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Ginger or Mary Ann?

Asked by charliecompany34 (7807points) September 2nd, 2008

and for the lady flutherers, the “professor” or old money “Mr. Howell.” because you cast away on a three-hour tour and, well it doesn’t look like you’re coming back. might as well make the best of it on this desert isle…

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stratman37's avatar

I know the most popular answer is Mary Ann, but I just couldn’t pass up a roll in the palm leaves with Ginger, even if she was dingy.

JackAdams's avatar

I am assuming that you are asking with whom I would prefer having a romantic relationship.

Mary Ann Summers, of course.

The actress who portrayed her, Dawn Wells, got the majority of the fan mail sent to the stars of Gilligan’s Island, because of her wholesome, “Girl Next Door” looks.

The Ginger Grant character was much too shallow and materialistic, and not nearly as pretty.

September 2, 2008, 6:39 AM EDT

Allie's avatar

The professor! He’s smart and good looking.

JackAdams's avatar

@stratman37: Oh! I get it! THE MINNOW – DINGHY!

Clever, as usual!

I’m sure it will FLOAT with the others in here, but, I guess that depends on the UNDERCURRENTS in this thread, and as I once asked my flight instructor, “Can ISLAND this plane here?”

But seriously, folks…

September 2, 2008, 6:56 AM EDT

SuperMouse's avatar

No contest, the professor.

JackAdams's avatar

@stratman37: Actually, the word you used was pronounced “DIN jee,” and is defined as:

1. of a dark, dull, or dirty color or aspect; lacking brightness or freshness.
2. shabby; dismal.

You lose!

Points subtracted!

Hooray for me!

September 2, 2008, 7:01 AM EDT

jrpowell's avatar

A coconut. No need to cuddle afterwords. Toss it into the sea.

tedibear's avatar

Definitely the Professor. Although there’s something off-putting about a man who wears white all the time and manages to keep it clean.

sarapnsc's avatar

Without a doubt the professor….good looking and has a brain, can’t beat that!

stratman37's avatar

alright, JA, how DO I spell the word I’m looking for?

McBean's avatar

Yes, yes, I’m with all the other women here. I lurved the professor!

marinelife's avatar

The professor for his brains and humor (and he was hot in a dorky sort of way). What good will the money do you on a tropical island?

Bri_L's avatar

@ Sarapnsc – and yet he couldn’t patch or build a boat. ;-)

I go with Mary Ann impersonating Ginger. Anyone remember that episode?

ninjaxmarc's avatar

why not both?

Knotmyday's avatar

“Lovey” Howell for me.

JackAdams's avatar

Lovey? Yuck!

September 2, 2008, 11:14 AM EDT

Trance24's avatar

The professor…although I won’t lie Marry Anne is stunning. ;)

augustlan's avatar

The professor AND Mary Ann, maybe even Ginger (if only because she’s a red-head, and I am, too).

tinyfaery's avatar

The best thing to do would be to woo Mr. Howell, take Lovey’s place, and live in high fashion on a desert island.

But seriously, why pick one, when you can switch around. I’d start with Mary Ann—she’s spunky, caring, and a cook. But I’m sure Ms. Goody Two Shoes would get boring fairly quickly. So on to the Professor. Nerdy cute, intelligent, he’d always find something interesting to do. But since I have always expected he was gay, the physical relationship would probably deteriorate (or might not even begin). So…on to Ginger. I bet the sex would be great, but then you’d have to listen to her vapid conversation.

When are we getting off this island?

loser's avatar

Mary Ann!!!

Hey, did you guys know that you can sing the lyrics to the theme song to the music of Amazing Grace and visaversa?

JackAdams's avatar


Sing it for us.

September 2, 2008, 1:08 PM EDT

JackAdams's avatar

“The Alphabet Song” and “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” are identical, as far as the instrumental-only parts are concerned.

September 2, 2008, 1:09 PM EDT

sarapnsc's avatar

Bri L@ stated to: Sarapnsc – and yet he couldn’t patch or build a boat. ;-)

Well I don’t care – Mr. Howell couldn’t build or patch a boat either, else they wouldn’t have been on that island. Nor could the Skipper, plus the Skipper was always hitting poor Gilligan, wouldn’t be with him either, afraid he might be hitting me. Besides, whose to say he purposely didn’t patch that boat, just to stay on that island with MaryAnn- I always thought he had a thing for her!

I wouldn’t take Mary Ann or Ginger because neither appeal to me, because I like men.

CharlieCompay gave us a choice…. Mr. Howell or the professor. I’d still take the professor! I cannot see myself marooned on an island with Mr. Howell. I’d build a worthless boat, get in it and let it sink with me on purpose. I don’t find anything whatsoever sexy, good looking or appealing about Mr. Howell.
The professor is still my choice. Smart, witty and brainy.

sarapnsc's avatar

Also, Mr. Howell is married, that is a turn off in itself…I don’t go for married men :)

Bri_L's avatar

@ sarapnsc – hehe I was just joking around. That is one of the ongoing “suspension of disbeleif” jokes. How he was so smart but couldn’t.

Were I into men, and I am not, but I am comfortable enough to say when a man is good looking or not. Definitely The Professor, or Professor Roy Hinkley, Jr. to be precise.

JackAdams's avatar

The questioner mentions, quoting, “for the lady flutherers, the ‘professor’ or ‘old money’ Mr. Howell.”

The ladies have FOUR choices, to wit:

Mr. Howell
The Professor
“Willie” Gilligan
Jonas Grumby (The Skipper)

September 2, 2008, 5:15 PM EDT

charliecompany34's avatar

answering myself here, i would choose mary ann today, but in my youth i was intrigued by “Ginger.” the way producers showed her wanton and alluring face while the score sang “the movie star” drew me into ginger. they just put “the professor and mary ann” on a split screen at the end of the song. but the more i watched gilligan’s island, the more mary ann never changed out those hot shorts. AND it was in black and white—not color! lots to leave to the imagination. plus if i’d marry ginger, i think down the line we’d be divorced. if i’d marry mary ann, it would last. not because of her short shorts, but because of her bubbly personality. bubbly is good.

stratman37's avatar

loser: we sang Amazing Grace to the tune of Peaceful Easy Feeling by the Eagles in church once!

JackAdams's avatar

I bet I know why it was “once.”

September 2, 2008, 6:44 PM EDT

MissAnthrope's avatar

Mary Ann.. much more approachable, more attractive in my opinion, less shallow and vapid. Plus, apparently I have a thing for brunettes.

stratman37's avatar

JA: no, no, it was really well received – esp. by the baby boomers.

stevenb's avatar

Mary Ann. There is a new article in playboy. It says that of 30000 men, 67 % said Mary Ann. Actually it said the girl next door, but it equates that to Mary Ann.

Gossamer's avatar

Have you seen what ginger looks like nowadays? whoa….she looks beat up!

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