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Isle Thing

This song is by "Weird Al" Yankovic and appears on the movie soundtrack UHF (1989).

This song contains a sample from "Jamie's Cryin'" by Van Halen.
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Isle Thing
Met this fine young thing
At the local Circle K
She made a date for a half past eight
And I said, "What the hey"
So I journeyed to her crib
And I let myself inside
That chick was slouched down on the couch
I think her brain was fried
Couldn't figure it out
She wouldn't even look at me
Then I saw her eyes, she was hypnotized
Cold glued to her TV
Said, "What's your problem, baby doll?
Let's have a little fling"
She said, "Hey, you fool, now just be cool
I'm watchin' that Gilligan's Isle Thing"

Isle Thing
Isle Thing

Watchin' all night
Must've been a marathon
I was bummin', those shows kept comin'
Here's what was goin' on
These castaways were stranded
On this island out at sea
One of 'em called Gilligan
Said, "Let's name it after me!"
He'd mess up every rescue
Man, that first mate was illin'
If I was one of them castaways
I think I'd probably kill him
Just about that time
The telephone began to ring
She said, "Just let it, my machine'll get it
We're watchin' that Gilligan's Isle Thing"

Isle Thing
She loves that Gilligan's Isle Thing
Isle Thing
Please, baby baby, please

I liked the professor
He always saved their butts
He could build a nuclear reactor
From a couple of coconuts
She said, "That guy's a genius"
I shook my head and laughed
I said, "If he's so fly, they tell me why
He couldn't build a lousy raft?
And while we're on the subject
I'll tell you one thing for sure
Those homeboys brought an awful lot
For just a three-hour tour"
Then her mom came in the room
It was kind of embarrassing
She said, "Hey, you two, I was once like you
And I love that Gilligan's Isle Thing"

Isle Thing
She'd watch that Gilligan's Isle Thing
Please, baby baby, please

Skipper's in a hammock
He's lookin' kinda fat
He'd throw a fit and then he'd hit
Ol' Gilligan with his hat
Mrs. Howell got it goin' on
But Mr. Howell was meaner
Ginger and Mary Ann could've used
Some funky cold medina
I was really diggin' this show
I didn't know what to do
It kinda looked like I was hooked
Now I'm an addict, too
I know each episode by heart
Now I'm the Rerun King
And on every date we both stay up late
And we watch the Gilligan's Isle Thing

Isle Thing
Hasta la vista, Little Buddy
Gilligan's Isle Thing

Additional Information

This song is a parody of Wild Thing by Tone-Lōc and the lyrics describe the plot of the TV show Gilligan's Island.


Written by:

Matt Dike, Michael Ross, Weird Al Yankovic and Marvin Young

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