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Gilligan's Island : Marooned (pilot)
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Posted on 06/30/2010 4:32:25 PM PDT by EveningStar

They left for a three-hour pleasure cruise...Shipwrecked on an uncharted South Pacific island, seven stranded castaways struggle to survive the outdoors, as well as one another, in this original pilot to the wonderfully wacky comedy series.This black-and-white pilot was not aired in the original broadcast run, and the stars, story and characters and theme song were changed significantly.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: gilligansisland
Click the link to watch the video of the full pilot episode. It runs about 25 minutes.
1 posted on 06/30/2010 4:32:27 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; Slings and Arrows

ping


2 posted on 06/30/2010 4:33:20 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar


3 posted on 06/30/2010 4:36:50 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: EveningStar

I can’t watch because of my dial-up connection but I saw a program showing the original people in the pilot. They probably would have been OK but the cast is probably what made a pretty stupid show do so well.

Also the basic idea of being stranded or lost on a desert isle has always fascinated people.

Oh yes, Mary Ann.


4 posted on 06/30/2010 4:38:54 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: EveningStar

The pilot show as narrated by creator, Sherwood Schwartz, is delightful.


5 posted on 06/30/2010 4:40:07 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: EveningStar
I always liked Mary Ann...


6 posted on 06/30/2010 4:41:52 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: EveningStar

You can watch the entire series online here:

http://www.slashcontrol.com/free-tv-shows/gilligans-island/season1


7 posted on 06/30/2010 4:42:05 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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Season 1:
http://www.slashcontrol.com/free-tv-shows/gilligans-island/season1

Season 2:
http://www.slashcontrol.com/free-tv-shows/gilligans-island/season2

Season 3:
http://www.slashcontrol.com/free-tv-shows/gilligans-island/season3


8 posted on 06/30/2010 4:44:54 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: EveningStar

Carroll O’Conner auditioned to be The Skipper.


9 posted on 06/30/2010 4:45:40 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: ETL

Can you get Happy Days after season 1 with the original music sound track?


10 posted on 06/30/2010 4:47:34 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: buccaneer81

“Carroll O’Conner auditioned to be The Skipper.”

It wouldn’t be the same having the Skipper call Gilligan “Meathead” instead of “Little Buddy.”


11 posted on 06/30/2010 4:48:55 PM PDT by PLMerite (Ride to the sound of the Guns - I'll probably need help.)
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To: newfreep

Then yes.


12 posted on 06/30/2010 4:48:59 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: PLMerite

Continuing that thought, Mickey Rooney was the first choice to play Archie Bunker.


13 posted on 06/30/2010 4:51:12 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

It was a fun, silly, mindless show. But mindless entertainment is good sometimes.

I’m glad they made that show way back when. Nowadays, if there was such a show, they would have gone out of their way to make it racially and ethnically and gender identity diverse. There would have been explicit innuendo about the Professor, Mary Ann, and Ginger all being together. You know that nowadays they would have pushed the envelope to hint at all sorts of things.


14 posted on 06/30/2010 4:51:12 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: PLMerite

And, to go even further, Carroll O’Conner auditioned to play Dr. Smith on “Lost In Space.”


15 posted on 06/30/2010 4:53:16 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: trumandogz

View later.


16 posted on 06/30/2010 4:53:16 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: buccaneer81

“And, to go even further, Carroll O’Conner auditioned to play Dr. Smith on “Lost In Space.” “

My goodness, Carroll O’Conner could have been the downfall of Western Civilization all by himself.


17 posted on 06/30/2010 4:56:23 PM PDT by PLMerite (Ride to the sound of the Guns - I'll probably need help.)
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To: PLMerite
My goodness, Carroll O’Conner could have been the downfall of Western Civilization all by himself.

LOL!

18 posted on 06/30/2010 4:56:55 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

19 posted on 06/30/2010 4:57:44 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: EveningStar

Bump for later.


