Thursday, June 07, 2007

The Mosquitoes Little Buddy!!!

After the cute duckies of Spring are gone, those pesky Mosquitoes arrive!




The Mosquitoes appeared on Gilligan's Island in episode 48 Don't Bug the Mosquitoes which first aired on December 9, 1965. According to TV.com, "three of the Mosquitoes (Bango, Bongo, and Irving) were played by the three singers known as the Wellingtons, the group that sang the Gilligan's Island theme song in the first season!"

Anyway, the Mosquitoes must have left behind the incredible technology that allowed them to play wireless without amps, microphones, or even electricity when they fled the island. I couldn't find any info about who actually wrote the tunes, so if any Gilliganophiles have any info, please spill!

6 comments:

steve simels said...

If memory serves, the Gilligan's theme song was written by show creator Sherwood whateverthefuckhislastname was.

And I'm pretty sure the Wellingtons were studio guys...

CoolSchool said...

Sherwood Schwartz did write the theme song but I took the post to be asking about the songs actually sung during that episode. Surely you remember the Honey Bees hit, "You Need Me". Mrs. Howell's vocal ws off the chain.

dave™© said...

Haven't we had this conversation?

Anyhoo, here's the Honey Bees!

dave™© said...

As to who wrote the songs, here's an interesting comment from TV.com:

The instrumental on "You Need Us" must have been owned by CBS because I once caught an episode of Perry Mason where it was playing on the radio.

And this episode was directed by Steve Binder, who later went on to direct Elvis' 1968 "comeback" special.

CoolSchool said...

Did you know Nirvana was big fans of the Mosquitoes? Believed them to be better than the Beatles-check it out in "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Here we are now
Entertain us
A mulatto
An albino
The Mosquitos
not the Beatles

megisi said...

Mike Curb is always a good wild guess.