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Production Team Needed Geography Lessons!


If indeed the "Swiss Family Robinson" is supposed to be set on an uncharted island in the South Pacific, then a number of episodes in this series made little sense.

1) Jean Lafitte was a pirate that lived and carried out his businesses in the Caribbean Islands and the Atlantic, the other side of the globe from the Pacific Ocean.

2) There was an episode about the African Slave Trade (guest starring a young Dorian Harewood). The slave trade did not extend to the Pacific Ocean.

3) There was an episode that showed how a number of the Robinson's animals were mysteriously disappearing. At the end of the show it is revealed that they were eaten by a Mountain Lion (!). Mountain Lions are indigenous to the Northern United States, not a tropical island in the South Pacific!!!

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