Everybody sing again!
So this is the tale of our castaways, they’re here for a long, long time.
They’ll have to make the best of things, it’s an uphill climb.
Gilligan and the Skipper too, will do their very best
To make the others comfortable in their tropic island nest.
No phones, no lights, no motorcars, not a single luxury,
Like Robinson Ca-ru-so, it’s primitive as can be.
So join us here each week my friends, you’re sure to get a smile
From seven stranded castaways, here on Gilligan’s Isle!
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This is the last of this tale. Like Alan Hale and Bob Denver, I don’t want to be stuck on this island forever.
A few notes on the cameos for those born after 1969: 1969 was the year Star Trek went off the air, thus, the crew was “looking for a place to retire” in Part 1. Jerry Van Dyke (part 2) was indeed the first choice to play the role of Gilligan. He turned down the part to play the lead in “My Mother, The Car”, an extremely short-lived series. He now is Luthor Van Damme in “Coach”. Bob Denver (Gilligan) played the beatnik Maynard G. Krebs in “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”. Dobie would often soliloquize in front of the statue of Rodin’s “The Thinker”, assuming the same pose while pondering his fate (part 3). Alan Hale’s father (whom he resembled greatly) appeared in “The Adventures of Robin Hood” with Errol Flynn in 1938 (also part 3). (Now you know why he was billed as Alan Hale, Jr.)