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2014-01-16 04:22:44 PM  
Gilligan's Island is a very polarizing show. People either think it's the most hilarious thing ever, or the worst show ever to be broadcast, and a clear sign of the downfall of our civilization as we know it. The Network execs hated it when it originally broadcast, and were dying to cancel it as quickly as possible, but the ratings were always very good, so they couldn't justify it until it became too expensive to keep in production. Personally I always found it to be really funny. RIP Professor.
 
2014-01-16 04:34:26 PM  

spman: Gilligan's Island is a very polarizing show. People either think it's the most hilarious thing ever, or the worst show ever to be broadcast, and a clear sign of the downfall of our civilization as we know it. The Network execs hated it when it originally broadcast, and were dying to cancel it as quickly as possible, but the ratings were always very good, so they couldn't justify it until it became too expensive to keep in production. Personally I always found it to be really funny. RIP Professor.


Shut up. If you hate Gilligan's Island you are a communist and need to be send to Gitmo or some island somewhere to learn what it's like.
 
2014-01-16 04:35:02 PM  
By the way, RIP awesome scientific coconut radio man.
 
2014-01-16 04:39:21 PM  
I always thought he got down with Ginger and Mary Ann, because Mary Ann seemed like a three way type girl.
 
2014-01-16 04:45:25 PM  
Damn, he was hot when he was younger, for sure.
 
2014-01-16 04:46:58 PM  

Tom_Slick: I always thought he got down with Ginger and Mary Ann, because Mary Ann seemed like a three way type girl.


Well, the millionaire, the Skipper and "Little Buddy" kind of left the field open to the only straight man on the island, don'tcha think?
 
2014-01-16 04:47:38 PM  
Goodbye Russell Johnson
Though I never knew you at all
You had the skill to use 2 coconuts
to make a transatlantic call
 
2014-01-16 04:48:50 PM  
'We'll bury him in a coffin made of bamboo.'
 
2014-01-16 04:49:14 PM  
Lovie always gets left out of the "Ginger or Mary Ann?" Argument. Don't act like you wouldn't get tired of banging just those two. You know you'd let Love slob your nob.
 
2014-01-16 04:51:44 PM  
www.sitcomsonline.com

"What's all this 'and the rest' crap?"
 
2014-01-16 04:53:05 PM  
My mom has told me about how when she was growing up she'd get home from school and she'd do her chores as fast as she could so she could watch Gilligan's Island. Dying at 89 doesn't seem that bad cause that's a good long life.
 
2014-01-16 04:54:51 PM  
"You know I was stuck on an island with this guy that could take a couple of these coconuts and build a nuclear reactor but couldnt fix a two foot hole in a boat."
 
2014-01-16 04:55:37 PM  

rickythepenguin: Lovie always gets left out of the "Ginger or Mary Ann?" Argument. Don't act like you wouldn't get tired of banging just those two. You know you'd let Love slob your nob.


I'd have thought she'd be instructing Ginger & Mary Ann on what to do and giving it her approval or her not-good-enough face. Spankings would follow the latter. Of course.
 
2014-01-16 04:55:39 PM  
i210.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-16 04:59:11 PM  
If they ever do a remake, that guy from The Mentalist would be a great professor.
 
2014-01-16 04:59:55 PM  

Valiente: Tom_Slick: I always thought he got down with Ginger and Mary Ann, because Mary Ann seemed like a three way type girl.

Well, the millionaire, the Skipper and "Little Buddy" kind of left the field open to the only straight man on the island, don'tcha think?


True but Mary Ann was a Dom with willing Subs in the Professor and Ginger.
 
2014-01-16 05:03:02 PM  

AaronSynn: If they ever do a remake, that guy from The Mentalist would be a great professor.


Because if there's one show out there that needs a remake, it's Gilligan's Island. Am I right? No!

Besides, they did a remake, and called it Lost.
 
2014-01-16 05:04:18 PM  
Is shocked by the news, or about to give a blowjob, or both.

dummidumbwit.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-16 05:04:33 PM  
When they got off the island and then celebrated by taking another three hour tour and ended back up on the island, at that point I think you've got to string the Skipper up.
 
2014-01-16 05:04:34 PM  

AaronSynn: If they ever do a remake, that guy from The Mentalist would be a great professor.


They ARE doing a remake.

http://www.deadline.com/2013/12/gilligans-island-movie-josh-gad-warn er -bros/
 
2014-01-16 05:05:24 PM  
I had a chance to meet Russell Johnson a few times in the 90's. I worked in the high stakes game of Sci-Fi/TV convention security, and he  did the rounds. He was very nice to the fans, witty as hell, and an amazing bartender IRL. It's a shame he got so typecast, but it didn't seem to bother him by then anyway. R.I.P.

...watching his Twilight Zone time travel episode tonight. /csb
 
2014-01-16 05:06:12 PM  
Also in two time travel Twilight Zone episodes.
 
2014-01-16 05:06:14 PM  
He was my first nerd crush!  So sad.

Trivia: The show was filmed across the street from the South Fork Ranch on "Dallas".
Trivia: "Gilligan's Island" was canceled and replaced with "The Monkees".

/Yes I'm old
//RIP Professor
///Slashies are cool
 
2014-01-16 05:07:02 PM  
When I knew I wanted to become an academic, I started dressing like The Professor - button down shirts and khakis.  Fooled them all.

/csb
//RIP Russell Johnson
 
2014-01-16 05:08:31 PM  

Confabulat: AaronSynn: If they ever do a remake, that guy from The Mentalist would be a great professor.

They ARE doing a remake.

http://www.deadline.com/2013/12/gilligans-island-movie-josh-gad-warn er -bros/


static4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-01-16 05:09:19 PM  
I seem to remember that Gilligan's Island got bumped, suddenly, when the CBS president insisted that Gunsmoke return for another year. To make room in the overall schedule, Gilligan got a very last minute ax much to the surprise of the cast. But then maybe I mis-remember.
 
2014-01-16 05:10:22 PM  

premisepunchtag.files.wordpress.com



/RIP Professor....You finally got off the island.
 
2014-01-16 05:16:09 PM  
He was ok in "It Came From Outer Space" too.   RIP actor guy.
 
2014-01-16 05:17:20 PM  
Well, there's the first Celeb.

Now, if we can work Beiber and/or Shia into the next two, that'd be great.
 
2014-01-16 05:17:37 PM  

Sidepipes: He was my first nerd crush!  So sad.

