History YMMV / GilligansIsland

19th Feb '18 7:33:09 PM lifelover91
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** Did the rest of the caat let the Howells goof off becauae they were rich, because they were older than the other Castaways, or because they were useless and would get in the way?

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** Did the rest of the caat cast let the Howells goof off becauae they were rich, because they were older than the other Castaways, or because they were useless and would get in the way?
31st Jan '18 9:25:44 AM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/KurtRussell in "Gilligan Meets Jungle Boy" as the aforementioned Jungle Boy.

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Creator/KurtRussell appears in "Gilligan Meets Jungle Boy" as the aforementioned Jungle Boy.Boy.
** The pilot's theme and incidental music was scored by [[Music/JohnWilliams Johnny Williams]], who also provided background music for much of the first season. Williams would, of course, go on to compose [[Film/{{Jaws}} quite]] [[Franchise/StarWars a few]] [[Film/{{Superman}} memorable]] [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk film]] [[Film/JurassicPark scores]].
30th Jan '18 6:39:08 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/KurtRussell in "Gilligan Meets Jungle Boy" as the aforementioned Jungle Boy.





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\n* ValuesDissonance: Vito Scotti's portrayal of a Japanese submarine captain in "So Sorry, My Island Now" is horribly stereotypical by today's standards (not to mention the fact that [[{{Yellowface}} a Japanese character was portrayed by a white man of Italian descent]]).
30th Jan '18 7:59:30 AM backpack
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** Did the rest of the caat let the Howells goof off becauae they were rich, because they were older than the other Castaways, or because they were useless and would get in the way?
13th Nov '17 8:46:14 AM CharlesPhipps
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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.

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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. [[OccamsRazor Mind you, Dawn Wells was a beauty pageant queen.]]
9th Nov '17 8:33:16 PM 64SuperNintendo
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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.
** The aforementioned works are all written in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_metre Ballad Meter]] if you're wondering.
*** Speaking of the show's music, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpimVRP3EW4 the pilot's theme]] (and most of the series' early incidental music) was written by Music/JohnWilliams. Yes, ''the'' John Williams. That's also Sherwood Schwartz singing. Also counts as an Ear Worm.



* 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.
** The aforementioned works are all written in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_metre Ballad Meter]] if you're wondering.
*** Speaking of the show's music, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpimVRP3EW4 the pilot's theme]] (and most of the series' early incidental music) was written by Music/JohnWilliams. Yes, ''the'' John Williams. That's also Sherwood Schwartz singing. Also counts as an Ear Worm.



* HollywoodHomely: Mary Ann. Dawn Wells was Miss Nevada 1959 and participated in the 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.)



* HollywoodHomely: Mary Ann. Dawn Wells was Miss Nevada 1959 and participated in the 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.)
24th Jun '17 10:10:54 PM omnicritic
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* NeverLiveItDown: Gilligan is so infamous for "always" accidentally ruining the Castaways' plans to get off the island that JustEatGilligan became a meme and then a trope. But a dedicated fan decided to watch every episode and make note of the number of episodes the castaways tried to get off the island and the number of those episodes where their plans were ruined by Gilligan. It turns out Gilligan bungles their plans in exactly 17 episodes. Which is still a lot, but it's less than half of the number of episodes the Castaways tried to escape, 37. More importantly, there were 98 episode total. So Gilligan botched the Castaways rescue/escape attempts less than half the time they tried and in only a little more than a sixth of all episodes.

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* NeverLiveItDown: Gilligan is so infamous for "always" accidentally ruining the Castaways' plans to get off the island that JustEatGilligan became a meme and then a trope. But a dedicated fan decided to watch every episode and make note of the number of episodes the castaways tried to get off the island and the number of those episodes where their plans were ruined by Gilligan. It turns out Gilligan bungles their plans in exactly 17 episodes. Which is still a lot, but it's less than half of the number of episodes the Castaways tried to escape, 37. More importantly, there were 98 episode episodes total. So Gilligan botched the Castaways rescue/escape attempts less than half the time they tried and in only a little more than a sixth of all episodes.
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.
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