Actor Bob Denver, who played Gilligan, was there with Tina Louise (Ginger), Russell Johnson (the Professor), and Dawn Wells (Mary Ann). They sailed down the Potomac for a "three-hour tour" on a boat that was not quite as small as the S.S. Minnow, reports CBS "This Morning" Co-Anchor Thalia Assuras.
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"The show picks up every 4- and 5-year-old every month," Denver said, wearing his signature floppy hat and tennis shoes. "I know parents whose 2-year-olds watch the show, and when they try to change the channel, their kids start screaming."
The show followed the characters' adventures on an uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean, where they were shipwrecked. With every episode telling a more outlandish and improbable story, Gilligan's Island became known for its silly plots.
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And the island wasn't exactly deserted. Visitors included a famous painter, an exiled president of a revolution-torn country, a famous butterfly catcher, a mad scientist, and an American singing group named the Mosquitos.