Picks and Pans Review: Taping Tips

updated 01/14/1991 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/14/1991 01:00AM

>One of the great sitcom mysteries is why the folks on Gilligan's Island never got rescued. After all, that tiny atoll was trampled over by more visitors than Disney World, yet when they left at the end of the episode, as they inevitably did, not one of them ever sent back a boat or plane for our castaways. Monday (Jan. 14, 8:05 A.M. ET) on TBS, the inimitable Phil Silvers drops in as a manipulative Hollywood producer (or is that redundant?). Needless to say, he flies back to Tinseltown alone, breaking Ginger's heart. Later that day, on Nick at Nite (2 A.M. ET), it's a meeting of giant schnozzles on Make Room for Daddy, as Tony Bennett joins Danny Thomas and Hans Conreid (Uncle Tonoose) as a visiting relative. (An Italian playing a Lebanese) Well, ethnic identities are always a little slippery on television.) Now if only Jimmy Durante could have joined the party...

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