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Gilligan's Island white hat

What color was Gilligans hat?

MMDE: White

Current: Tan

Gilligans hat was tan, not white.

This is what the recordings of the episodes of Gilligans Island show today - and it's freaking many people out. That's because they swear they remember it being white, and when a false memory affects many people this way, it's classed as an MMDE, or Mandela Effect.

Even weirder: this isn't the only hat related alternate memory - there's one about the Skipper's hat being black, too.

When the series what first transmitted in 1964, most people would have seen it in black and white, which could have formed the dominant memory to be drawn out years later.

Early memories

It ran for 98 episodes which aired in the 60's, 70's and 80's, with those after 1967 being colorized made-for-television films.

Many people watch the show when it first came out and never again. That's a long time to hold "irrelevant" details such as a characters hat color. Yet the fact so many remember the same, wrong way, is what's getting people excited.