Mary Ann Gilligan

GILLIGAN'S ISLAND APPRECIATION TUMBLR!

Things I appreciate about GI include but are not limited to the following: MAG, PINGER, Sherwood's sneaky naughty jokes, Aunt Martha and Uncle George, Harvard pride, Lovey's hats, Backus's ad libs, Skinny Mulligan stories, Proffy's tall socks, Duke Williams, Teddy, and especially awkward MAG.

(This Tumblr contains shameless shipping. You've been warned).

I also thoroughly enjoy all 1960's sitcoms, Mel Brooks movies, musicals, and general weirdness.
gingerheadninja88:

inlovewithducks:

gingerheadninja88:

Gilligan, doing his daily stalking of Maryann.

Stalking? excuse me! This is where she’s saying there are some things worth fighting for, and one of them is Gilligan, and he overhears and is like, “she likes me.”
Sidebar- note Bob’s nicotine stained fingers

And his stressed out eyes.

Aw, his reaction to her saying that is absolutely perfect.  <3

gingerheadninja88:

inlovewithducks:

gingerheadninja88:

Gilligan, doing his daily stalking of Maryann.

Stalking? excuse me! This is where she’s saying there are some things worth fighting for, and one of them is Gilligan, and he overhears and is like, “she likes me.”

Sidebar- note Bob’s nicotine stained fingers

And his stressed out eyes.

Aw, his reaction to her saying that is absolutely perfect.  <3

Gilligan!
maryanngilligan maryanngilligan Said:

icedteaandoldlace:

inlovewithducks:

gossamer-silverglitter:

inlovewithducks:

icedteaandoldlace:

Ah, my favorite castaway. :) Sorry it took forever to post—it’s long and I got sidetracked.

Why I do or don’t like them: He’s very sweet, he does everything for everyone and is like the hardest worker on the island, he’s funny (especially on the occasion that he gets sarcastic, which sends me into hysterics), and he names all the animals on the island, so why wouldn’t you love him?

Favorite episode: Oh, this is difficult. I’m really not sure, but I’m gonna say Hi-Fi Gilligan, because he was just wonderful in that episode, and anyone who’s seen it knows why.

Favorite season: Season one. I just kinda feel like he has more personality in the first season because everything was fresher then and they didn’t really have any fan expectations to live up to.

Favorite line: There are so many great lines that I just can’t think of right now, and I wouldn’t be able to choose from them, anyway. But since this one did come to my mind and it’s a good one: “I didn’t say ONE WORD, I swear! All I did was give out the parachutes—they took a wild guess!”

Favorite outfit: Hmm, so many to choose from…lol. I am a fan of classic Gilligan garb, because it suits his personality (and red’s just a good color for him), but I really love his Gilligan Thurston Howell IV outfits, particularly the one with the straw fedora. And his Agent 014 getup.

OTP: “Mary Ann, Mary Ann, Mary Ann….Hold on, I got a couple more Mary Anns!” (I realize that’s a Professor quote, but it makes my point.) Mary Ann, of course! Who else? MAG is perfection.

Brotp: This one is not as easily answered as the previous question, because he has great relationships with everyone on the island. And then there’s always Skinny Mulligan. I’m gonna go with Skipper, though. I mean after all, he is his Little Buddy.

Headcanon: Funny story—maryanngilligan and I came up with the same headcanon on our own, without prior discussion with each other. Here it is: After Gilligan marries Mary Ann (which is technically canon, just never filmed) they have a daughter, and Mary Ann names her Lilly, because that’s the closest she can get to naming her after Gilligan (because his first name is Willy). Plus they both love butterflies and nature in general, so it just fits that their daughter would have a flower name.

Unpopular opinion: I’m not sure I have one. I have heard that most of the fandom ships Mary Ann with the Professor, but Tumblr has a pretty good number of MAG shippers, so I don’t know which ship is the more popular one.

A wish: That they had made the fourth movie where MAG and Pinger finally happen.

