GILLIGAN’S ISLAND was one of my favourite T.V. shows as a youth. However, there were some absolutely horrifying aspects to it:
- The giant spider Gilligan faced down
- Gilligan‘s many “dream sequences,” especially the ones with him as a vampire and Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde (I couldn’t watch those!)
- All the references to HEADHUNTERS
Actually, death figured prominently in much of this “family comedy.” Bites by supposedly fatal bugs, Gilligan being fake-burnt atop a funeral pyre, quicksand…
At least there was Mary Ann in the halter-top and denim paint pants to look at!
UNK SEZ: Randy, I too loved GILLIGAN’S ISLAND as a kid! I will never forget that giant spider episode as long as I live. (You can read a little more about that spider HERE). Do you remember the one where they actually got off the island for a spell only to wind up in a castle with a mad scientist who switched their brains around? That’s the one that freaked me out. The scientist’s giant lab assistant Igor even ends up with Ginger’s personality! Thank god Ginger was returned to her usual beautiful self. I can’t imagine her in Igor form fitting into her “Honey Bees” wardrobe!