- The Professor's summary of their experiences in Rescue From Gilligan's Island all but hangs a lampshade on this theory.
- The reason Skipper is two sins instead of, say, Gilligan being Gluttony, is that Wrath was the original first mate, and the Skipper ate him and absorbed his wrath-power. Gilligan (Satan) replaced him, which is why they don't Just Eat Gilligan.
- So that means Gilligan's Island is Hell??? Somehow I never pictured Hell as a tropic isle...
- Or they're in purgatory for committing said sins.
- No, Mrs. Howell = gluttony and Gilligan = sloth. Gilligan as sloth is easy to explain; Mrs. Howell is gluttony because she constantly surrounds herself with her possessions in a hedonistic way.
- Partly confirmed, according to Inside Gilligan's Island! Google Books shows a bit of the book, and it does in fact say that each castaway represents one sin. The pages explaining which is which aren't present, but someone at Cracked read it and wrote about it, giving four sins—Gilligan's Sloth, the Professor's Pride, Ginger's Lust, and the Skipper's Wrath.
- According to this link, the other three sins are listed as Mary Ann as Envy, Thurston Howell III as Avarice/Greed, and Lovey Howell as Gluttony.
- Incidentally, a version of this scenario appears in the novel Gilligan's Wake.
- Then Gilligan must be the will of the island personified. Why else would he sabotage their attempts to leave the damn place?
- And all the guest stars are either Dharma or Others. It was filmed long enough ago for it to be either/or.
- Or, the castaways were real, on the boat. Gilligan only met them briefly, so only knew them as charicatures. They died in the shipwreck and Gilligan hallucinates them because they were the last people he ever interacted with.
- Debunked by question: how did Gilligan control the weather?
- No one with a science background would come up with some of the dumb ideas he has come up with.
- He still uses more scientific terminology correctly than their imaginations could produce
- Mr. Howell, being a Harvard man, may have picked up enough in college to fill in the gaps in terminology but not be actually competent enough to do anything really well on his own.
- The Professor has his own hut, which is rarely seen and which seems to be just storage for random junk the few times it is seen.
- He is just "the Professor."
- His name was given in the pilot episode; it's Prof. Roy Hinkley.
- No one ever bothered to map out the entire island, although some of them have talked about "the other side of the island," no one ever bothered to go to the beach, pick a direction and start walking?
- In some episodes, when the camera looks out from the beach toward the lagoon, you can see buildings in the background.
- So Gilligan and the Skipper are gay?
- This theory has been advanced by the actor who played The Professor in interviews - the logic being that the professor is trapped with two hot women on an island where the only competition is an old, married guy, a fat guy constantly throwing a temper tantrum, and an idiot who causes no less than half of everyone's misfortunes. He'd practically win by default.
- Alternately, the Professor doesn't want to leave the island via a repaired Minnow, because he realizes that they have no idea where they are in the vast Pacific — they got blown to the island in a storm, remember? — and would probably wind up dying of thirst in the open sea rather than being rescued. Rather than have the others outvote him and decide to risk it because they're sick of being stranded, he pretends the boat is beyond repair so they'll remain safely on land, where there's food and fresh water and hot chicks.
- Jossed on multiple occasions they use the islands longitude and latitude to figure out when a storm will come. Even if they didn't know the exact location they would know which way to go to at-least reach the shipping lanes.
Sub-hypothesis A: There is also a group of "Watchers," (think "Highlander" rather than "Buffy") who study these demigods. This explains not only how the Professor is fluent in actual speech of languages that supposedly no Westerner has heard in centuries, and that very few have even seen crude approximsations of in print, but also... pretty damned much everything else about him.
Sub-hypothesis B: There is a duo of souls, not an individual. Which is yin and which is yang, I have no idea, but there is a tie between the two. And wherever they are born, they will be drawn toward what they must learn, and when the region needs them, they will be drawn back to it. And between them, they only get less than 300 IQ points. This particular incarnation of the Professor got lucky, since this particular incarnation of Gilligan only uses about 80 points. Hell, come to think of it, there may have been some kind of supernatural malfunction that only this particular generation split the line into two diections. Perhaps the Kupa Kai elder gods decided to try for a backup plan after they saw their reborn god shove the 123rd crayon up his nose.
One castaway survived the storm that the SS Minnow encountered and was the only one left alive onboard after the winds died down.They are adrift w/o adequate food nor water (it was only a three hour tour after all) and is suffering from exposure,dehydration and as a result of hallucinates about the island and all of the "adventures" that happened there.Which explains why the escape plans never work,potential rescuers are all sociopaths and relatively simple ideas like patching the hull and/or building a raft are ignored.Take your pick as to which one it is.
They're actually only pretending to be gay in order to gain Ginger and Mary-Anne's trust in a wacky plan.
They're not representatives of the Seven Deadly Sins or of the seven stages of drug intoxication or anything of the sort.
Before he met the rest of the cast Gilligan was an outcast who never made any friends so he joined the rest of the crew as a way to get away from society. Being stuck on the island was pretty much a blessing in disguise for him because he'd at least be surrounded with the few people he considers friends and should they get off the island or be rescued then it would be back to the life he used to have. So Gilligan purposely sabotaged any attempt in getting off the island and his constant rescuing the others from danger is just to throw out any possible temptation of killing him.
- That is pretty freakin reasonable, and explains so much.
It was Gilligan. The Man on the Grassy Knoll was Gilligan. That's why they had those supplies. That's why nobody who visited the island ever mentioned the castaways. That's why they didn't go stir crazy after fifteen years. That's why after they were rescued in the movie, the castaways weren't the constant center of media attention. The media were told to stay away from them. And in the movie, Gilligan had a piece of a Soviet spy satellite. The Feds didn't care about it because it was outdated by then.
One more interesting tidbit: The day the pilot episode completed filming was November 22...guess what year?
Of course, you will think this is ridiculous. But that's what the conspirators want you to think. They wanted the truth to be something so ridiculous that if anybody found out, nobody would believe it! You aren't supposed to believe that Gilligan killed Kennedy!
- The kind of pre-cognisance that would have convinced them to bring all that clothing, though not necessarily know why.
In all the time that the castaways spent on the island, they managed to build themselves elaborate bamboo huts, furniture and even a hot tub, but couldn't patch up three holes in their boat. All seven castaways are not only uncommonly stupid, but they all suck at their jobs. Ginger seems more interested in seducing than acting; the Professor obviously has no idea what he's talking about; the Howls try to invest their money in the silliest ideas; Skipper got them lost in the first place; Gillian is Gilligan; and Mary Anne...well, she's so innocent, she might not be "stupid" per say, but maybe she just had the bad luck of being assistant to the Professor at the time.
The point is, the social circles that these people supposedly belonged to didn't want them, and arranged for them to be stranded on purpose. The passengers were given free tickets, Skipper and Gilligan were assigned to the boat, and the tour was deliberately set on a date where there would be a storm. No one has "found" them yet because no one is really looking for them.