The castaways on Gilligan's Island claim to have kept no secrets from us or each other, but even the innocent looking star of the show has been hiding a secret all these years- because his name was originally supposed to be Willy Gilligan.
The name Willy never came up in the show, and Bob Denver insisted Gilligan's first name was Gilligan forever after the show, but Sherwood Schwartz named the character "Willy Gilligan" in the original treatment.
Schwartz came up with Gilligan's Island while at college, and originally intended the show to be a "social microcosm and a metaphorical shaming of world politics in the sense that when necessary for survival, yes we can all get along.”
Even the name of the ship was meant to make a statement, as the S.S. Minnow was named after the head of the FCC- because show creator Sherwood Schwartz hated him and felt like he was sinking the entire television industry.
Who says a silly TV sitcom can't have depth and make a bold statement?
Comic books and video games often fail to make a love connection, and while movie and TV show adaptations keep getting better video game adaptations almost always fall short of super.
But every once in a while a great comic book game like Deadpool, the Batman Arkham series or Injustice: Gods Among Us comes along and renews our faith in the medium.
So maybe game designers should focus on making character or team specific games that aren't just a direct movie adaptation, because characters like Batgirl, Moon Knight and Cyborg are dying for their own game!
Nerdmuch? put together this list of 20 Superheroes Who Need Their Own Game, and while it has some good picks I think their list is missing three superheroic names in need of a game- The Tick, Howard the Duck and Lobo!
With all the stories circulating about cops killing kids and unarmed people it's nice to read a heartwarming story about police officers doing something good- like arresting an old lady.
Don't worry- the centenarian in question isn't a criminal about to spend the rest of her life behind bars, she's just a sweet old lady who wanted to cross "get arrested" off her bucket list.
102-year-old Edie Simms from St. Louis, Missouri has lived a life of generosity and goodness, but for some reason she's always been fascinated with the idea of getting handcuffed and thrown in the back of a cop car.
So Michael Howard, creative director of the 5 Star Senior Center to which Edie has been donating handmade items for nearly a decade, decided to repay her kindness by calling the cops.
Here's more on this unusual arrest:
Since one of the center’s volunteers is friends with a local police officer, the police department “offered to send a police cruiser to take her” to the center, Howard said.
Simms’ reaction was one of unbridled joy.“She said oh that’d be wonderful and said, ‘do you think that they’d put the handcuffs on me?’” Howard recalled.
Once in the back of the car, Howard said Simms was one proud passenger. While passing a county police officer, Howard recalled: “Edie held her hands up to show that she had the handcuffs on! She’s just such a neat lady.”
Hairstyles affect the way we look more than most people think, and anyone who's ever gotten a bad haircut knows how easy it is for a hairstyle to make us look older, heavier or less attractive.
A radical hairstyle can make you look totally hip while an outdated hairstyle can make you look like a bit of a kook, but all it really takes to radically alter our appearance is a part in a different place.
Refinery29 enlisted hairstylist Paul Warren to help demonstrate the power of the part on six of their staffers, and these parting shots prove going middle or side makes a huge difference.
Paul offers this advice on how to find your natural part, and why we should play with our hair:
"Comb back your wet hair with your fingers, and then push forward with your palm at the crown of your head," Warren instructs. "Your hair will split where it naturally falls."
"I don't think face shapes really matter anymore," Warren says. "The [face-shape guide] was a nice rubric, but when you take that away you just get so much more room to play. It's just what looks good on you, whatever you're comfortable with, and whatever you can rock."
Weird characters are always memorable, and they help shape the look and feel of a movie whether they're part of the supporting cast or the main Magoo.
Actors like Crispin Glover, Marty Feldman and John Malkovich are known for the kooky characters they've played, so we know what to expect when we see them in a movie.
But some of the best supporting weirdos have been a one-off role for leading men and women such as Michael Keaton in Beetlejuice, Cloris Leachman in Young Frankenstein and Robert Blake in Lost Highway.
The system is based on the way 541 volunteers responded to hundreds of different social situations and whether they chose to conflict or collaborate with others.
Here's more from head researcher Anxo Sánchez:
“Two people can hunt deer together, but if they are alone, they can only hunt rabbits.
“The person belonging to the Envious group will choose to hunt rabbits because he or she will be at least equal to the other hunter, or maybe even better; the Optimist will choose to hunt deer because that is the best option for both hunters; the Pessimist will go for rabbits because that way he or she is sure to catch something; and the hunter who belongs to the Trusting group will cooperate and choose to hunt deer, without a second thought.”
Japanese roleplaying games used to be the freshest and most unusual take on the RPG genre, but now that gamers know what to expect every time they play a JRPG the magic has fizzled out.
