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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."
 
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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 [TotalFark]
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 .
 
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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 [TotalFark]
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 [TotalFark]
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 [TotalFark]
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

 
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