A show my dad and me watch when ever I get to go home is Gilligan’s Island!
So, today’s facts are about one of our favorite shows.
1.) During the shows first season, the Professor and Mary Ann were left out of the theme song and just referred to as “the rest.” Bob Denver managed to get the studio executives to pay for a complete reshooting and rescoring of the theme song in order to make sure Russell Johnson and Dawn Wells received full credit, by threatening to disallow use of his name in the titles of the theme song.
2.)The lagoon set was drained and used a parking lot when it was not in use.
3.)The footage of the S.S. Minnow leaving Hawaii shows a flag at half mast on the shore. This is because it was filmed on the day of John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
4.)The Skipper’s real name, Jonas Grumby, is only mentioned twice in the entire series.
5.)Russell Johnson, when auditioning for the role of The Professor, was asked to take off his shirt. Johnson refused to do so, but still got the part