The following is a list of episodes of Gullah Gullah Island, listed in production order.

All episodes premiered on the main Nickelodeon network.


Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release
Season premiere Season finale
1 17 July 6, 1994 November 17, 1994 February 8, 2012
2 23 September 10, 1995 September 12, 1996
3 12 June 8, 1996 October 22, 1996
4 18 December 6, 1997 April 7, 1998


Season 1 (1994)

Main article: Gullah Gullah Island (Season 1)
# Title Airdate
1 "Ron's Birthday" October 25, 1994 (1994-10-25)
Ron's in for a huge surprise as Natalie and the kids prepare a secret celebration for his birthday. Shaina and her friend Sara make presents for Ron out of clay, but will James find the right gift for his Dad?
2 "Charleston Market" October 26, 1994 (1994-10-26)
A trip off Gullah Gullah Island to the bustling Charleston Market is the occasion for visits with a woodcarver, a basketweaver and for Natalie to sell her beautiful dolls. James gets a kick out of buying beads to make a necklace for his mother.
3 "The Binyah Binyah Polliwog Show" November 14, 1994 (1994-11-14)
When James gets angry with Binyah Binyah Polliwog, the poor creature gets upset and runs away. Binyah Binyah's absence triggers heartfelt memories of the fun and the love he's brought into their lives, as Ron, Natalie and kids explore the origins and habits of the Binyah Binyah Polliwog species. (Note: This episode can be seen as a sketch of the importance of Caring on the Kids for Character with Tom Selleck VHS.)
4 "Gullah Gullah Island Day" November 2, 1994 (1994-11-02)
Join Ron, Natalie and the kids as they come together with their friends for an outdoor celebration of the rich heritage of Gullah Gullah Island. Song, dance and games, not to mention some delicious down-home cooking, are the order of the day. Shaina gets over stage fright and joins the rest of the family on stage for a rousing rendition of the Gullah Gullah Island theme.
5 "Going Places" November 4, 1994 (1994-11-04)
On the move--planes, trains, automobiles, donkeys, elephants...everything but the family van, which won't start when Ron, Natalie and James try to go on a trip. But Marisol's Abuelo (the best mechanic in the world) has the van rolling in no time and the Alstons takes a jaunt on Mr. Bradley's shrimp boat.
6 "Yes I Can" July 6, 1994 (1994-07-06)
Shaina agonizes about not being able to tie her shoelaces and James is embarrassed when he tries to whistle but can't. The kids find out that the only way to learn something is by believing in yourself and trying again and again. A lesson in the art of tie-dye restores Shaina's confidence and James leads the others in a whistling parade.
7 "Rain, Rain Go Away" October 24, 1994 (1994-10-24)
It's raining, it's boring...but not on Gullah Gullah Island. When the kids put their heads together they come up with exciting ways to occupy themselves indoors on a rainy day. Once the sun comes out, James and Marisol teach Binyah Binyah a new way of looking at himself and the Alstons hit the beach for some serious kite-flying.
8 "Baby Animals" November 28, 1994 (1994-11-28)
When Natalie goes through a basket of James' and Shaina's baby clothes, thoughts on Gullah Gullah island turn to babies and little things. Marisol and Armando show off their new pet chicks and Ranger Mike Walker teaches the kids about baby birds and mother turtles. Binyah Binyah Polliwog reminds us that although he's so big, he's just a baby too.
9 "Oops!" December 14, 1994 (1994-12-14)
Everybody makes mistakes and the folks on Gullah Gullah Island are no exception. After a series of mishaps, Vanessa and James learn that mistakes are just a part of life and that people don't love you any less if you mess up once in a while. Meanwhile, a lovestruck Binyah Binyah Polliwog makes valiant efforts to reach the bird of his dreams.
10 "James' Treasure Box" December 6, 1994 (1994-12-06)
Lobster claws and old spark plugs--these are some of the weird things collector James carries around in a tattered shoe box and a trip to the beach with Ranger Mike yields even more "treasures". Ron and Natalie decide it's time James had a proper place to keep his things.
11 "Please Don't Eat the Alstons" November 7, 1994 (1994-11-07)
Big fat Biscuits, cookies, broccoli, fresh fruit and other treats are on the menu in this mouth-watering episode which includes a fun-filled trip to the Gullah Gullah Island supermarket and a cameo appearance by a superhero made out of okra. A trail of crumbs leads the kids to a mysterious cookie thief and James learns not to be so hasty in laying the blame on others.
12 "Carnival" December 12, 1994 (1994-12-12)
When Juana (Iris Chacón) brings gifts of musical instruments back from Puerto Rico, everybody decides that a dress-up Carnival is the only way to go. Imaginations run wild as folks come up with outrageous disguises and James and Natalie try on different faces at the local mask shop.
13 "Relaciones Familiares" December 2, 1994 (1994-12-02)
The Alstons' house on Gullah Gullah Island is a family kind of place, where friends and even polliwogs are invited to make themselves at home. Cousin Vanessa talks...and...talks to her parents far away in Africa and Armando and Marisol show that just because brothers and sisters fight all the time that doesn't mean they don't love each other. Juana teaches the kids some new Spanish words.
14 "The Green Show" November 9, 1994 (1994-11-09)
Shaina's going to plant her first seedlings in the family garden, so Natalie takes her to visit their friend and neighbor Farmer Holmes. Farmer Holmes gives Shaina a crash course in gardening and back home, even Binyah Binyah Polliwog shows he has a green thumb.
15 "The School Show" November 30, 1994 (1994-11-30)
Shaina's always been curious about what the older kids do in school all day and finally, she and her friend Sara are getting to visit a real kindergarten. A lively stage performance by the Georgia Sea Island Singers has the kids hopping and bopping to traditional games like "Hambone", while others learn new uses for shaving cream. Ron introduces an upbeat new version of the alphabet song.
16 "Say What?!" December 8, 1994 (1994-12-08)
On a quiet day on Gullah Gullah Island, Natalie likes to cover her eyes and just listen to the sounds around her--chirping birds, an airplane overhead, breaking glass. Ron the handyman is at it again as the kids learn that listening to the world around us can be just as exciting as seeing or touching. Shaina plays conductor for a day with the Brotherhood Gospel Singers.
17 "Rhythm & Rhyme All the Time" November 17, 1994 (1994-11-17)
Flower, shower; Spring, swing; Cat, hat--on Gullah Gullah Island the beat goes on as rhyming fever spreads like wildfire among the Alstons and their friends. Homeboy James struts his stuff with a new rap tune and Ron adds a twist to some well known nursery rhymes and stories. Even Binyah Binyah Polliwog gets into the groove with some wacky inventions of his own.

