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Gilligan's Island: Ginger or Mary Ann? How About the Skipper or Gilligan?

Updated on September 19, 2015

Who Wants Some Tail Of the Castaways?

The argument has been going on for well over 40 years. I remember it as a kid in high school and from my drunken friends as a young adult. The eternal (and still unanswered) question of which female character from the 1960’s television series, “Gilligan’s Island” was more bangable. Ginger or Mary Ann? I hope the righteous will forgive my use of the word bangable but when I was a kid, we weren’t very PC. If a friend of mine had had the nerve to ask, “If you had a choice, who would you rather make love to? Ginger or Mary Ann? he would have been laid out flat on the ground and bleeding from at least one nostril. I have cleaned up the question for purposes of this article. Bangable is definitely cleaner than the alternative phrase we used in school.

One thing that’s been bothering me lately, (and it’s not at the top of the list of things that bother me, but it’s way up there), was I never found out if you ladies were running your own Gilligan’s Island Most-Bangable contest. Did that happen? Were cheerleaders running topless around the locker rooms after football games asking, “Ok, if you had to absolutely sleep with one of them, who would it be? The Skipper, Gilligan or the Professor? “ (Someone please tell me that happened, so my life will be complete. Please?)

Ginger Was More Than Bangable

More bangable than Mary Ann?
More bangable than Mary Ann?

Was Mary Ann More Bangable?

Coconut Creamy
Coconut Creamy

What About Lovey?

Whenever I was asked the Ginger or Mary Ann question, I usually responded. “Mrs. Howell!” I would definitely bang Mrs .Howell. After receiving the ultimate reward of a disgusted face from the person asking the question along with the obligatory, “What the f**k is wrong with you?” response, I would explain it. It made sense back then and it still does, today. Mrs. Howell was one of the wealthiest women on earth, so throwing her a few nights of pleasure down by the lagoon might be the wise thing to do. She could buy you anything you desired. And she had no desire to leave her meal ticket, hubby, (Thurston Howell III), so she wouldn’t get emotionally attached. Banging Mrs. Howell would definitely be the best choice. (Provided of course, the lights were off, she wasn’t allowed to speak and a suitable head-sized paper bag was available)

Lovey Howell: The Later Years

Which one of the Honeybees would you take back to your hive?

You May Only Choose One of Them

Even though Lovey Howell was the perfect candidate for a young man to whip it out for a quickie on the other side of the island, she was always eliminated as an answer to the question. “No way!”, the questioner would respond, You can’t say Mrs. Howell. It HAS to be Ginger or Mary Ann. Besides, Mrs. Howell is married. You can’t go around banging old, married women, no matter how rich they are.” Besides, one of my friends claimed that Lovey was rumored to have worn a diaper, which quickly cured me of my Mrs. Howell obsession.

After my answer was rejected, the question was always posed a second time.“Who’s it gonna be, Ginger or Mary Ann? My answer? “Well, with Lovey out of the picture, I think I’d like both Ginger and Mary Ann at the same time. I mean, why just choose one? They both had their merits. Ginger was a Hollywood movie star whose long flowing red hair and silver sparkled gown set every young man’s heart afire. Mary Ann was the farmer’s daughter from Kansas whose perfectly tanned legs looked ever so sexy in those short shorts and high heels she wore. PLUS, Mary Ann could cook. So after you were done doing the tropical tango, you might be able to persuade her to make you and Ginger one of her special coconut cream pies (and maybe a Pina Colada) Case closed. I wanted them both. An island threesome. I was sure of it. I wanted that more than I wanted ol’ wrinkly Mrs. Howell and her suitcases full of money.

That was never a good enough answer for my horny teenaged friends asking the question. You HAD to pick one-and only one. It had to be either Ginger or Mary Ann. No Lovey and no Ménage à trios with the other two. By then I would just usually give up and choose one. What did it matter? Depending on my mood, I’d half heartedly pick one of them. Usually Ginger, if I recall correctly. But there were drawbacks.

