'Gilligan's Island' Facts That Even The Biggest Fans Won't Know

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Fan-Love for Mary Ann

Mary Ann was an obvious fan favorite on the show. Dawn Wells was once rumored to have received 3,000 to 5,000 fan letters a week! She confirmed in an interview that that was not true, but she did get a lot of them.

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She also said that the letters got way too creepy and way too personal. "I'd say some of the fans stretched their imagination quite a bit. It's a very interesting thing with men because they follow you. I get proposed to all the time." One fan even told her that he had been writing her for 35 years... Yikes.

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The More You Know

  • Shaggy from Scooby Doo's real name is Norville Rogers.
  • The fan-favorite "Soup Nazi" character from Seinfeld was based on Al Yeganeh, a NYC chef. After the Soup Nazi episode aired (which Yeganeh reportedly hates), his business increased wildly.
  • The creators of “That 70’s Show” Wanted Chuck Norris To Play Red Foreman.
  • Breaking Bad: When you combine the titles of Season 2's first, fourth, tenth, and thirteenth episodes you get "Seven Thirty-Seven, Down, Over, ABQ," which is a foreshadowing of the plane crash at the end of the season.
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