The Untold Truth About 'Gilligan's Island'

Dawn Wells told Forbes, "You know, many vets from Vietnam have said that Mary Ann kept them going, helping them make it through, kept them positive and focused on returning safely. They kept my picture in their helmets. I have the utmost respect for what it takes to be one of America's finest, and am very thankful for what they do."


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The More You Know

  • Seinfeld: The show's composer slightly tweaked the opening theme music for every new episode.
  • TV viewership grew exponentially during its Golden Age
  • Happy Days: Ron Howard accepted a role in the pilot of the show to avoid the Vietnam War draft.
  • The Brady Bunch: Uh, you might have noticed that the kids' bathroom didn't have a toilet. Allegedly, network censors at the time didn't want a toilet shown on TV.
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