‘Deadliest Catch’: Sig Hansen Took Us Back in Time By Naming Classic TV Shows He Grew Up Watching

by Joe Rutland

Well, Outsiders, we did not have “Deadliest Catch” star Sig Hansen offering dimes on classic TV shows on our Sunday night bingo card.

But let us tell you that captain knows his old-school TV. In fact, Hansen offered up a few gems during an interview with Channel & Guide Magazine.

Hogan’s Heroes because it brings me back,” he said when asked about three shows Hansen loved as a kid. “If I am reminiscing, I will watch stuff like that. The Flintstones and also, of course, you got to have The Brady Bunch and Gilligan’s Island.”

If you follow this TV show thread from the “Deadliest Catch” star, then you’ll notice all of these shows have a circa-1960s feel. Yes, for the ones who are picky, we know that “The Brady Bunch” is considered a 1970s sitcom. But the show debuted on ABC in 1969.

‘Deadliest Catch’ Captain Has Been Part Of Discovery Channel Show Since Pilot Episode

Sig Hansen has been a part of the Discovery Channel show since its pilot episode. Hansen also is a technical adviser to the series’ producers.

He’s also the only captain on that show to have his daughter out there looking to catch Alaskan king crab and snow crab. Mandy Hansen has been on “Deadliest Catch” since its 12th season.

Sig Hansen captains the “F/V Northwestern” and allows his daughter a chance to run it, too.

“Deadliest Catch” started its 17th season in April 2021. It remains one of the Discovery Channel’s most popular shows.

The series follows the life of fishermen aboard boats in the Bering Sea.

Hansen Is Quite Aware That An Entrepeneurial Spirit Can Be Advantageous

Hansen is definitely no dummy when it comes to his profession. He’s also aware that anyone who wants to have the life of a fisherman in dangerous waters needs one core thing.

“To be a captain, you have to be an entrepreneur,” he said. “You have to have that spirit.”

Hansen looks at his career as one where inventions and innovation are needed.

He’s also learned about working as a team, even with other “Deadliest Catch” captains through the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As fishermen, we want to keep the numbers high, and we are always for ourselves,” Hansen said. “We are always for ourselves, very competitive. Teamwork didn’t always pay off.”

So, what does Mandy Hansen think about being out there with Dad watching close by?

She spoke up to Hollywood Soapbox.

Mandy Hansen said that she was not too worried about anyone else out there. “I was just worried about my family and my crew, and proving myself to them … and being able to keep up on the pods,” she said. “I didn’t want to be in their way either.”