For any of you old enough to remember Gilligan’s Island – the big question always was – who did you relate to – the girl next door – “Maryann” or the glamorous “Ginger.” This was always a tough one for me – I always wanted to be Ginger with the stunning wardrobe and the exotic eye makeup, but felt more like Maryann with the checked shirt, jean shorts and rope belt. I wanted them to come up with another character, someone that was somewhere in between the two, or perhaps let me be Maryann one day and Ginger on another.
I tend to think the Gingers of the world are gone forever. She did often appear useless and too much of the hot house flower, but just about when I would be ready to write her off, she would come up with something to save the castaways.
If any of you remember these two characters, I hope you’ll send me your thoughts.