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Gilligan's Island – Gilligan's Island Theme Song lyrics

Just sit right back
And you'll hear a tale
A tale of a fateful trip,
That started from this tropic port,
Aboard this tiny ship.
The mate was a mighty sailin' lad,
The Skipper brave and sure,
Five passengers set sail that day,
For a three hour tour,
A three hour tour.

The weather started getting rough,
The tiny ship was tossed.
If not for the courage of the fearless crew
The Minnow would be lost.
The Minnow would be lost.

The ship set ground on the shore
Of this uncharted desert isle
With Gilligan,
The Skipper too.
The millionaire
And his wife,
The movie star,
The professor and Mary Ann,
Here on Gilligan's Isle.

(Ending verse)

So this is the tale of our castaways,
They're here for a long long time.
They'll have to make the best of things,
It's an uphill climb.

The first mate and his Skipper too
Will do their very best,
To make the others comf'terble
In their tropic island nest.

No phone, no lights, no motor car,
Not a single luxury
Like Robinson Crusoe
It's primitive as can be.

So join us here each week my friends,
You're sure to get a smile,
From seven stranded castaways
Here on Gilligan's Isle!

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    Jex Ter
    Although it seemed to be an innocent mistake, the Skipper was a scurvy rogue who knew there was going to be a bad squall. His diabolical plan was to "shipwreck" the Minnow (nudge nudge, wink wink), ransom Thurston Howle III for all his loot, and being a completely unscrupulous cad, have his way with Lovely and Ginger as well! (A.K.A.: bonus booty).

    The Skipper's evil plot was foiled because he had underestimated his 1st mate. Gilligan was actually a brilliant detective who had been investigating nefarious goings-on at The Tropic Port, and had traced them to the Skipper and his gang of scoundrels. His bumbling goofy demeanor (a la Colombo) and seemingly silly high-jinks enabled him to thwart the Skipper at every turn, while at the same time keeping the other castaways from becoming alarmed.

    The Professor got hip to what was going down pretty quick, and assisted Gilligan in any way he could. Although most of the engineering ideas came from the Professor (coconut telephones, etc.), he actually had to consult Gilligan for a lot of his more hard-core science diversions, since Gilligan had PhDs in both nuclear physics and organic chemistry.

    Most of the sexual tension in the show arose from the 3-way love triangle between Gilligan, the Professor, and May Ann, who was a vacationing pole dancer from Iowa.
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    Five tourists from different walks of life decided to sail the high seas for adventure, photography, umbrella drinks, suntan, salty air, dolphin sightings and the wind in their face. Well, they got all that and more. They were all enjoying the cruise and when winds driffed in creating high swells of water, the party was over. At once they sheltered themselves with what little they could find, said their prayers and kissed their butts goodbye. On the other hand, the skipper being the salty dog that he was, somehow kept his vessle afloat till it crashed on a rather large bogg. You know the rest of the story. Or, you could simply sum it all up and say "never head out without asking the captain what the weather radar said"
    Rob s.
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    The fact that they could make, from scratch on the island, all the amenities of life that they could think of but, still couldn't fix a 2 1/2 foot hole in the boat will be grist for the conspiracy-mill for decades to come. I propose a congressional committee be formed to investigate.
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    The Professor on Gilligan's Island inspired many future scientist and or science teachers. Bill Russell wrote a memoir where he told of people with advanced Science degrees thanking him for being their inspiration to pursue a career in Science. I also was inspired and earned an advanced degree in Geoscience and taught Science for many years!
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    Jennefer Pearce
    Gilligan's Island is coming to Direct tv on September 2, 2013 at 7: 00 P. M. Central Time on channel 49 also known as kmya. I am very happy that they are bringing the oldies but goodies back on. I loved watching Gilligan's Island when I was younger and have kinda missed all of a sudden when the theme song popped into my head. I looked up on my search and there it was coming back on September 2nd.
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      Although it seemed to be an innocent mistake, the Skipper was a scurvy rogue who knew there was... Read more →
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      Five tourists from different walks of life decided to sail the high seas for adventure,... Read more →

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