History YMMV / GilligansIsland

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.
17th Aug '15 10:56:45 AM johnsmithxxi
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* Expy: The Professor's character is very similar to that of Mr. Boynton of ''Radio/OurMissBrooks''fame. Originally, the Professor was even written as a high school science teacher rather than a college professor.

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* Expy: {{Expy}}: The Professor's character is very similar to that of Mr. Boynton of ''Radio/OurMissBrooks''fame. ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'' fame. Originally, the Professor was even written as to be a high school science teacher rather than a college professor.
17th Aug '15 10:55:18 AM johnsmithxxi
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** They end up being rescued in the reunion movies. So looks like that bad karma was worked off. Talk about EarnYourHappyEnding.
* Expy: The Professor's character is very similar to that of Mr. Boynton of ''Radio/OurMissBrooks''fame. Originally, the Professor was even written as a high school science teacher rather than a college professor.
31st Jul '15 12:58:11 PM fruitstripegum
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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, and that the island is a purgatory for them to work off their bad karma, or a hell constructed specifically to torture them.
4th Jul '15 10:20:50 PM Scabbard
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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.
* 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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* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory - 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.
* EarWorm - 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.



* HamAndCheese - The whole cast to some degree, but Jim Backus as Mr. Howell in particular (and the character was immeasurably the better for it).

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* HamAndCheese - HamAndCheese: The whole cast to some degree, but Jim Backus as Mr. Howell in particular (and the character was immeasurably the better for it).



* HoYay - In one episode both Gilligan and the skipper both think the other has been turned into a monkey. ItMakesSenseInContext. What is the first thing they do when they see the monkey dressed up in the other's clothes? Strip it naked, of course.

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* HoYay - HoYay: In one episode both Gilligan and the skipper both think the other has been turned into a monkey. ItMakesSenseInContext. What is the first thing they do when they see the monkey dressed up in the other's clothes? Strip it naked, of course.
15th Apr '15 8:06:15 PM HeroGal2347
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* NightmareFuel:
** More than one viewer felt that during the show's "Jack and the Beanstalk" dream-episode, Alan Hale was genuinely frightening as the giant.
** "Ghost a Go-Go" uses the BedsheetGhost trope (albeit it's a man pretending to be a ghost) and while the episode mostly keeps it from being NightmareRetardant, it doesn't quite reach this trope. There is, however, one scene in the episode where Gilligan is woken up by the "ghost", opens the blinds, and sees the guy standing right outside his window staring at him.
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