Can you tell if these fun facts about Gilligan's Island are real or not?

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Gilligan's Island premiered in 1964 and three seasons later, the show had a total of 99 episodes. That's quite awhile for seven castaways to be stranded on an uncharted island! 

Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Tina Louise and Dawn Wells were just a few stars that gave Gilligan's Island its success. During the show's 99 episodes, a lot of memorable moments came from both on and off the screen. 

Today, we want to put your TV trivia knowledge to the test with the ultimate true or false Gilligan's Island quiz! We give you a fun fact and you decide whether it's true or false. Good luck!

  1. Bob Denver is the only 'Gilligan's Island' cast member to not appear on Gunsmoke.
  2. Season three, episode 15 is the only time blood is shown on the series.
  3. Zamba the lion and Bob Denver never worked together before 'Gilligan's Island.'
  4. Mary Ann is modeled after Dorothy Gale from 'The Wizard of Oz'.
  5. As of 2023, there are only three surviving cast members from 'Gilligan's Island'.
  6. Sherwood Schwartz wrote the 'Gilligan's Island' theme song in just one week.
  7. The lagoon set was the same one used to make 'Creature from the Black Lagoon'.
  8. The ship's name, the S.S. Minnow was named after a Minnow fish.
  9. The seven castaways were archetypes of the seven deadly sins.
  10. Gilligan is the character who breaks the fourth wall most often.
  11. The original pilot for 'Gilligan's Island' was originally titled 'Marooned'.
  12. In the first season the cast used cups that were made from real coconuts.
  13. The Skipper's real name is never said in the series.
  14. The producers had an extremely hard time casting The Skipper.
Can you tell if these fun facts about Gilligan's Island are real or not?

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