A 3-hour cruise turned out to be 3 short seasons of this Mid 1960s American television broadcast a sitcom. Of course there was Gilligan, the Skipper, the millionaire and his wife, a movie star, the professors and Mary Ann.
This had tiki appeal because it was situated on a tropical island and you can often see the castaways drinking from coconuts. Its fun, its campy, not terribly deep or complex and it is easy to see why it died out after 3 seasons. The plot became redundant.
A tale of a fateful trip,
That started from this tropic port,
Aboard this tiny ship.
The skipper brave and sure.
Five passengers set sail that day,
For a three hour tour, a three hour tour.
The tiny ship was tossed,
If not for the courage of the fearless crew,
The minnow would be lost, the minnow would be lost.
The Skipper too,
The millionaire and his wife,
The movie star,
Professor and Mary Ann
Here on Gilligan’s Isle.
They’re here for a long, long time.
They’ll have to make the best of things,
It’s an uphill climb.