Gilligan's Island: Don't Bug the Mosquitoes (1965)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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Every 1960s TV sitcom had at least one obligatory "Beatles" spoof, and Gilligan's Island is no exception. In this case, a mop-topped musical aggregation called the Mosquitoes--Bingo, Bango, Bongo and Irving--arrive on the island to escape their fans. When it becomes obvious that the Mosquitoes aren't about to leave in a hurry, much less take the Castaways back with them, the islanders form two singing groups of their own in hopes of making the Mosquitoes worried enough about competition to return to the Mainland. This is the episode in which Ginger (Tina Louise, Mary Ann (Dawn Wells) and Mrs. Howell (Natalie Schafer--aka "The Honeybees"--perform that deathless r-and-r ballad "You Need Us." (Incidentally, three of the four Mosquitoes are portrayed by the The Wellingtons, the group that performs the series' theme song at the beginning and end of each episode).

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