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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
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?
 
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