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For fans of Gilligan's Island

Post by Bill S.C. » Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:30 am

Howdy Batfolks,

This past Christmas, I came up with the idea of doing a Christmas poem with a Gilligan's Island theme.

I hope you like it.

A CASTAWAY CHRISTMAS

'Twas the night before Christmas;
Just sit right back for a while.
And read of a tale,
From Gilligan’s Isle.


All the Castaways were sleeping,
Except the first mate.
He was at the lagoon,
When he saw a large crate.


He pulled it to shore,
And opened it quick.
He was certain it was,
A gift from St. Nick.


You see, earlier that month,
He got an idea to decide.
To send a message to Santa,
Using bottle and tide.


He drafted a letter,
To Dear Mr. Claus.
He wanted to make up,
For the trouble he’d caused.


The Professor had a plan,
A real work of art.
But when Gilligan assisted,
The plan fell apart.


“GILLIGAN, HOW COULD YOU?;”
The Skipper let fly.
The Howells shook their heads;
The girls wanted to cry.


Although they forgave him,
As friends do in the end.
He was bound and determined,
To make it up to his friends.


So, he took pencil in hand,
To write Santa a letter.
Asking gifts for his friends,
To make life for them better.


He thought of each friend,
And without any assist.
He began to compile,
His Christmas wish list.


For his best friend the Skipper,
Whom he loved like a dad.
A new pleasure boat,
The best anyone had.

And for the Professor,
Who was as smart as a whip.
A beautiful new lab,
That was fully equipped.


To sweet Mary Ann,
He wished to impart.
Treasured items from home,
That she kept in her heart.


For Ginger the actress,
Some beautiful new clothes.
Along with some scripts,
For putting on shows.


To his friend Mr. Howell,
He thought of a dandy.
Have all his stocks split,
And a case of fine Brandy.

To Dear Mrs. Howell,
Who brought class to the isle.
A collection of symphonies,
That would bring her a smile.


When done with the list,
He checked it through twice.
These gifts he felt certain,
Would make Christmas nice.


So, when he opened the crate,
He was shocked to realize.
He saw not a thing from his list,
But instead a surprise.


In the big wooden box,
That washed up on the isle.
Was a working transmitter,
Causing Gilligan to smile.


They could finally be rescued,
He thought to himself.
Then he spotted a letter,
From that jolly old elf.


“Gilligan, my lad,”
He read from the start.
“Your letter was touching,
Because it came from your heart.”


“To make all your friends Christmas.
And lives so much better.
You asked nothing for yourself.
Throughout your whole letter.”


“You’ve showed the true spirit,
and I’d just like to mention.
It’s letters like yours
That really get my attention.”


“But, instead of the items,
You outlined on your list.
I decided to answer,
But with a bit of a twist.


“Your ideas were terrific,
But I tend to think they,
Would like to go home,
On this Christmas day.”


“So pick up the mic,
And send for a ship.
Merry Christmas to all,
And to all a good trip.”


Gilligan then called,
To a big Navy ship.
That was not far away,
And a cheer he let rip.


His cheer woke the others,
And they headed his way.
Asking “What’s going on?,”
Then he started to say.

“Merry Christmas my friends,
Have I got some great news.”
He then pointed to the ship,
As it came into their views.


When they all saw the ship,
To the beach they did roam.
They all gathered on board,
To finally go home.


The Naval Captain in charge,
Then spoke to them all.
He said they were lucky,
They chose that moment to call.


It seems they had stopped,
When something fell overboard.
A crated new transmitter,
A loss they couldn't afford.


Gilligan then told the Captain,
That's how he got their attention.
It had washed up on shore,
He also did mention.


The odds of that happening,
Everyone agreed were quite few.
How it happened is a mystery,
But not for Gilligan; he knew.
"Oh soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife. Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life." - Tom Lehrer

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Re: For fans of Gilligan's Island

Post by Space Ghost » Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:37 am

You sure put some thought into that. I liked it! Good job!
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Re: For fans of Gilligan's Island

Post by elmrgraham » Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:50 am

I agree.

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Re: For fans of Gilligan's Island

Post by Johnny Hamm » Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:56 am

Most excellent! My kids have just discovered Gilligan and love it! ;)
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Re: For fans of Gilligan's Island

Post by Bill S.C. » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:11 am

Thank you, I appreciate the great feedback; I'm glad you liked it.
"Oh soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife. Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life." - Tom Lehrer

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Re: For fans of Gilligan's Island

Post by robinboyblunderer » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:21 am

That was great!

I just saw this now. What a good job, with the rhymes, (I really liked "using bottle and tide") and what Gilligan thought each a character would appreciate and of course, the sweet sentiment.

Everyone being rescued was sweet and having the box seem like an accident to everyone but Gilligan was a great way to end it.

Thank you for sharing and I hope more people on the forum have a chance to check it out. You should also see if you could get this out in the world somehow, on other sites so more could enjoy it.

Cheers!

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Re: For fans of Gilligan's Island

Post by Bill S.C. » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:37 pm

Thank you; I appreciate the kind words; I'm glad you enjoyed it.

As it happens, I have posted it on two other GI message boards:

sitcomsonline.com

imdb.com

I've received some great feedback from both.

Funny thing about the last four verses. I had initially decided to end it with them getting on the ship and going home. However, once I typed it out, it just seemed incomplete, and as strange as it may sound, the last four verses just seemed to write themselves.

Thanks again.
"Oh soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife. Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life." - Tom Lehrer

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Re: For fans of Gilligan's Island

Post by Bill S.C. » Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:31 pm

Howdy folks, I thought I'd give this a bump for two reasons. 1 - Christmas in July is a fun tradition. 2 - My wife has been teaching me how to convert PowerPoint files into videos to post on youtube . My first attempt was to convert the above poem I wrote last Christmas. I hope you enjoy it.

Gilligan's Island Tribute - A Castaway Christmas
"Oh soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife. Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life." - Tom Lehrer

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Re: For fans of Gilligan's Island

Post by Batman65 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:14 am

I just saw this. Being a huge fan of G.I Goofy silly fun, just like out beloved 66 Batman. I couldn't help but smile on my face. Very well done. I love it my friend!

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Re: For fans of Gilligan's Island

Post by Gorshin Romero » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:54 pm

Very creative verse, Bill S.C.

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Re: For fans of Gilligan's Island

Post by Bill S.C. » Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:59 am

Thank you folks; I appreciate the kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed it
"Oh soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife. Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life." - Tom Lehrer

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Re: For fans of Gilligan's Island

Post by dell » Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:27 am

Beautifully done sir!
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Re: For fans of Gilligan's Island

Post by Bill S.C. » Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:45 pm

Thank you; that's very nice of you to say.
"Oh soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife. Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life." - Tom Lehrer

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Re: For fans of Gilligan's Island

Post by Bill S.C. » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:19 am

A little Christmas bump.

I hope you enjoy it.

MERRY CHRISTMAS
"Oh soon we'll be out amid the cold world's strife. Soon we'll be sliding down the razor blade of life." - Tom Lehrer

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