We take a fateful trip to Gilligan's Island and talk about the real life fates of the show's creator and 7 main "castaways." We also talk Scott Walker, Bea Arthur, and more!


Dearly Departed Podcast host Scott Michaels' photo of Sherwood Schwartz's grave marker


Scott Walker (Dezo Hoffman/REX/Shutterstock)

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Buy: The Gilligan's Island DVD set (it's also on Amazon Prime)

Watch: The original Gilligan's Island intro from the pilot before the show was changed

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Watch: The Howells' last TV appearance together for Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn

Watch: Russell Johnson (The Professor) talks about his Gilligan's Island castmates


Alan Hale's Lobster Barrel restaurant, circa 1985 (Flickr)



Scott Michaels with members of the Gilligan's Island cast, including Alan Hale Jr., Bob Denver, and Dawn Wells


Scott Michaels with Sherwood Schwartz

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