 

Pregnancy in the Pacific

It would be hard enough being stuck on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with no one knowing your whereabouts without having to worry about either Ginger or Mary Ann being with child. (That’s knocked up, for you younger folks) Can you imagine raising a kid on the island with no schools, no other kids for them to play with and no place for you to hide?  Well, there’s always the rhythm method, but that’s been known to fail. Hmm, how about the Professor? Maybe he could come up with a solution. I can imagine The Professor inventing a special IUD made from a coconut shell. I don’t know if I’d trust it though. As smart as he was, he still couldn’t fix a 2 foot wide hole in the boat. What a moron….or in his case, maroon.

The Professor, maybe?

Ladies, do you like em' smart?
Ladies, do you like em' smart?

Ladies? Gilligan Or The Skipper?

Ladies Would You Bang These Guys?
Ladies Would You Bang These Guys?

Ladies Choice

 

So, Ladies, What Do You Think?

Ladies, if you had the choice, who would you choose to climb the banana tree with? The Skipper, The Professor or Gilligan? Mr. Howell isn’t eligible, so don’t even try.

All three gentlemen have their good points. Gilligan, (though stupid and ugly) is still young and virile, The Professor (a bit older) is as smart as a whip. (Remember how he once charged the batteries for the radio using nothing but monkey urine and a jungle vine?) The Skipper is a bit older, but an authority figure. Some women dig that. Well, girls, who’s it going to be?

 

Updated Polls So EVERYONE can play

In the polls below, you'll notice I have updated the question so that you have your choice of male or female answers in both categories. Your sexuality doesn't matter in these polls. Have fun! Male or Female, you may vote for any character. 

Ladies: Who Would You Bang On The Island? (You MUST Choose One)

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    Joseph Addams 2 years ago from Standing right behind you!

    Thanks for the comment, Vinnyscousin. It's difficult to beat Maryann!

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    Vinnyscousin 2 years ago

    Anyone who says Ginger over Maryann has seriously gotta catch up on some reruns or just go google images of Dawn Wells, one of the hottest women on tv still to this day! Ginger is pretty nasty looking back. I think it was the glam idea that made some little boys think she was hot though every guy I ever knew was all Maryann hands down.

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    Joseph Addams 4 years ago from Standing right behind you!

    Thanks, Cogerson. I appreciate your stopping by. I'm definitely a Mary Ann, as well!

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    Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

    A very funny hub....good to see that I am not alone in picking Mary Ann over Ginger. Still a very good hub 3 years later.

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    JRD 5 years ago

    I thought Gilligan was cute too! A lot of girls did.

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    Joseph Addams 5 years ago from Standing right behind you!

    I just ran your ip address-70.76.97.176 Canada. That explains it. You can't help being an a-hole.

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    privateye2500 5 years ago from Canada, USA, London

    Hard to believe this hub was left up.

    I didn't read it! I saw the TITLE.

    Hard to miss that part.

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    Joseph Addams 5 years ago from Standing right behind you!

    privateeye 2500 No one twisted your arm to read it did they?

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    privateye2500 5 years ago from Canada, USA, London

    Are you seriously writing this...or am I still asleep?

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    Joseph Addams 5 years ago from Standing right behind you!

    Thanks for all your comments. I've been away from Hubpages for awhile, but I've returned.

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    Eat Mary ann 6 years ago

    Mary Ann would be a better lay than Ginger any day

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    attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

    I was too busy laughing at their antics to notice how sexy those two sirens were honestly! A great funny hub, loved it cheers mate.

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    ginger guy 6 years ago

    always loved to fantasize about these two. Ginger i believe thought she was gods gift but if you compare the two I believe maryann was sexier both physically and personality wise. But for some reason i loved gingers small but so sexy "coconuts" yeah you get it. But maryann had the curves and hips in my opinion.

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    james 7 years ago

    MaryAnm of course!!!! She was sweet and just a very likeable person. Very country home spun!!! She had the face of an angel and very quietly pretty in general. She had the most sexiest eyes. I think she was an extra on Bonanza once or twice too. Anyway, I am happy to say I have my own angel now. Her name is Jing. She is from central China. We were just married last September 2009. We are very happy!!!!!

