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I still love Gilligan’s Island

Every weekday afternoon, when I was a kid, my sister and I would come home from school and settle down in front of the TV for a blissful hour of Batman and Gilligan’s Island.

I am currently reliving this little habit, with my daughter subbing in for my sister, who lives far away on the island of Manhattan and has her own after school activities these days. What with it being #throwbackthursday and all, I figured I’d share…

We’ve watched all the Batman episodes, so it’s on to Gilligan’s Island. And I’ve got to say, the show is potentially even better now than it was then, as I can now appreciate the total absurdity of the whole situation, rather than being slightly bothered by the number of outfits Ginger and Mrs Howell had packed for a three hour cruise. (as a 7 year old, that drove me CRAZY)

I hear they made a movie where the castaways are rescued. I’m not sure I ever want to see it… Somehow I feel a bit better knowing that somewhere out there, 7 people are running around on a tropic isle, listening to the radio and coming up with crazy and impossible plans for their rescue. We can all learn a little something from their optimism.

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