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Recast "Gilligan's Island" and Win a Prize!

Recast "Gilligan's Island" and Win a Prize!

Every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!

"Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale/ A tale of a fateful trip/ That started from this tropic port/ Aboard this tiny ship!" This week, tell me a modern tale of this fateful trip by recasting "Gilligan's Island" with new actors. Who could play the Professor and Mary Ann? Or the Howell couple? And what about Skipper and that redhead Ginger? Finally, who would you cast as the goofy Gilligan himself?

Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, September 25, complete with a "new" cast photo. To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,

Characters to recast:
Gilligan (Bob Denver)
The Skipper (Alan Hale Jr.)
The Professor (Russell Johnson)
Mary Ann (Dawn Wells)
Ginger (Tina Louise)
Thurston Howell III (Jim Backus)
Mrs. Howell (Natalie Schafer)

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jdforeman jdforeman 7 years
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jdforeman jdforeman 7 years
A More "Adult" Gilligan's Island: Gilligan- John C. Holmes The Skipper- Ron Jeremy The Professor- Harry Reems Mary Ann- Candy Samples Ginger- Linda Lovelace Thurston Howell III- Peewee Herman Mrs. Howell- Seka
jdforeman jdforeman 7 years
Gilligan- Mike Tyson The Skipper- Rodney Dangerfield The Professor- Stephen Hawking Mary Ann- Dolly Parton Ginger- Lucille Ball Thurston Howell III- Warren Buffet Mrs. Howell- Your Mama
leann421 leann421 9 years
Gilligan - Jon Heder The Skipper - Mickey Rooney The Professor - David Schwimmer Mary Ann - Rachel Bilson Ginger - Shiri Appleby Thurston Howell III - Kelsey Grammer Mrs. Howell - Catherine Hicks
waffle84 waffle84 9 years
Gilligan : Jimmy Fallon, Skipper: Jack Black, Professor: Luke Wilson, Ginger: Geri Halliwell, Mr. Howell: Kelsey Grammer, Mrs. Howell: Susan Sullivan, Mary Ann: Reese Witherspoon
elephantheart elephantheart 9 years
Gilligan- Justin Long The Skipper- Steve Carrell Professor- Greg Kinnear Ginger- Tara Reid Mary Ann- Amanda Bynes Mr. Howell- Bill Murray Mrs. Howell- Felicity Huffman
AmyAmes1031 AmyAmes1031 9 years
Gilligan - Jimmy Fallon The Skipper - Paterick Duffey The Professor - Ben Affleck Mary Ann - Jennifer Garner Ginger - Jennifer Lopez Thurston Howell III -John Mahoney Mrs. Howell - Florence Henderson
eme391 eme391 9 years
Gilligan - John Krasinski Skipper - William Shatner Mary-Ann - Alyson Hannigan Ginger - Kate Walsh The Professor - James Denton Mr. and Mrs. Howell - Alan Dale (Ugly Betty) and Swoosie Kurtz
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
Gilligan - DJ Qualls The Skipper -John Goodman The Professor -Harry Connick Jr Mary Ann- Mila Kunis Ginger- Jaime Pressly Thurston Howell III -Dick van dyke Mrs. Howell- Betty White
Tamma1387 Tamma1387 9 years
Gilligan-DJ Qualls Skipper-John Goodman Mary-Ann-Jennifer Love Hewitt Ginger-Nicole Kidman The Proffessor-John Cusack Mr. Howell-Elliott Gould Mrs. Howell-Lindsay Duncan(Katherine in Under the Tuscan Sun)
misti603 misti603 9 years
Gilligan - DJ Qualls Skipper - Alec Baldwin Mary Ann - Anne Hathaway Ginger - Nikki Cox The Professor - Rupert Everett Mr. Howell - Robin Williams Mrs. Howell - Helen Mirren
RoxiBalboa RoxiBalboa 9 years
Gilligan-Britney Spears Skipper-John Goodman Thurston Howell-Diddy Mrs. Howell-J Lo Ginger-Lindsay Lohan MaryAnn-Jessica Simpson Professor-Paris Hilton
gagegecko gagegecko 9 years
Gilligan - James Roday The Skipper - Brian Dennehy The Professor - Dermot Mulroney Mary Ann - Keri Russell Ginger - Sarah Jessica Parker Thurston Howell III - Corbin Bernsen Mrs. Howell - Diane Keaton
pistonsjenny pistonsjenny 9 years
Gilligan: Jimmy Fallon The Skipper: Phillip Seymour Hoffman The Professor: Greg Kinnear Mary Ann: Amanda Bynes Ginger: Kate Walsh Thurston Howell: Richard Belzer Mrs. Howell: Kim Catrall
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
Gilligan - Wilmer Valderrama The Skipper - Jim Broadbent The Professor - William H. Macy Mary Ann - MAry Louise PArker Ginger - Laura Prepon Thurston Howell III - Kurtwood Smith Mrs. Howell - Felicity Huffman
kikila kikila 9 years
Gilligan - Rupert Grint The Skipper - Steve Martin Thurston Howell III - Neil Patrick Harris Mrs. Howell - Kate Bosworth Ginger - Cate Blanchett and the rest (you know who) - John Cusack & Kelly Clarkson
Moley25 Moley25 9 years
Professor- Sean Penn Mary Ann- Rachel Bilson Gilligan- Adam Brody Ginger- Alicia Witt Mr Howell- Billy Bob Thornton Mrs Howell- Cybil Shepard Skipper- Seth Rogen
bbyrons bbyrons 9 years
Here we go: Ginger--Kate Walsh Professor--Matt Wahlberg Gilligan---Jake Gyllenhall Mary Ann--Eva Longoria The Howells-- Jack Nicholson & Meryl Streep Skipper--Drew Carey
bluebutterfly bluebutterfly 9 years
Gilligan-David Schimmer The Skipper-Steve Carell The Professor-Pierce Brosnan Mary Ann-Cameron Diaz Ginger-Jessica Biel Thurston Howell III-Michael Douglass Mrs. Howell-Catherine Zeta Jones
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
Gilligan: Zach Braff The Skipper: Jack Black The Professor: Matthew McConaughey Mary Ann Hayden: Jennifer Love Hewitt Ginger: Heather Graham Thurston Howell III: Jack Nicholson Mrs. Howell: Diane Keeton
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Gilligan--Steve Carell The Skipper--Rainn Wilson The Professor--T.R. Knight Mary Ann--Jennifer Garner Ginger--Kate Walsh Thurston Howell III--Ben Stein Mrs. Howell--Allison Janney
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Gilligan- Topher Grace The Skipper- John Goodman The Professor- Christopher Gorham Mary Ann- Brittany Snow Ginger- Ali Larter Thurston Howell III- Hugh Laurie Mrs. Howell- Jessica Walter
LikeATiger29 LikeATiger29 9 years
Gilligan: Jim Carrey Skipper: Drew Carey Thurston Howell III: Dustin Hoffman Mrs. Howell: Barbra Streisand (I loved these two as a couple in "Meet the Fockers!!") Ginger: Debra Messing Professor: George Clooney Mary Ann: Rachael Leigh Cook
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