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    Info Help 7 years ago from Chicago

    Hi Rockinjoe!

    This hub was hilarious! I chose the professor personally as the most bangable, but if Ginger was also very bangable! Great hub! I am a fan :)

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    TotalReviewGuy 8 years ago from Your Computer

    What about one of the casual visitors who inevitably ended up on the island? Lke the headhunters or some other super-celeb of the day? They should receive a bangable nod or two I would expect.

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    Joseph Addams 8 years ago from Standing right behind you!

    Joanna Lumley? Agreed. Very much so!

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    The Old Firm 8 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    Yay, sos, she was still steamy at sixty.

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    Clive Fagan 8 years ago from South Africa

    Joanna lumley from the Avengers!

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    arther 8 years ago from union nj

    ITs a toss up marryann being country and ginger an actris i would say both

    growing up in the 70s who dosnt like a country girl are actris

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    foxility 8 years ago

    I say... orgy

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    Joseph Addams 8 years ago from Standing right behind you!

    Cassidy was one of the biggest singing stars in pop music history. You're right Amanda, age hasn't been kind to him I saw him in a YouTube video and he looks pretty ragged, but he's still singing those hits. What a life he must have had.

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    Amanda Severn 8 years ago from UK

    David Cassidy was my favourite too. I saw him recently being interviewed on some chat show, and I didn't recognize him. The passing years are just too cruel!

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    VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

    I used to have a crush on David Cassidy, loved those bedroom eyes and nice hair.

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    C. C. Riter 8 years ago

    TOF, "Gilligan will back that up - as it were!" what a hoot! I'm onboard with your whole theory there, it makes sense.

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    Jewels 8 years ago from Australia

    David Cassidy v Gilligan. It's a no brainer! I know where I'd be putting my shoes.

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    Joseph Addams 8 years ago from Standing right behind you!

    Wow, the comments continue. Who knew this could be a hot topic? Ok, if we're talking 60's and 70's sexy, my votes would also go to Susan Dey, Maureen McCormick, Valerie Bertinelli, Farrah, (duh!) Goldie Hawn and I think I had a thing for Sandy Duncan at one time....Barbara Feldon, One of the British chicks from "To Sir With Love" (Not LuLu) and moving into the late 70's The chick who played Marty Maraschino in Grease and Linda Rondstat. whew...back with more later!

    Hey Jewels, you had a thing for Keith Partridge? From the stories I remember, that guy had a few million women following him.

    Mightymom, you're right. The Professor wasn't into getting dissed. He probably made them add it to the song. I recall seeing him in a movie years and years ago. Maybe that was it.

    TOF, You're something else. You think Skipper and Gilligan had a thing going on the island? Maybe that's why he called him Little Buddy all the time.

    Cindy, you were into Knight Rider? David Hasselhoff? I saw him at an auto show one time. He was surrounded by hundreds of women and he looked miserable and very into himself. Maybe he's not, but that was my first impression.

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    Cindy Lawson 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

    Hi MM, to answer your question, I wrote the note in my bedroom, ran downstairs, thrust it at my Mum, before vanishing back to my bedroom again. A few minutes later she came to my room to talk to me, and you know the rest :)

    Jim, Knight Rider, (swoon), another favourite of mine, I grew up wanting a Trans-Am car so badly. little realising they only do about 8 - 12 miles to the gallon, Yikes. Never did get one, but had an English teacher at school who had one he only used on Sundays.

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    The Old Firm 8 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    Just a thought on the Professor. If I was the only usable bloke on a self sustaining island, with two gorgeous birds, and an old girl with a few miles left on the clock, money, and enormous gratitude for a little company on a dark night; as well as three simians who I could manipulate to do all the hard graft, I would become conveniently obtuse in any matter of boat repair too.

    Gilligan and the Skipper were obviously an item;(Or the Skipper would have fixed the damn' boat. You can't tell me a guy with a master's ticket doesn't know how to plug a hole. Gilligan will back that up - as it were!) Howell was happy with his fermented coconut milk (Spiced up with a shot of monkey urine), so the Prof wasn't half as daft as we assumed. If you're onto a good thing, keep your mouth shut!

