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"Gilligan's Island

Suburban Blues: Memories of a Late Baby Boomer

Tim Koechlin | Posted 05.11.2014 | Fifty
Tim Koechlin

We slept with our bedroom windows open and our blankets at our feet. We heard the conversations of passing teenagers and lovers through the windows, and we heard the drone and swoosh of the occasional traffic. We could hear the ballgame on someone else's radio.

Russell Johnson, the Last Professor

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 03.24.2014 | TV
Andrew J. Lederer

Russell Johnson's death last week reminds us there was once a time when America had respect, even veneration, for science. True, science as expressed by Gilligan's Island's "Professor" was nonsense science, but The Professor stood for facts, for knowledge.

The 'Lost' Gilligan Calypso

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Geoffrey Dunn

The U.S.-produced sitcom Gilligan's Island was one of the most popular programs in global television history -- but it has long been forgotten that the original theme song for the show was a calypso-styled composition sung by none other than "Sir Lancelot."

7 Life Lessons We Learned From 'Gilligans Island'

Shelley Emling | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

"Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip..." The death of Russell Johnson on Thursday, who played the Professor on "Gi...

'Gilligan's Island' Professor Dies

Posted 01.25.2014 | Celebrity

Russell Johnson, who played the professor on "Gilligan's Island," died this morning (Jan. 16) at 89 years old. Johnson died at his home in Washing...

The Mis-Hap-Hap-Happiest Time of the Year?

Lisa Hickman | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Lisa Hickman

Mishaps come wrapped in raging expectations, in-laws, out-laws, pent up germs, all-too busy schedules, limited financial resources and exorbitant sugar levels. Did someone call this the happiest time of the year?

"Gone Fishing"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.22.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima If legendary composer George Gershwin had also been a fisherman, one of his greatest works might have been "Porgy and Bass." I could...

The Beatles Make a Comeback Again and Again and Again and Again and...

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 07.14.2013 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

As the world goes to digital and infinite, it is the content that will survive long after we are gone. Or certainly past the time that we can remember that we actually already saw that movie. Or did we?

Happy Mother's Day From The Annoying Moms Club!

Christina Pesoli | Posted 07.07.2013 | Parents
Christina Pesoli

I look forward to the day when I am not so annoying to Hannah anymore -- either because I earn my cool card back or because she herself ends up in the Annoying Moms Club thanks to the actions of her own children. But until then, I'll enjoy the company of all the other moms who are members.

Congress Rebukes IRS For Wasting Taxpayer Money

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nobody's going to win an Emmy for a parody of the TV show "Star Trek" filmed by Internal Revenue Service employees at an agency studio i...

James Bond? Dallas? 'Reboots' My Foot!

Mark Juddery | Posted 03.24.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

As 2012 drew to a close, people were talking (as usual) about the trends of the year's films and TV shows. The word "reboot" was oft mentioned -- wrongly, most of the time.

'Gilligan's Island' Star To National Enquirer: 'Leave Us Alone!'

Posted 12.12.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Dawn Wells, known to the world as Mary Ann from the famed sitcom "Gilligan's Island," stopped by HuffPost Live Tuesday to discuss her time on the show...

LOOK: 'Gilligan's Island' Boat Event Raises $10,000 (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Easter Seals Young Professionals Council hosted a “Gilligan’s Island Cruise on the Potomac” on Thursday evening. The ESYPC din...

Titanic Miniseries, Ahoy: The Most Famous Small Screen Ships

The Huffington Post | HuffPost TV Staff | Posted 05.15.2012 | TV

Celine Dion's timeless "Titanic" theme song told us that the heart will go on (and on), but she never mentioned anything about the tributes to that il...

Where Do the Huxtables Poop?

Evan Shapiro | Posted 05.01.2012 | TV
Evan Shapiro

Much is made of the unrealistic body image expectations created by the media. However, much less attention has been given to unrealistic real estate expectations. To cast a spotlight on this issue, here are the Top 11 Most Outrageous Real Estate Deals in TV History.

Dawn Wells: 'Gilligan's Island' Actors Got No Syndication Royalties

Posted 02.16.2012 | TV

The TV classic "Gilligan's Island" aired for three seasons and for decades after that in syndication. But as Dawn Wells, the actress who played the bu...

Shock! 8 Classic Films To Be Remade

Posted 01.10.2012 | Fifty

In the last month and a half, two Hollywood remakes -- Screen Gems' "Straw Dogs" and Universal's "The Thing" -- tanked at the box office, earning back...

4 Appreciations For Sherwood Schwartz's Work And Career

Danny Groner | Posted 09.16.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

After Sherwood Schwartz, the man who created and produced Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch, died on Tuesday, fans flocked to the internet to express their appreciations for the fallen TV icon.

TV Legend Leaves Emotional Goodbye Post-Humous Note To Family

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 09.11.2011 | Entertainment

Following the death of Sherwood Schwartz on Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter has been given a farewell letter titled "A Conversation at the Gates" from...

'Brady Bunch' Creator Dies At 94

Posted 09.11.2011 | Celebrity

AP Text/Video: LOS ANGELES -- Sherwood Schwartz, writer-creator of two of the best-remembered TV series of the 1960s and 1970s, "Gilligan's Island...

'A Vast Wasteland': 50th Anniversary Of A Classic Speech

The New York Times | JAMES WARREN | Posted 07.07.2011 | Media

Sitting high above the Loop with Newton Minow, I realized that history buried his lede -- to his everlasting good fortune....

A Caribbean castaway's New Year's adventure

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Marshall Fine

When we finally reached the island - when it became clear we were going to be castaways on land, rather than adrift in the dark on the Caribbean for t...

New TV Sit-Com A$PEN the Series Coming From the Writers of Seinfeld Roseanne and King of Queens

Edward Lozzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Edward Lozzi

A fun and comically witty TV series set in Aspen, America's winter playground for the rich and famous, has been developing in the mind of it's creator Greg Simmons for a number of years.

Enough of comic-book movies

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There are a lot of elements of modern cinema on which I'd like to see a moratorium declared. Let's start with remakes - particularly remakes of reall...

Lost Creators Admit Entire Show Is a Prank

Roy Rivenburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Roy Rivenburg

Memo to fans of ABC's Lost: You've been punked. Executive producer Damon Lindelof revealed the prank at a Season 6 press conference today.