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* SpinOffCookbook: ''Mary Ann's Gilligan's Island Cookbook'' was written by Dawn Wells (who played Mary Ann), Ken Beck, Jim Clark and had a foreword from Bob Denver (who played Gilligan). It has a lot of coconut pie recipes.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: Skipper tries his hand at poetry in "Erika Tiffany-Smith to the Rescue" and comes up with a parody of the 1826 poem "Casabianca".
--> "The boy stood on the burning deck..."


* {{Determinator}} : A meta example in Creator/SherwoodSchwartz. Everyone hated the show when it was first pitched, right up to the original pilot, which was rejected by CBS. Schwarz plunged ahead despite all the negativity, and the show became one of the most popular comedies of all time.

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* {{Determinator}} : {{Determinator}}: A meta example in Creator/SherwoodSchwartz. Everyone hated the show when it was first pitched, right up to the original pilot, which was rejected by CBS. Schwarz plunged ahead despite all the negativity, and the show became one of the most popular comedies of all time.



* TheOtherMarty : Ginger and The Professor were both replaced after the original pilot.

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* TheOtherMarty : TheOtherMarty: Ginger and The Professor were both replaced after the original pilot.


** Creator/RaquelWelch auditioned for Mary Ann.



** Eddie Little Sky appeared in three unrelated episodes portraying island natives.

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** Eddie Little Sky appeared in three unrelated episodes portraying island natives.natives.
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* {{Determinator}} : A meta example in Creator/SherwoodSchwarz. Everyone hated the show when it was first pitched, right up to the original pilot, which was rejected by CBS. Schwarz plunged ahead despite all the negativity, and the show became one of the most popular comedies of all time.

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* {{Determinator}} : A meta example in Creator/SherwoodSchwarz.Creator/SherwoodSchwartz. Everyone hated the show when it was first pitched, right up to the original pilot, which was rejected by CBS. Schwarz plunged ahead despite all the negativity, and the show became one of the most popular comedies of all time.

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* TheWikiRule: [[http://gilligan.wikia.com/wiki/Gilligan%27s_Island_Wiki The Gilligan's Island Wiki]].


* RetroactiveRecognition: 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]].


* RetroactiveRecognition: The pilot's theme and incidental music was scored by [[Creator/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]].

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* RetroactiveRecognition: The pilot's theme and incidental music was scored by [[Creator/JohnWilliams [[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]].


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Carroll O'Connor tried out for the Skipper. Jerry Van Dyke was approached for the part of Gilligan. Dabney Coleman was considered for the (replacement) Professor.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Carroll O'Connor tried out for the Skipper. Jerry Van Dyke was approached for the part of Gilligan. Dabney Coleman was considered for the (replacement) Professor.

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* ReferencedBy: Gilligan cameos in ''CommandAndConquerRenegade'' as the First Mate of the Nod Cruiser.


** For many years, the entire first season was an OldShame in regards to syndication, since it was in black & white (Seasons 2 & 3 were in color) and thus episodes from it were rarely aired because of a perceived preference for the later color episodes. TBS' efforts to "colorize" the first season episodes allowed many viewers to see them for the first time.

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** For many years, the entire first season was an OldShame in regards to syndication, since it was in black & white black-and-white (Seasons 2 & and 3 were in color) and thus episodes from it were rarely aired because of a perceived preference for the later color episodes. TBS' efforts to "colorize" the first season episodes allowed many viewers to see them for the first time.


* RetroactiveRecognition: The pilot was scored by [[Creator/JohnWilliams Johnny Williams]], who would go on to compose [[Film/{{Jaws}} quite]] [[Franchise/StarWars a few]] [[Film/{{Superman}} memorable]] [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk film]] [[Film/JurassicPark scores]]. Also he has music credit on several first-season episodes, but he didn't do have anything to do with the theme song.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: The pilot pilot's theme and incidental music was scored by [[Creator/JohnWilliams Johnny Williams]], who would 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]]. Also he has music credit on several first-season episodes, but he didn't do have anything to do with the theme song.scores]].


* RetroactiveRecognition: The theme was composed by [[Creator/JohnWilliams Johnny Williams]], who would go on to compose [[Film/{{Jaws}} quite]] [[Franchise/StarWars a few]] [[Film/{{Superman}} memorable]] [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk film]] [[Film/JurassicPark scores]].

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* RetroactiveRecognition: The theme pilot was composed scored by [[Creator/JohnWilliams Johnny Williams]], who would go on to compose [[Film/{{Jaws}} quite]] [[Franchise/StarWars a few]] [[Film/{{Superman}} memorable]] [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk film]] [[Film/JurassicPark scores]].scores]]. Also he has music credit on several first-season episodes, but he didn't do have anything to do with the theme song.


** Several, due to the common plot of someone discovering the island, then leaving without the castaways. Particularly memorable were [[Series/ThePhilSilversShow Phil Silvers]] as movie producer Harold Hecuba and [[Disney/WinnieThePooh Sterling Holloway]] as Burt, a prisoner who raised a carrier pigeon that drifted off course and landed on the island.



* OldShame: Tina Louise was ''not'' on this show. Don't even try to talk to her about it. She was the only surviving cast member to refuse to participate in the animated series or the reunion movies, which naturally resulted in her being portrayed as a vapid bitch while everyone else had no negative traits at all.

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* OldShame: Tina Louise was ''not'' on this show. Don't even try to talk to her about it. She was the only surviving cast member to refuse to participate in the animated series or the reunion movies, which naturally resulted in her being portrayed in ''Surviving Gilligan's Island'' as a vapid bitch while everyone else had no negative traits at all.


* [[TalkingToHimself Talking To Herself]]: Jane Webb voicing both Mary Ann and Ginger in ''The New Adventures of Gilligan''. Dawn Wells would do the same for ''Gilligan's Planet''.

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* [[TalkingToHimself Talking To to Herself]]: Jane Webb voicing both Mary Ann and Ginger in ''The New Adventures of Gilligan''. Dawn Wells would do the same for ''Gilligan's Planet''.

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