    Cheers, TOF

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    Jewels 8 years ago from Australia

    Oh, but then came the Partridge Family. Swoon over Mr Cassidy, hello!!

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    jim10 8 years ago from ma

    Great point Mighty Mom, some of the other shows weren't much different. I watched I Dream of Genie and Bewitched too. Mr. Ed was cool, I believe they made his mouth move with peanut butter. Who was the talking car? Knight Rider came later or is that what you mean?

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    Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

    Well, now that you mention it, I do remember that. And considering "the rest" was only 2 characters, Mary Ann and The Professor, I can see how Russell Johnson might have been pissed about being dissed. I mean, if "the rest" was like a whole cruise ship full of passengers, that would make sense. But to just leave off two like that... not good.

    I suspect what might have happened is that once Tina Louise showed up on the set, old Russell decided he would stick around after all.

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    Joseph Addams 8 years ago from Standing right behind you!

    Hi MM. In the first season (or two?) of Gilligan's Island, (the B/W episodes), you may remember the original theme went as follows...

    Gilligan....The Skipper, too....The Millionaire and his wife. The movie star, and the rest, are here on Gilligan's Island. For somes reason the theme was changed afterwards. I vaguely recall hearing that they weren't sure Russel Johnson was going to stay in the role, or something to that effect. Tina Louise wasn't even in the pilot.

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    Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

    LOL, Misty. How did you send the note downstairs in your devestated state?

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    Cindy Lawson 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

    OOOOhhh, Blake's 7 and Sapphire and Steel, how could I forget those two when I was such an avid fan of both. Cried my eyes out when they all got killed off at the end of Blake's 7, and sent my Mum a note downstairs from my bedroom saying that although I knew they were only actors I was devastated. She promptly came upstairs and remined me they were, after all, only actors!!!! Did she not understand my note or what?

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    Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

    I just can't get enough, I just can't get enough... (sorry to mix '80s music with '60s TV, but). Last night after I signed off from HP what should come on the TV but Mystery Science Theatre 300. Which, if you are familiar with the premise, features a man and 2 robots sitting in a make-believe audience watching and humorously narrating a '50s sci-fi movie. Well, the sci-fi movie in question is "This Island Earth" featuring none other than Russell Johnson, better known to all of us as The Professor on Gilligan's Island. Serious!

    So there I am, just having been thinking and talking about a TV show from my childhood, including the sex appeal of the characters, with the majority of female votes going to The Professor. Out of the blue, my Hubby starts singing, "The Professor and Mary Ann" -- just that one line from the theme song. So do you think this proves my hypothesis that those two had a little jungle boogie going on, or what!!!???

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    Joseph Addams 8 years ago from Standing right behind you!

    Thanks, Die'Dre'. All the ladies seem to be navigating towards the Professor. Go figure. I appreciate your stopping by:)

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    Die'Dre' 8 years ago from The Great Pacific Northwest

    You're a trip!  I'd pick the Professor.  With all his knowledge and skill, he still didn't get them off the island during the series.  But he kept trying with gusto.

    If at first you don't succeed...

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    Joseph Addams 8 years ago from Standing right behind you!

    Thanks, Amanda. That's strange that some of them made it across to England, while others didn't. On the other hand, I didn't know about Blake's 7 or Saphire and Steel.

    Hi G-ma. The Skipper? Good for you. No Viagra on the island, though:(

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    Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

    for me would be the "skipper" as his name imply's...He would skip it most time's..LOL No I liked him cause he was the Skipper and I like boats and he was older...more my age hee hee...Funny hub as usual sweetie...G-Ma Hugs & Peace

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    Amanda Severn 8 years ago from UK

    Gilligan's Island. I'm fairly sure that never crossed the Atlantic, but maybe I'm too young to remember it. I do remember Bewitched, I Dream of Jeanie, Randall & Hopkirk Deceased, and Sapphire and Steel. My personal favourite, those apart, was Blake's Seven. You can't beat a bit of low-budget sci-fi!

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    Joseph Addams 8 years ago from Standing right behind you!

