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Jim Backus (AKA Thurston Howell) and Natalie Schafer (AKA Lovey Howell) are the only Gilligan's Island cast members to appear on Scherwood Schwartz' big follow up series; The Brady Bunch. Jim Backus in fact appears on three episodes of the Brady ... ...
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Occasionally the radio announcer would announce the call sign of the radio station the castaways were listening to, and it would always start with W. With few exceptions (and even those don't go any further west than Texas), radio stations with call signs that start with W are east of the Mississippi River. The castaways were somewhere in the South Pacific and had only an AM radio, and even in the most perfect conditions, it would be highly unlikely the strongest AM radio station east of the Mississippi could have reached them.
During the first season's opening credits, for some reason neither The Professor, Russell Johnson nor Mary Ann Dawn Wells received an on screen billing, nor were they referred to in the theme song. They were just referred to as "... and the rest." For seasons two and three they were added at the request of Bob Denver, who played "Gilligan" and thought it was stupid to leave out the two actors just to shorten the introductory song by a few notes.
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