ABC Television
January 14, 1977 to May 19, 1984
Created by Gene Levitt

Fantasy Island is a resort where there is very little that the affable and unflappable host, Mr. Roarke, cannot provide or do.  The show was most famous (or infamous) for the catchphrase "De plane! De plane!" uttered by Roarke's assistant, Tattoo, while clanging a bell upon sighting incoming visitors.  There was a short-lived attempt to revive the series in 1998, with Malcolm McDowell stepping into the role of (a grim-looking) Mr. Roarke.

Series Cast

Command Performance
Original Airdate: May 12, 1979
Guest Stars: Joan Blondell (Naomi Gittings), Roddy McDowall (Richard Simmons), Kathie Browne (Elena)

A retired circus owner gathers her old acts together for a 25-year reunion, dangerously aware that one of the performers wants her dead.

The Boss
Original Airdate: October 20, 1979
Guest Stars: Donna Mills (Cindy Carter), Roddy McDowall (Gary Pointer)

A switchboard operator dreams of being a corporate head.

The Devil and Mandy Breem   Screen Captures Screen Captures
Original Airdate: October 25, 1980
Guest Stars: Carol Lynley (Mandy Breem), Roddy McDowall (Mephistopheles), Adam West (Philip Breem)

Mandy Breem sells her soul for the life of her husband (Adam West), and Mr. Roarke has a showdown with the devil (Roddy) to win it back, upping the ante to include his own soul.  The episode has been described as "very atmospheric."

The Devil and Mr. Roarke
Original Airdate: October 17, 1981
Guest Stars: Roddy McDowall (Mephistopheles)

The Devil returns for another go at Mr. Roarke's soul.  Looks like they got lazy and reused the tacky FX from the earlier Mephistopheles episode.

Natchez Bound
Original Airdate: November 6, 1982
Guest Stars: Roddy McDowall (Christopher Lantree), Stephen Shortridge (Mark Twain), Jenilee Harrison (Jenny Ryan), Adam Rich (Huckleberry)

A professional card dealer fulfills a fantasy aboard a Mississippi riverboat on Fantasy Island.

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