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What's This “…And the Rest” Crap!?!

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Famously, the Gilligan's Island theme song, in its first season, left out mentioning the Professor and Mary Ann characters by name, simply including the …And the Rest in that lyric where their names later were heard. Mystery Science Theater 3000 even spoofed this issue during screening of This Island Earth, in which the actor Russell Johnson (The Professor) appeared. When Johnson first appears on screen while viewing This Island Earth, MST3K's Mike says over the film: Hey, what's this …And the Rest Crap!?!. Indeed, what's that all about?

Anyone would get easily annoyed if they've contributed some work but, when credit is giving, they were just relegated into … and the rest. Anyone who is thrown into that group would assume their contribution is somehow also not important, or that the contributions of the credited are somehow better.

Some Free Software projects websites, however, often relegate many of their contributors to being And the Rest. This is a mistake.

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