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Song Parodies -> "Gilligan's Island"

Original Song Title:

"Stairway to Heaven"

Original Performer:

Led Zeppelin

Parody Song Title:

"Gilligan's Island"

Parody Written by:

Chris Bodily TM

The Lyrics

I don't know how or why I came up with this....enjoy it anyway!
'Twas a three-hour tour
With the Skipper and more
And they're stranded on Gilligan's Island
Here's how this story goes
Two guys in funny clothes
Gave five passengers a three hour tour
(A Three Hour Tour)
Ooh, ooh, and they're stranded on Gilligan's Island

Mate's a mighty sailor man
The Skipper brave and sure
'Cause you know that is show is so silly
Know the theme like a book
There's a moron who sings
And they're stranded on Gilligan's Island
Ooh, because of thunder
Ooh, because of thunder

There's a feeling I get
Professor's not the best,
Never fixed the boat, no one was leaving
On the show I have seen
Skipper sleeping under trees,
And the cast, whose ridiculous looking.
Ooh, this show's a blunder
Ooh, this show was a blunder

Thought they would get off soon
Sick of hearing that tune
The show only lasted three short seasons
Then a new day will dawn
The show's no longer on
And the TV will echo with laughter

If there's a jingle to your sitcom
Don't be alarmed now
Let's just hope the theme's sung by Queen.
Yes, there's a way to get off the island
But that would be dumb
There's still time to change the show you're on
And this show's a blunder.

I know you're humming the theme song now
In case you don't know
The Skipper's calling you to join them
Two ladies Marianne and Ginger
They're not hot now
This Island lies on the withering map

A storm ends the three-hour tour
They are washed up upon the shore
There walks a Skipper we all know
Gilligan's the star of the show
Doubt ev'rything you've been told
And if you're watching very hard
The tune will finally end at last.
There's seven castaways in all
To do this show, they sold their souls!!!!

And they're stranded on Gilligan's Island

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Pacing: 3.4
How Funny: 3.6
Overall Rating: 3.3

Total Votes: 9

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 2   0
 3   0
 4   2
 5   4

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Diva - September 24, 2003 - Report this comment
Good job.
Guy DiRito - September 24, 2003 - Report this comment
I looked up the word stupid in the dictionary. Next to it was a picture of the set of Gilligan's Island. Great topic (everyone love to make fun of this show) Chris, and great lines to a difficult song to parody. I know I have done this one myself. You have my respect and my 5's. Great job.
B. Decker - September 24, 2003 - Report this comment
This idea actually is a real song by Little Roger and the Goosebumps who had this idea in the 1970's. They were a rock parody band in San Francisco. Their parody of Stairway is probably the most sought after parody recording of all time. I have a copy, look it up. It's very good. -BD
Peregrin - September 24, 2003 - Report this comment
Great job CBTM! What's this ? Mary-Ann not hot? If I was stuck on that island I would sure be happier to have her there! Ginger could have thrown in the volcano as a sacrifice though! And Lovey Howell too!
theAMAZINGcool - December 03, 2003 - Report this comment
theAMAZINGcool will dweel on this site often !!!
Johnny D - December 29, 2003 - Report this comment
Hysterical !
Paul Robinson - December 30, 2003 - Report this comment
Chris B. - Good work. I couldn't quite match up the pace in a couple of places (although that very easily could be me), but in others it was perfect. A clever topic choice to overlay onto this song, never would have thought to do it. You nailed the show's absurdity with one concise line that fits the original songs pace, phrasing & meter "And the cast, whose ridiculous looking". Nice.
Ken Mc - April 28, 2004 - Report this comment
I found this page because I was searching for another parody of Gilligan's Island using Stairway to Heaven that I heard on the radio in Dallas at least 10 years ago, possibly as long as 15 years ago. But it was more true to the Gilligan lyrics. Anybody heard that one?
theAMAZINGcool - May 07, 2004 - Report this comment
theAMAZINGcool has made a TRIUMPHANT return !!!
Agrimorfee - May 07, 2004 - Report this comment
In some ways, your parody is better than Little Roger & the Goosebumps!...Ken Mc, see B.Decker's comment above. 545 (a little patching up in some of the words could be done)
HeadbangerDoh - September 26, 2004 - Report this comment
That was the funniest song ever!
Whoopter - January 01, 2006 - Report this comment
Good work!
Paul - June 07, 2010 - Report this comment
A band called DC Star played this in the late seventies in the Washington DC area. Awesome sound back then!
theAMAZINGcool - January 07, 2011 - Report this comment
theAMAZINGcool (yes the SAME theAMAZINGcool from 2004!) is BACK for an ENCORE !!! look for theAMAZINGcool to RETURN in 2018 !!!
Whipoorwill - March 20, 2018 - Report this comment
When you take that tree hour tour always keep a a watch on the skies when you hear a thunderclap wait for the rough weather then a uncharted island and big hole in your boats hull
Dolly - March 24, 2018 - Report this comment
I used to really hate this show when it was on after school. But I haven't seen the reruns like forever. It was so annoying how they made everything off the island materials, but never fixed the boat!!!
Skipper - March 24, 2018 - Report this comment
Hey there Little Buddy, let me lend you three fivers!

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