    Thank you all for your comments, as they are very much appreciated. I LOVE how this hub has taken a turn to who was bangable back in the 60's. The guy from Flipper? lol. You people are great!

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    C. C. Riter 8 years ago

    Well I don't care who would feed me, clothe me or talk to me or for that matter throttle me. The question is who was the most bangable? For me it was Ginger. Just once would've been nice, I would not need to maintain her and my lust would have been fulfilled. Since I am not gay, the men are not nor were they ever on my list.

    Of course many years have passed by and I am now, err, more open minded about such things. But Mr. Howell is still off limits. Oh, and I must say that I must be the banger.

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    Clive Fagan 8 years ago from South Africa

    Joe I am afraid banging any of these would be akin to boffing a Barbie Doll!

    But if I must Mary-ann

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    Elena. 8 years ago from Madrid

    What a laugh, I couldn't even vote... YET!

    Here I was wondering how come I don't get a notification when you publish a new hub... turns out I'm NOT your fan! Does being silly qualify me for... the island? Laugh!

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    countrywomen 8 years ago from Washington, USA

    Joe- At first I thought I would skip this hub as the title was a little too much for me. Anyway here is my take: I would prefer to marry(hypothetically) the professor since he was knowledgeable, well respected and could connect with others to solve the problems. The other two I find do have some merit but overall either one is sometimes too childish and immature like my younger brother and the other (skipper) is too much of a father figure to be able to connect romantically.

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    pgrundy 8 years ago

    First of all, regarding:

    You can’t go around banging old, married women, no matter how rich they are.”

    Oh please! I am so with you. Old married women are the legendary best choice as evidenced by the existence of the phrase, "They don't tell. They don't swell. And they're grateful as hell."

    Sorry.

    I picked Gilligan for enthusiasm and the low maintenance factor.

    BTW good to see you tackling some weightier subjects for a change. :o)

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    The Old Firm 8 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    To be brutally honest I've at some stage seen most of the stuff that Mighty Mom and others have brought up and thought it crap, - even as a kid. Gilligans Island was to me repetitive drivel and it's follow-up, Dusty's Trail used the same plots, slightly re-written and was equally gag inducing. (Urk-urk, not Ha-ha)

    Misty, -  Randal and Hopkirk, Deceased was a detective series of the time that you were born, with supernatural undertones and a subtle  irony. I believe a remake came out in 2000 with a couple of obscure Brit comedians, which sounds unremarkable.

    Sapphire and Steel, (around 1980) used Joanna Lumley and David McCallum in a si-fi, but with similar supernatural colouring which may have thrown back to R&H(D), although much darker. I liked both, which probably says something certifiable about me, or of course about me being certifiable,

    I doubt if either would have traveled well, transatlantic.

    I was into the cartoon series though, George of the Jungle, The Wacky Racers, (and it's spin off Muttley), Chuck Chunder.

    Memories, memories, Happy Days,

    TOF

     

     

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    Jewels 8 years ago from Australia

    Oh yeah, he was nice. Almost forgot him!

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    Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

    Hey Jewels, speaking of "Flip" how about Flipper with Brian Kelly as the hunky dad? Now there's some eye candy!!!

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    Cindy Lawson 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

    Yep, the Monkees we used to watch all the time.

    Then of course there was "Happy Days" with the Fonz.

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    Cindy Lawson 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

    Ha, I remember the "Man from Uncle" (Just). "I Dream of Jeannie" also seems to ring a big bell :)

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    Jewels 8 years ago from Australia

    Well this deserted island mob didn't stand a chance against the hot 4 that made up the Monkees and being quite partial to drummers I'd have to go for Mickey. If I had to choose between the Gilligans Island mob - I'd have to turn gay and go for the girls - it's a no brainer that the female viewers missed out on eye candy. Flip a coin between Ginger or Mary-Ann.

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    Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

    Randall and Hopkirk Deceased? Americans don't say "Deceased" we say "Dead" or "Croaked" but that doesn't have a very good ring to it, does it?

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    Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

    Some subjects deserve to be resurrected and re-debated more than once. This obviously is one of those!

