Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==Trivia== * According to Mr. Howell in [[X Marks the Spot]], the Howell Family Crest includes the words, "honesty, fidelity and integrity." * In [[Meet the Meteor]], if Mr. Howell had aged 50 years, he would have been 100 years old-thus his age is approximately 50. (Jim Backus's real age was 53.) * He mentions his father still being alive during [[Voodoo Something to Me]] and in [[Home Sweet Hut]] and his mother in [[Mr. and Mrs. ???]]. He describes his grandmother in [[Where There's a Will]] as forcing invading Indians to wipe their feet in her house. In [[Agonized Labor]], he mentions his grandfather taking his life during the 1929 Stock market crash in [[Home Sweet Hut]], although he might have just been exaggerating. Mrs. Howell recalls that during the crash, his family took his radio away from him. In [[Splashdown]], he mentions he had ancestors on the Mayflower land at Plymouth Rock. * He mentions being raised by a nanny and not being allowed to make mud pies as a child. The butler made them for him and took his spankings as well. * In [[Gilligan Goes Gung-Ho]], Mr. Howell claims to have taken karate lessons from a little Chinese lady. He is also an accomplished pool player to the point he could be called a pool shark. * He is a Republican. His favorite reading material is the [[Mrs. Howell's Social Register|Social Register]], and his favorite club is the New York Stock Exchange. He also has a mole on his right elbow. * He is infamous for sleeping with a teddy bear called "[[Teddy]]." * In [[Home Sweet Hut]], he confesses his favorite color is green. (Naturally...) * Mr. Howell is a graduate from Harvard University, often referring to people he considers as primitive as "a Yale man." Back home, he is also a member of the "Harvard Club." and a member of SMU (Super Millionaires University) and the Union League Club. He is also a member of the [[Sunnybrook Yacht Club]]. * Mr. and Mrs. Howell were married by the Reverend [[Buckley Norris]]. His father-in-law gave him a deed to an Oklahoma Oil company named [[Dustbowl|Dust Bowl]] which he thought was a stadium. As of [[Home Sweet Hut]], they have been married for twenty years. * He has two quirks which annoy Mrs. Howell, namely clearing his throat and sometimes sleep-walking. He is also noticed talking in his sleep in [[Up at Bat]]. * Both Mr. and Mrs. Howell are bird watchers. * He occasionally wears eyeglasses. * He enjoys occasional bottles wine and brandy, but in [[Nyet, Nyet, Not Yet]], he reveals he can't handle vodka. His doctor advises him to stay away from cholesterol, starches and lousy food. He also can't stand caviar. He also has to watch his diet and take heart medicine. * Although the theme song states that he is a millionaire, the radio announcer in [[Two on a Raft]] refers to him as a billionaire. In [[Will the Real Mr. Howell Please Stand Up?]], it is revealed that during the Great Depression, he lost money and became just a millionaire. His neighborhood is so exclusive that the "slum area" is just for mere millionaires! * The Howell's hometown is never identified, although it is known they have several homes. Their main residence may be in Newport Beach, New York (mentioned in [[Gilligan Meets Jungle Boy]]) or in Southampton, New York. * In [[Love Me, Love My Skipper]], it's mentioned that the Howell's had a ranch that developed into a small nation. * When Mr. Howell learned an imposter is claiming to be him and is spending his money, he is so enraged he tries to swim the Pacific twice to get his money back! * In [[Gilligan's Mother-in-Law]], the part of the Chief's wife is played by Jim Backus's real-life wife, [[Henny Backus]]. * One of the few times both Howells have to work is when egocentric Hollywood director [[Harold Hecuba]] has both Howells become his servants as a butler and maid in order to get off the island! (Likewise, in [[Agonized Labor]], when Mr. Howell thinks he's broke, he tries being a butler and fails!) He is also a terrible cook. * Mr. Howell is a compulsive gambler. He raced his turtle against [[The Skipper]]'s turtle and beat it in 40 races. After the last race, the Howell's won Gilligan as a servant, but Gilligan turned out to be so bumbling and inept that the Howell's deliberately tried to "lose" to the Skipper. by changing the turtles around. When that failed, Howell purposely lost a bet to the Skipper to shed himself of Gilligan. In [[Three Million Dollars More or Less]], Mr. Howell has a .25 Cent golf bet with Gilligan that swells to 3 million dollars! He is also a pool shark, conning the Skipper into owing twelve million dollars over pool games and then takes the stock certificate back as payment. In the [[The Hunter]], Mr. Howell wins a bet from the Skipper on the Dodgers baseball game. Mr. Howell claims the Skipper owns him 300,000 mangos while the Skipper retorts Howell should deduct it from the 960 bananas Mr. Howell owes the Skipper from gin rummy! * In the [[Nyet, Nyet, Not Yet]] episode, Howell is actually pleased when the Russians refer to him as a capitalist exploiter. * In the [[Man With a Net|Lord Beasley]] episode, Mr. Howell passes out after drinking too much fermented berry tea. In the [[Nyet, Nyet, Not Yet]] episode, he claims the only alcohol he can drink is small amounts of wine, although in the [[Splashdown]] episode, he has cognac. He keeps champagne, claimed to have "sold" New York Grand Central Station over drinking dry martinis. He is also President of a wine-tasting club. He frequently has a drink and straw in his hand in most scenes. * In the [[Allergy Time]] episode, the nearest hut to the [[Howell's Hut]] on the left is that of the girls hut of Ginger and Mary Ann. In this episode, it is revealed that Mrs. Howell talks in her sleep and Mr. Howell sleepwalks. * Mr. Howell takes a stroll at 9:00 and keeps his swagger stick pointed toward Oxford England; he also has high blood pressure and has to be on a diet; in [[It's a Bird, It's a Plane]], Howell claims to become dizzy when standing on his tiptoes! He is also allergic to [[Ginger]]'s perfume. * Mr. Howell can't stand rock and roll music. When the Mosquitoes arrive in [[Don't Bug the Mosquitoes]], he wears earplugs throughout their free concert. * In a running gag in the series, Mr. Howell leaves a different will after every life-threatening crisis. In [[X Marks the Spot]], Mr. Howell writes a will leaving his money in the First National Bank to needy children. (Those who weren't born in Beverly Hills!). His money in the Second National Bank to fight unnamed diseases and his money in the Third National Bank to the First National Bank! In [[Meet the Meteor]], when Mr. Howell is dictating his will, he leaves to his nephew Perry his polo pony "Sea Biscuit" and his four Golf Country Clubs, including Pebble Beach! He also forgives his nephew's wife's debt to him of $1.42! In another episode, he dictates his will again leaving the fellow castaways the beneficiaries. * In the dream sequence, [[The Sweepstakes]], Mr. Howell is a prospector, who after 40 years finds gold and then is going to be lynched because he can't produce a receipt for his claim to meet his monetary promises for the rest of the castaways. (In fact, he is seen putting the receipt in his pocket!) * Jim Backus appears in the three sequel moves of Gilligan's Island. In the last movie, [[The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island]], Jim Backus made a brief cameo as Thurston Howell III. 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