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Old 08-06-2017, 06:02 AM
 
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"Gilligan's Island" has enjoyed such a long, successful life in syndication for a series that never ranked in the top 10 and only lasted three seasons. What made it so popular? Was it primarily a children's show? That would explain its presence for so long on after-school television.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilligan%27s_Island
I doubt it was considered primarily a children's show as there were no children. But it was just clean fun comedy for all ages!
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Old 08-06-2017, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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I don't get it. I thought it was a stupid show, even as a kid when it was on originally. I would always change the channel or try to find something else to watch when it came on.

I think most of what is on television today is pretty bad, but we had some bad television back in the "old school" days as well. Just really cheesy like Gillian and Love Boat, ugh.
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Old 08-06-2017, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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I loved it as a kid and my kids loved the re-runs when they were young. It was just a fun, silly show.
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:18 AM
 
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A show that brings back memories that you can still watch with your young children or grandchildren .
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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Mary Ann, Mary Ann, Mary Ann, and banana cream pie.
You can't beat Mary Ann in short-shorts and heels running around on the island.
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:51 AM
 
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It was my favorite show as a boy. It was, as others have said, good, clean, silly fun. I wanted to be there on the island with them.
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:29 AM
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Location: Cushing OK
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It's this friendly, caring slice of innocence. Sure, they are trapped on a deserted island, but its not some survival tale, but living life a day at a time, enjoying the good stuff, and shrugging off the rest. And making a new family. There was a special done about the castaways after rescue, and how none of them had done especially well out in the 'real' world, and their reunion back on their island where they find they really have no reason to go back to.

I think that peaceful place that's yours with family (real or found) which matters is something which made the show so popular. And still resonates in all its new fans who weren't born.
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:26 AM
 
Location: USA
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I'm trying to post text and jpgs here multiple times, but when I try to preview it says the text is too short, I need to have at least one character!

Any hints?


This one went through fine.
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:36 AM
 
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It's this friendly, caring slice of innocence. Sure, they are trapped on a deserted island, but its not some survival tale, but living life a day at a time, enjoying the good stuff, and shrugging off the rest. And making a new family. There was a special done about the castaways after rescue, and how none of them had done especially well out in the 'real' world, and their reunion back on their island where they find they really have no reason to go back to.

I think that peaceful place that's yours with family (real or found) which matters is something which made the show so popular. And still resonates in all its new fans who weren't born.

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Old 08-06-2017, 10:39 AM
 
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