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Old 03-04-2013, 02:50 AM   #1
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Default Trivia. What else happened on November 22, 1963?

It was also the last day of the Gilligan's Island pilot.

This is according to page 4 of Joey Green's Unofficial Gilligan's Handbook, which I'm re-reading.

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I looked on page 4 and didn't see anything about it?
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:53 AM   #3
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Default it's page 4 middle of page 4th paragraph

"The costly $175,000 pilot took six days to film in a remote section of Kauai, Hawaii, and was finished on the day Kennedy was assassinated."

My Joey Green book is paperback 1988.


Of course, by finished, did that mean last day of shooting or last day of post-production?
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"The costly $175,000 pilot took six days to film in a remote section of Kauai, Hawaii, and was finished on the day Kennedy was assassinated."

My Joey Green book is paperback 1988.


Of course, by finished, did that mean last day of shooting or last day of post-production?

Ahh, yeah, I knew that about Kennedy, I was thinking it was something else you were talking about.

I would consider it last day of filming.
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Default Dallas is 5 hours ahead of Hawaii

President Kennedy was killed on a Friday at 12:30 pm.

Hawaii time, that was 7:30 am.

The Gilligan crew may have been in a remote location.

I wonder when they heard about JFK?
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President Kennedy was killed on a Friday at 12:30 pm.

Hawaii time, that was 7:30 am.

The Gilligan crew may have been in a remote location.

I wonder when they heard about JFK?

I remember there was a scene in Surviving Gilligan's Island about it, but I honestly don't remember.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:58 PM   #7
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Default JFK story is on Surviving Gilligan's Island at 18 minute mark

Gilligan Fanatic, you are right again.

At the 18 minute mark, Bob Denver talks about how they heard about JFK on radio. (A white transistor radio like the one Gilligan hooked with a fish line and cast into the ocean in "Birds Gotta Fly, Fish Gotta Talk")

The JFK news put a damper on the flight home.


The 2001 TV movie Surviving Gilligan's Island was fun to rewatch.

It has many behind-the-scene stories that the cast members put in their books.

Like Alan Hale riding a horse off movie set, thumbing and flying across 4 states to get to audition.

It has young actors playing the original actors. Here are two Mary Anns.
Samantha Harris and Dawn Wells.
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Gilligan Fanatic, you are right again.

At the 18 minute mark, Bob Denver talks about how they heard about JFK on radio. (A white transistor radio like the one Gilligan hooked with a fish line and cast into the ocean in "Birds Gotta Fly, Fish Gotta Talk")

The JFK news put a damper on the flight home.


The 2001 TV movie Surviving Gilligan's Island was fun to rewatch.

It has many behind-the-scene stories that the cast members put in their books.

Like Alan Hale riding a horse off movie set, thumbing and flying across 4 states to get to audition.

It has young actors playing the original actors. Here are two Mary Anns.
Samantha Harris and Dawn Wells.

Surviving was so nice, It was definetly not a let down. Hard to believe it aired almost 12 years ago!
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Default Surviving Gilligan's Island great

I rewatched it all.

I liked Bob Denver sticking up for Dawn Wells twice. Once getting her full credit in the theme song as "Mary Ann" rather part of "the rest."

Also Bob Denver insisting she be included in a photo shoot for TV Guide when the photographer only wanted Gilligan and Ginger.
TV Guide tricked them by including her in the photo shoot and then cutting Mary Ann out of the published photo.


It has some sad parts. Jim Backus struggling with Parkinson's disease.

Also sad was Dawn Wells scattering Alan Hale's ashes off Catalina and having to deal with uninvited news choppers .


I liked the irony of Bob Denver's original co-star Dwayne Hickman playing a CBS exec. One of a pair who just don't get it.

In real life, Dwayne Hickman did become a CBS exec.

In fact, I was lucky enough to be a staff writer on the last season of Good Times. And Dwayne Hickman was the CBS exec.
And you couldn't ask for a nicer guy.
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I rewatched it all.

I liked Bob Denver sticking up for Dawn Wells twice. Once getting her full credit in the theme song as "Mary Ann" rather part of "the rest."

Also Bob Denver insisting she be included in a photo shoot for TV Guide when the photographer only wanted Gilligan and Ginger.
TV Guide tricked them by including her in the photo shoot and then cutting Mary Ann out of the published photo.


It has some sad parts. Jim Backus struggling with Parkinson's disease.

Also sad was Dawn Wells scattering Alan Hale's ashes off Catalina and having to deal with uninvited news choppers .


I liked the irony of Bob Denver's original co-star Dwayne Hickman playing a CBS exec. One of a pair who just don't get it.

In real life, Dwayne Hickman did become a CBS exec.

In fact, I was lucky enough to be a staff writer on the last season of Good Times. And Dwayne Hickman was the CBS exec.
And you couldn't ask for a nicer guy.

I might have to pull it out and re watch it, I haven't seen in for a couple of years.

I am so glad Dobie Gillis is coming to DVD this year. I have only seen a handful of episodes. I finally got MeTV, but I would rather watch the show from the start so I think i'll wait for the DVD to come out.

I have that TV Guide with Bob and Tina, and Dawns hair is right there, if it wasn't for the special I would think there was a spot on it or something.

I didn't know you were on the Good Times staff, you should go to the Good Times board some, they would probbably love to have an insider from the show, it is a popular board.
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Another good thing about Surviving Gilligan Island's. As exec producer, Dawn Wells ran the show. And despite past tensions, she treated Tina Louise fairly.


Dobie Gillis is cool. It had quality that was just funny not overly sentimental like many sitcoms especially back then.

The Dobie Gillis creator Max Shulman has his unique voice similar to Rod Sterling except funny.


Maybe I will go on Good Times board. I actually co-wrote the very last episode.

Thanks.

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The opening credits for GI were filmed shortly after the assassination of JFK. You can see a flag at half-mast in the background, as the boat is leaving the marina.
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The opening credits for GI were filmed shortly after the assassination of JFK. You can see a flag at half-mast in the background, as the boat is leaving the marina.
The title of this thread is in thoroughly bad taste and I suggest it is modified forthwith. How anyone can make a pun out of a heinous crime caught on camera which affected much of the Western world is beyond me.
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You're right. I apologize.
Sorry for any offense.
The tragic irony is a part of history.
But there is no need to add to it with a stupid pun.
So it's been changed.
Please find it in your heart to forgive.
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