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Old January 18 2014, 04:40 AM   #33
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Re: R.I.P. - Russell Johnson, the "Professor" from Gilligan's Island

Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
Yeah, as I understood it "The Professor" was more of a nick-name they gave him since he was so learned but not an actual title he earned (i.e. he wasn't an educator in a college or university) though he did hold degrees and doctorates.
I don't think the Professor's backstory was clearly enough developed to allow any certainty on that point. Certainly in Rescue from Gilligan's Island he was treated as a full professor teaching at a university, although it's possible that could've been an honorary position resulting from his fame as a noted castaway/survivor.
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