Professor's Island Diary
- When science teacher Roy Hinkley
(Russell Johnson) set sail on a three-hour charter boat tour on
the situation comedy GILLIGAN'S ISLAND/CBS/1964-67 he was just beginning
to work on his next book "Fun With Ferns." But when the S.S.
Minnow shipwrecked on a deserted tropic island he began instead
to keep a diary of his experiences.
When First Mate Gilligan
(Bob Denver) asked the Professor (Hinkley's nickname) what he
was doing he said "I'm making notes for a book. It's to be a
chronicle of our adventures on the island...I think it's a book
people will buy, don't' you?" Gilligan enthusiastically replied
"Sure, I'll buy one. I'm dying to find out what happens to us."
(From episode No. 2 "Home Sweet Hut.")
Other texts in the Professor's library included "World of
Facts"; "Integrated Calculus" by Zimmerman; "The History of Tree
Surgery"; and "Rust-The Real Red Menace" (a book he hoped to
TRIVIA NOTE: In a 1992 comic
strip "The New Breed" by Chris Ramras, the Professor is seen
writing in his secret diary. "This place is an island paradise!
TWO gorgeous women...and I'm the local stud!...The others
actually believe I can build a radio, generator, housing but not
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