15 Things You Didn't Know About Gilligan's Island

Posted in Entertainment on Jan 20th, 2019


Unless you grew up under a rock or somewhere that doesn't show Nick-at-Nite, then you're familiar with the marooned folks of Gilligan's Island. Sherwood Schwartz planted these iconic characters deep into the cultural fabric of the American Zeitgeist. Gilligan's Island is so familiar to us that we take for granted what we know about the popular television series. There are quite a few details about the television series that aren't common knowledge even for die-hard Gilligan's IslandĀ fans. Here are 15 facts you probably didn't know about Gilligan's Island.

15. The Original Cast

Gilligan's Island is full of archetypes: the movie star, the rich, older couple, the professor, the farm girl, the skipper, the professor, and of course, Gilligan. However, the original cast was a little bit different than the characters we've grown to know and love. In the pilot, there were two secretaries and a high school teacher instead of our loveable but stranded group of eccentrics.

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