Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Gilligan has left the Island

According to Yahoo! News, Bob Denver, TV's Gilligan, Dead at 70.

I was too young to remember seeing him as Maynard G. Krebs, & my folks couldn't stand the inane "Gilligan's Island", but I did enjoy sneaking over to friends' houses to watch Gilligan.

I also recall reading about how difficult it was for Denver to cope with being forever typecast as the earnest, bumbling, not very bright kid... but eventually he seemed to embrace his good luck at having become an American icon.

Deep down, his good-hearted whimsy rescued us all from our own deserted islands, years ago. Bon voyage, little buddy!

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