Gilligan’s Island

I posted this in 2017 when not many people knew I was here.

The questions:

Why did the professor bring that many books? Why did the Howells bring that much cash on a 3-hour cruise? How many dresses did Ginger pack? How many red/blue/white shirts did Gilligan, Skipper and the Professor own respectively? Why did they let Gilligan participate in getting rescued ploys? The Professor was a Macgyver times 20… He could make anything out of coconut shells, vines, and a spare part off of the SS Minnow…but he couldn’t build a raft or boat?

You tend to overlook that and just have fun. The network and critics hated the show. The public liked it and it has never stopped being broadcast because of syndication. Every day after school this was always on and I was always hoping as a kid for them to get off that island. I had no clue it was filmed years before I was watching it. They finally were rescued in some TV movies in the 70s long after the show had gone off the air. When I was a kid I went to a muscular dystrophy telethon and there she was…Dawn Wells standing there and I was 10 years old. She gave me an autographed picture and shook my hand…I didn’t wash that hand for at least a week…until mom made me. Sadly I lost the picture but I will never forget meeting her. She was down to earth and really kind.

Gilligan’s Island was a fun slapstick comedy show. My favorite episode is the one with The Mosquitos rock band. The Mosquitos were really a group called the Wellingtons… they are the group that sang the theme song to Gilligan’s Island and Davy Crockett.

My son’s 14th birthday party happened a few years ago and we had a projector set up for a giant screen…what did 14-year-old kids want to see in 2014? Gilligan’s Island. One thing I noticed about the color shows…they are very vivid….the color jumps out at you.

And THE question that gets asked… answer…Mary Ann!


Mary Ann


The Mosquitoes…Bingo, Bango, Bongo, and Irving.. love the glasses that Irving is wearing…in real life…the Wellingtons.


The Mosquitoes “live”


Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

18 thoughts on “Gilligan’s Island”

      1. No doubt!
        When I met Dawn Wells… she was so short…even when I was 10 I noticed…this was 10 years after it went off the air and she if anything looked better lol.

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      1. I think you are right. Now I’m going to have to watch that episode tonight… the Mosquitos thought the Honeybees would be bigger


  1. I used to love the show in mid-70s when it was in reruns. If I’d have been any older, I probably couldn’ t have ‘suspended disbelief’ enough to watch…but I would have liked Ginger & Mary Ann more, conversely 🙂

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      1. Sorry, even that reality doesn’t lessen my abiding loathing for him. The only thing that softened it was when I saw him as a beatnik in some old movie from the 60s….

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      2. Oh yes…he was one on “The Many Lives of Dobie Gillis” series.
        I liked Mary Ann…. and my hand still would not be washed if my mom didn’t make me after I shook Dawn Wells hand.


  2. I loved watching Gilligan’s Island reruns after school. I had no problem suspending my kid sense of reality. It was pure fun and frustration, when every time, they failed to get off the island, haha. Later on as a grown-up tourist, when I’ve taken little 2-3 hours cruises, I’ve chuckled to myself that this is how Gilligan’s Island got started.

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    1. Makes you want to pack enough for a longer trip…Every day after school it was a must. I couldn’t believe kids of today like it so much…at least my son’s friends do.


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