    Meanwhile, there are other 60s TV heroines besides Ginger and Mary Ann that (as Ag points out) attracted attention. Samantha of Bewitched, Jeannie of I Dream of Jeannie, Marlo Thomas of That Girl, the 3 sisters from Petticoat Junction. For us girls there were a couple of male sexpots, too. The two lead brothers in Here Come the Brides (Bobby Sherman and David Soul) and the Man From Uncle (Robert Vaughan and David McCallum).

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    Cindy Lawson 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

    Don't think so, but it was great. :)

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    Joseph Addams 8 years ago from Standing right behind you!

    Randall and Hopkirk Deceased? Was that American?

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    Cindy Lawson 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

    Now "Bewitched" I do vaguely remember as it was my older Sister's favourite TV series. (That and "Randall and Hopkirk Deceased")

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    Joseph Addams 8 years ago from Standing right behind you!

    Cindy, I believe it was a mid-late 60's series. It's still running in sydication.

    Holy Crap! I just noticed that Cristoph Reilly has a similar hub. That's what I get for not checking first. Sick minds think alike.

    https://hubpages.com/literature/Ginger-Or-Mary-Ann...

    Thanks, agvulpes. You're right. Darren had it made and he was too stupid to know it. ha ha!

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    Peter 8 years ago from Australia

    Well rockinjoe seein as how MM brought up the subject may I just have a substitute here the other two were a bit immature. I reckon that Samantha was Hawt!.

    Boy what she could do with a twitch of her nose. That Darren sure was a goose!

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    Cindy Lawson 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

    Whoops, just went back and did the maths. If it was in the 1960's I wasn't born yet. I was born in 69 (don't laugh), so would have missed anything other than re-runs, and most of those would have gone straight over my head for a good few years bearing in mind my age at the time :)

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    Cindy Lawson 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

    Well Joe, if it did ever run here I never heard of it. How long ago was it on TV ??? Looks like a 70's series from the hairstyles :)

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    Joseph Addams 8 years ago from Standing right behind you!

    MM, I had the serious hots for Morticia and a serious hatred for Gomez.

    Cindy, you've never seen Gilligan's Island? I thought it ran in every country in the world by now. I could have sworn the UK was on board with it. You don't know what you're missing. On the other hand, we're probably missing lots of great English TV here.

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    Cindy Lawson 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

    LOL, never saw this series here in the UK, but reading these comments I so wish I had :)

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    Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

    Jim10, what do you mean? Those of us who grew up in the age of Gilligan's Island lived in a perpetual state of suspended disbelief. We were fed a steady TV diet of talking horses and talking cars, beautiful genies and witches, not to mention pseudo-scary families living in haunted houses. So a shipwrecked group whose clothes stayed intact ... not surprising at all:-)!

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    Joseph Addams 8 years ago from Standing right behind you!

    Thanks Jim. Mary Ann was a hottie, no doubt about it. Ya' know, you bring up a good point about the Skipper being fat on the island. They ate fruit and coconuts. How the hell was he packing on the pounds? And the clothes are a good point, too. Gilligan, the Skipper and The Professor wore the same thing everyday, Everyone else brought their whole wardrobes with them. I appreciate the comment.

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    jim10 8 years ago from ma

    Definitely Mary Ann. Giligan and the Skipper were hilarious together. I can't believe they couldn't get off the island for so long. The Skipper still ate pretty good though. And their clothes should have been a little more ragged and torn by the end.

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    Joseph Addams 8 years ago from Standing right behind you!

    Hi TOF. I love that term, "to roger" They should make that term mandatory here in the States. Ok, well I was actually taking a little bit of a liberty. You don't actually HAVE to be one of the characters in my scenario. You can feel free to be yourself. But, if you'd still like to be The Professor, who am I to stop you. Thanks very much for the comment....as always!

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    The Old Firm 8 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

    Hi Joe, you missed the second factor needed to answer accurately (1 - male or female)

    To Roger any-one on the island you had to be one of the characters, and it's a hell of a choice. Gilligan's a retarded wimp with a face that would make a proboscis monkey shudder, the Skipper is a fat bullying know-all slob, Mr. Howell's a drunk who's sure to have permanent brewer's droop, and the Professor's a jerk, but at least he looks normal. Therefore, (but mostly because all the women who've replied have opted for him) I'd be the Professor, and just lay back and let the ladies have their wicked way with me.

