|The cast of Gilligan’s Island|
A good and very funny friend of mine, Annie Howell, loves, loves everything about Gilligan’s Island.
She and her husband, Brad, and their two boys even named their dog, Thurston, after the lock jawed, elitist character marooned on the island, Thurston Howell III. I think everyone who watched the show identified with at least one of the characters — the Professor, Marianne, Gilligan, the Skipper or The Movie Star — who every week would comically try to escape from Gilligan’s Island. I liked to think I was Ginger, the Movie Star.