And somewhere around the tenth time you've fought a giant rat, a plant monster with an annoying array of stun powers, or a tiny but incredibly powerful boss monster you start to wonder why you keep buying JRPGs.
Tristan Cooper and Andy Kluthe are all too familiar with the buyer's remorse felt after playing a Japanese RPG, so they created this comic strip to show gamers why they should save their money for the new South Park RPG instead!
A-holes- they're everywhere, in every social circle and at every social gathering, and the best time to find them and flush them out is Halloween, when the a-holes reveal themselves with their awful costume.
It's easy to tell who's the a-hole at a Halloween party- they're the one wearing a costume that's not just inappropriate- it's downright disgusting.
BuzzFeed put together a pictorial guide to the male and female a-holes you might run into at a Halloween party, so you'll know what your friends mean when they say "avoid the Texas Hold 'Em!"
Some kids are such picky eaters that nothing on the menu ever sounds good to them but dessert, making their parents wish they could just let the kid eat a sundae for dinner and be done with it.
But kids will always be stubborn about ordering and dessert ain't dinner, so The Deli Mansion Park in Altoona, Pennsylvania changed the name of the items on their kid's menu to fit a picky kid's lingo.
So when picky kids say "I don't know", "I'm not hungry" or "I don't want that" they're actually ordering from the menu!
Ana's photos contain a tinge of sadness, the light of hope and the warmth of knowing these kids are safe to live and play like any other kid, rather than being brutalized by the ignorant and superstitious.
Before Dwayne Johnson became one of the biggest (literally) movie stars in the world he was The Rock, one of the most popular WWF/WWE wrestlers of all time.
And before he was The Rock Dwayne went by the name Rocky Maivia, Rocky for his pro wrestler father Rocky Johnson and Maivia for his pro wrestler maternal grandfather "High Chief" Peter Maivia.
With generations of pro wrestlers behind him, Dwayne had every reason to come on strong during his first WWF match back in 1996, and he has every reason to be embarrassed about that day too. (NSFW language)
According to the old schoolyard rhyme three things happen after two people are spotted k-i-s-s-i-n-g in a tree- first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage.
So it follows that Disney princesses must have started a family some time after the end of the feature and beginning of the fairy tale marriage, and at least a few of them must have been terrible mothers.
Illustrator Paul Westover has given us a glimpse into the post-movie lives of Disney princesses, and it seems some were born to be moms while others face an uphill battle against their beastly offspring.
Not all bachelors live the stereotypical "bachelor pad" lifestyle- some have roommates who cook and clean for them!
All kidding aside- it's sad how many guys actually fit that mold when they're single, but those who would rather live well than eat Bachelor Chow for the rest of their days learn to hack the bachelor life.
These savvy singles know a tortilla can be used as an edible plate, the caddy in the shower makes a perfect beer holder, and Oreo cookie bits belong in a pepper grinder.
Ask anyone who has used a bidet and they'll tell you it's an experience that will change the way you think about going to the bathroom, especially in terms of toilet paper usage.
And yet bidets never caught on here in the United States, even though American inventor Arnold Cohen created one of the most popular bidet seat in the 1960s and has been trying to put them in our homes ever since.
Everyone's concerned about going green these days, which means cutting down on our usage of paper goods, so why don't Americans use bidets?
Most television shows are shot on a set built to replicate the appearance of an interior space, but they almost always start with an exterior shot to set the mood of the show and tell the audience where it takes place.
This exterior shot is used to set the location and mood of the show, so we know The Munsters is going to be comedic horror while Full House is going to be family oriented and inoffensive.
House Beautiful put together a collection of Beautiful Television Homes, including interiors such as Frasier's Seattle apartment and Will & Grace's well-designed space, as well as TV homes that looked amazing inside and out.
I'm glad the Addams Family house made the list, because it has always been my idea of an ideal and awesome home.
Most gamers start out playing video games purely for the fun of it, wanting nothing more than to experience a new form of interactive entertainment that amazes us when we're kids.
But there comes a time when we start using games as an escape from reality and a way to deflect our problems, and the bigger the problem the more difficult the video game we choose to play.
This comic by Julia Lepetit may help you figure out why your friend keeps playing that impossibly hard game even though it infuriates them, or maybe you're the one who keeps banging their head against the wall...
Many innovations in style, textiles and clothing manufacturing happened during the 20th century, perhaps more than any other century before, making clothes more than just a necessity.
People began buying clothes "just because", fashion trends filling their closets one decade and refilling them with the new trends the next, and lower clothing costs made these styles accessible to all.
This new installment of 100 Years of... by Mode reveals ten of the Fashion Revolutions that happened in the 20th century, starting with artificial silk and ending with the 3D printed fashions of the future.