Sherwood Schwartz's humorous, good natured name was burned into our consciousness.
Creator of Gilligan's Island (as well as The Brady Bunch), Schwartz's vision of a diverse group of people learning to live together on an island was an all time classic of American television.
Scorned by critics and the "educated class," it surfaced at a perfect time...when social barriers were falling like dominoes. Gilligan's Island poked fun at the chinks of everyone's armor, and found a way to make the absurd seem believable...week after week. And it sure was a nice place to be for 30 minutes.
To this day, 45 years later, a man's true nature can be ascertained by asking one simple question, "Ginger or Mary Ann?"