Gilligan’s Island is a television series that will be talked about for centuries to come. The show was the first of its kind — people from all different walks of life stranded together on a desert island with no one to depend on but each other. But many things happened behind the scenes of this iconic series that make it that much more intriguing for fans and new watchers alike. Take a journey back in time and find out the shocking details of your favorite show, but try not to get stranded like these castaways.
1Tina Louise Blames The Show For The Downfall Of Her Career
Since the television series was a hit, you would think that all the cast mates would be thankful for their breakout roles, right? But for Tina Louise who played the role of "Ginger," that couldn't be further from the truth. Louise didn't join her fellow cast mates in any of their spinoff characters, opting to focus on more serious roles. Apparently, Louise had a history of disagreeing with Gilligan's Island producers and even claimed the show ruined her career as a serious actress.
2The Professor And Mary Ann Are Uncredited In The First Season
In the first season of the show, you may have noticed that Russell Johnson (The Professor) and Dawn Wells (Mary Ann) weren’t listed in the opening credits – which ended in “and also starring Tina Louise as ‘Ginger.'” Apparently, this was due to a clause in Louise’s contract stating that nobody would follow her in the credits. But once the series renewed for a second season, Bob Denver petitioned that Johnson and Wells’ names be added to the credits since their characters were just as important as everyone else’s.