Fantasy Island

Smiles everyone, Smiles! So began this long-running (7 season) series which was one of the ABC Network's anthology/guest-cast series (along with The Love Boat) that proved wildly popular. Each week two guests came to Fantasy Island to get their wish/fantasy fulfilled. Their mysterious host, the debonair and suave white-suited Mr. Roarke, would do the sometimes impossible and grant them their wishes...but there was always some twist to the fantasy, letting the guest learn something about themselves or get something they weren't expecting. Best remembered for the presence of Herve Villechaize as the diminutive "Tattoo" and his cry of "De plane! De plane!" the show proved popular enough to go the distance and then spawn a brief revival/remake in the 1990s. A remake, Fantasy Island (1998) in the late 1990s was not as successful as its predecessor.

Show Info

Airs on: United States ABC (1977 - 1984)
Schedule: Saturdays at 22:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama
Episodes ordered: 22 episodes
Created by: Gene Levitt

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Episode NameAirdateTrailer
7x22: Surrogate Mother / The Ideal WomanMay 19, 1984
7x21: Bojangles and the Dancer / Deuces Are WildMay 12, 1984
7x20: Don Juan's Last Affair / The Final AdieuApr 14, 1984
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