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Mendocino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-10 09:01 PM
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Shouldn't the SS Minnow just have sank
instead of the lame disablement. I mean a little hole in the side, and the professor who could make a movie projecter with a flashlight and tin cans, or bamboo motor cars, couldn't fix it? Come on just sink it! It would have made a great dive site and tourist attraction but NO, it fell apart and rotted.
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denbot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-10 09:22 PM
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1. The "little" hole in the side would have sunk a boat in less then a minute.
An inch and a half hole will sink a boat that size in ten minutes if the hole is foot or more below the waterline.
Loved the show, but I wouldn't try to think it through.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-10 10:14 PM
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8. "If not for the courage of the fearless crew, the Minnow would be lost..."
Did you even listen to the song?
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lunamagica Donating Member (430 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 10:08 PM
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19. I always wondered why the Howells would go aboard such a dingy boat. n/t
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-10 09:27 PM
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2. The boat was only designed for a 3-hour cruise
It wasn't adequately seaworthy for the trip back Hawaii. You have to remember that it was a powerful storm that tossed the tiny ship so far.
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Mendocino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-10 09:31 PM
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3. See the Yamato thread
further down. ;)
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-10 09:50 PM
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4. The Minnow's hull was breached when she beached
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kimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-10 09:57 PM
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5. I dunno
The whole accident with that little boat is a somewhat mysterious affair. Couldn't Ginger have somehow kept that thing afloat with her - shall we say - flotation devices?? :shrug:
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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-10 09:59 PM
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6. Tina Louise is no buoy.
Or did she say boy?
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kimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-10 10:03 PM
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7. Ha!
Touche!
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-10 10:16 PM
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9. Why DIDN'T the professor fix the boat?
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realisticphish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-10 10:50 PM
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13. excellent point
back on land: nerd.
island: most eligible bachelor. Yeah, sure Gilligan and the Skipper, but c'mon
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-10 10:53 PM
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14. He was kind of cute.
He could have invented birth control of some kind.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-10 11:45 PM
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15. Yup, he knew he'd never have a chance with either of them in the real world
But on a desert Island with two old men and a goof as competition, the nerd can actually make some headway.
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Taitertots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 12:49 AM
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16. Come on, he is a professor...
He knows the ratio. Two ladies, three dudes, and a couple.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 04:38 PM
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25. yes, but
one guy was a geeky screw-up, and the other was a chubby old guy. Compared to those two, the Professor was the Brad Pitt of the island.
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SwampG8r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 10:56 PM
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20. i got to meet dawn wells recently
she is still a smoking hottie
60 sometrhing looks mid 40s
i was sooooooooooooo .........
she meant soo much to me in my youth
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 06:15 PM
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26. I had a book written about gilligan's island
and they described the professor as being asexual. It wasn't an official book.
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Taitertots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-10 10:18 PM
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10. Why didn't the professor just build a new boat?
Or at least fix the existing boat?

Even if the motor is broken, just pop a sail on that beast and dip out.
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-10 10:26 PM
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11. I think they didn't really want to leave after awhile.
Other people came and went if I remember right.
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david13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-10 10:44 PM
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12. Mendo. The first rule of sitcoms is ... they cain't make sense. Sense
Edited on Sun Aug-29-10 10:45 PM by david13
won't give you the opportunity for twists of the plot.
And thickening, too. Don't forget thickening of the plot.
dc
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 01:28 AM
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17. Gilligan's Island?
Oh, those poor people...

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mikeSchmuckabee Donating Member (288 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 09:42 PM
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18. It did! There were no survivors.
All the shows were simply the brains of the dying going haywire as all seven drown. That's why they are so surreal. There was no surfer, no nuclear seeds, no jeannie, no communicating with astronauts, no rescue, no Globetrotters. It was death for seven mings.
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Jeff In Milwaukee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:20 PM
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23. Vitto Scotti doesn't exist? Damn! (nt)
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-10 11:05 PM
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21. Just sit right back,and you'll hear a tale,a tale of a fateful trip.........
:shrug:
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 06:33 AM
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22. I'm pretty sure it was saved by the smoke monster
and then they found that huge food stash left by the Darma folks and then the time shifted and Gilligan became jack and Marianne turned into Kate and then, well, I'm not sure because I haven't seen season 6 yet.
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 12:45 PM
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24. Wait until Season 7.
They're on a parallel, alternative flash-back-forward time linear loop.
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-03-10 06:38 PM
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27. I always wondered why they had so much shit packed on board for a three hour cruise?
The Howell's and Ginger had trunks and trunks of clothes...WTF?
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