    Cheers,

    TOF

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    Joseph Addams 8 years ago from Standing right behind you!

    VioletSun, If I got a smile out of you, I did my job for the day. Don't worry about your mate seeing this. My wife said she would have slept with The Professor too:)

    Don't let your wife see this, goldentoad. In fact, I kinda suspected something between you and Lovey.

    Thanks Jim. You're definitely right. Ginger was high maintenance. She would have been ok to sleep with on the island, but once you got rescued, she'd dump our poor asses for sure.

    Hi Patricia. Thank you for stopping by. Most of the girls are saying the Professor. I'm very surprised. I could have sworn they'd go for Gilligan. And you are correct. The IQ of the characters do not figure into the response. I seriously am a little bummed out that no one has offered The Skipper a "mercy bang" Thanks for the comment:)

    Thanks, MightyMom. You are definitely the voice of reason. I never had any clue that The Professor had a thing going with Mary Ann. That's kind of shocking to find out 40+ years later! Your vote is down. Most women seem to be drawn to The Professor.

     

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    Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

    When I was young the question wasn't who did you most want to "bang" it was who would you rather BE, Ginger or Mary Ann? Cuz of course no pubescent female would ever aspire to being Mrs. Howell (she's like "old" and a pain in the ass). It was more or less assumed that Professor and Mary Ann had a little thing going on so most girls I knew chose MA. I didn't know the phrase "high maintenance' then, but Ginger was not very self-reliant and my little pre-feminist consciousness wasn't down with her high-heeled helpless act.

    RJ, I do appreciate your open-mindedness in allowing everyone to vote both male and females. I thought hard about each candidate. In the end, I gotta go with Professor. Call me shallow, but I still say the brain is the sexiest part of the male anatomy. MM

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    Patricia Costanzo 8 years ago from Behind the Redwood Curtain

    Crack me up Joe! I think I actually had a crush on the professor. I identified with Mary Ann, and although Ginger was glamorous, even at age seven I couldn't get past the fact that she was an idiot. Although for your purposes, I guess brains need not be present.

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    Jim Batuyong 8 years ago from Anaheim, CA

    I voted as I would have when I watched as a young lad. Ginger made me feel all tingly inside. Just looking at her made my half Filipino blood boil. But now as an older guy I see that Maryanne would have been a much better choice in the long run. Ginger was high maintenance and Maryanne was just a good ole country girl who just happened to be smokin HOT. Great Hub topic as usual Joe.

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    goldentoad 8 years ago from Free and running....

    I don't care what you say, forget your rules, its all about the money, and I don't care about a diaper, or a busted husband, I'm looking for the final pay off, come here lovey darling....

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    VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

    Definitely the professor. Now don't let my mate see this! hehe. I had to smile, LOL! Funny hub.

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    Joseph Addams 8 years ago from Standing right behind you!

    Good point, earnesthub. I never thought of the political climate on the island. Thanks for the comment.

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    earnestshub 8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

    Wot a subject! The comments are funny as hell too.

    Definitely Gilligan.

    Politics is a severe factor when you are living on a small Island. I know, I live on one.

    I chose Gilligan because he wouldn't know if he had been banged by a camel, and no one would give you grief. No one would believe him if he said he had banged someone anyway.

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    Joseph Addams 8 years ago from Standing right behind you!

    Thanks, SweetiePie. Very nice of you to stop by. Gilligan, eh? You're right. Gilligan was sweeter than the other two. Maybe I'll start wearing my white bell bottoms and red polo shirt and see if it turns my wife on.

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    SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

    I always thought Gilligan was cute in a corny sort of way.  If he were my boyfriend on Gilligan's Island I know he would always be nice to me because the Professor and the Skipper could be full of themselves at times.  I think Guilligan is kind of cute, yes I know that is probably revolting to some :).  Fun hub by the way and I like the way you think.