Hollywood is gearing up for another three-hour tour: A film adaptation of Gilligan's Island in the works, Variety reports.
Gilligan's Island followed the misadventures of seven people stranded on a desert island. The memorable castaways included...read more
Question: I know I'm not crazy. Back in the '70s, Larry Storch (and, I believe, his old cohort Forrest Tucker) were in a Saturday-morning kid-oriented show that had something to do with outer space. I want to say it ran opposite Bob Denver's Far Out Space Nuts. It would have been around the time of Sid and Marty Krofft's dominance of Saturday-morning programming. Please tell me I haven't completely lost my mind.
Answer: Not in this regard you haven't, David. You're thinking of The Ghost Busters, which ran on CBS for a year beginning in September 1975. On it, Storch and Tucker, best known for their F Troop days together, played a couple of ghost hunters who were teamed with a gorilla named Tracy. It was a live-action show, but spawned an animated version in the late read more
Bob Denver, whose portrayal of the pratfall- and blunder-prone titular first mate on Gilligan's Island made him an iconic television figure, died Tuesday from complications of cancer treatment. He was 70. Prior to being shipwrecked with the Skipper and Professor et al., Denver gave beatniks a prime-time face as Maynard G. Krebs on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. "It's a sad, sad day," sighs Denver's Island costar Tina Louise. (Ginger). "His boyish charm worked for both children and adults. He will be so missed."read more