Widower Sheriff Andy Taylor, and his son Opie, live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry, North Carolina. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney Fife.
During what was supposed to be a three-hour tour, the S.S. Minnow is shipwrecked on an uncharted tropical island following a typhoon. The seven castaways include the Minnow's blustery captain, his bumbling first mate Gilligan, a millionaire couple named the Howells, curvaceous movie star Ginger Grant, sexy farm girl Mary Ann Summers, and a science professor known as the Professor. Despite their dire situation, the castaways managed to survive on a diet made up of fish and coconut cream pie, and were aided by their trusty transistor radio and a seemingly never-ending parade of guest stars who managed to drop by their "deserted" island (including a big game hunter, a movie producer, a mad scientist, a rock band, Russian cosmonauts, foreign spies and a jungle boy), yet never managed to bring the castaways to safety. Written by
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Occasionally the radio announcer would announce the call sign of the radio station the castaways were listening to, and it would always start with W. With few exceptions (and even those don't go any further west than Texas), radio stations with call signs that start with W are east of the Mississippi River. The castaways were somewhere in the South Pacific and had only an AM radio, and even in the most perfect conditions, it would be highly unlikely the strongest AM radio station east of the Mississippi could have reached them. See more »
Do those headhunters really collect heads, Professor?
Professor Roy Hinkley:
Yes, Gilligan. They boil them... they shrink them... and then they mount them on sticks.
Eeeeeeew, what a crazy cane!
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During the first season's opening credits, for some reason neither The Professor, Russell Johnson nor Mary Ann Dawn Wells received an on screen billing, nor were they referred to in the theme song. They were just referred to as "... and the rest." For seasons two and three they were added at the request of Bob Denver, who played "Gilligan" and thought it was stupid to leave out the two actors just to shorten the introductory song by a few notes. See more »
While this show was on, the TV Executives did everything they could to
kill this show that everyone loved. They moved it all over the schedule to
no avail, but the fans faithfully followed it. It finally took one dreadful
mistake to drag Gunsmoke on for a little while longer to finally kill the
show. Since then, the show has become a cult hit; now what does that tell
you ? That fans really do love the cartoony characters as they learn life's
little foibles and lessons the hard way. Gilligan has since become the
patron god for all guys with a Peter Pan complex who strive to hold on to
their youth, and Skipper Jonas Grumby has become the boss or parent we would
all prefer as he hands out chores and punishments with a smile on his face
and laughter in his heart. Thurston and Lovee Howell have since become the
first images we think of when we picture wealth, prosperity and happiness,
and Professor Roy Hinkley is the teacher we would all want who knows his
facts and figures and the calmness to explain them. He is criticized for not
being able to build a boat, but how many boats do we know he may have tried
repeatedly times between episodes ? The show was also made special by the
beautiful visages of Ginger Grant and Mary Anne Sommers. Although Ginger
probably intimidated a lot more guys than she claims to have dated, I think
it was Mary Anne with her quiet innocence and girl-next-door attraction that
made her the odds on favorite "babe" of the show. The series itself was
excellant escapist fun that didn't need to be analyzed. It was created to
entertain, and it did that wonderfully well.
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