September 19, 2002
"Survivor: Gilligan's Island"

From today's Chron:

If the TV show Survivor has conveyed one clear message to viewers, it's that people are dispensable.

When someone gets on your nerves, simply vote him off "the island."

If only the original stranded castaways had such voters'-rights knowledge. Yes, we're referring to (start humming now) Gilligan. The Skipper, too. The millionaire and his wife. The movie star. The professor and Mary Ann. (Cease humming.)

Just how would these 1960s characters fare in this low-on-tolerance survival game of the 21st century? When it comes to getting rid of simpletons and meek wimps, we ask: What island could have used this game more?

Very funny. Thanks to Larry for catching it.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 19, 2002 to TV and movies

Perhaps it's because I loathe Survivor, but I seem to be the only member of the blogosphere who finds that article--unfunny.

I think the greatest commentary ever on Gilligan's Island was made in "Galaxy Quest":

"Oh. Those poor people."

Posted by: Meryl Yourish on September 19, 2002 5:16 PM