20 posted on 06/30/2010 4:59:52 PM PDT by Slyfox
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bump


21 posted on 06/30/2010 5:05:05 PM PDT by BoringGuy
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

I have no idea, but try these sites:

http://tv.blinkx.com/show/happy-days/0JMSvhO5qzFcGmzaxq38SCRfOr8#s1

http://www.casttv.com/shows/happy-days

http://www.tvduck.com/Happy-Days.html


22 posted on 06/30/2010 5:05:26 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: EveningStar

My question is why, when someone finally arrived to rescue them, they don’t find the dried bones of “Little Buddy” dangling from a tree, on multiple counts of attempted murder...


23 posted on 06/30/2010 5:06:49 PM PDT by jonascord (We've got the Constitution to protect us. Why should we worry?)
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To: buccaneer81
And, to go even further, Carroll O’Conner auditioned to play Dr. Smith on “Lost In Space.”

That would have been a horrible decision. Johnathon Harrison (Dr Smith) made that show.

24 posted on 06/30/2010 5:07:50 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: EveningStar

I don’t think I ever realized the original professor and Ginger weren’t Russell Johnson and Tina Louise, and that there was “Bunny” and not “Mary Ann” (Dawn Wells)....Interesting. Did this Pilot ever run on TV? I’ve seen a VERY similar episode, but with the “regular” three cast members when they were first shipwrecked...?


25 posted on 06/30/2010 5:09:19 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: newfreep

Dawn Wells turned out to be an idiot but she sure was pretty and no one filled out shorts better than her.


26 posted on 06/30/2010 5:16:19 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: buccaneer81

>>Carroll O’Conner auditioned to play Dr. Smith on “Lost In Space.”

Lost in Space Season 1:
http://www.slashcontrol.com/free-tv-shows/lost-in-space/season1

Lost in Space Season 2:
http://www.slashcontrol.com/free-tv-shows/lost-in-space/season2

Lost in Space Season 3:
http://www.slashcontrol.com/free-tv-shows/lost-in-space/season3


27 posted on 06/30/2010 5:16:36 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
That would have been a horrible decision. Johnathon Harrison (Dr Smith) made that show.

The "Lost In Space" pilot didn't even have the character. Then, when he was added, he was supposed to be killed off after six episodes.

Guy Williams, June Lockhart and Mark Goddard (although they liked him personally) were not happy with the permanent addition of Jonathan Harris to the show.

28 posted on 06/30/2010 5:17:18 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: patriot preacher
Did this Pilot ever run on TV?

Eight or ten years ago on TBS.

29 posted on 06/30/2010 5:19:07 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: ETL

Thanks!


30 posted on 06/30/2010 5:19:50 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: ETL

I’ve been watching there for the past few months. Nice to see the episodes uncut.


31 posted on 06/30/2010 5:20:07 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: patriot preacher

It eventually ran on TBS and possibly elsewhere.


32 posted on 06/30/2010 5:20:19 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

A friend of my Aunt’s named Kit Smythe was the original Ginger. She appeared only in the pilot episode.


33 posted on 06/30/2010 5:21:13 PM PDT by drew
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To: buccaneer81

I think that’s because they preferred the show be more serious as the early B/W episodes were. The reason it turned “campy” and “cartoonish” was to compete with Batman.


34 posted on 06/30/2010 5:21:16 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
I think that’s because they preferred the show be more serious as the early B/W episodes were. The reason it turned “campy” and “cartoonish” was to compete with Batman.

Exactly. And the scripts tended to focus on Smith and Will Robinson. Season One was very well written.

35 posted on 06/30/2010 5:22:48 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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Re: “That would have been a horrible decision. Johnathon Harrison (Dr Smith) made that show.”

Correction: Make that “Jonathan Harris”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_in_Space


36 posted on 06/30/2010 5:23:52 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: buccaneer81

Actually, what I said couldn’t have been correct since “Smith” was there from the very beginning (minus the unaired pilot). But it does explain why some of the cast were somewhat disappointed in the series following the switch to camp. Of course most of the silliness revolved around Harris’ character, Dr. Smith.


