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Dollars and Sense (6 of 7)
Series: How to Win at the Game of Life
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Well, when I was a kid growing up, when I would come home from school, I would, immediately go and get something to eat and sit in front of the television. And there would be different comedy shows on that were repeats, but they were relatively new to me. And I watched The Beverly Hillbillies, and I watched Get Smart. That was one of my favorites. Gilligan's Island was a, was a great, I thought it was a great, funny, little show. It lasted for 3 years. They filmed it in the 60s, and I was kind of watching that in the 70s, in the late 60s, early 70s. And I asked my wife, I said, "How old do you think you are before you don't know?" I mean, a, a 20 year-old, do they know about Gilligan's Island? I don't know. But anybody my age and up, they know about Gilligan's Island, and they know the story because you heard it in that song. It told the story of what happened. It was 7 people that got on this ship. And you had a professor, and you had obviously the skipper and then the first mate, Gilligan. And then you had Ginger, who was a movie star, and Mary Anne, who was like her sidekick. And then you had a multi, multi, multi millionaire and his wife, Thurston Howell III and Lovie Howell. And when he got on this little ship to go for a 3-hour tour in the Pacific, he brought 2 suitcases full of cash. That was kind of weird, you know.
He's on the island. He's got suitcases full of cash. It's like, "Hey, Thurston, it's a 3-hour tour. What are you, some drug dealer? I mean, who carries suitcases full of cash? We never thought it like that you know, in the 60s and early 70s, but that's what he did. And the thing about Thurston Howell III, he was a plutocrat and his whole character was rooted and focused on money. They would show Thurston Howell III, Jim Backus, I think we have a picture of him. And it was all about money. He would dream about money and scheme about mon ...
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