Oh who could forget about the S.S. Minnow’s castaways of Gilligan’s Island? Exactly what we thought. Considering that so much time has passed (decades, to be a little more accurate) since the days of this show’s golden days, we believe it’s time to reveal the secrets that the cast and crew held back from us all of these years.
There’s no doubt that we loved the cast of this incredible show, from Gilligan to Mary Ann and Ginger. But what most of people don’t know, is that the cast we associate so freely with Gilligan’s Island, were very close to not being a part of the show at all! What could I be talking about? In this article you’ll get to find out all about those secrets that they didn’t want you to know back then. Here’s a quick one while we’re at it, why not. Did you know that the creator of Gilligan’s Island, Sherwood Schwartz, was also the creator of the beloved Brady Bunch? I’d like to say that it’s hardly a surprise.
So who was a part of this show? Here’s a little list to jog your memory: Jim Backus, Tina Louise, Bob Denver, Russell Johnson, Natalie Schafer, Alan Hale Jr. and how could we forget, Dawn Wells. Despite the show only lasting from September in 19674 until April in 1967, fans were (and are) thrilled to keep watching reruns for years to come. That’s what was so successful about this show; it never got old, even as we did. Believe it or not, there is actually an animated version of this show too. It was always going to be a hit, wasn’t it?
During the 70’s and 80’s, fans got their fix of Gilligan’s Island reruns, and what a fix it was. And of course we owe the success of this show to the whole cast and crew, but surely the show would never have been what it was without the magic of Bob Denver. No-one argues that, we know that for sure!
While I can go on and on about what the show was like, throwing you into a spin of nostalgia, I believe it better to dive right into the middle of it all and get the real deal right here. Here are the facts, raw and real, of Gilligan’s Island. Get ready, because you most probably didn’t know these secrets.
No Outfit Repeats
Think about this…Mary Ann and Ginger had taken a short, three hour boating tour before getting stranded. Yet, the two women somehow had full wardrobes! Yes, neither character repeated any outfit. That means they packed enough for every single day on the island. Maybe the show creators hoped the audience members would suspend their beliefs and allow them to have this one.