37 posted on 06/30/2010 5:31:08 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: patriot preacher

I like Ginger better heh,,the Prof is more like Rock Hudson then the pref they stuck with eh?


38 posted on 06/30/2010 5:33:33 PM PDT by Mmogamer (<This space for lease>)
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To: Lurker

You’re welcome. I think if you let the entire video play once (without watching), on a replay, you won’t have any annoying commercial interruptions when you do watch. This might be true for all of these watch free online sites. Just guessing on that, however. Worth a try, IMO, if you’re like me and hate commercials.


39 posted on 06/30/2010 5:39:05 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
Actually, what I said couldn’t have been correct since “Smith” was there from the very beginning (minus the unaired pilot).

True, but the original plan was to kill Smith off in episode 6.

40 posted on 06/30/2010 5:40:17 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81
the original plan was to kill Smith off in episode 6.

Lol! That I didn't know. Fortunately, they came to their senses and realized how important he was to the series.

41 posted on 06/30/2010 5:44:04 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Mmogamer

Bunny not Ginger.. I think.


42 posted on 06/30/2010 5:48:04 PM PDT by Mmogamer (<This space for lease>)
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To: ETL; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; george76; PhilDragoo; Candor7; rxsid; MeekOneGOP; ...
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. . . . Way off topic. Thanks for a trip down memory lane, ETL.

Gilligan's Island

Season 1:

http://www.slashcontrol.com/free-tv-shows/gilligans-island/season1

Season 2:

http://www.slashcontrol.com/free-tv-shows/gilligans-island/season2

Season 3:

http://www.slashcontrol.com/free-tv-shows/gilligans-island/season3

43 posted on 06/30/2010 6:52:55 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Paleo Conservative; LucyT; MrsLilac

I know I'm probably waaaaay late to the game on this but that's one of the funniest caricatures I’ve seen in years. I'm here quite a bit and it's the first time I've seen it.

My wife and I laughed for quite a while on it.

Thanks for the ping, Lucy.

44 posted on 06/30/2010 7:14:47 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (Our government is a joke and its current makeup is the punch line.)
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To: AZ .44 MAG

macaroons...


45 posted on 06/30/2010 8:03:47 PM PDT by MrsLilac (Don't let your mind wander. It's too small to be let out on it's own.)
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To: AZ .44 MAG
obama and the brain
46 posted on 06/30/2010 8:25:24 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: LucyT

excellent!


47 posted on 07/01/2010 6:28:07 AM PDT by bitt ( "Obama - He’s last year’s boy band." (steyn))
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To: buccaneer81
Guy Williams, June Lockhart and Mark Goddard (although they liked him personally) were not happy with the permanent addition of Jonathan Harris to the show.

It's always interesting to find out what went on behind the scenes, and also to see the changes that take place as they find out what clicks with an audience. The other reason they were probably not happy is that the show as conceived featured them as the stars, and they ended up being background noise.

This happens a lot behind the scenes. IIRC, in Family Ties, Alex Keaton was supposed to be a background character and the show was supposed to focus on Meredith Baxter-Birney. She didn't complain loudly, but was a little frustrated that she ended up being a supporting character in what was supposed to be her "star vehicle."

Fonzie wasn't supposed to dominate Happy Days. Urkel was intended as a background character in Family Matters. Supposedly, Shelly Long wanted Frasier written out of Cheers, as she wanted the focus of the show to be on the relationship between Diane and Sam. Frasier was originally intended to be a short term character, only there for the episodes when he was going with Diane. Another bit of trivia on Cheers is that supposedly the cast relationship with Long was similar to the plot relationship with Diane; she was the oddball outcast and perceived as a Diva. Saw the 200th anniversary rerun that had all the cast members. When they talked about "Coach," who had passed away, she said something like, "He was my, he was Diane's only friend at the bar." I don't remember the exact wording, but the way she phrased it you couldn't tell if she was referring to character relationships in the show or cast relationships behind the scenes.

48 posted on 07/01/2010 7:25:09 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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