pesco at January 16th, 2014 17:43 — #1
donald_petersen at January 16th, 2014 17:51 — #2
Thank God he was finally given the recognition he deserved as being more than simply half of "and the rest."
funruly at January 16th, 2014 17:55 — #3
You might be surprised to know I was a fan.
boundegar at January 16th, 2014 17:58 — #4
Dang, that guy could make a radio out of coconuts.
malarkey at January 16th, 2014 18:19 — #5
There goes another piece of my childhood. Fare thee well, Professor! LOVED your Cary Grant imitation.
stefanjones at January 16th, 2014 18:24 — #6
The Professor's greatest achievement was a condom made from bamboo.
Uncomfortable for both parties involved, but effective.
donald_petersen at January 16th, 2014 18:26 — #7
Not at all. I am, in fact, surprised to learn that the expression on your avatar's face is not, in fact, a reaction to today's news.
mitch_m1 at January 16th, 2014 18:34 — #8
Please tell me his cremains will be placed in an urn made from a coconut.
funruly at January 16th, 2014 18:52 — #9
Also, good as any to plug this awesome essay
franko at January 16th, 2014 19:15 — #10
farewell, professor Roy Hinkley, local well-known scientist and scoutmaster.
d_r at January 16th, 2014 19:48 — #11
Nowadays almost everyone on Gilligan's Island is a professor.
mikea at January 16th, 2014 20:11 — #12
What a coincidence. I just finished listening to audio version of Bob Denver''s "Maynard, Gilligan and Me" book.
It was Bob Denver who insisted that they change the opening song to mention the Professor and Mary Ann.
He said that Johnson had those long speeches full of techno-babble and when he'd blow one, the whole cast would put him on by pouting and screaming for him to get it right.
mikea at January 16th, 2014 20:14 — #13
Bob Denver: The professor could make a nuclear reactor but he couldn't build a boat.
The professor could (re)build an airplane but he couldn't build a boat.
The professor could make a man-carrying helium(!) balloon out of rain coats but he couldn't build a boat.
samwinston at January 16th, 2014 20:53 — #14
petzl at January 16th, 2014 21:02 — #15
For me, he will always be remembered as the guest-star officer in The Corbomite Maneuver. Even though he apparently wasn't.
donald_petersen at January 16th, 2014 21:14 — #16
Yeah, and I read somewhere that he did it on the quiet, not wanting anyone to make a big deal out of the fact that he did it. He just wanted to do the right thing without being all Mr Big-Shot about it.
gorful8r at January 16th, 2014 21:35 — #17
I'm gonna play some Mosquitoe's greatest hits in the prof's memory!
michaelditullio at January 16th, 2014 21:38 — #18
He did do several sci-fi movies back in the B&W days. "They Came From Outer Space" and "This Island Earth" come to mind.
algomeysa2 at January 16th, 2014 21:50 — #19
His World War II experience is pretty interesting:
headcode at January 17th, 2014 00:32 — #20
Ah, damn. Russell Johnson made The Professor my favorite character. He was also great in this Twilight Zone episode: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734556/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_102
For me the part that sucks about getting older isn't about me. It's about watching childhood icons and loved ones getting old and dying.
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