In many ways, ““ was the prototype for the popular reality show “.” During this now-classic 1960’s sitcom, seven people from different backgrounds were stranded together on an island during a terrible storm and, like the reality show, they had to work together in order to survive.
After spending 14 years in almost total seclusion before finally making it back home, however, some things just didn’t add up:
Practically every week, Gilligan messed up an opportunity for the castaways to leave the island for good. After about a dozen foul-ups, in real life, one of his shipmates would probably tied up Gilligan in his sleep so he couldn’t cause more mischief.
Bob Denver, who played the title role in the series, made an appearance in the 1987 movie “.” In character as Gilligan, Denver lamented the fact that he spent years on an island with a guy who could make a nuclear reactor out of two coconut shells and a piece of string, but he couldn’t fix a two-foot hole in a boat.
Though Skipper Jonas Grumby‘s first love was his boat, the Minnow, Gilligan and Professor Roy Hinkley were young, single guys. How come, in 14 years, neither one of them married Ginger Grant or Mary Ann Summers?
Despite the fact that most of the Minnow’s passengers overpacked for a “three-hour tour”, after 14 years of salt-water washings, even the sturdiest fabrics are going to fade and fall apart. When they were finally rescued, though, Gilligan and the Skipper were wearing fresh-looking clothes.
What exactly did the castaways use for toilet paper, toothpaste and other hygiene products?
Despite the lack of logic, “Gilligan’s Island” remains one of the funniest outdoor television shows ever made. Even 45 years after its debut, it still is fun to lace up a pair of deck shoes and watch one of the episodes on satellite.