Creative Minority Report delivered today’s mind-blowing fact – that the castaways on Gilligan’s Island each represent one of the seven deadly sins.
• The Professor – Pride
• Thurston Howell III – Greed
• Ginger – Lust
• Mary Ann – Envy (of Ginger’s looks)
• Mrs. Lovey Howell – Gluttony
• The Skipper – Anger or wrath
• Gilligan – Sloth
But as others have mentioned, Gilligan cannot be ‘sloth’.
“(It’s really) Mrs. Lovie Howell. Again, the article is adamant that Gilligan is the representation of sloth, but Gilligan is the only one on the island who works. No one works as hard as Gilligan. He’s constantly building, fishing, climbing and being the servant of all the others. Lovie, on the other hand, seldom does any work and complains bitterly about it when forced.”
A nice theory is that Gilligan is the protagonist (“Gilligan’s Island”), trapped forever in a hell caused by his own sins.