Taking A Fateful Trip To Gilligan’s Island

By Linda Speckhals
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Gilligan’s Island got its start in a public speaking class at New York University. When the professor asked students to improvise a one-minute speech explaining what they would want to have with them on a deserted island, Sherwood Schwartz took note. The idea would take shape when Schwartz was a comedy writer. He pitched the story of dissimilar individuals who must live and work together after being stranded. Schwartz imagined it as a microcosm of world politics and would teach the lesson that people can get along when they have to.