History Series / FantasyIsland

14th Jun '18 4:28:45 PM AmuckCricetine
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* ActorAllusion: Mr. Rourke is named after Montalban's most famous American film role, Jose Rourke in ''Film/NeptunesDaughter''.
27th Mar '18 8:24:49 PM Zarina
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* TheCastShowoff: Herve Villechaize once took art lessons at Paris' Beaux-Arts. In later episodes, Tattoo was sometimes shown painting landscapes, and one guest admired a painting in Mr. Roarke's office, which Mr. Roarke said Tattoo had painted.



* UsefulNotes/WorldWarI: A bumbling locksmith and Boy Scout troop leader (Don Adams, in full [[Series/GetSmart Maxwell Smart]] mode) wants to experience World War I and ends up fighting the Red Baron.
* YouLookFamiliar: Wendy Schaal played different characters in two separate stories before returning the next year to play Tattoo substitute Julie.

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* UsefulNotes/WorldWarI: A bumbling locksmith and Boy Scout troop leader (Don Adams, in full [[Series/GetSmart Maxwell Smart]] mode) wants to experience World War I and ends up fighting the Red Baron.
* YouLookFamiliar: Wendy Schaal played different characters in two separate stories before returning the next year to play Tattoo substitute Julie.
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1st Feb '18 7:51:47 AM Cryoclaste
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* AlohaHawaii: One episode of ''TheLoveBoat'' had a Hawaii-themed episode take place here. Not surprising, since the two shows aired during the same time block.

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* AlohaHawaii: One episode of ''TheLoveBoat'' ''Series/TheLoveBoat'' had a Hawaii-themed episode take place here. Not surprising, since the two shows aired during the same time block.



* RecycledInSpace: ''TheLoveBoat'' [-ON A MYSTERIOUS ISLAND WHERE WISHES COME TRUE!-]

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* RecycledInSpace: ''TheLoveBoat'' ''Series/TheLoveBoat'' [-ON A MYSTERIOUS ISLAND WHERE WISHES COME TRUE!-]



* TwoLinesNoWaiting: The hour-long episodes followed the exploits of two separate Guests. Most of the time, the A Story and the BStory had nothing to do with one another; in fact, the two plot threads were usually written by ''two different scriptwriters'' (as was also the case with ''TheLoveBoat'', except there it was three).

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* TwoLinesNoWaiting: The hour-long episodes followed the exploits of two separate Guests. Most of the time, the A Story and the BStory had nothing to do with one another; in fact, the two plot threads were usually written by ''two different scriptwriters'' (as was also the case with ''TheLoveBoat'', ''Series/TheLoveBoat'', except there it was three).
23rd Jan '18 11:14:28 AM Saveelich
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Smiles,
everyone! Smiles!"'']]
26th Dec '17 4:49:30 PM nombretomado
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In 1998, ABC hosted a ''FantasyIsland'' revival series that put Creator/MalcolmMcDowell into the role of Mr. Roarke. [=McDowell=]'s take on the character was a bit darker, as was the tone of the series. Gone were Tattoo and his antics. Instead, Mr. Roarke had a team of assistants, most of whom were compelled to serve on the island as a form of metaphysical punishment for their past sins. One of the assistants was a beautiful shape-shifting woman named Ariel (a ShoutOut to a character of the same name in Shakespeare's ''The Tempest.'') She was Mr. Roarke's right-hand woman and a source for much of the series' {{Fanservice}}. Mr. Roarke also employed an elderly couple as travel agents, who would book the fantasies at the beginning of each show. As mentioned before, [=McDowell=]'s take on the Mr. Roarke character was a bit on the dark side, and he seemed to take more delight in watching the guests squirm under his treatment, but he was basically a decent fellow/omnipotent Trickster Being, and most guests came away better for their experiences. Of course, it was canceled after only half a season.

