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Did the show teach you anything?


Many years ago as a child I learned from the Professor that salicylic acid is aspirin, and I've never forgotten it.

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Ha ha! That's funny. I remember that too! It was also the first time I realized that the phone company ran cable lines across the ocean. Before that I never wondered how international calls were made!

Remember when that cable washed up on the island and they tried to make a call?

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I learned to never get stranded with Gilligan.

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So true! I think Gilligan was the first person who taught me about 'passive aggressive' behavior. He seemed like a sweet guy but he clearly he had a hostile agenda! lol

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I knew farm girls are hot, and never to go with strange doctors unless you want you and your friends or some animals minds switched. Also you can have bicyclists run around a Maypole to transmit to a radio or rich people talk a semi-British (well, a lot of people from the Atlantic shores, like the Howells-Wall Street ya know-for many years did, even Philip Seymour Hoffman and currently Meghan Trainor, from New York and Massachuesstts respectivelydid. If PHS hadn't died when he did, he would have been a great Thurston. Too bad Hoffman wasn;t around in the old time raido era that Backus was, he would've been great for those comedies, even as UPA's Mr.Magoo's cousin!). Jackie Kennedy for Gilligan's era, and JFK, certainly did, but no other GI actor did. (Ironically of those two rich folk only Natalie Schafer, aka Mrs,Howell, came from the Atalntic, NY. Jim Backus came from the midwest, Ohio, and his Magoo voice is slightly different with a lesser accent.)

Also, if you get hit on the head you can (Gilligan) be a radio or (Mary Ann) act like a movie and stage star.

And that Phil Silvers could sing,and act in all roles in Hamlet.

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OMG I was going to say the exact same thing!

I learned the word 'prevaricator' too.

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acetylsalicylic acid

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Indeed. But the Professor just said salicylic.

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Hmmmm, maybe that professor is not as smart as we are led to believe, but boy was he good at using bamboo to make stuff! ;-)

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To always have a little buddy I can boss around to do all the work.

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To never share a hut with someone who thinks he has the right to boss you around.

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LOL. Good retort. Now get out there and gather some coconuts!

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I learned that if it's real gold, you can eat it!

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That a hunter can show up, offer a rescue but then stalk you 24 hours a la THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME.
(Not just an island thing, does THE FUGITIVE or RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, on prime time at the same time..rhyme! and that rhymes,too!).

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