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Gilligan's Island: The Complete Series Collection
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One of the reasons why Gilligan's Island is such a great show (it is the most re-run show in the history of television, and that INCLUDES I Love Lucy) is precisely because it is so wacky, nonsensical, and flat-out ridiculous.
In Gilligan's Island -- The Complete First Season, viewers are treated to 34 original episodes, uncut, including the rare pilot episode that contains three castmembers not included in the actual show as seen on television. The episodes are in black and white, but this doesn't detract from the fun.
The complete list and brief synopsis of each episode have already been written by other reviewers so I won't waste your bandwith in repeating them, however I will say one thing: seeing these episodes brings back many fond memories for me, and I didn't even realize how much of a fan of the show I was until I watched this 3-DVD set.
I remember coming home from school in eigth grade each day and seeing Gilligan's Island on TV, and that was over ten years ago. I hadn't seen an episode of Gilligan's Island in the intervening years until I bought the DVD set.Read more ›
But it was worth it, clear pictures, and no commercial interruptions!!!
I like to laugh, so this series is the perfect medicine for me. Well worth the price!!
The audio may be mono but it sounds much better than the old transfers you heard on broadcast tv years ago.
The only negative so far is the flipper discs. You should be very carefull when handling. The only discs I've ever had go bad after a couple of years were flippers.
Backus, Jim Thurston Howell III
Denver, Bob Gilligan (some say Willy Gilligan)
Hale Jr., Alan Skipper Jonas Grumby
Johnson, Russell Professor Roy Hinkley
Louise, Tina Ginger Grant
Schafer, Natalie Lovey Wentworth Howell
Wells, Dawn Mary Ann Summers
Maxwell, Charles radio announcer
A ship's captain, his first mate, an actress, a professor, a farm girl, a millionaire and his wife, all stranded on an uncharted desert island in the South Pacific. Seven random people thrown together by fate, united in search of an exit. A Twilight Zone episode, you say? An existential play by Jean Paul Sartre, perhaps? No, nothing quite so cerebral. It's the central plot line of Gilligan's Island, one of the most popular and most referenced sitcoms in television history.
In September of 1964 the S.S. Minnow set sail on a three-hour tour that would last three years in prime time. Although Gilligan's Island, the brainchild of Brady Bunch creator Sherwood Schwartz, was one of the worst reviewed shows ever broadcast, it was always a favorite with the viewing public. Millions of people tuned in to see the comic antics of the inept Gilligan and watch each week as the castaways inevitably failed to get off the island.
Gilligan was the boat's sole crew member, aside from the skipper. He was well-meaning but inept in his attempts to find a means of returning to civilization. As a result, and perhaps even more because this simple-minded farce became a top hit, the little band was stranded on that island for three full seasons. One question that never got answered, however, concerned the luggage. In the first episode, and in the theme song, it was pointed out that the cruise was only supposed to be for three hours.Read more ›
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We try to find family friendly shows our kids (age 12, 10, &7) can watch at bedtime. They loved Little House on the Prairie & The Brady Bunch, and they have enjoyed the 1st two... Read morePublished 9 days ago by dhall
Just as funny as I remembered ....great to bring back good memories of when television used to be appropriate for all ages and actually funny.Published 12 days ago by june
It's been theorized that this show has endured as long as it has (it's into something like its 50th year of broadcasting) because of its message of forgiveness. Read morePublished 15 days ago by FredCritic
Lite comedy with outrageous situations and solutions.
Just Fun. Don't take it seriously.
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|aw, c'mon!! get rid of the flipper discs!||
You beat me to the punch. I have been saying that for months now. I have had 1 double sided and 2 single sided discs that were faulty beyond repair. Fortunately, I was able to replace them. And FYI, Bryan, Universal does not read these postys. You wanna complain to the manufacturer, then do... Read More
Feb 1, 2009 by Eric Pregosin | See all 3 posts