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The Mosquitoes


The Mosquitoes are a long-haired Sixties-era pop group, comprised of members Bingo, Bango, Bongo and Irving. They were probably inspired by groups such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Byrds, taking ingredients from each group to establish their music identity, even down to their insect-inspired name and long hair and sound that reflected the music of garage rock and folk rock bands that were popular in the Mid-60s.
Not much is known about their pasts, but they came to the island in search of peace and quiet after a grueling concert tour and millions of screaming fans. Their nerves and peace of mind are affected by urgent pleas of the castaways to be rescued. They perform one concert on the island, singing the song, "He's a Loser," but they are further exasperated by noise and harassment that they move to the other side of the island. Lured back by the men performing badly as "The Gnats," they then become threatened by how good the women sound together as "The Honeybees," departing the island the next day with their supply helicopter but leaving behind an unsigned record for Gilligan to show there was no hard feelings.


  • The Mosquitoes were played by Les Brown Jr. and the folk group, The Wellingtons, who sang the theme song in the first season.
  • The Mosquitoes songs include "Don't Bug Me", "He's a Loser" and "I Want to Go Back to Pago-Pago-Pago Yeah-Yeah-Yeah with You."
  • The music of the Mosquitoes also appears as incidental music in later episodes of the series.
  • The fourth member, who should be logically known as "Bungo", is instead called Irving. The creators of the video game "Pac-Man" were fans of this episode and named the game's villainous ghost monsters "Inky," "Pinky," "Blinky" and the fourth ghost monster as "Clyde" as a tribute to the naming of the Mosquitoes.