Trivia: The show was filmed across the street from the South Fork Ranch on "Dallas".
Trivia: "Gilligan's Island" was canceled and replaced with "The Monkees".

/Yes I'm old
//RIP Professor
///Slashies are cool


Huh? It was filmed at the CBS Radford Studios complex in Studio City. Southfork Ranch is in Parker, Texas.

Maybe they filmed some of Dallas in LA, but the ranch was, and still is, in Texas.
 
2014-01-16 05:17:46 PM  
Johnson will be cremated and his remains interred in a coconut shell which doubles as a two-way radio.
 
2014-01-16 05:18:36 PM  

someonelse: [www.sitcomsonline.com image 270x380]

"What's all this 'and the rest' crap?"


I heard that Bob Denver made them change the "and the rest" part of the theme, because he thought it was unfair to Johnson and Wells.
 
2014-01-16 05:19:45 PM  
ebb.org

"We did it and you know it."
 
2014-01-16 05:19:45 PM  

i1089.photobucket.com

I'm sooooo stoned.

 
2014-01-16 05:20:56 PM  

RIP Robert Johnson


ccrider.thebluesmobile.com

 
2014-01-16 05:22:39 PM  
Well, I guess I'll have to watch "This Island Earth" tonight.

/RIP Professor
 
2014-01-16 05:23:47 PM  

Sidepipes: Trivia: "Gilligan's Island" was canceled and replaced with "The Monkees".


"Gilligan's Island" : CBS 1964-67
"The Monkees" : NBC 1966-68
 
ecl [BareFark]
2014-01-16 05:27:11 PM  
"His coffin will be made entirely of Coconuts.
 
2014-01-16 05:27:18 PM  
The only surviving members of the original cast are Mary Ann and Ginger, played by Tina Louise.

Jesus, they're STILL giving that biatch more publicity. Dawn Wells is WAY cooler...
 
2014-01-16 05:27:48 PM  
www.madeinmichiganpolitics.com

Dammitsomuch I hate playing Fish.
 
2014-01-16 05:27:58 PM  

Zombie DJ: Well, there's the first Celeb.

Now, if we can work Beiber and/or Shia into the next two, that'd be great.


Dave Madden from the Partridge Family died as well today.

/RIP Mr. Kincaid
 
2014-01-16 05:28:35 PM  
with his passing, only the actresses playing Ginger and Mary Ann are alive.

Ginger and Mary Ann alone on the island now....

Ginger and Mary Ann now ALLLLLL alone on the island.

............

♫ Bam-chicka-bam-bam....... ♬
 
2014-01-16 05:29:58 PM  
Gilligan's Island was cancelled to make room for Gunsmoke which HAD been canceeled but was brought back because it was a favorite of the wife of a CBS executive. Gunsmoke went on to run for over ten more years.
 
2014-01-16 05:31:30 PM  
i115.photobucket.com

still here.....
 
2014-01-16 05:32:52 PM  
RIP Island Bound Genius Man
 
2014-01-16 05:33:11 PM  
Also Dave Madden, AKA Reuben Kincaid from Partridge Family. Same day.

My afternoon TV favs are going the way of the do-do.
 
2014-01-16 05:34:50 PM  

Mikey1969: The only surviving members of the original cast are Mary Ann and Ginger, played by Tina Louise.

Jesus, they're STILL giving that biatch more publicity. Dawn Wells is WAY cooler...


Dawn Wells is still turning heads.
 
2014-01-16 05:35:00 PM  

someonelse: [ebb.org image 720x352]

"We did it and you know it."


He's going to use his coconut-powered spanking machine on me!
 
2014-01-16 05:36:13 PM  
I met him at a book signing at tyson's corner mall. afterwards I was leaving and he was just hanging out at the exit waiting on his driver. I stopped and we talked for 15 minutes or so. His driver had the time to pick him up wrong. He couldn't have been nicer. He stopped and personalized my autographed copy of his book. He was curious how I grew up with the show, what I liked about it, etc... I grew up on the reruns in the mid 70's but still. My boys liked it but my wife didn't want them watching it because she thought it was stupid.

I've met very few hollywood types (more music types near my house in south florida) but he was by far the nicest of the hollywood types and probably the nicest of all celebrities i have met.

RIP -nice guy.
 
2014-01-16 05:36:40 PM  

swankywanky: Ginger and Mary Ann alone on the island now....

Ginger and Mary Ann now ALLLLLL alone on the island.

............

♫ Bam-chicka-bam-bam....... ♬


So....granny porn?  Gotta love that hot, dry sex.

Also, if I was shipwrecked with the whole gang, I would have killed Gilligan.  I'm not joking.  I would have found a way.  That doofus ruined so many chances for everyone to get off the island.

If I couldn't find a way to make Gilligan's death look accidental, I'd just creep into his hut one night and bash his head in with a rock.

/you probably don't want to be shipwrecked with me
 
2014-01-16 05:38:20 PM  

groppet: "You know I was stuck on an island with this guy that could take a couple of these coconuts and build a nuclear reactor but couldnt fix a two foot hole in a boat."


wakefielddoctrine.com

"Hole in a boat? I used coconut extract to synthesize a contraceptive, an aphrodisiac and a lubricant. I'm never leaving."
 
Bf+
2014-01-16 05:39:11 PM  
Trivia: The Gilligan's Island Theme song was borrowed from an crappy, old, crappy western called Stagecoach to Dancers' Rock", starring a very young Martin Landau.
I cannot express enough how bad a movie this is.
I swear I could hear the MST3K bots screaming in agony.

The Song
The Movie (Reviews, which I think go too easy on the film.)
 
d23 [BareFark]
2014-01-16 05:39:33 PM  
Russell Johnson appeared at a panel with Rex Reason (who he worked with on "This Island Earth") and Kim Catrell (who was just on the same panel for some reason) at the second MST3K convention (which happened between the Comedy Central and SciFi versions of the show just after the movie came out).

A kid steps up to microphone and asked Rex Reason how it felt to be inside the "giant bong," or the tubes that he stood in.  (In MST3K the movie, Crow asks "I bet it feels like he's inside a bong" and that's where the kid got the question.)

Well, Rex Reason had no idea what a bong even was.  So trying to be helpful, the Professor leans across and tries to explain.  Well, the audience realized that the Professor knows what a bong is and there was a huge laugh throughout the entire audience.  Russell turned beet red... probably the biggest blush I have ever seen anyone have.  It was extremely hilarious and I'll never forget it.
 
