Saturday, September 10, 2005


Anyone who knows me knows that there was a story in this week's news that I just have to comment on in my blog.
Bob Denver was not a great actor. I'm not even sure you could call him a good one.
But he was lucky.
Lucky to have found a role that was perfect for him and for which he was perfect.
(Can you believe Sherwood Schwartz actually offered the role to Jerry Van Dyke first?)
His Gilligan struck a sympathetic chord with me and millions of other children and I still, at age forty, find something to identify with in a little boy trapped in the body of an adult.
Y'know what's kind of weird? On Friday the 2nd, the day Denver died, I spent most of the day watching Gilligan's Island (I have the DVD set of the 1st season).

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