Gilligan’s Island as a Political Statement

Believe it or not, the show was intended to pack a political punch. Producer Sherwood Schwartz came up with the idea of ‘Gilligan’s Island’ while attending a college class. He said it was meant as a “social microcosm and a metaphorical shaming of world politics in the sense that when necessary for survival, yes we can all get along.” His idea is based on the question of what would you take with you if stranded on an island, which actually makes quite a bit of sense once you think about it.

This is rather interesting and one must ask. Why is everybody white. Everybody believed the scientist, policy got passed quickly and they had no idea their island was to be consumed by climate change.