- The Real Gilligan's Island
"The Real Gilligan's Island" was a
reality television seriesthat aired two seasons on TBS in 2004 and 2005. Contestants on the show were required to participate in challenges based on plots from the 1960s television show. Both editions of the show were filmed on an island off the coast of Florida. Pop-Punk group Bowling for Soupcovered the original " Gilligan's Island" theme for the show.
The format of the show was a combination of
CBS's "Survivor" and the original show from the 1960s. Contestants were divided into two teams of seven to start the show. Each team was composed of members that were expected to dress and act like their "Gilligan's Island" counterpart. Characters used were:
Contestants were picked partly for their real-life resemblance to their characters--real-life millionaires, actresses, and boat owners played their counterparts.
Competitions of characters and teams
Initial round: paired competitions
In the first round, the teams would participate in a series of competitions that would pit one team's character against the other's (Team A's "Ginger" against Team B's "Ginger," for example) for the right to stay on the island and compete in the second phase of the show. The competitions were set up by having members from the teams venture to "Voodoo Village" to retrieve a chest that, when opened, would reveal a voodoo doll crudely done up to look like a character. The two contestants portraying that character would then compete.
Final round: Prizes, immunity, and alliances
Once the seven finalists were set, the show became very similar to "Survivor". Contestants first competed in a challenge for a prize and a chance at immunity from the day's voting. Alliances and strategy was common. The contestants would then all travel to Voodoo Village and engage in a voting ceremony.
Once only three contestants were left, the show wrapped up with a challenge pitting the remaining players against each other. The first season was won by the Millionaire (Glenn Stearns.) The second season was won by the Skipper ("Crazy" Charlie Albert.)
The "Ginger" role was filled by professional actresses. In 2004,
Nicole Eggertand Rachel Huntercompeted. In 2005, Erika Eleniakand Angie Everhartcompeted.
In 2004, actress and television personality
Mindy Burbano Stearnsfilled the role of "the Millionaire's Wife" along with her husband, Glenn Stearns, as "the Millionaire".
Skipper Bob was forced to leave the game due to medical reasons.
During the team portion, there were no votes cast.
Instead of voting, the Final 3 castaways participated in a final rescue challenge, where the winner would win the game.
Ginger Angie was forced to leave the game because of medical reasons. Therefore, there did not need to be a head-to-head for the Gingers.
* [http://www.tbs.com/shows/therealgilligansisland1/ Official site - Season 1]
* [http://www.tbs.com/shows/therealgilligansisland2/ Official site - Season 2]
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