ChumpChange
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December 31st, 2020 at 12:15:19 PM permalink
Gilligan's Island - The Lie Detector https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AMUwHrZwuk
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December 31st, 2020 at 12:26:11 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz



And had a visit from the Harlem Globetrotters?



When the Harlem Globetrotters visited, I knew the show had Jumped the Shark even before the term had been coined.
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December 31st, 2020 at 12:31:06 PM permalink
That show had to have been one of the cheapest sets ever conceived. Thatch huts, coconuts. Not much cost involved.
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December 31st, 2020 at 12:38:26 PM permalink
Family Feud: Gilligan's Island Vs. Batman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NX6yqCTRO4
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December 31st, 2020 at 2:13:13 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

That show had to have been one of the cheapest sets ever conceived. Thatch huts, coconuts. Not much cost involved.



The show was intended to be a "throwaway show" or one of those shows the networks put up expecting to fail fast but the budget has already been spent on more promising shows and they need something to fill the time. It tested awful until the theme song was added, then people liked it. The professor and Mary Ann did not even have an opening credit in the early episodes.
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December 31st, 2020 at 2:42:06 PM permalink
I went to a live reunion show many years ago. Sherwood Schwartz was asked why the first season wasn't in color. He said color film was readily available at the time and the network didn't have enough faith in the show to spend the extra money on it.

You may recall GI was one of those shows that started in B&W and ended in color. Another was Bewitched.
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December 31st, 2020 at 2:44:26 PM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

Family Feud: Gilligan's Island Vs. Batman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NX6yqCTRO4

Sadly, only two people of that episode are still with us, Ward and Meriwether. All nine of the others, including Dawson, have passed.
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December 31st, 2020 at 2:48:54 PM permalink
Gilligans first season was in 1964, when most network shows were still B&W. It went to color in 1965, the first season that a slight majority of the shows were in color. By 1967, all shows were in color.
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December 31st, 2020 at 2:49:39 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

You may recall GI was one of those shows that started in B&W and ended in color. Another was Bewitched.

I can think of a few more, off the top of my head:

Gunsmoke
I Dream of Jeannie
Lost In Space
Mister Ed
My Three Sons
Petticoat Junction
The Andy Griffith Show
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Man From Uncle
The Wild, Wild West
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December 31st, 2020 at 2:53:11 PM permalink
Gilligan's Island Radio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOp17GrNULo

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