2014-01-16 05:39:35 PM  

AtomPeepers: I had a chance to meet Russell Johnson a few times in the 90's. I worked in the high stakes game of Sci-Fi/TV convention security, and he  did the rounds. He was very nice to the fans, witty as hell, and an amazing bartender IRL. It's a shame he got so typecast, but it didn't seem to bother him by then anyway. R.I.P.

...watching his Twilight Zone time travel episode tonight. /csb


My favorite story of his is from his book. He tells of an instance in the late 80s when he was buying some stuff at Builders Square in L.A. and the teenage clerk asked him if he was going to fix the radio.
He seemed like a really great man and glad to see that he was at ease with the recognition in his later years.
 
2014-01-16 05:39:51 PM  

dericwater: Also Dave Madden, AKA Reuben Kincaid from Partridge Family. Same day.

My afternoon TV favs are going the way of the do-do.


Has anybody checked on the well being of Barry Williams?  Or Adam West?
 
2014-01-16 05:40:59 PM  
Is this the Lost/Gilligan's Island crossover fans have been clamoring for so long?
 
2014-01-16 05:42:38 PM  
Dave Madden has died too.
 
2014-01-16 05:43:50 PM  

Sidepipes: He was my first nerd crush!  So sad.

Trivia: The show was filmed across the street from the South Fork Ranch on "Dallas".
Trivia: "Gilligan's Island" was canceled and replaced with "The Monkees".

/Yes I'm old
//RIP Professor
///Slashies are cool


It was replaced with Gunsmoke.
 
2014-01-16 05:44:52 PM  

wildcardjack: Mikey1969: The only surviving members of the original cast are Mary Ann and Ginger, played by Tina Louise.

Jesus, they're STILL giving that biatch more publicity. Dawn Wells is WAY cooler...

Dawn Wells is still turning heads.


My wife a few years back was looking at a job and interviewed for the national Potato Council(They have it in Salt Lake to seem somewhat "neutral", or at least they did at the time). I wanted her to get the job JUST so that I could meet Dawn Wells. Even though she would have been working at the corporate level, I know she wouldn't have ever met her, but it was a cool dream.
 
2014-01-16 05:44:59 PM  

Zombie DJ: Well, there's the first Celeb.

Now, if we can work Beiber and/or Shia into the next two, that'd be great.


Make that two, Dave Madden kicked it to. RIP Reuben Kincaid .
 
Bf+
2014-01-16 05:45:51 PM  

zeppo: [i115.photobucket.com image 190x269]

still here.....


www.nndb.com
Get off my lawn, kid.
 
2014-01-16 05:47:23 PM  
And the rest in peace.
 
2014-01-16 05:47:46 PM  


i.imgur.com
RIP THE PROFESSOR

 
2014-01-16 05:48:39 PM  

ManateeGag: someonelse: [www.sitcomsonline.com image 270x380]

"What's all this 'and the rest' crap?"

I heard that Bob Denver made them change the "and the rest" part of the theme, because he thought it was unfair to Johnson and Wells.


Yep, that was in the article about Bob Denver last week, if you didn't read it. It was very cool. And that's why the fact that TFA identifies Ginger as Tina Louise, but just leaves Dawn Wells as "Mary Ann" pisses me off.

eraser8: Also, if I was shipwrecked with the whole gang, I would have killed Gilligan.  I'm not joking.  I would have found a way.  That doofus ruined so many chances for everyone to get off the island.


It's not his fault. That's the way the script was written...
 
d23 [BareFark]
2014-01-16 05:50:01 PM  
THIS ISLAND EARTH!!
 
2014-01-16 05:50:19 PM  

someonelse: [www.sitcomsonline.com image 270x380]

"What's all this 'and the rest' crap?"


Lucky Professor

img.fark.net
 
2014-01-16 05:50:29 PM  
Well at least we still have good old' Dave Madden around.
 
Bf+
2014-01-16 05:51:35 PM  
I heard he has to share a headstone with Dawn Wells.
 
2014-01-16 05:56:47 PM  

d23: Russell Johnson appeared at a panel with Rex Reason (who he worked with on "This Island Earth") and Kim Catrell (who was just on the same panel for some reason) at the second MST3K convention (which happened between the Comedy Central and SciFi versions of the show just after the movie came out).

A kid steps up to microphone and asked Rex Reason how it felt to be inside the "giant bong," or the tubes that he stood in.  (In MST3K the movie, Crow asks "I bet it feels like he's inside a bong" and that's where the kid got the question.)

Well, Rex Reason had no idea what a bong even was.  So trying to be helpful, the Professor leans across and tries to explain.  Well, the audience realized that the Professor knows what a bong is and there was a huge laugh throughout the entire audience.  Russell turned beet red... probably the biggest blush I have ever seen anyone have.  It was extremely hilarious and I'll never forget it.


LOL, I was there for that, too. I remember seeing Johnson in the hotel bar at one point, I think.
 
2014-01-16 05:57:27 PM  
spman:  Gilligan's Island is a very polarizing show. People either think it's the most hilarious thing ever, or the worst show ever to be broadcast, and a clear sign of the downfall of our civilization as we know it.

Confabulat: Shut up.  If you hate Gilligan's Island you are a communist and need to be send to Gitmo or some island somewhere to learn what it's like.

Alan Hale Jr., Bob Denver, Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer, Dawn Wells, Tina Louise, and Russell Johnson.
Just goes to show that a really good cast can make even a badly underwritten show worth watching.  This show lives on for one reason:  a great cast.
 
2014-01-16 05:57:35 PM  
The Professor and Reuben Kincaid on the same day? Ann B. Davis better watch her back.
 
2014-01-16 05:58:59 PM  

someonelse: Kim Catrell (who was just on the same panel for some reason)


Because they liked her dress at the ACE Awards.
 
2014-01-16 05:59:57 PM  

TommyStiletto: The Professor and Reuben Kincaid on the same day? Ann B. Davis better watch her back.


I was thinking more along the lines of

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
d23 [BareFark]
2014-01-16 06:01:12 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-16 06:01:36 PM  

ragsthetiger: spman:  Gilligan's Island is a very polarizing show. People either think it's the most hilarious thing ever, or the worst show ever to be broadcast, and a clear sign of the downfall of our civilization as we know it.

Confabulat: Shut up.  If you hate Gilligan's Island you are a communist and need to be send to Gitmo or some island somewhere to learn what it's like.