An oh-god-please-don’t-ever-happen: Getting off the island. And by that I just mean that I don’t like the idea of the castaways being separated and living so far away from each other. I haven’t seen the last two movies in their entirety, but, though I questioned it at first, now I’m thinking maybe turning the island into a resort was the best ending for them. They’re not lost anymore, so they can see their family and have all the things they missed about civilization, but they get to stay on the island (which we all know they really love—or at least Gilligan does) and stay together.

5 words to best describe them: Sweet, naive, clumsy, funny, and loyal.

My nickname for them: Gil.

MAG is perfection! I love your answers, thank you :)

I wouldn’t say that most of the fandom ships MAP, it’s just that they’re louder and pushier about it because it’s non-canon and they want everyone to think it actually happened. 

My favourite Gilligan line is from Allergy Time: “Okay Skipper, you can come in and smell me now!”, said with a perfectly straight face. 

MAG and Pinger returned in Gilligan’s Island: The Musical, which was written by Sherwood Schwartz. 

And Gilligan and Mary Ann confessed that they loved each other in the Baywatch episode, which I believe Lloyd Schwartz had something to do with.

MAG is totally canon. 

Where does this idea that the majority ship MAP come from? From what I’ve seen around the net (and that ain’t a lot considering GI is a smaller fandom) MAG is the preferred pairing on the show. Like, I’ll mention that GI is one of my fave shows on forums or whatever and someone will randomly pipe in about how cute MAG were. To be fair, Mary Ann and Gilligan are the two characters that casual fans even seem to remember most of the time.

My firm belief is that there are less MAPs than we think, that some of them have second, third and even fourth accounts to make it look like there’s more. Many of the ones on ffnet appeared at the same time, brand new accounts with no stories of their own or favorites lists or anything and that kind of rang alarm bells for me. You’ve got your die hard MAPs of course, but newcomers to GI generally realise after a while that MAPs make more of their ship than there actually is evidence onscreen, and that Gilligan/Mary Ann and Ginger/Professor were the intended couples all along. 

From my point of view, it looks like MAG is more popular than MAP, too. But someone—was it Dawn?—said they thought the fans at the time the show was running wanted Mary Ann with the Professor, and some people outside of the fandom tend to think that’s the main ship. Maybe it is just that the MAP shippers are louder, ‘cause I honestly see much more of MAG than anything.

Casual fans, I’ve found, tend to ship MAP more than MAG as well.  They watch one episode, one that maybe has no shippy moments at all, and go, “Look at those two attractive people.  They should be together” and that’s it.  They don’t sit down and watch all the uncut episodes very closely and draw more informed conclusions.  Whether they end up liking MAG or MAP after they do this, I don’t care, but at least be educated before deciding something.

There was an Entertainment Weekly list online of “Couples We Wanted” or something and one was MAP.  Most comments were like, “um, but no…” but then some were like “omg yes, I never watched this, but they’re so hot.”  OY.

Gilligan!
maryanngilligan maryanngilligan Said:

inlovewithducks:

icedteaandoldlace:

Ah, my favorite castaway. :) Sorry it took forever to post—it’s long and I got sidetracked.

Why I do or don’t like them: He’s very sweet, he does everything for everyone and is like the hardest worker on the island, he’s funny (especially on the occasion that he gets sarcastic, which sends me into hysterics), and he names all the animals on the island, so why wouldn’t you love him?

Favorite episode: Oh, this is difficult. I’m really not sure, but I’m gonna say Hi-Fi Gilligan, because he was just wonderful in that episode, and anyone who’s seen it knows why.

Favorite season: Season one. I just kinda feel like he has more personality in the first season because everything was fresher then and they didn’t really have any fan expectations to live up to.

Favorite line: There are so many great lines that I just can’t think of right now, and I wouldn’t be able to choose from them, anyway. But since this one did come to my mind and it’s a good one: “I didn’t say ONE WORD, I swear! All I did was give out the parachutes—they took a wild guess!”

Favorite outfit: Hmm, so many to choose from…lol. I am a fan of classic Gilligan garb, because it suits his personality (and red’s just a good color for him), but I really love his Gilligan Thurston Howell IV outfits, particularly the one with the straw fedora. And his Agent 014 getup.

