• 1 year 6 months ago
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    I think this show may be a lot of early 80's kid's first live action show. When I was young I only watched cartoons, Gilligan's Island was the only live action show that I would watch, until Saved by the Bell. I think the same might be true for alot of you guys.
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      • 1 year 6 months ago
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      Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
      A tale of a fateful trip
      That started from this tropic port
      Aboard this tiny ship.

      The mate was a mighty sailing man,
      The skipper brave and sure.
      Five passengers set sail that day
      For a three hour tour, a three hour tour.

      The weather started getting rough,
      The tiny ship was tossed,
      If not for the courage of the fearless crew
      The minnow would be lost, the minnow would be lost.

      The ship set ground on the shore of this uncharted desert isle
      With Gilligan
      The Skipper too,
      The millionaire and his wife,
      The movie star
      The professor and Mary Ann,
      Here on Gilligans Isle.
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        • 1 year 6 months ago
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        thecrow174 wrote:

        Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
        A tale of a fateful trip
        That started from this tropic port
        Aboard this tiny ship.

        The mate was a mighty sailing man,
        The skipper brave and sure.
        Five passengers set sail that day
        For a three hour tour, a three hour tour.

        The weather started getting rough,
        The tiny ship was tossed,
        If not for the courage of the fearless crew
        The minnow would be lost, the minnow would be lost.

        The ship set ground on the shore of this uncharted desert isle
        With Gilligan
        The Skipper too,
        The millionaire and his wife,
        The movie star
        The professor and Mary Ann,
        Here on Gilligans Isle.


        Everyone knows this intro, it should be taught in school lol.
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          • 1 year 6 months ago
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          Yeah, when Robinson Crusoe is being taught.
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            • 1 year 6 months ago
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            My first live action show as a kid was The Dukes of Hazzard although I think I watched Gilligan too around that time. I doubt I paid much attention to the plot or what the characters were saying though.
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              • 1 year 6 months ago
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              When Gilligan's Island premiered on CBS in 1964, the first episode was
              "Two on a Raft". The next season, CBS went to color broadcasting.

              Still, Gilligan's Island was one of my family's favorite TV series back in the day. I want to post a link to a clip from episode one. The outdoor filming of the show is done quite well. Old 60's TV shows usually held high standards for recording, that way the networks could send them into syndication heaven, lol.

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                • 1 year 6 months ago
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                I've never watched a full episode. Not once. But thanks to you guys, I had the theme song in my head all day recently :P
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                  • 1 year 6 months ago
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                  I used to watch it in the afternoons back in the 80s. I saw every episode more than once as they kept repeating them in order. I have not watched it since though. There were a few things that always irked me about the show. One was how they always wore pants and shoes. Anyone on a island for that length of time would be in shorts and barefooted at least some if not most of the time. Plus their clothes would eventually wear out forcing them to make home made ones. Only the Howells brought extra clothes. The real reason for this was because of network rules.
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                    • 1 year 6 months ago
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                    I was never really a fan, tough a few people in my house watched it so saw bits and pieces. I have a faint memory of a Gilligan's Island cartoon too.
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                      • 1 year 6 months ago
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                      I was 7 years old when Gilligan's Island first aired. Although I loved watching the show I never really understood the popularity. Gilligan's Island always got top ratings as part of the CBS prime time line-up. Television critics never liked the show much.

                      One TV Guide critic called Gilligan's Island, "mindless programming at its worst".

                      I'm guessing that most viewers in 1964/1965 liked the show for the same reasons I did, the cast.

                      All the show's cast members were household names, with the exceptions of Dawn Wells as Mary Ann and Tina Louise as Ginger. Everyone else was like having old friends stop by via television. It was really great to see Jim Backus again, not doing the voice of Mr. Magoo, lol.

                      Of course the most fun of all was seeing all these actors doing some of the most silly things on network television. Gilligan's Island is as unreal as unreality gets.

                      But that's what 60's TV fun was all about. :)
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                        • 1 year 5 months ago
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                        Real life, if one boob was wrecking every rescue and attempt to get off the island...he would die. Gilligan was SO lucky.
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                          • 1 year 5 months ago
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                          Rhio2k wrote:
                          Real life, if one boob was wrecking every rescue and attempt to get off the island...he would die. Gilligan was SO lucky.


                          Lol, yeah that's true; they would've gone Lord of the Flies on his ass!
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