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Secrets That Were Stranded On Gilligan's Island

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?

Read 20 Surprising Secrets About "Gilligan's Island" You Need To Know here.


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