The BEST episodes written by Sherwood Schwartz

X Marks the Spot
167 votes

#1 - X Marks the Spot

Gilligan's Island - Season 1 - Episode 18

In a test of a deadly new missile, called "Operation Powder Keg," the Air Force chooses an "uninhabited island" which just happens to be Gilligan's Island. When the rocket lands and does not explode, Gilligan is chosen to crawl inside to defuse it, because he is the only one that can fit inside.

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The Honeymoon
152 votes

#2 - The Honeymoon

The Brady Bunch - Season 1 - Episode 1

In the series opener, Mike Brady, a widower with three boys, marries Carol Martin, a widow with three girls. Just as the minister says "I do" the boy's dog, Tiger gets loose and chases the girl's cat through the wedding party. Chaos breaks loose which prompts Carol and Mike to yell at their kids to control their pets. Guilt over yelling at their kids comes into play later during Mike and Carol's honeymoon.

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Birds Gotta Fly, Fish Gotta Talk
203 votes

#3 - Birds Gotta Fly, Fish Gotta Talk

Gilligan's Island - Season 1 - Episode 12

During Christmas, the Castaways get homesick and remember the first day they were shipwrecked. When Santa Claus ""appears"" on the island, many suspect he is the Skipper in costume. However, just as Santa departs while wishing the Castaways a Merry Christmas, the Skipper appears from the other direction.

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Kelly's Kids
14 votes

#4 - Kelly's Kids

The Brady Bunch - Season 5 - Episode 14

This failed backdoor pilot attempt finds the Bradys' friends, the Kellys, adopting three ethnically diverse boys and dealing with an inhospitable neighbor.