Monster of the Day #1180 Updated on July 14, 2015 By Ken Begg 19 Comments He’s a little light in the loafers. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1551 (Apr 19, 2017) Monster of the Day #1550 (Apr 18, 2017) Monster of the Day #1549 (Apr 17, 2017) Monster of the Day #1548 (Apr 14, 2017) Monster of the Day #1547 (Apr 13, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Flangepart NO idea. And I’m okay with that. Beckoning Chasm …Gilligan? SteveWD Yup, Gilligan. This one also has the Professor and Skipper as Holmes and Watson. “Dreadfully slow crossing the channel. Take a step, come up for air, take another step, come up for air……….” bgbear_rnh Little Bloody! GreenLuthor Ah, so I guess we have a pretty good idea what the theme this week will be… Flangepart Universal it is, I guess. bgbear_rnh In unexpected places? GreenLuthor Nah, that’s not what I’m thinking. Today we have Bob Denver as Gilligan as Dracula, and yesterday we had Mr. Magoo, who was voiced by Jim Backus. I’m thinking a scene from This Island Earth (with Russell Johnson) may be making an appearance here; maybe Alan Hale Jr. in The Crawling Hand? (Admittedly, I could be way off base here, and yesterday and today could just be a coincidence. We’ll see…) Rock Baker What’s odd about this scene is that we cut back to the vampire attack and Gilligan is already floating in the air on his way back down to the floor. Presumably there was something amiss in his take off and that had to be cut? Too bad, as it would’ve made for an interesting and surprising visual. I’m not sure where the idea came from, either, since I can’t recall any flying vampires prior to that moment. I’ve long felt Famous Monsters should’ve done a pictorial on the monsters of Gilligan’s Island. Off the top of my head, candidates include the fake monster the boys built to scare the girls when they set up a different camp, the fallen weather balloon from later in the same episode, the men dressed in Don Post masks to scare Gilligan back to camp when he split off by his lonesome, Gilligan the Vampire, Mr. Hyde, the Ghost, the giant spider, Boris Balinkoff, Igor, and multiple gorillas. I know I’m missing one or two, as well (the “sea serpent” that turned out to be the Japanese sailor’s submarine?). Expand this theme to the movies and you could easily justify the New Invincibles being included in the same list. Beckoning Chasm Don’t forget the episode when they all became Martian chickens. “What’s that big one doing to the little one?” “I’m not sure…but I think he’s trying to get him to lay an egg!” Rock Baker A true classic. Filled with subtle little bits one could easily miss (like Bancroft checking his I.D. plate…). The moment Gilligan trips over the camera’s landing leg and looks up at what he thinks is a monster, when he lets out that scream… Easily one of the funniest male screams ever showcased on television! Ericb I have this half silly theory that Gilligan’s Island in concept can be seen as just a remake of The Flesh Eaters lightened up and made a comedy for television. Except for the millionaire and his wife each character has a counterpart in the horror film. Note that each story is set on and uncharted island with: Gilligan – Omar the Beatnick The Skipper – Peter Bartell the pilot The movie star, Ginger in GI, Laura Winters in TFE The good girl – Mary Ann in GI, Jane Letterman in TFE and the Professor – in the case of TFE an evil, mad, Nazi one. bgbear_rnh Kurt Russel as jungle boy. zombiewhacker Amazing. I have no memory of this one at all, and I’m pretty sure I’ve seen all the color Gilligan episodes. Rock Baker A more concrete dark parallel to Gilligan’s Island would be ATTACK OF THE MUSHROOM PEOPLE. It’s cast of characters included a Skipper, his first mate, a brassy showgirl, a sweet secretary, a millionaire, and a quiet intellectual…. Rock Baker For what it’s worth, this was the first episode of the third season, “Up At Bat.” zombiewhacker As luck would have it, this very episode was on TV Land just last night! So now I’m all caught up! Rodford Smith Gilligan became invisible in one episode, and another had a robot. Rock Baker I also forgot Gilligan’s head being in a clay cast which gave him the appearance of a monster.