OTP: “Mary Ann, Mary Ann, Mary Ann….Hold on, I got a couple more Mary Anns!” (I realize that’s a Professor quote, but it makes my point.) Mary Ann, of course! Who else? MAG is perfection.

Brotp: This one is not as easily answered as the previous question, because he has great relationships with everyone on the island. And then there’s always Skinny Mulligan. I’m gonna go with Skipper, though. I mean after all, he is his Little Buddy.

Headcanon: Funny story—maryanngilligan and I came up with the same headcanon on our own, without prior discussion with each other. Here it is: After Gilligan marries Mary Ann (which is technically canon, just never filmed) they have a daughter, and Mary Ann names her Lilly, because that’s the closest she can get to naming her after Gilligan (because his first name is Willy). Plus they both love butterflies and nature in general, so it just fits that their daughter would have a flower name.

Unpopular opinion: I’m not sure I have one. I have heard that most of the fandom ships Mary Ann with the Professor, but Tumblr has a pretty good number of MAG shippers, so I don’t know which ship is the more popular one.

A wish: That they had made the fourth movie where MAG and Pinger finally happen.

An oh-god-please-don’t-ever-happen: Getting off the island. And by that I just mean that I don’t like the idea of the castaways being separated and living so far away from each other. I haven’t seen the last two movies in their entirety, but, though I questioned it at first, now I’m thinking maybe turning the island into a resort was the best ending for them. They’re not lost anymore, so they can see their family and have all the things they missed about civilization, but they get to stay on the island (which we all know they really love—or at least Gilligan does) and stay together.

5 words to best describe them: Sweet, naive, clumsy, funny, and loyal.

My nickname for them: Gil.

MAG is perfection! I love your answers, thank you :)

I wouldn’t say that most of the fandom ships MAP, it’s just that they’re louder and pushier about it because it’s non-canon and they want everyone to think it actually happened. 

My favourite Gilligan line is from Allergy Time: “Okay Skipper, you can come in and smell me now!”, said with a perfectly straight face. 

MAG and Pinger returned in Gilligan’s Island: The Musical, which was written by Sherwood Schwartz. 

And Gilligan and Mary Ann confessed that they loved each other in the Baywatch episode, which I believe Lloyd Schwartz had something to do with.

MAG is totally canon. 

inlovewithducks:

gingerheadninja88:

Explains, Bob’s ghost. (Inside joke for Gilligan fans.)

BOBBY SENT YOU THIS TO REMIND YOU!!!!

HIS GHOST ALWAYS KNOWS!!!

(Just ask poor Rico. Aw).

maggie-stiefvater:

Here is a lie we’ve all been told: books will make you smart.

This week, the Internet churns once more over the latest article denouncing adults who read young adult fiction. The argument is always the same: young adult/ thrillers/ romance/ sci-fi/ chicklit/ picture…

Stories for the win!

kierensimon:

yes but consider ur fav ship

  • making rly bad jokes rly at night and full on snort laughing w/ each other
  • FIGHTING OVER BLANKETS IN BED
  • 1 of them cooking dinner but its shit and the other totally taking the piss
  • finding the song that’s /their song/ but its a rly bad song…

And it would be completely in character!! Best ship ever.

whatwouldthespiscallme:

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THIS IS A TRUE STORY.  A horror story.

inlovewithducks:

gingerheadninja88:

Does anybody think Bob’s ghost can help with drama? Such as granting voodoo dolls.

Bobby’s Ghost can help with anything. All he asks for in return is your undivided attention 24/7/365(6 in a Leap year). It’s a small price to pay imo.

Bobby’s Ghost is truly powerful. (Just don’t look at any other guys).

gingerheadninja88:

So I was in Walmart whistling the Gilligan’s Island tune, when I heard this guy from another aisles go “SHUT UP GILLIGAN!”
I respond saying “No Skipper, it’s Ginger. I thought you liked my music?”
The guy peeks around the corner and almost topples over because I have red hair. So I just smiled, and waved like Ginger.

This just made my life.