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Old January 16 2014, 10:21 PM   #11
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Re: R.I.P. - Russell Johnson, the "Professor" from Gilligan's Island

Neroon wrote: View Post
His comment at a gathering at MIT:

I was at a speaking engagement for MIT ... and I said ... the Professor has all sorts of degrees, including one from this very institution [MIT]! And that's why I can make a radio out of a coconut, and not fix a hole in a boat!
Wikipedia's entry says that the Prof did actually try to fix the boat in an early episode but it was such a disaster that nearly the entire ship was destroyed. Also, they couldn't build a raft and sail for help because the nearby area was supposedly infested with sharks.
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