Season 2 (1995-96)

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# Title Airdate
18 "Let the Games Begin" September 10, 1996 (1996-09-10)
James goes on a mission to see how many kinds of games he can find.
19 "Friendship-Just the Perfect Blendship" September 28, 1995 (1995-09-28)
Shaina is excited about meeting a new boy named Corey; Vanessa and James go crabbing.
20 "Natalie's Sick" September 12, 1995 (1995-09-12)
The kids take care of Natalie while she is sick with the cold and Binyah Binyah picks her flowers.
21 "Taking Care of Business" September 21, 1995 (1995-09-21)
Shaina goes to the dentist.
22 "Double Dutch" September 26, 1995 (1995-09-26)
Vanessa is excited to learn how to Double Dutch.
23 "Look Who's Balking" September 11, 1995 (1995-09-11)
Jessica is very jealous of losing attention to her new baby sister, Willa.
24 "Move Your Body" October 11, 1995 (1995-10-11)
Jessica fears dancing so the family tries to help her get over her fears so she can enjoy dancing with them.
25 "My Favorite Things" September 13, 1995 (1995-09-13)
The family shares with each other their favorite things.
26 "Beat It!" September 19, 1995 (1995-09-19)
The gang learns about rhythm.
27 "Armando's New Home" November 14, 1995 (1995-11-14)
The kids learn the importance of having rules.
28 "Spring Can Really Hang You Up" September 18, 1995 (1995-09-18)
The gang celebrates the arrival of spring.
29 "Whose Friend Are You Anyway?" September 20, 1995 (1995-09-20)
James gets jealous of his new great best friend.
30 "Gullah Gullah Ghoul-Land" October 17, 1995 (1995-10-17)
The kids get scared while sleeping outside.
31 "Things that Go Bump in the Night" October 2, 1995 (1995-10-02)
The family is awakened at night by something.
32 "The Pet Show" September 11, 1996 (1996-09-11)
Vanessa is given the task of watching the class pet rabbit over the weekend. But when the rabbit goes missing, it's up to Vanessa and James' new club, The Lost and Found Agency, to find him.
33 "The Troll That Ate Gullah Gullah Island" November 3, 1995 (1995-11-03)
All the kids act to their own version of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff."
34 "The Talent Show" October 25, 1995 (1995-10-25)
The family holds a talent show to raise money to buy a new bike for Vanessa after her old bike broke.
35 "Grandmas and Grandpas" September 12, 1996 (1996-09-12)
Grandma visits the family and the kids learn about grandparents.
36 "Get Out of My Hair" December 26, 1995 (1995-12-26)
Simeon gets his first haircut, James puts on a beard and the girls have their very own hair show.
37 "Feeling Soup" September 13, 1996 (1996-09-13)
The kids and family learn about different feelings.
38 "Mercy Mercy Me" October 19, 1995 (1995-10-19)
The gang learns to recycle and organizes their very own cleanup.
39 "Miss Ella Mae Breadsticks" November 16, 1995 (1995-11-16)
Shaina is embarrassed of her imaginary friend. Meanwhile, the kids learn about driftwood art.
40 "Shaina's Birthday" June 6, 1995 (1995-1998-06T13)
Shaina celebrates her fifth birthday.

