The Life and Comedy Career of Bob Denver
Bob Denver's TV Shows
Bob had a few other series
besides "Gilligan's Island" and the "Many Loves of Dobie
The Good Guys
After Gilligan's Island was canceled Bob
went on to play Rufus Butterworth on the 1968 TV series "The Good
Guys". The premise focused on Bert Gramus and Rufus
Butterworth, who were childhood chums who decided to pool their savings
and purchase a diner. Alan Hale guest starred three times on the
series. It just didn't have the ratings so it was canceled after two
In 1973 Bob starred with
F-Troop's Forrest Tucker on "Dusty's Trail" a comedy
western which has been described as a cross between F-Troop, and
Gilligan's Island. Dusty's
Trail is available on DVD, believe it or not.
Apparently, it was also a movie called "The Wackiest Wagon Train
in the West". It combined episodes of Dusty's Trail.
During the years 1974 and 1982 had Bob on Gilligan's
Far Out Space Nuts
"Far Out Space Nuts" was
next for Bob Denver in 1975. A Saturday morning Kroft show featuring
two maintenance workers who get lost in space. Like Dusty's trail it
was similar in tone to Gilligan's Island. Yet again Bob was lost.
1978 marked the beginning of the Gilligan's
Island Reunion Movies.
In the 1980's onward
Denver made guest appearances on TV series and TV movies like
"High School U.S.A." which starred Michael J. Fox. Of course
a lot of them involved Gilligan. In 1988 he revisited his role as
Maynard G. Krebs on the TV reunion movie "Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis"