species across 430 genera.
  • Gilligan is wearing shorts in the bathtub.


  • Ginger - "Ferric Nitrate? Sounds like a good name for a cowboy star."

  • Skipper - 'I'm starting to see spots before my eyes!"
    Professor - "Well, no wonder... you're wearing Mrs. Howell's veil!"

  • Skipper - "Isn't it amazing... here we've survived a shipwreck, hurricanes, head-hunters and now we're being done in by a little bug."

  • Mr. Howell - "I've heard of joiners, but this is ridiculous!"

  • Mr. Howell - "A Howell is never chicken... pheasant, perhaps, but never chicken."

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