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2014-01-16 04:34:26 PM  
7 votes:

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 08:02:25 PM  
5 votes:
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 04:59:11 PM  
5 votes:
If they ever do a remake, that guy from The Mentalist would be a great professor.
d23 [BareFark]
2014-01-16 06:01:12 PM  
3 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-01-16 05:38:20 PM  
3 votes:

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."
2014-01-16 05:27:18 PM  
3 votes:
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 04:22:44 PM  
3 votes:
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 09:02:30 PM  
2 votes:
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 06:31:57 PM  
2 votes:

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 06:18:37 PM  
2 votes:

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 05:47:46 PM  
2 votes:


i.imgur.com
RIP THE PROFESSOR

d23 [BareFark]
2014-01-16 05:39:33 PM  
2 votes:
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.
Bf+
2014-01-16 05:39:11 PM  
2 votes:
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.)
2014-01-16 05:34:50 PM  
2 votes:

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 05:18:36 PM  
2 votes:

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 05:08:31 PM  
2 votes:

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 05:05:24 PM  
2 votes:
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 04:35:02 PM  
2 votes:
By the way, RIP awesome scientific coconut radio man.
2014-01-17 10:52:41 AM  
1 vote:
Wow.  Love your work, Dowd.  She really should have had a better career.
2014-01-17 08:56:42 AM  
1 vote:
Jeez, all these posts which link him to MST3K and no mention of "The Space Children" yet?
2014-01-17 06:58:37 AM  
1 vote:
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 01:09:04 AM  
1 vote:

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
zez [TotalFark]
2014-01-16 11:24:53 PM  
1 vote:
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 11:17:32 PM  
1 vote:

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
2014-01-16 10:26:09 PM  
1 vote:
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 09:05:06 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:58:14 PM  
1 vote:

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 07:54:46 PM  
1 vote:
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 07:49:13 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:02:11 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:57:27 PM  
1 vote:
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.
Bf+
2014-01-16 05:51:35 PM  
1 vote:
I heard he has to share a headstone with Dawn Wells.
2014-01-16 05:50:29 PM  
1 vote:
Well at least we still have good old' Dave Madden around.
2014-01-16 05:47:23 PM  
1 vote:
And the rest in peace.
2014-01-16 05:39:35 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:36:13 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:23:47 PM  
1 vote:

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


"Gilligan's Island" : CBS 1964-67
"The Monkees" : NBC 1966-68
2014-01-16 05:19:45 PM  
1 vote:

i1089.photobucket.com

I'm sooooo stoned.

2014-01-16 05:19:45 PM  
1 vote:
ebb.org

"We did it and you know it."
2014-01-16 05:17:20 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:10:22 PM  
1 vote:

premisepunchtag.files.wordpress.com



/RIP Professor....You finally got off the island.
2014-01-16 05:06:14 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:06:12 PM  
1 vote:
Also in two time travel Twilight Zone episodes.
2014-01-16 05:04:34 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:04:33 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:04:18 PM  
1 vote:
Is shocked by the news, or about to give a blowjob, or both.

dummidumbwit.files.wordpress.com
2014-01-16 04:59:55 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:55:39 PM  
1 vote:
i210.photobucket.com
2014-01-16 04:54:51 PM  
1 vote:
"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 04:51:44 PM  
1 vote:
www.sitcomsonline.com

"What's all this 'and the rest' crap?"
2014-01-16 04:49:14 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:47:38 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:39:21 PM  
1 vote:
I always thought he got down with Ginger and Mary Ann, because Mary Ann seemed like a three way type girl.
 
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