Yes, when you think about it, 'Gilligan’s Island” is literature in the truest sense of the word. It is that simply because it has survived, despite the critics and despite the uppitiness of TV executives who thought they knew better. It has survived as literature, if light literature, in the minds of the people who matter, TV viewers.
Twenty-five years ago to the day, March 21, 1980, at approximately 10:55 p.m., a shot rang out that was heard in millions of households
across America. It was the season finale of “Dallas,” television’s No. 1 show at the time.