Things Gone and Things Still Here (jette) wrote,
Things Gone and Things Still Here
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The serious within the silly...

Gilligan's Island, (1963-1967) - According to the book Inside Gilligan's Island by Sherwood Schwartz (St. Martin's Press, 1994), the creator of the show confesses that he purposely patterned the 'seven stranded castaways' after the seven deadly sins. He confesses that he didn't tell anyone until years after the show was over, because he thought that people would ridicule him for attributing such a serious theme to such a silly show. 'The Professor' - pride, 'Mr. Howell (the millionare)' greed, 'Ginger- the movie star' - extravagance -later lust, 'Mary Ann' - envy, 'Mrs. Lovey Howell ' - thoughtless excess or gluttony, 'The Skipper' - anger, and 'Gilligan' - sloth.

I wonder why I never noticed that before.
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