Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Gilligan finally gets off the island: Bob Denver RIP

Bob Denver, star of the eternal sitcom Gilligan's Island, passed away due to complications from cancer treatments on Friday.

One of the longest-running and most beloved of 1960s television shows, in a sense Gilligan's Island was the perfect sitcom. I mean, think about it. It's the same plot EVERY WEEK -- the castaways contrive to get off the island and ALMOST make it, but at the last minute Gilligan screws it up.

In a sense, it's a miracle it didn't turn in to Lord of the Flies.

Probably one of the most surreal TV experiences I ever had was watching Gilligan's Island in French during a trip to Europe.

"Gilligan! Voulez-vous avec les coconuts. *KLUNK* Ow!"

"Oooh, Gin-geair...ooh, la, la..."

Or something like that.


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