Old Friends and New Friends of GI, I send my best to you,
I get many emails and letters thanking me and the rest of the cast for the
laughter and joy this little show has lent to your lives. I want to say Thank You.
I think, what I love most at this point in time in the LONG LIFE OF GILLIGAN'S ISLAND
is the positive, intelligent nature of long time Gilligan aficionados. It amazes me.
I have received mail throughout the years from young viewers from all over the
world, year after year, who were so influenced by the Professor's smarts that they
became science buffs and are now Real Professors, Doctors and Scientists.
It makes me proud . . .
Believe it or not the cast of Gilligan babysat some of you, many a time in your
lives. The little boys and girls that we, the cast, baby sat are now serving our
country, putting their lives on the line for us everyday of their young lives.
Makes me proud of you . . .
Now, many of you with children watch Gilligan along with them. You laugh together.
All of it fills my wife Constance and me with major affection for you.
I am delighted to be a part of all your lives.
It's a pleasure to have this opportunity to share some of my fondest career
memories with loyal fans like you, so 'sit right back' and enjoy
The Professor's Place!
My best to you,
Russell Johnson the Professor