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In 1998, ABC hosted a ''FantasyIsland'' ''Fantasy Island'' revival series that put Creator/MalcolmMcDowell into the role of Mr. Roarke. [=McDowell=]'s take on the character was a bit darker, as was the tone of the series. Gone were Tattoo and his antics. Instead, Mr. Roarke had a team of assistants, most of whom were compelled to serve on the island as a form of metaphysical punishment for their past sins. One of the assistants was a beautiful shape-shifting woman named Ariel (a ShoutOut to a character of the same name in Shakespeare's ''The Tempest.'') She was Mr. Roarke's right-hand woman and a source for much of the series' {{Fanservice}}. Mr. Roarke also employed an elderly couple as travel agents, who would book the fantasies at the beginning of each show. As mentioned before, [=McDowell=]'s take on the Mr. Roarke character was a bit on the dark side, and he seemed to take more delight in watching the guests squirm under his treatment, but he was basically a decent fellow/omnipotent Trickster Being, and most guests came away better for their experiences. Of course, it was canceled after only half a season.



* Series/CouchPotatoes: Hervé Villechaize appeared in one episode to ask questions about ''FantasyIsland''.

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* Series/CouchPotatoes: Hervé Villechaize appeared in one episode to ask questions about ''FantasyIsland''.''Fantasy Island''.
14th Jun '17 12:33:51 PM CosmicFerret
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The source of Mr. Roarke's strange powers and the reason behind his island's existence are never really revealed, although it is implied that he is a supernatural force for Good. (Perhaps even one of the PowersThatBe. At one point, he battles [[{{Satan}} The Devil]], played to creepy perfection by Roddy [=McDowall=], who is portrayed as a dapper foil for Mr. Roarke himself, dressed like a photographic negative of Roarke.)

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The source of Mr. Roarke's strange powers and the reason behind his island's existence are never really revealed, although it is implied that he is a supernatural force for Good. (Perhaps even one of the PowersThatBe. At one point, he battles [[{{Satan}} The Devil]], played to creepy perfection by Roddy [=McDowall=], Creator/RoddyMcDowall, who is portrayed as a dapper foil for Mr. Roarke himself, dressed like a photographic negative of Roarke.)
5th May '17 7:01:23 PM ApeAccount
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* {{Sidekick}}: Tattoo in the early seasons. He was joined later on by Mr. Roarke's goddaughter, Julie, and later replaced by Lawrence the Butler.

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* {{Sidekick}}: SecondPlaceIsForWinners: One episode had Tattoo spend a lot of money trying to win second prize in a jingle contest (a fur coat; not to wear but to give to a pretty lady of his choosing). Unfortunately, he won the early seasons. He was joined later on by Mr. Roarke's goddaughter, Julie, and later replaced by Lawrence the Butler.much grander first prize…[[spoiler:a trip to Fantasy Island.]]


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* {{Sidekick}}: Tattoo in the early seasons. He was joined later on by Mr. Roarke's goddaughter, Julie, and later replaced by Lawrence the Butler.
16th Jan '17 2:04:12 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* CrossOver: Apparently among Mr Roark's magical, mystical abilities is the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_g_4C7-2Dg power to CrossOver with other Aaron Spelling series]].

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* CrossOver: Apparently among Mr Roark's magical, mystical abilities is the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_g_4C7-2Dg power to CrossOver Cross Over with other Aaron Spelling series]].



* {{Fanservice}}: Lots and lots of hot guys and pretty girls, all in swimwear/skimpy clothing. Also, Mr. Roarke had a couple of [[ShirtlessScene Shirtless Scenes]]. Believe it or not, Creator/RicardoMontalban was [[HeroicBuild seriously built]] in RealLife. Remember ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''? Yeah. That was ''allll'' him, baby!.

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* {{Fanservice}}: Lots and lots of hot guys and pretty girls, all in swimwear/skimpy clothing. Also, Mr. Roarke had a couple of [[ShirtlessScene Shirtless Scenes]]. Believe it or not, Creator/RicardoMontalban was [[HeroicBuild seriously built]] in RealLife. Remember ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''? Yeah. That was ''allll'' him, baby!.baby!
14th Aug '16 2:36:52 PM kokoroanime
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* KidsShouldntWatchHorrorFilms: In "Instant Fastasy", Two kids were watching a horror movie on TV while Laurie left for the beach.
3rd Jun '16 11:42:17 PM Doug86
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* UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne: A bumbling locksmith and Boy Scout troop leader (Don Adams, in full [[Series/GetSmart Maxwell Smart]] mode) wants to experience World War I and ends up fighting the Red Baron.

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* UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne: UsefulNotes/WorldWarI: A bumbling locksmith and Boy Scout troop leader (Don Adams, in full [[Series/GetSmart Maxwell Smart]] mode) wants to experience World War I and ends up fighting the Red Baron.
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