Saturday, January 01, 2005

The Seven Deadly Sins of Willy Gilligan

Apparently, characters in the 1960's CBS TV Comedy series Gilligan's Island are based on the seven deadly sins.

Lust - Ginger
Greed - Thurston Howell, III
Sloth - Mrs Howell
Envy - Maryanne
Anger - Skipper
Pride - Professor
Gluttony - Gilligan

The last two seem like stretches until you think about it (if you're still with me at all ;-) Certainly a lot of what motivated Gilligan was food - he wanted Ginger but he wanted Maryanne's Coconut cream pies more! And the Professor was so full of pride for his work (making stuff out of coconuts) he was completely oblivious to the fact he couldn't even fix a three foot hole in the Minnow!

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