Ever Seen This?



The original opening of Gilligan’s Island — from the pilot — was nowhere near the familiar theme song we grew up with.

Have a look for yourself:


Not bad, but I still like the familiar one better.  Which do you prefer?

Ever Seen This?
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  1. Rick

    July 29, 2008 at 7:11 am

    Seen this one – in the reruns it showed up occasionally, if I remember correctly. It was always weird – not the right song, and changed up the characters a bit. Good find.

  2. Axl

    August 1, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    This was not part of the original syndication packages, but TBS ended up with it when they had the rights and made a big deal of broadcasting the “lost” pilot and theme around 20 years ago. It’s interesting, but it would get awfully tiresome week after week.

  3. Patrick

    August 2, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    It’d definitely get tiresome, but I suspect that if they had kept that open, subsequent episodes would have featured a substantial cutdown of the full version.

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