Alan Hale Jr., Bob Denver, Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer, Dawn Wells, Tina Louise, and Russell Johnson.
Just goes to show that a really good cast can make even a badly underwritten show worth watching.  This show lives on for one reason:  a great cast.


I know Alan Hale Jr. loved being the Skipper, especially for the kids.  It just made him happy.
I also heard some awesome stories about how Jim Backus would be approached by gold digging hos in public thinking he was really as rich as his character, and how he would play it off.  wish I could remember them.
 
2014-01-16 06:02:11 PM  
Fark fark farkety fark fark!!

Okay, I wasn't even sure he was still alive, but fark!

Thanks for the fun, Professor.  If he was straight, I hope he enjoyed the hell out of Tina Louise.  (Gotta leave Maryann for the rest of us.)
 
2014-01-16 06:02:46 PM  

eraser8: swankywanky: Ginger and Mary Ann alone on the island now....

Ginger and Mary Ann now ALLLLLL alone on the island.

............

♫ Bam-chicka-bam-bam....... ♬

So....granny porn?  Gotta love that hot, dry sex.

Also, if I was shipwrecked with the whole gang, I would have killed Gilligan.  I'm not joking.  I would have found a way.  That doofus ruined so many chances for everyone to get off the island.

If I couldn't find a way to make Gilligan's death look accidental, I'd just creep into his hut one night and bash his head in with a rock.

/you probably don't want to be shipwrecked with me


Mmmm, sweet, sweet prune-tang.
 
2014-01-16 06:04:08 PM  

2wolves: I'm sooooo stoned.


That sweater... Hypnot-zzzzzz....
 
2014-01-16 06:04:14 PM  

rickythepenguin: Well at least we still have good old' Dave Madden around.


Yeah - he makes some pretty nice shoes.
 
2014-01-16 06:06:19 PM  

dionysusaur: rickythepenguin: Well at least we still have good old' Dave Madden around.

Yeah - he makes some pretty nice shoes.


No, you're thinking of John Madden, he used to coach the Dodgers
 
2014-01-16 06:08:33 PM  
 Bob Denver once said that he approached the Gilligan role by doing what his four-year old son would have done in that situation. Makes sense to me.
 
2014-01-16 06:09:03 PM  

falseidols: eraser8: swankywanky: Ginger and Mary Ann alone on the island now....

Ginger and Mary Ann now ALLLLLL alone on the island.

............

♫ Bam-chicka-bam-bam....... ♬

So....granny porn?  Gotta love that hot, dry sex.

Also, if I was shipwrecked with the whole gang, I would have killed Gilligan.  I'm not joking.  I would have found a way.  That doofus ruined so many chances for everyone to get off the island.

If I couldn't find a way to make Gilligan's death look accidental, I'd just creep into his hut one night and bash his head in with a rock.

/you probably don't want to be shipwrecked with me

Mmmm, sweet, sweet prune-tang.


until my coconuts fell off......if you know what I mean

www.exposay.com
 
2014-01-16 06:10:53 PM  

chevydeuce: dionysusaur: rickythepenguin: Well at least we still have good old' Dave Madden around.

Yeah - he makes some pretty nice shoes.

No, you're thinking of John Madden, he used to coach the Dodgers


No, you're thinking John Fowler, he played the Artful Dodger.
 
2014-01-16 06:13:18 PM  

ManateeGag: chevydeuce: dionysusaur: rickythepenguin: Well at least we still have good old' Dave Madden around.

Yeah - he makes some pretty nice shoes.

No, you're thinking of John Madden, he used to coach the Dodgers

No, you're thinking John Fowler, he played the Artful Dodger.


No, he's thinking of Buster Crabbe, the original Buck Rogers
 
2014-01-16 06:14:49 PM  
A sad day indeed.  Like someone else upthread I too remember racing home from school to do my chores before Gilligan came on.... on one of the 5 or so channels that existed back then.  Lawn, etc.

Frankly it never bothered me that this really smart guy couldn't figure out how to patch a hole in a boat.  Any fool could do that (well, apparently not the fool who the island was named for but most any other one), the smart one figures out how to make life fairly comfortable while stuck on a tropical island with both Ginger & Mary Ann.  That's genius level thinking there I tell you.

/sad to hear about Dave Madden too
//a rough day for afternoon tv fans
 
d23 [BareFark]
2014-01-16 06:16:48 PM  

swankywanky: ManateeGag: chevydeuce: dionysusaur: rickythepenguin: Well at least we still have good old' Dave Madden around.

Yeah - he makes some pretty nice shoes.

No, you're thinking of John Madden, he used to coach the Dodgers

No, you're thinking John Fowler, he played the Artful Dodger.

No, he's thinking of Buster Crabbe, the original Buck Rogers


encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

RIP Duck Dodgers.
 
2014-01-16 06:17:57 PM  

chevydeuce: dionysusaur: rickythepenguin: Well at least we still have good old' Dave Madden around.

Yeah - he makes some pretty nice shoes.

No, you're thinking of John Madden, he used to coach the Dodgers


Sorry, I don't follow hockey.
 
2014-01-16 06:18:37 PM  

groppet: "You know I was stuck on an island with this guy that could take a couple of these coconuts and build a nuclear reactor but couldnt fix a two foot hole in a boat."


The boat fell apart very early in the first season. It was the episode where Gilligan used tree sap to make pancake syrup but it ended up being more like rubber cement. They fixed up the boat with it but it the glue didn't hold and when Gilligan tried to hold the boat together it ended up being reduced to a pile of boards.

/can't believe I actually know this...
 
2014-01-16 06:19:05 PM  

d23: swankywanky: ManateeGag: chevydeuce: dionysusaur: rickythepenguin: Well at least we still have good old' Dave Madden around.

Yeah - he makes some pretty nice shoes.

No, you're thinking of John Madden, he used to coach the Dodgers

No, you're thinking John Fowler, he played the Artful Dodger.

No, he's thinking of Buster Crabbe, the original Buck Rogers

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 210x240]

RIP Duck Dodgers.


img.fark.net

RIP Gil Hodges
 
2014-01-16 06:19:18 PM  
swankywanky:
ManateeGag: chevydeuce: dionysusaur: rickythepenguin: Well at least we still have good old' Dave Madden around.
Yeah - he makes some pretty nice shoes.
No, you're thinking of John Madden, he used to coach the Dodgers
No, you're thinking John Fowler, he played the Artful Dodger.
No, he's thinking of Buster Crabbe, the original Buck Rogers


Nope.  Buster Crabbe was the original Buck Owens. The Dodgers were originally the Brooklyn Buckaroos.
 