Season 3 (1996)

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# Title Airdate
41 "What's Up with Jobs?" October 16, 1996 (1996-10-16)
The kids learn about all different types of jobs.
42 "Away All Boats" June 8, 1996 (1996-06-08)
Mia and the kids help build a paper boat.
43 "How You Sound" June 9, 1996 (1996-06-09)
The family sings and acts in their very own band.
44 "The Gullah Gullah Games" November 5, 1996 (1996-11-05)
Pro-basketball player Dennis Scott teaches James to play basketball and the importance of practice.
45 "Chansome's Big Surprises" September 8, 1996 (1996-09-08)
Chansome has a big surprise for the family.
46 "A Day at the Beach" September 22, 1996 (1996-09-22)
The family spends the day at the beach.
47 "Binyah Binyah's Parade" October 27, 1996 (1996-10-27)
Binyah Binyah is lonely and dreams of a big parade.
48 "Animal See, Animal Do" September 30, 1996 (1996-09-30)
Shaina is upset when she can't have a horse.
49 "Food, Glorious Food" November 11, 1996 (1996-11-11)
The family prepares food for a potluck dinner.
50 "Home Alone With Grandma" October 9, 1996 (1996-10-09)
The kids spend the weekend alone with Grandma.
51 "Fixing a Hurt" October 14, 1996 (1996-10-14)
Ranger Mike takes Shaina to see how to help and injured animal at the vets after Shaina hurt her knee at the house earlier that day.
52 "Special Places" October 22, 1996 (1996-10-22)
The kids learn about special places that people go to for quiet time. Vanessa makes one in the garage after being annoyed by Shaina's tea party.

Season 4 (1997-98)

Main article: Gullah Gullah Island (Season 4)
# Title Airdate
53 "Simeon's Day" March 11, 1998 (1998-03-11)
Simeon has a special day with many surprises including hot dogs for breakfast and a puppet show.
54 "Family Day" December 6, 1997 (1997-12-06)
James is upset when Saturday doesn't go as he planned.
55 "The Mighty Cootas" February 16, 1998 (1998-02-16)
Shaina and Binyah Binyah play baseball for the Cootas and learn that being a good sport is the right thing to do when playing games, no matter if you win, lose or even make a mistake.
56 "Campout" February 8, 1998 (1998-02-08)
The family goes on a camping trip in the woods.
57 "Here Come the Hatchlings" March 3, 1998 (1998-03-03)
Vanessa stays home while the family goes with Ranger Mike to see turtles hatch.
58 "Binyah the Barbarian" February 15, 1998 (1998-02-15)
Binyah Binyah learns proper table etiquette and how to act at an anniversary party.
59 "Magic Show" February 11, 1998 (1998-02-11)
James can't seem to get his magic tricks to work.
60 "Gullah Rocks" March 5, 1998 (1998-03-05)
Shaina builds her confidence and learns to be herself.
61 "Stray Dog Blues" April 6, 1998 (1998-04-06)
Jessica's dog runs away right before the Gullah Gullah Island pet show.
62 "James' New Buddy" March 9, 1998 (1998-03-09)
The family is introduced to James' new friend. However, Vanessa and Jessica bicker.
63 "The Hottest Day of the Year" February 24, 1998 (1998-02-24)
On a very hot day, the air conditioning in the house breaks and everyone tries to find new ways to cool off.
64 "A Barrel of Laughs" March 23, 1998 (1998-03-23)
The gang tries to make each other laugh on "Tickle My Ticklebone Day".
65 "Binyah Goes to School" March 15, 1998 (1998-03-15)
Binyah Binyah goes to school with the kids.
66 "A Gullah Gullah Christmas" December 11, 1997 (1997-12-11)
Shaina dreams that she is in the north pole.
67 "Big and Small" February 22, 1998 (1998-02-22)
The family goes on a bicycle outing; Shaina teaches Simeon many new things.
68 "The Big Sleepover" April 1, 1998 (1998-04-01)
The children feud over who gets to sleep in the living room during each other own sleepovers.
69 "Lightning is Frightening" December 26, 1997 (1997-12-26)
The family tries to help Vanessa overcome her fear of thunder and lightning.
70 "Polliwog Day" January 9, 1998 (1998-01-09)
The family learns all about polliwogs.
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