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elbanditoroso's avatar

On Gilligan's Island, how was it that the castaways' clothes never wore out?

Asked by elbanditoroso (22755points) May 25th, 2014

Great old show.

The Howells, of course, brought their entire trousseaus on the three hour tour. So we don’t need to worry about them.

But the professor wore his white shirt for 4 years. Didn’t it wear out eventually?

And what about Gilligan’s shirt?

How was it that their apparel always was fresh and new?

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Darth_Algar's avatar

In a show where the professor could MacGyver a TV out of a coconut and dental floss, yet still couldn’t get them off the island their always fresh clothes seems almost trivial.

GloPro's avatar

Polyester is bullet proof.

Coloma's avatar

Haha..I have almost all the old Gilligans Island series on DVDs.
Well…Hollywood castaways are always going to have what they need, including a good wardrobe. haha
The funny part is, remember it was supposed to be a 3 hour tour…so why did they all, especially Ginger and the Howells have trunk fulls of clothes and belongings with them?
That’s Hollywood. lol

ucme's avatar

Because they weren’t really there

gailcalled's avatar

For the same reason that Ginger’s hair was never lank or greasy and James Bond never got inconvenient migraines or diarrhea.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip,
That started from this tropic port, aboard this tiny ship.

dappled_leaves's avatar

Because it was not a documentary.

Coloma's avatar

One of my favorite clips. haha

Thw lyrics are a riot and dig Mrs. Howell.

FlyingWolf's avatar

Why was the professor the only guest on the boat who didn’t bring a trunk full of clothes? All the other guests headed off on the three hour tour with a huge wardrobe, why not him? Remember Ginger had several evening gowns and Mary Ann had what seemed to be an endless supply of country girl dresses? Also, it seems to me that if anyone was going to have their complete wardrobe aboard that tiny ship it would be the two who worked, and presumably lived on board! I remember being a little kid watching reruns and wondering these things.

Pachy's avatar

Mmmm, because it was a TV sitcom and not a documentary, you think?

LuckyGuy's avatar

Didn’t lost shipments of items float up on shore occasionally? (Like the cargo cults of Melanesia.)

filmfann's avatar

I wonder if the old “my clothes are sure getting torn” line worked with Ginger…

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