2014-01-16 06:22:26 PM  

zappaisfrank: groppet: "You know I was stuck on an island with this guy that could take a couple of these coconuts and build a nuclear reactor but couldnt fix a two foot hole in a boat."

The boat fell apart very early in the first season. It was the episode where Gilligan used tree sap to make pancake syrup but it ended up being more like rubber cement. They fixed up the boat with it but it the glue didn't hold and when Gilligan tried to hold the boat together it ended up being reduced to a pile of boards.

/can't believe I actually know this...


Yes but before that, the boat was not repaired due to a lack of nails. Couldn't they have dismantled parts of the boat above the waterline to get some nails?
 
2014-01-16 06:22:28 PM  
Dang...I was just watching a couple movies with him in it a couple days ago. :(

I was entertained by Gilligan's Island when I was a young boy, but now it strikes me as mostly tedious and the laugh track gets on my nerves, which is odd since I miss it if it's removed.

There's still something about it that may make me crack a smirk, but there's not much to it. Mary Ann gets my attention to this day, though.


                  Rest In Peace, Professor.
 
2014-01-16 06:23:00 PM  
www.ahumblesoul.com

RIP Duane Johnson
 
2014-01-16 06:27:29 PM  

ragsthetiger: swankywanky:
ManateeGag: chevydeuce: dionysusaur: rickythepenguin: Well at least we still have good old' Dave Madden around.
Yeah - he makes some pretty nice shoes.
No, you're thinking of John Madden, he used to coach the Dodgers
No, you're thinking John Fowler, he played the Artful Dodger.
No, he's thinking of Buster Crabbe, the original Buck Rogers

Nope.  Buster Crabbe was the original Buck Owens. The Dodgers were originally the Brooklyn Buckaroos.


www.figmentfly.com
RIP Buckaroo BANZAI!
 
2014-01-16 06:31:01 PM  

chevydeuce: dionysusaur: rickythepenguin: Well at least we still have good old' Dave Madden around.

Yeah - he makes some pretty nice shoes.

No, you're thinking of John Madden, he used to coach the Dodgers


No, Walter Adelson used to coach the Dodgers, Madden was his first base coach.
 
2014-01-16 06:31:57 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: groppet: "You know I was stuck on an island with this guy that could take a couple of these coconuts and build a nuclear reactor but couldnt fix a two foot hole in a boat."

[wakefielddoctrine.com image 300x226]

"Hole in a boat? I used coconut extract to synthesize a contraceptive, an aphrodisiac and a lubricant. I'm never leaving."


Coconut oil makes for a great lubricant. And you won't feel uncomfortable licking it up.
 
2014-01-16 06:37:41 PM  

dericwater: Coconut oil makes for a great lubricant.


Yes, yes it does.   Discovered that by accident, but whoa, a happy accident!

/wife loves the stuff, and I'm right behind her
//behind
 
2014-01-16 06:41:16 PM  
You know that the professor was getting it from everybody on the island! Any man with the talent transform bamboo and coconuts into modern luxury probably got a lot of action. You know the professor was a practical man he probably didn't tell me where his penis went: a hole is a hole!
 
2014-01-16 06:45:23 PM  

sharpie_69: dericwater: Coconut oil makes for a great lubricant.

Yes, yes it does.   Discovered that by accident, but whoa, a happy accident!

/wife loves the stuff, and I'm right behind her
//behind


Yup. A FWB introduced it to me. Slab it on by the handful.
 
2014-01-16 06:45:30 PM  

i.cdn.turner.com


RIP Professor

 
2014-01-16 06:50:10 PM  
RIP Professor Longhair...

userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2014-01-16 06:52:50 PM  
I still think James Remar is his clone
 
2014-01-16 06:55:08 PM  
i.imgur.com

RIP
 
2014-01-16 07:04:19 PM  
www.pittsburghsportingnews.com

RIP Russell Wilson
 
2014-01-16 07:07:02 PM  
espnmediazone.espn.netdna-cdn.com

RIP, professor.
 
2014-01-16 07:11:18 PM  

4.bp.blogspot.com

RIP Professor


/You blistering idiot!!
 
2014-01-16 07:15:21 PM  

Bf+: Trivia: The Gilligan's Island Theme song was borrowed from an crappy, old, crappy western called Stagecoach to Dancers' Rock", starring a very young Martin Landau.
I cannot express enough how bad a movie this is.
I swear I could hear the MST3K bots screaming in agony.

The Song
The Movie (Reviews, which I think go too easy on the film.)


A formerly religious friend of me explained to me how you can sing Amazing Grace to the tune of the Gilligan's Island theme.

That's all I got.

/RIP, good-lookin' Professor guy
 
2014-01-16 07:18:25 PM  
So today we lost

- The Professor
- Ruben Kincaid

...in terms of 70's TV staples....I'm worried sick about Florence Henderson!

/MaryAnn & Ginger were idiots if they weren't trying to hit that daily!!
 
2014-01-16 07:21:22 PM  
Wasn't Ruben Kincaid a pedophile? If so i am completely insulted that you morans included him in a post about an amazingly kind and generous human being.
 
2014-01-16 07:28:46 PM  
fc03.deviantart.net
 
2014-01-16 07:45:20 PM  
I met the Professor and he was very nice and interesting to talk to.
 
2014-01-16 07:49:13 PM  

macross87: BafflerMeal:

That looks awesome! It should have a voice box saying "Good News, Everyone!"



Well, it is a five dimensional model, so it could already have one before it's not built.
 
2014-01-16 07:54:46 PM  
Six_By_Nine:
A formerly religious friend of me explained to me how you can sing Amazing Grace to the tune of the Gilligan's Island theme.

Not aware of that one...

This morbid old poem by Dickinson works well sung to the tune.

BECAUSE I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me;
The carriage held but just ourselves
And Immortality.

We slowly drove, he knew no haste,
And I had put away
My labor, and my leisure too,
For his civility.

We passed the school where children played
At wrestling in a ring;
We passed the fields of gazing grain,
We passed the setting sun.

We paused before a house that seemed
A swelling of the ground;
The roof was scarcely visible,
The cornice but a mound.

