Gilligan’s No Exit

Today we feature a guest post from that miraculous writer of the fantastical, the great Don Webb.

Take it away, Don!

Many of my generation have discovered (sometimes with the help of a certain herb) that the opening sequence of Wizard of Oz matches up with Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. Co-incidence or happenstance? Who can say? Was Pink Floyd under the "influence" of Frank Baum?

Another strange co-incidence has come to light. The lyrics of Gilligan's Island perfectly match up with Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven."

Happenstance? Then riddle me this -- why does Gilligan's Island have exactly the same theme as Jean Paul Sarte's NO EXIT?


Each one of the characters represents one of the 7 deadly sins:

- Ginger represents LUST - she wears skimpy outfits, is obsessed with her looks, and is a borderline nymphomaniac.

- Mary Ann represents ENVY - she is jealous of Ginger's beauty.

- The Professor represents PRIDE - he is an annoying know-it-all.

- Mr. Howell represents GREED - no explanation needed.

- Mrs. Howell represents SLOTH - she has never lifted a finger to help with their escape plans.

- The Skipper represents two sins: GLUTTONY - again, no explanation needed and ANGER - he violently hits Gilligan on each show.

- This leaves Gilligan. Gilligan is the person who put them there. He prevents them from leaving by foiling all of their escape plots. Also, it is HIS island. Therefore, Gilligan is SATAN.
     Posted By: Paul - Tue Feb 03, 2009
     Category: Drugs | Literature | Music | Synchronicity and Coincidence | Television | Reader Recommendation | 1960s | 1970s | Europe

So, I've gleaned two things from all this:

1) Gilligan's Island was better thought out than most of what passes for good entertainment today. (Not by much but it wasn't reality!)

2) There is a finite number of combinations of notes on the Western scale and some are a lot more pleasant to our ears than others.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/03/09 at 11:20 AM
Of course Gilligan is Satan. He sabotaged (albeit under the guise of ignorance) all attempts to get off the island and gets away with it. He's the last you'd expect to be evil, which makes him a prime candidate. Also, he wears red which means he's Satan. Or Santa. Could be either.

"Girlfriend in a Coma" to "Tip Toe Through the Tulpis"?!? Great, I'm going to have Tiny Tim singing Smiths songs in my head all day now.
Somewhere there's a squeky voice that doesn't shut up.
Posted by DownCrisis on 02/03/09 at 11:44 AM
I don't care what anyone says, TWoO to DSotM kicks major butt!
It never fails to tickle me to death.
Posted by AGFH on 02/03/09 at 12:27 PM
I think what this comes down to is some people have WAY too much time on their hands. But I guess we knew that already.
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 02/03/09 at 12:35 PM
The only thing Gilligan was hitting was the headboard as the Skipper pounded his little buddy's skinny ass.

Mary Ann was hotter. She's the girl next door.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 02/03/09 at 12:49 PM
Besides, everyone knows you can't trust a red head...right Maxx? 😉
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 02/03/09 at 12:51 PM
That's right! Hot tempered, lying sacks of sh....wait, I'm a rehead!!!
Posted by Madd Maxx on 02/03/09 at 12:53 PM
ummm...that should be redhead not rehead. :red:
Posted by Madd Maxx on 02/03/09 at 01:14 PM
mrclam: I would never say it was done intentionally. But that still does not take from the coolness of it imo.
Call me a dork, but I love it.
Posted by AGFH on 02/03/09 at 02:55 PM
Ha ha ha! Maxx is a rehead!
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 02/03/09 at 04:50 PM
i must not do enough drugs, it just doesn't impress me.
btw thanks jules!

Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/03/09 at 07:35 PM
Red heads are cool! My oldest daughter is a natural red head, freckles and all. Me on the other hand, while I do have red hair, it came from a bottle.
Posted by AGFH on 02/04/09 at 05:37 AM
i like red hair too, i was just teasing. 😉 of course maxx is sexy canukgirl that's why he has pancake groupies!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/04/09 at 06:50 AM
Damn right I'm sexy! I can't keep my hands off of myself.

I hated my red hair when I was younger. I always seemed to have alot of friends from spanish descent, so they were tanned. I was so white I glowed in the dark. As I got older I grew fonder of my red hair.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 02/04/09 at 07:05 AM
did your kids inherit the trait maxx? my sister and i have dark hair (mine's from a bottle now) but she dyed her's red for a while and she looked great. red hair can be very striking.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/04/09 at 07:46 AM
No patty, neither one has red hair. Poor kids.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 02/04/09 at 08:25 AM
One of Maxx's pancake groupies has red hair too! That's why I said it, he knows I understand 😊 Us pale people have to stick together
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 02/04/09 at 08:47 AM
Awwwwwww, Jules, you my GFFL (ginger friend for life). :red:
Posted by Madd Maxx on 02/04/09 at 08:59 AM
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 02/04/09 at 09:20 AM
Well Done!! Bravo! Kudos!! I wrote on this subject several times but i haven't even thought of it this way. THANKS PAUL for expanding my mind. "dude don't bogart the goodies,bruh, puff puff pass"
Posted by avmayes614 in the wt"F"-State on 02/04/09 at 02:51 PM
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