I think that everyone wants to create something with a lasting effect on the world, and Sherwood Schwartz somehow managed to do it TWICE.  After the success of ‘Gilligan’s Island‘, an absurdist show that created hundreds of sitcom tropes seemingly effortlessly, he then turned around and made ‘The Brady Bunch‘, the definining sitcom of the 1970s.  While some of us might struggle to do one memorable thing, we are left to argue whether the Bunch or Gilligan is more influential, making for a lasting legacy for the late Mr. Schwartz and today’s ensemble query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”)reminds Faithful Spoilerites that “Neither” is never an option in the world of the MS-QOTD, even we sometimes wish it were, asking: The Brady Bunch or Gilligan’s Island?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Malone_hasco on

    I know nothing about either, but Gilligan’s Island dude got fun hat and I like him, so that one.

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