Since then 't is centuries; but each
Feels shorter than the day
I first surmised the horses' heads
Were toward eternity.
 
2014-01-16 08:02:25 PM  
For those who don't know their Gilligan's Island lore and insist on pointing out that the Professor could fix a radio with a coconut (actually, it was salvaged junk that washed ashore) but couldn't fix a hole in a boat, you clearly missed that he DID attempt to fix the hole very early in the show by creating an adhesive and trying to patch it with fabricated nails, but the attempt failed utterly (thanks in part to Gilligan, of course) and in making the attempt they actually wrecked the ship completely.
 
2014-01-16 08:10:15 PM  
The professor was a mad villain who used the rest as guinea pigs for his demented psychological experiments.

Couldn't repair a boat, sure, but could produce otherwise amazing devices rich with materials necessary to escape.
 
2014-01-16 08:10:52 PM  
I shall boot up the netflix and watch his twilight zone episode.
 
2014-01-16 08:24:04 PM  
Six_By_Nine:

A formerly religious friend of me explained to me how you can sing Amazing Grace to the tune of the Gilligan's Island theme.

The reverse is also true.   Ghost Riders in the Sky is also interchangeable.
 
2014-01-16 08:27:09 PM  

ZeroCorpse: For those who don't know their Gilligan's Island lore and insist on pointing out that the Professor could fix a radio with a coconut (actually, it was salvaged junk that washed ashore) but couldn't fix a hole in a boat, you clearly missed that he DID attempt to fix the hole very early in the show by creating an adhesive and trying to patch it with fabricated nails, but the attempt failed utterly (thanks in part to Gilligan, of course) and in making the attempt they actually wrecked the ship completely.


I do remember that.  But you'd think a polymath would have tested it first.
 
2014-01-16 08:55:03 PM  

hervatski: ZeroCorpse: For those who don't know their Gilligan's Island lore and insist on pointing out that the Professor could fix a radio with a coconut (actually, it was salvaged junk that washed ashore) but couldn't fix a hole in a boat, you clearly missed that he DID attempt to fix the hole very early in the show by creating an adhesive and trying to patch it with fabricated nails, but the attempt failed utterly (thanks in part to Gilligan, of course) and in making the attempt they actually wrecked the ship completely.

I do remember that.  But you'd think a polymath would have tested it first.


It's not like they had another boat to try it out on, and as I said, it was ultimately Gilligan's fault the Minnow was completely destroyed in the adhesive debacle.
 
2014-01-16 08:56:49 PM  
Bummer.
 
2014-01-16 08:58:14 PM  

IgG4: [i210.photobucket.com image 600x750]


The professor DID fix the hole!!  They used adhesive but it only worked for a short while and ruined the whole boat.  Gilligan used the same adhesive to fix Ginger's strap on her dress which fell off during the final scene.  You can pause, play and rewind as much as you want but you're not going to see anything good.  Well, you see enough for a 13 year old boy in 1980, but you don't see enough in modern day.
 
2014-01-16 09:02:30 PM  
Honestly, STOP TALKING ABOUT PATCHING THE HOLE.  This is what's left of the Minnow after Season 1, Episode 8 of the show:

img.fark.net

It's a convoluted story, but basically, Gilligan messed up the glue, which was really strong and elastic at first (causing them to get stuck to the Minnow and rip it apart in several places, thus requiring them to re-glue much more than the original hole) and then turned to dust, causing the entire ship to fly apart at the seams.

Fixing a hole is one thing. Rebuilding the entire ship from damaged scraps without any decent nails, tools, or adhesive is quite another.
 
2014-01-16 09:05:06 PM  

Watubi: IgG4: [i210.photobucket.com image 600x750]

The professor DID fix the hole!!  They used adhesive but it only worked for a short while and ruined the whole boat.  Gilligan used the same adhesive to fix Ginger's strap on her dress which fell off during the final scene.  You can pause, play and rewind as much as you want but you're not going to see anything good.  Well, you see enough for a 13 year old boy in 1980, but you don't see enough in modern day.


I'm glad someone else here has some knowledge and sense when it comes to Gilligan's Island. :P
 
2014-01-16 09:09:39 PM  

Apos: [premisepunchtag.files.wordpress.com image 400x390]

/RIP Professor....You finally got off the island.


+1
 
2014-01-16 09:21:28 PM  

dericwater: sharpie_69: dericwater: Coconut oil makes for a great lubricant.

Yes, yes it does.   Discovered that by accident, but whoa, a happy accident!

/wife loves the stuff, and I'm right behind her
//behind

Yup. A FWB introduced it to me. Slab it on by the handful.


I thought oil was a bad idea. Guess I learned something new today.
 
2014-01-16 09:39:20 PM  

someonelse: d23: Russell Johnson appeared at a panel with Rex Reason (who he worked with on "This Island Earth") and Kim Catrell (who was just on the same panel for some reason) at the second MST3K convention (which happened between the Comedy Central and SciFi versions of the show just after the movie came out).

A kid steps up to microphone and asked Rex Reason how it felt to be inside the "giant bong," or the tubes that he stood in.  (In MST3K the movie, Crow asks "I bet it feels like he's inside a bong" and that's where the kid got the question.)

Well, Rex Reason had no idea what a bong even was.  So trying to be helpful, the Professor leans across and tries to explain.  Well, the audience realized that the Professor knows what a bong is and there was a huge laugh throughout the entire audience.  Russell turned beet red... probably the biggest blush I have ever seen anyone have.  It was extremely hilarious and I'll never forget it.

LOL, I was there for that, too. I remember seeing Johnson in the hotel bar at one point, I think.


There for that, three.  Reason's befuddlement was a little bit funny to begin with, but realizing the Professor was explaining it, made it perfect.

Kim Catrall had been in City Limits (ep 403), where Crow sang the Kim Catrall Song.  At that point in her career, she was available for an MST3K convention.
 
2014-01-16 09:46:43 PM  

ChubbyTiger: dericwater: sharpie_69: dericwater: Coconut oil makes for a great lubricant.

Yes, yes it does.   Discovered that by accident, but whoa, a happy accident!

/wife loves the stuff, and I'm right behind her
//behind

Yup. A FWB introduced it to me. Slab it on by the handful.

I thought oil was a bad idea. Guess I learned something new today.


Coconut oil =/= petroleum-based oil.
 
2014-01-16 10:12:44 PM  
He finally got off this island Earth...

RIP Russell Johnson.

\you have killed Gilligan after the second time he farked up your chances for rescue.....
 
