History YMMV / GilligansIsland

10th May '17 8:28:05 AM Kyrillion
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** Which is not quite as out-there as it sounds: it's a commonly taught piece of sitcom-writing advice that main characters should embody as many of the seven sins as possible, because it gives them something to want and work for (driving the plot) but also a reason we enjoy seeing them fail (because their desires are ignoble). For example, ''[[LiveActionTV/Frasier]]'' is constantly motivated by lust, envy and, above all, pride.

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** Which is not quite as out-there as it sounds: it's a commonly taught piece of sitcom-writing advice that main characters should embody as many of the seven sins as possible, because it gives them something to want and work for (driving the plot) but also a reason we enjoy seeing them fail (because their desires are ignoble). For example, ''[[LiveActionTV/Frasier]]'' is constantly motivated by lust, envy and, above all, pride.
10th May '17 8:27:49 AM Kyrillion
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** Which is not quite as out-there as it sounds: it's a commonly taught piece of sitcom-writing advice that main characters should embody as many of the seven sins as possible, because it gives them something to want and work for (driving the plot) but also a reason we enjoy seeing them fail (because their desires are ignoble). For example, ''Series/Frasier'' is constantly motivated by lust, envy and, above all, pride.

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** Which is not quite as out-there as it sounds: it's a commonly taught piece of sitcom-writing advice that main characters should embody as many of the seven sins as possible, because it gives them something to want and work for (driving the plot) but also a reason we enjoy seeing them fail (because their desires are ignoble). For example, ''Series/Frasier'' ''[[LiveActionTV/Frasier]]'' is constantly motivated by lust, envy and, above all, pride.
10th May '17 8:27:04 AM Kyrillion
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** Which is not quite as out-there as it sounds: it's a commonly taught piece of sitcom-writing advice that main characters should embody as many of the seven sins as possible, because it gives them something to want and work for (driving the plot) but also a reason we enjoy seeing them fail (because their desires are ignoble). For example, ''Series/Frasier'' is constantly motivated by lust, envy and, above all, pride.
11th Feb '17 7:51:09 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory
19th Nov '16 4:32:53 AM Green_lantern40
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* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: The popular theory that the seven castaways represent the seven deadly sins, and that the island is a purgatory for them to work off their bad karma, or a hell constructed specifically to torture them.

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* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: The popular theory that the seven castaways represent the seven deadly sins, sins (which was [[WordOfGod actually confirmed by Sherwood Schwartz]]), and that the island is a purgatory for them to work off their bad karma, or a hell constructed specifically to torture them.
13th Jul '16 3:03:14 PM Snarf
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* HollywoodHomely: Mary Ann. Dawn Wells was Miss Oklahoma and was the first runner-up in the 1961 Miss America contest. She's also aged [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave insanely well.]] Even {{lampshaded}} on ''TheSimpsons'' when the network executive wanted someone "ugly" like Mary Ann, not "ugly ugly" like Moe. (Even though none of the other ''Gilligan'' characters ever referred to Mary Ann as homely; more the shy, GirlNextDoor type.)

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* HollywoodHomely: Mary Ann. Dawn Wells was Miss Oklahoma Nevada 1959 and was the first runner-up participated in the 1961 1960 Miss America contest. She's also aged [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave insanely well.]] Even {{lampshaded}} on ''TheSimpsons'' when the network executive wanted someone "ugly" like Mary Ann, not "ugly ugly" like Moe. (Even though none of the other ''Gilligan'' characters ever referred to Mary Ann as homely; more the shy, GirlNextDoor type.)
3rd Jul '16 11:32:29 PM Green_lantern40
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* EnsembleDarkHorse: Ginger was advertised as the celebrity sex symbol, and Mary Ann was the plain Kansas farm girl, yet the fans preferred her.

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* EnsembleDarkHorse: EnsembleDarkHorse:
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Ginger was advertised as the celebrity sex symbol, and Mary Ann was the plain Kansas farm girl, yet the fans preferred her.her.
** On the non-sexual side, Mr. and Mrs. Howell.



** In "St. Gilligan and the Dragon", Gilligan mistakes a weather balloon for a ferocious monster. A few years later, ''Series/ThePrisoner'' featured a vicious monster that just happened to look like a weather balloon.

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** In "St. Gilligan and the Dragon", Gilligan mistakes a weather balloon for a ferocious monster. A few years later, ''Series/ThePrisoner'' ''Series/{{The Prisoner|1967}}'' featured a vicious monster that just happened to look like a weather balloon.
3rd Jul '16 11:30:10 PM Green_lantern40
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* HilariousInHindsight: The BeautyContest episode "Beauty Is As Beauty Does" actually poses the question "Ginger or Mary Ann?"

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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The BeautyContest episode "Beauty Is As Beauty Does" actually poses the question "Ginger or Mary Ann?"



** In "St. Gilligan and the Dragon", Gilligan mistakes a weather balloon for a ferocious monster. A few years later, another TV show, "The Prisoner" featured a vicious monster that just happened to look like a weather balloon.

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** In "St. Gilligan and the Dragon", Gilligan mistakes a weather balloon for a ferocious monster. A few years later, another TV show, "The Prisoner" ''Series/ThePrisoner'' featured a vicious monster that just happened to look like a weather balloon.



* HollywoodHomely: Mary Ann. Even {{lampshaded}} on ''TheSimpsons'' when the network executive wanted someone "ugly" like Mary Ann, not "ugly ugly" like Moe. (Even though none of the other ''Gilligan'' characters ever referred to Mary Ann as homely; more the shy, GirlNextDoor type.)
** For what it's worth, Dawn Wells was Miss Oklahoma and was the 1st runner-up in the 1961 Miss America contest and then there is the issue with Mary Anne's VagueAge, as she's implied to be very young (so of course the adult Ginger is a more viable option)

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* HollywoodHomely: Mary Ann. Dawn Wells was Miss Oklahoma and was the first runner-up in the 1961 Miss America contest. She's also aged [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave insanely well.]] Even {{lampshaded}} on ''TheSimpsons'' when the network executive wanted someone "ugly" like Mary Ann, not "ugly ugly" like Moe. (Even though none of the other ''Gilligan'' characters ever referred to Mary Ann as homely; more the shy, GirlNextDoor type.)
** For what it's worth, Dawn Wells was Miss Oklahoma and was the 1st runner-up in the 1961 Miss America contest and then there is the issue with Mary Anne's VagueAge, as she's implied to be very young (so of course the adult Ginger is a more viable option)
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3rd Jul '16 9:52:37 PM NyukNyuk2000
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**In "St. Gilligan and the Dragon", Gilligan mistakes a weather balloon for a ferocious monster. A few years later, another TV show, "The Prisoner" featured a vicious monster that just happened to look like a weather balloon.
6th Mar '16 12:02:02 PM themaniacinthemailbox
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* EarWorm: the theme song. As ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}'' pointed out, Emily Dickinson's "Because I could not stop for Death" fits the theme song... as do "[[AmazingFreakingGrace Amazing Grace]]", "Auld Lang Syne", and the first verse of the first English Pokémon theme.

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* EarWorm: the The theme song. As ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}'' pointed out, Emily Dickinson's "Because I could not stop for Death" fits the theme song... as do "[[AmazingFreakingGrace Amazing Grace]]", "Auld Lang Syne", and the first verse of the first English Pokémon theme.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The instrumental remix of the theme song that plays during the game.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The instrumental remix of the theme song that plays during the game.
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