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== * Like several episodes in the series, several minor scenes are cut from the episode for syndication. * The haunted house set used as Balinkoff's home is reused in Gilligan's vampire dream in [[Up at Bat]]. It also superficially resembles the interior of Collinwood with a foyer, passageway under the top landing and adjacent room on the 60s series, "Dark Shadows." The exterior film shot of it is from the movie, "The Pit and the Pendulum" with Vincent Price and reused in "The Terror" with Boris Karloff and Jack Nicholson. * This is the only time in the series that the Castaways successfully leave the island. * This is the only episode in the series where Mr. Howell, Mrs. Howell, Ginger and Mary Ann only have one [[Clothes and Wardrobe|wardrobe change]]. * According to the device, Balinkoff can transfer the minds and personalities of separate individuals into their opposing bodies, as evident by the experiments on the Castaways and his and Igor's experiences with the dog and cat. However, it is quite obvious at Gilligan and the Skipper's initial arrival to Balinkoff's Island that the "meowing" dog is still acting like a dog and the "barking" cat still acts like a cat. * Dr. Balinkoff's mind experiments have Gilligan and Mr. Howell switch bodies as well as the Skipper and Mrs. Howell and Mary Ann and the Professor. A continuity error results when Igor changes with Ginger. Balinkoff obviously has no knowledge of this switch, and yet, how did Igor trap Ginger long enough to switch bodies with her, and for what reason. (Was he tired of being large and homely and switched with Ginger behind the doctor's back? And who operated the controls?) Likewise, when Balinkoff and Igor changed minds with the cat and dog, who let the cages open seconds after the transference? Could the glass cages have an auto-unlock mechanism? * In [[Feed the Kitty]], it's established that Mrs Howell is allergic to cats. Yet, several fans count the fact that there's a cat in this episode, and she doesn't sneeze near it. However, it should be added she doesn't share any scenes with it, and her brief contact with it is obviously not enough to trigger her allergy. * If you watch closely, the subtle mannerisms of the "Gilligan" and "Mr. Howell" characters are missing when [[Bob Denver]] and [[Jim Backus]] play each other characters; thereby detracting from what could have been much more credible scenes. However, being shot on a television schedule, the actors would not have had the time to watch each others performances to better hone their acting skills. * It's never explained why [[Gilligan]] as Mr. Howell or [[Mr. Howell]] as Gilligan just casually wander back to the dungeon when they could have escaped the castle. The only reason for them to go alone would be to stage the fight which would not have happened had Igor had brought them down to the dungeon by force. * After the castaways get their bodies back, they put [[Ginger]] in the machine to restore her to normal. She starts shaking as if an electrical current is going through her body, but she also tosses her head back as if knocking the hair out of her eyes. * If one looks closely, [[Vito Scotti]] can be seen awkwardly fighting back as the Skipper holds him back for the Professor to restore Ginger and Igor. * When Dr. Balinkoff later comes back to the Island in [[Ring Around Gilligan]], he returns with a small monkey named [[Igor the Monkey|Igor]], but there is no indication it's his original [[Igor|manservant]] in the monkey's body. * Syndicated versions of this episode cut the scene with the rowboat at the end. Other scenes removed from syndication include Balinkoff's attempted proposal to [[Mr. Howell]] and the scene where [[Igor]] captures Gilligan and the [[Skipper]]. In the latter, when Gilligan offends the Skipper, he slides his chain to better hit Gilligan with his cap! * Character actor [[Vito Scotti]] would guest star on Gilligan's Island four times - twice as the [[Japanese Sailor]] and twice as [[Dr. Boris Balinkoff]]! * The boat is again seen in [[Ghost a Go-Go]] in which it is booby trapped to blow up-with dummies of the castaways aboard it. * At the end of the episode when the boat is returning back to the island with the castaways, the cameraman seems to have shot the scene a bit too high because at the very top edge of the scene, one can see some buildings in the background on CBS Studio Center's back lot where the lagoon was located. Today, the area has been converted back into a parking lot. * One wonders why the Skipper and the Professor didn't just dredge the boat out of the lagoon and fix it for the Skipper and Gilligan to go for help. * Vito Scotti commented in an interview that the parrot in this episode had a habit of relieving itself on his shoulder. The resulting stains can clearly be seen on Scotti's dark costume. * This episode ranks high as one of the most-remembered episodes in the series. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Gilligan's Island Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://gilligan.fandom.com/wiki/The_Friendly_Physician"