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Old 08-04-2016, 14:14   #1
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Why didn't Gilligan think of this?

It seems there is much more to this story, but glad it ended well. Seems the moral is to use as many devices in the tool box as you can even if they might seem a little hokey.

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Old 08-04-2016, 14:23   #2
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Re: Why didn't Gilligan think of this?

Why did they spend all those years building huts, exercise equipment, pedal powered generators, etc. instead of fixing the boat?


Why did they pack all those clothes for a three hour tour?
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Why did they spend all those years building huts, exercise equipment, pedal powered generators, etc. instead of fixing the boat?


Why did they pack all those clothes for a three hour tour?
Maybe they ALL liked Mary Ann.
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Re: Why didn't Gilligan think of this?

Mary Ann for sure.
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Mary Ann for sure.
Not to mention Ginger!

Although at my age I am probably more in line for Mrs. Howell.
With any luck she has a good health insurance plan (none of this Obama / Medi-Care nonsense) and is willing to dump her millionaire husband for a guy with a boat that floats.
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Re: Why didn't Gilligan think of this?

Actually, Gilligan did think of that rescue technique but the effort was botched.

From the Gilligan's Island Wiki:

"Episode 90. The Professor tries contacting a manned space capsule in orbit over the Island to get them rescued. Their initial plan to contact the capsule with a makeshift transmitter fails because their signal isn't strong enough, but their second plan to contact the astronauts with an SOS formed out of (burning) tree trunks almost works until Gilligan sets himself on fire and accidentally skews the SOS into "SOL." Astronaut Sol Tobias merely thinks it's a message to him..........."

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Why did they pack all those clothes for a three hour tour?


Yeah! No kidding!

I would have preferred to see Ginger and Maryann naked after the first couple of weeks!
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Re: Why didn't Gilligan think of this?

Ms. Howell was ~hot I tell you sizzle ~hot/\/\/\/

Monkey ~hot/\
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Re: Why didn't Gilligan think of this?

Definitely Donna wells. Aka Mary Ann
BTW she still does guest spots at sailboat shows all over the us
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Re: Why didn't Gilligan think of this?

Frankly, I never did understand what ever was so bad about that island!! They had everything they could want and a few fun friends around them and people from around the world dropped in on them all the time. What more does one need in life?
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Re: Why didn't Gilligan think of this?

I figured Gilligan had a little side action with MaryAnn and knew it wouldn't last if they got back to civilization, so he constantly messed up the rescue plans.
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I figured Gilligan had a little side action with MaryAnn and knew it wouldn't last if they got back to civilization, so he constantly messed up the rescue plans.
Well he was a navy sailor so action with Mary Ann in one of the many caves is a given
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Maybe they ALL liked Mary Ann.
100% Spot on Ryon !

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Actually, Gilligan did think of that rescue technique but the effort was botched.

From the Gilligan's Island Wiki:
"SOL." Astronaut Sol Tobias merely thinks it's a message to him..........."

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Do you think the writers were thinking SOL as some other acronym???
I do !!!

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Frankly, I never did understand what ever was so bad about that island!! They had everything they could want and a few fun friends around them and people from around the world dropped in on them all the time. What more does one need in life?
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I figured Gilligan had a little side action with MaryAnn and knew it wouldn't last if they got back to civilization, so he constantly messed up the rescue plans.
Always my suspicion too...
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Do you think the writers were thinking SOL as some other acronym???
I do !!!
Absolutely!!

Unfortunately, I was too young to 'get it' when I first watched it.

Also a little too young to understand the 'benifets' that certain members of the group could have been providing.

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Re: Why didn't Gilligan think of this?

One must wonder about the professor too. He can make batteries out of seaweed, transmute metals with dead insects and bamboo, but he can't fix a hole in a wooden boat? Hmmm. Perhaps there is a sinister subplot I am missing?!
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