Elie's Expositions

A bereaved father blogging for catharsis... and for distraction. Accordingly, you'll see a diverse set of topics and posts here, from the affecting to the analytical to the absurd. Something for everyone, but all, at the core, meeting a personal need.


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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

End of 70 Year Tour

Bob Denver, better known as Gilligan of the silly-but-fun Gilligan's Island, passed away today at the age of 70. Gilligan's Island ran for three seasons, and spawned a couple of cartoons, several reunion movies (the first of which was actually fairly decent), and, under a different name, a Star Trek series - though Denver didn't star in that last one, more's the pity.

As a trivia point, Gilligan was the only of the seven castaways who was never given another name - in fact it wasn't even made clear whether "Gilligan" was his first or last name. Though IMDB lists the character as "Willie Gilligan", the "Willie" is apocryphal, according to series creator Sherwood Schwartz. Any fan should know the names of other six, and non-fans won't care, so I'll leave it at that!

Rest in peace, Bob.

2 Comments:

At 9/6/05, 4:48 PM, Blogger Jack's Shack said...

I did enjoy the show.

 
At 9/6/05, 7:42 PM, Blogger benros52589 said...

i think almost everyone enjoyed the show even little kids

 

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