The actor died from causes related to COVID-19 in Los Angeles.
I actually do know why the 100 Grand bars seem to vanish from your Halloween haul every year.
"If either one of us had been single ... there would have been some chemistry."
We are on a bus, which is carrying us to a port, where we will load up a ship. Nothing unusual about that. Nothing strange, except for our fat wool hats, our puffy penguin-y parkas, our knee-high insulated boots. Nothing weird but where we are: Punta Arenas at the southernmost tip of Chile. And where we are going: to the isolated, ice-walled bottom of the world.
It seems hard to believe that 50 years have elapsed since the debut of Gilligan's Island on September 26th, 1964. Virtually every baby boomer born in The U.S. was alive during the premiere.
This variety show featured country music and slapstick humor by characters living in the fictitious Kornfield Kounty. The
We slept with our bedroom windows open and our blankets at our feet. We heard the conversations of passing teenagers and lovers through the windows, and we heard the drone and swoosh of the occasional traffic. We could hear the ballgame on someone else's radio.
Russell Johnson's death last week reminds us there was once a time when America had respect, even veneration, for science. True, science as expressed by Gilligan's Island's "Professor" was nonsense science, but The Professor stood for facts, for knowledge.
The U.S.-produced sitcom Gilligan's Island was one of the most popular programs in global television history -- but it has long been forgotten that the original theme song for the show was a calypso-styled composition sung by none other than "Sir Lancelot."
The show centered on those aboard the S.S. Minnow, which set sail in September 1964 and wound up shipwrecked -- for three