4 years ago1,000+ Views
Gilligan's Island is truly a television classic and I loved watching it with my family when I was younger. Here are some surprising and funny facts about the beloved show. ● The Coast Guard would often receive panicked telegrams from people who didn’t realize the show wasn’t real. ● Dawn Wells (Mary Ann) was the only cast member to receive compensation from the show’s syndication. ● Raquel Welsh auditioned for the role of Mary Ann. ● Gilligan’s first name, though never mentioned on the show, was Willie. ● The original pilot had a calypso theme song with different lyrics by composer John Williams, who later went on to pen the score to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Star Wars.
@amog32 he did go on to compose some truly beautiful pieces!
@onesmile it's so strange to think about because nowadays everyone is so skeptical they think everything's a show! Must have been a different time.
John Williams is probably OK with the fact he wasn't chosen, now.
I find it hard to believe that people didn't know it was a show lol
I've never actually see this >< oops but wait does that mean that the one actress was the only one PAID for working on the show?!