2014-01-16 10:22:56 PM  

Rhypskallion: Six_By_Nine:

A formerly religious friend of me explained to me how you can sing Amazing Grace to the tune of the Gilligan's Island theme.

The reverse is also true.   Ghost Riders in the Sky is also interchangeable.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zol906ltPU
 
2014-01-16 10:26:09 PM  
Not sure why you people think the professor being unable to get them off the island means he was stupid

He was on an island paradise with Ginger and Mary-Ann and his only competition were Gilligan and the skipper.

I'd have been using every bit of brain power I had to ensure we were NEVER rescued ...
 
2014-01-16 10:34:42 PM  

Far Cough: d23: swankywanky: ManateeGag: chevydeuce: dionysusaur: rickythepenguin: Well at least we still have good old' Dave Madden around.

Yeah - he makes some pretty nice shoes.

No, you're thinking of John Madden, he used to coach the Dodgers

No, you're thinking John Fowler, he played the Artful Dodger.

No, he's thinking of Buster Crabbe, the original Buck Rogers

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 210x240]

RIP Duck Dodgers.

RIP Gil Hodges


That was a tragedy. Dude dropped dead of a heart attack (his second) walking off a golf course two days before Opening Day.
 
2014-01-16 10:45:42 PM  
The United States Coast Guard occasionally received telegrams from concerned citizens, who apparently did not realize it was a scripted show, pleading for them to rescue the people on the deserted island. The Coast Guard would simply forward these telegrams to producer Sherwood Schwartz.
(Wiki)
 
2014-01-16 10:54:36 PM  
Weird Al's Tone Loc parody was awesome

Isle Thing
 
2014-01-16 11:17:32 PM  

Altitude5280: The United States Coast Guard occasionally received telegrams from concerned citizens, who apparently did not realize it was a scripted show, pleading for them to rescue the people on the deserted island. The Coast Guard would simply forward these telegrams to producer Sherwood Schwartz.
(Wiki)


Was it these guys?

www.alicia-logic.com
 
zez [TotalFark]
2014-01-16 11:24:53 PM  
In the late 80s I did a 3 minute presentation on the history of Gilligan's Island and got an A for the report.

A three minute report.
 
2014-01-16 11:32:24 PM  
RIP Professor.

I'm sure he is fixing a radio up in Heaven right now.
 
2014-01-16 11:57:31 PM  

flaminio: Altitude5280: The United States Coast Guard occasionally received telegrams from concerned citizens, who apparently did not realize it was a scripted show, pleading for them to rescue the people on the deserted island. The Coast Guard would simply forward these telegrams to producer Sherwood Schwartz.
(Wiki)

Was it these guys?

[www.alicia-logic.com image 500x272]


"Those poor people!"
 
2014-01-17 12:19:39 AM  
Salicylic acid.
 
2014-01-17 12:43:15 AM  

Hector Remarkable: Salicylic acid.


Wonder what would happen if you mixed that with silly cider?
 
2014-01-17 01:09:04 AM  

dericwater: Colour_out_of_Space: groppet: "You know I was stuck on an island with this guy that could take a couple of these coconuts and build a nuclear reactor but couldnt fix a two foot hole in a boat."

[wakefielddoctrine.com image 300x226]

"Hole in a boat? I used coconut extract to synthesize a contraceptive, an aphrodisiac and a lubricant. I'm never leaving."

Coconut oil makes for a great lubricant. And you won't feel uncomfortable licking it up.


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-01-17 01:11:09 AM  
Since Gilligan and the Skipper were a couple, as were Mr. & Mrs. Howe, its was the professor who had to tend to the sexual needs of Ginger and especially Mark Ann.
 
2014-01-17 02:04:02 AM  
I don't think anyone has mentioned this, but he served in the Army Air Force in WWII on B-25 bombers and his plane was shot down by Japanese anti-aircraft fire during a raid over the Philippine Islands.  The crash broke both of is ankles and he was lucky to survive as the guy sitting next to him was killed. Used his GI Bill to fund attending an acting school in Hollywood.

It's been quite a few years ago, but I remember him being interviewed on the Don & Mike show in DC and prior to him actually coming on the air, they were complaining to their producer about booking this has-been and them thinking he was going to be a complete stiff.  He finally joins them via telephone and the two start ganging up on them, and in 15 seconds he had turned the tables on them and had them laughing with some very witty retorts and put downs of his own. From then on, he was one of their favorite guests and they would often call him at random.
 
2014-01-17 02:37:14 AM  

IgG4: [i210.photobucket.com image 600x750]


Clearly someone never watched Gilligans Island
 
2014-01-17 02:43:55 AM  

groppet: "You know I was stuck on an island with this guy that could take a couple of these coconuts and build a nuclear reactor but couldnt fix a two foot hole in a boat."


If you had watched Gilligan's Island, you wouldn't look like a big dummy

Good Bye Island

S1E8
 
2014-01-17 03:16:47 AM  
So, when did the peeps from the show finally get out of the island?
 
2014-01-17 03:19:19 AM  
Loved the show. Hated it when the Man in Black turned into Locke.
 
2014-01-17 06:58:37 AM  
http://www.russell-johnson.com/

"Old Friends and New Friends of GI, I send my best to you,
I get many emails and letters thanking me and the rest of the cast for the
laughter and joy this little show has lent to your lives. I want to say Thank You.

I think, what I love most at this point in time in the LONG LIFE OF GILLIGAN'S ISLAND
is the positive, intelligent nature of long time Gilligan aficionados. It amazes me.
I have received mail throughout the years from young viewers from all over the
world, year after year, who were so influenced by the Professor's smarts that they
became science buffs and are now Real  Professors, Doctors and Scientists.
It makes me proud . . .

Believe it or not the cast of Gilligan babysat some of you, many a time in your
lives. The little boys and girls that we, the cast, baby sat are now serving our
country, putting their lives on the line for us everyday of their young lives.
Makes me proud of you . . .

Now, many of you with children watch Gilligan along with them. You laugh together.
All of it fills my wife Constance and me with major affection for you.
I am delighted to be a part of all your lives.

It's a pleasure to have this opportunity to share some of my fondest career
memories with loyal fans like you, so 'sit right back' and enjoy
The Professor's Place!
My best to you,
Russell Johnson the Professor
"
 
2014-01-17 08:11:07 AM  
If he's so fly then tell me why he couldn't build a lousy raft?
 
