Sep. 26, 1964
30 min.
CBS TV Network

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Gilligan's Island - 02x12 Don't Bug the Mosquitoes

2x12 Don't Bug the Mosquitoes

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First Aired: Dec. 09, 1965 on CBS
Summary: A rock combo lands on the island to get away from their fans, only to run into the castaways, who tries to get the group to help them get off the island.

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Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Jonas 'The Skipper' Grumby played by Alan Hale Jr.
Bingo played by Les Brown Jr.
The Mosquitoes played by The Wellingtons
Irving played by Kirby Johnson
Bango played by George Patterson (V)
Bongo played by Ed Wade
Voice played by Jackie DeShannon

Episode Quotes

Professor Roy Hinkley: The Mosquitoes left us a note.
Thurston Howell III: They can write?
Professor Roy Hinkley: Apparently...


  • Goof (factual errors): The small helicopter seen at the beginning of the episode couldn't possibly have carried all the band members and their instruments. It clearly had only two seats and no space for luggage.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): The Mosquitoes are able to play their electric guitars without amplifiers or electricity.


  • The three-man folk singing group The Wellingtons sang the theme song for the first season, but were replaced by a similar sounding group, The Eligibles, for the following seasons. The Wellingtons (plus one) also portrayed 'The Mosquitoes' in this episode of the series.
  • In the Honeybees' performance of "You Need Us", Dawn Wells' singing voice is dubbed by singer/songwriter Jackie DeShannon.
  • There are two different published versions of this episode. The most notable differing scenes are: Ver. 1: The Mosquitos' concert is shown just as it is ending; and the Honeybees each sing solo parts in multiple verses of their song, "You Need Us." This is the version originally aired on CBS, as most viewers may recall. Ver. 2: The Mosquitos perform a full song, "He's a Loser" (a different song from Ver. 1), in their concert; and the Honeybees sing together just a single verse of "You Need Us." This version has appeared subsequently in TVLand reruns.
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