Bob: (in 1993) I've been Gilligan for almost thirty years. People are always asking me, "Does it bother you?" Absolutely not. The only thing that is annoying is that none of the cast of castaways makes any money from reruns. We were paid off in two years! But in 1963, no one could have seen the syndication market. By the early eighties, I had estimated that the show [Gilligan's Island] had grossed over a billion dollars, and it keeps rolling in. But the past is the past, and you let go. But boy could I use a billion bucks!