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Are you familiar with the latest craze to hit the television? The show I'm referring to is called "Survivor." 16 people were dropped off on an island and they have to try to survive for 10 weeks. This is the hottest show on television, and Gilligan's Island is always compared to it. The sole survivor will win 1 million dollars. Looking at the island picture above, it reminds me of another familiar island. Look at the scenes at the bottom of this page. Those look familiar too! Hmmm.... Was this show secretly filmed on..... Naw, couldn't have been. Nick at Nite did a Gilligan survey and guess who won? Ultimate survivor on Nick at Nite was: Professor 41% Gilligan 25% Mary Ann 16% Ginger 7% Skipper 6% Thurston 3% Lovey 2% JEERS to unchartered claims. Even TV Guide recently poked some fun at CBS’s Survivor by com-paring it to Gilligan’s Island, but NBC’s Today got carried away. Matt Lauer recently interviewed two guests (a TV critic and a university professor) who didn’t care for Survivor. Not only was no one on hand to defend the rival network’s new hit, but the professor even went so far as to say that in the year 3000, "we’re going to be watching Gilligan’s Island, we’re not going to be watching Survivor." Gilligan in 3000? There’s a prospect that makes larvae seem appetizing. The Courier Post newspaper (Southern New Jersey), by Nick Bozza Gilligan Wouldn't Survive "The courage of the fearless crew wouldn't have helped the residents of Gilligan's Island if they'd been stuck with CBS' newest crop of castaways," Bob Denver says. Since the debut of the network's Survivor, Denver says he's been repeatedly asked how the show compares to the fictional situations faced by the passengers of the shipwrecked SS Minnow. 'We didn't have rats to eat and we had no poisonous snakes,' Denver said.' We pretty much had a vegetarian diet and some fish.' The 16 contestants on Survivor were left to fend for themselves on an island in the South China Sea. Each week one is voted out, and the last person wins $1 million. Viewers of cable's Nick-at-Nite are being asked to choose which Gilligan's Island character could survive Survivor. 'Mary Ann WAS ahead. She could do everything right, and she could cook and take care of herself,' said Denver who played the feckless first mate Gilligan. 'I was in second place.....I don't know how.'" This Article brought to you by Mary Ann WHAT WOULD GILLIGAN DO?: Out there in TV land, the massive audience for the new hit show "Survivor" includes at least two members of the cast of that earlier show about survivors on a deserted island -- "Gilligan's Island." Bob Denver and Dawn Wells have their own opinions about who would have been kicked off the island they shared from 1964-67 on CBS -- and still share on countless reruns around the world. Wells tells People magazine: "Ginger would have been the first to go. Then the Millionaire -- and next his wife, because she was the more cunning of the two." Wells figures Gilligan would have been next, followed by Mary Ann -- leaving the Skipper and the Professor to battle for supremacy. Denver, by the way, says you couldn't get him on the "Survivor" island "even for a million dollars." He tells People, "I don't eat rats." The people on "Survivor" did, on the first episode, and the buzz from that helped the second week's installment beat ABC's ratings monster -- "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" -- in the Nielsen ratings. "Survivor is in, and so is Gilligan" Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, A tale of a ratings test, That started back when Millionaire Tore a hole in CBS. That network's mighty gamblin' man A Skipper brave and sure Threw 16 strangers on a raft For a three-month-long tour. A three-month-long tour. The ratings started getting rough, Some other shows were tossed If launched against the heart of sweeps, Survivor would be lost. Survivor would be lost. The show hit ground on the shore of this Deserted summer time, With Voyager In reruns too, No Millionaire, Or Whose Line That only leaves This lame ripoff Of Reege meets Gilligan's Isle.