Sunday, November 22, 2020


The theme to GILLIGAN'S ISLAND kicks off our Top Ten Countdown!!!

GILLIGAN’S ISLAND  (#14 in 2013)

Another timeless classic with the most basic premise …

A boat (The SS Minnow) sets sail for a three hour tour … but is knocked off course to a desert island.   

(Note that I didn’t say “deserted” island … as over the course of their three year stay, a number of guests and natives also made their way to the island … (including everyone from the rock band The Mosquitos to The Harlem Globetrotters!) … 

Yet between Gilligan and The Skipper … and all the knowledge and creativity brought to the table by The Professor … they still couldn’t seem to find their way off the island themselves.  (It’s safe to say that a fair amount of that reason may fall on Gilligan himself!)

The focus wasn’t always on Gilligan and The Skipper … a great debate has existed for 56 years now … 

Who’s hotter?  Ginger or Mary Ann?  (Mary Ann wins hands down in my book!)

Also stranded were millionaires Thurston and Lovely Howell. 

Several TV movies followed the series … and a parody combining the Gilligan’s Island theme song and lyrics and Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven has been circulating for years now!  (We ran it in one of our pre-countdown pages.)

Bob Denver first grabbed our attention on the Dobie Gillis show as beatnik Maynard G. Krebbs.  (That theme finished at #141)   

The theme to Gilligan’s Island finished at #14 last time … 

So this is a nice move up the ladder for 2020!