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Just Sit Right Back And You’ll Hear a Tale, A Tale of A Fateful Trip

Posted by Matt Cipriano | 3 Comments

We all knew Bob Denver (Gilligan) was a stoner. Denver was arrested in 1998 for receiving some marijuana sent to him in a package through the mail. Originally he claimed that Dawn Wells (a.k.a. Mary-Ann) had sent it to him. He later recanted this statement and said that a crazy fan must have been the culprit. It looked like the real story would never come to light when Denver died in 2005.

That is until some news yesterday brought this story back to mind. Dawn Wells was arrested back in October (I am not sure why Associated Press picked this up yesterday*) for driving under the influence AND possession of marijuana.

Looks like the story of Mary Ann mailing Gilligan some pot might not be too far off. Wells “was sentenced Feb. 29 to five days in jail, fined $410.50 and placed on probation after pleading guilty to one count of reckless driving.” Apparently a friend testified that he had borrowed the car and left the drugs in there himself. Yeah, likely story.

*Possibly because Sherwood Schwartz just got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last week


3 Responses to “Just Sit Right Back And You’ll Hear a Tale, A Tale of A Fateful Trip”

  1. jake
    May 20th, 2008 @

    Is this the best you can come up with??? so who gives a damn about pot possession??? obviously, only hard up republicans…

  2. Matt Cipriano
    May 20th, 2008 @

    You figured me out. I am a hard up Republican. Could some one else field this one because I am pretty much rendered speechless here.

  3. Josh Friedlander
    May 20th, 2008 @

    Jake: come over and toke a bong with us and we’ll discuss Matt’s political persuasion!!

    Seriously: I’m the hard up Republican, and that’s just because my party betrayed the conservative movement. I think I need to get stoned…

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