Gilligan's Mother-in-Law
Gilligan's Island Season 2

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In the first episode of Gilligan's Island's second season--which is also the first one filmed in color, and the first to include regulars Russell Johnson (The Professor) and Dawn Wells (Mary Ann) in the opening credits--the castaways remain firmly ensconsed on their deserted island, still hoping and dreaming to be rescued. This week, Gilligan (Bob Denver) finds himself the reluctant fiancé of a rotund native girl (Mary Foran), whose parents may well prove dangerous if he refuses the honor. In order to qualify for matrimony, Gilligan must pass a rigorous test dreamed up by his prospective father-in-law (Russ Grieve)...but our hero figures out a method whereby he can not only survive the test but also keep his bachelorhood intact. Henny Backus, the real-life wife of series regular Jim Backus (Mr. Howell), is seen as the Native mom.