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Gilligan's Island and the 7 Deadly Sins
« on: May 01, 2012, 12:59:22 PM »
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If I described to you a hit television show with deep Christian underpinnings and hidden meanings about a bunch of people being stranded on a strange island which had some audience speculating that the characters were in "Hell," what show would you say we were discussing?

Gilligan's Island, of course.

Sherwood Schwartz, the creator of Gilligan's Island, said he patterned the ’seven stranded castaways’ after the seven deadly sins but he didn't admit it until years later in his book about the show.
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Re: Gilligan's Island and the 7 Deadly Sins
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 01:15:37 PM »
And all this time I thought Gilligan was just stupid. Now I can say he was diabolically stupid. :D
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Re: Gilligan's Island and the 7 Deadly Sins
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2012, 02:37:31 PM »
Other shows come to mind as coming close to hell in their vision: Desperate Housewives and Wisteria Lane? or how about the Miami of CSI-Miami? The potential list is endless!

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Re: Gilligan's Island and the 7 Deadly Sins
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012, 02:40:15 PM »
It's so amazing to me that after the fact of how these things were arranged, that the producers later come off and state this.  All the while we were watching gilligan's hell island.


I wonder if the characters represent the sins itself.  Lust sloth etc.
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Re: Gilligan's Island and the 7 Deadly Sins
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2012, 05:34:58 PM »
Interesting that it'd have such deep underlying ideas. I always thought of it as a show I could most enjoy as a kid. As an adult I'd probably just roll my eyes and change the channel... but as an 8 year old? Give me that cornball tv!

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Re: Gilligan's Island and the 7 Deadly Sins
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2012, 08:53:40 AM »
Yes, that's very interesting. I never really watched the show, but now that I know "the rest of the story" I'd be interested to watch a bit.
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Re: Gilligan's Island and the 7 Deadly Sins
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2012, 08:51:42 AM »
It's so amazing to me that after the fact of how these things were arranged, that the producers later come off and state this.  All the while we were watching gilligan's hell island.


I wonder if the characters represent the sins itself.  Lust sloth etc.
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