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I JUST COULDN'T SAVE THIS FOR CHRISTMAS DAY!
on September 13, 2016
WHAT A GREAT SHOW! This is one of those shows that I missed quite a few episodes of. In the 1960's when most people still had Black and White Television Sets, I certainly didn't see any of these episodes in Color. Of course every Gilligan's Island Fan know that this show has never been off the air. But even with that fact I only recall seeing one Episode from this Season: "RING AROUND GILLIGAN", which was years later. And it's needless to say that every single episode is hilarious. Among my favorites from this season is: "PASS THE VEGETABLES, PLEASE". While Gilligan and the Skipper are out fishing, they wind up reeling in a box containing Experimental Vegetable Seeds that gives anyone who eat the Vegetables grown from them, strange powers. It was funny when Mary Ann ate Carrots and could see a boat that no one else could see. Gilligan ate Spinach and wound up with Super Strength. And after Lovey ate Sugarbeets, she had an incredible amount of Energy.
The only thing I don't like is that the Discs, in this Season, are all stacked on one spindle. The way I handle this situation is, after I have watched each disc, I place it underneath the rest of the discs until the first disc is on top again. This also helps me to remember where I left off. This isn't the only Series that I've bought with all the discs stacked on one spindle. So far I haven't had any problems. But what a cheap way to go! Though the price I paid for this Season seems to have been worth it, this is the "FIRST SEASON" I've bought. When this series was first released it wasn't going for less than $35.00. At least from the local merchants. I bought this selection, along with some others, with the intent to save it for "CHRISTMAS". When I decided to buy more selections, I took this one out to watch and replaced this with "THE DONNA REED SHOW": SEASON FOUR. So now it will be "THE DONNA REED SHOW" on "CHRISTMAS" instead of "GILLIGAN'S ISLAND". BESIDES, TWELVE OTHER SELECTIONS ARE ENOUGH. I sometimes list the Episodes and what my interpretions of them are about. However, on this SEASON, I decided not to. But if I get my hands on anymore "CHRISTMAS CASH", SEASONS ONE AND TWO WILL BE ADDED TO THE SELECTIONS THAT ARE ALREADY GOING UNDER MY TREE.
There was an intended Season Four, but "CBS" needed to find some room on the schedule for the show: "GUNSMOKE", which was the favorite show of "BABE PALEY", who was the WIFE OF THE NETWORK'S PRESIDENT, "WILLIAM PALEY". Well, it certainly wasn't/isn't my favorite show, western or otherwise. So "GILLIGAN'S ISLAND", like tons of other shows, went out of production and or off the air without closure. Of course years later the movie: "RESCUE FROM GILLIGAN'S LAND" finally got "THE CASTAWAYS" OFF THE ISLAND, ONLY TO SHIPWRECK THEM AGAIN, BACK ON THE SAME ISLAND, AT THE END OF THE MOVIE. Well, at least RESCUE PARTIES would have known where to look.