2014-01-17 08:17:21 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: If he's so fly then tell me why he couldn't build a lousy raft?


I like your Ton.
 
2014-01-17 08:56:42 AM  
Jeez, all these posts which link him to MST3K and no mention of "The Space Children" yet?
 
2014-01-17 08:57:52 AM  
Nothing against Bob Newhart, but I wish they'd casted Russell Johnson to play Professor Proton.
 
2014-01-17 09:23:44 AM  

RedZoneTuba: Jeez, all these posts which link him to MST3K and no mention of "The Space Children" yet?


He's a mean drunk and a bad stepfather. He's lucky the neighbor lady didn't go off on him worse than she did.
 
2014-01-17 09:25:39 AM  

ZeroCorpse: For those who don't know their Gilligan's Island lore and insist on pointing out that the Professor could fix a radio with a coconut (actually, it was salvaged junk that washed ashore) but couldn't fix a hole in a boat, you clearly missed that he DID attempt to fix the hole very early in the show by creating an adhesive and trying to patch it with fabricated nails, but the attempt failed utterly (thanks in part to Gilligan, of course) and in making the attempt they actually wrecked the ship completely.


I do remember it.  Professor couldn't figure out basic metal working?  His nails exploded when struck by a hammer or went limp when held up.  That takes Gilligan type stupidity.
 
2014-01-17 09:26:23 AM  
Ironically, he was living on an island when he died.
 
2014-01-17 09:52:36 AM  
Ginger or Mary Ann? Which one will be the last surviving cast member of Gilligan's Island?
 
2014-01-17 10:20:34 AM  

bgilmore5: Ginger or Mary Ann? Which one will be the last surviving cast member of Gilligan's Island?


Mary Ann is always the correct answer.

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com

 
2014-01-17 10:52:41 AM  
Wow.  Love your work, Dowd.  She really should have had a better career.
 
2014-01-17 03:33:07 PM  

Confabulat: Shut up. If you hate Gilligan's Island you are a communist and need to be send to Gitmo or some island somewhere to learn what it's like.

have an IQ higher than 80.

FIFY

/always thought it was stupid
//that & the Brady Bunch
 
2014-01-17 03:41:07 PM  

ZMugg: Hector Remarkable: Salicylic acid.

Wonder what would happen if you mixed that with silly cider?


I believe you mean 'spider cider'.
 
2014-01-17 03:57:54 PM  

peterthx: Confabulat: Shut up. If you hate Gilligan's Island you are a communist and need to be send to Gitmo or some island somewhere to learn what it's like. have an IQ higher than 80.

FIFY

/always thought it was stupid
//that & the Brady Bunch


There's another current thread on Happy Days.  That show was just inane and mediocre enough to be actively annoying.

But Gilligan's Island was just straight, pure lowbrow situation comedy.  It was joyful in its bluntness and cartoonishness.  Of COURSE you "thought it was stupid" -- it was supposed to be, genius.  It reveled in it and pretended or aspired to anything else.  Working that ridiculously limited premise, they churned out the same exact story every week, and still made people laugh.

I liked the Brady Bunch too, but I don't really have a good defense for it.  Except Marcia.
 
2014-01-17 03:58:59 PM  
(didn't pretend or aspire)
 
2014-01-17 03:59:59 PM  

WordsnCollision: dericwater: Colour_out_of_Space: groppet: "You know I was stuck on an island with this guy that could take a couple of these coconuts and build a nuclear reactor but couldnt fix a two foot hole in a boat."

[wakefielddoctrine.com image 300x226]

"Hole in a boat? I used coconut extract to synthesize a contraceptive, an aphrodisiac and a lubricant. I'm never leaving."

Coconut oil makes for a great lubricant. And you won't feel uncomfortable licking it up.

[25.media.tumblr.com image 850x1060]


Great googly moogly.
 
2014-01-17 04:09:59 PM  

Far Cough: But Gilligan's Island was just straight, pure lowbrow situation comedy.  It was joyful in its bluntness and cartoonishness.  Of COURSE you "thought it was stupid" -- it was supposed to be, genius.  It reveled in it and pretended or aspired to anything else.  Working that ridiculously limited premise, they churned out the same exact story every week, and still made people laugh.


Dude, you're talking to a big Stooges/Young Ones/numerous other idiot-based entertainment fan. Even as a little kid, I found Gilligan's Island to be unfunny and a chore to watch...and watch it I did: our babysitter would have us in front of the TV most of the day. Cartoons in the morning, giving way to Gilligan, the Bradys, Family Affair, etc. Then her NBC soaps starting at noon. Then occasionally the afternoon movie on ABC. And I'll never forget the fact that the other kids in the group who enjoyed Gilligan's Island were morons.
 
2014-01-17 04:16:52 PM  
Well you're a wee bit harsh.  Interestingly I happen to hate the Stooges, apparently for the same reason you hate Gilligan.  Odd.  (I would often say I'm the only heterosexual male who hates the 3 Stooges, but I've met a few others.)

I couldn't STAND Family Affair.  Ugly kids, creepy Mr. French, stupid doll, it was all kinds of bad.

So in the end I think what we're saying here is, "stop liking what I don't like".
 
2014-01-17 05:03:58 PM  

nucal: http://www.russell-johnson.com/

"Old Friends and New Friends of GI, I send my best to you,
I get many emails and letters thanking me and the rest of the cast for the
laughter and joy this little show has lent to your lives. I want to say Thank You.

I think, what I love most at this point in time in the LONG LIFE OF GILLIGAN'S ISLAND
is the positive, intelligent nature of long time Gilligan aficionados. It amazes me.
I have received mail throughout the years from young viewers from all over the
world, year after year, who were so influenced by the Professor's smarts that they
became science buffs and are now Real  Professors, Doctors and Scientists.
It makes me proud . . .

Believe it or not the cast of Gilligan babysat some of you, many a time in your
lives. The little boys and girls that we, the cast, baby sat are now serving our
country, putting their lives on the line for us everyday of their young lives.
Makes me proud of you . . .

Now, many of you with children watch Gilligan along with them. You laugh together.
All of it fills my wife Constance and me with major affection for you.
I am delighted to be a part of all your lives.

It's a pleasure to have this opportunity to share some of my fondest career
memories with loyal fans like you, so 'sit right back' and enjoy
The Professor's Place!
My best to you,
Russell Johnson the Professor "


That's incredibly classy.

RIP, Prof.
 
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