Trivia / Fantasy Island

  • Actor Allusion / Meta Casting: Susan Lucci as a Soap Opera actress in "Queen of the Soap Operas", Gene Rayburn as Game Show host Bob Barkley who wants a chance to be a contestant in "The Quiz-Masters", and Barbi Benton as a Centerfold for Rooster Magazine who wants to treat men like sex objects in "Playgirl".
  • Directed by Cast Member: Ricardo Montalban.
  • Edited for Syndication: The series was syndicated in two lengths - the original hour long version with two guests per episode, and a half hour version featuring only one guest. New York's WPIX-11 bought both versions in 1990 and ran them back to back as needed to fill random early 2AM - 6AM day parts after the late movie ended in the days before infomercials.
  • I Am Not Spock: It's widely speculated that Hervé Villechaize was Driven to Suicide because of his inescapable recognition as Tattoo.
  • The Other Darrin: Julie and Mr Belvedere Lawrence
  • Real-Life Relative: Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows in "What's the Matter With Kids?".
  • Role Ending Misdemeanor: Tattoo was written off the series in the seventh season after Hervé Villechaize was terminated over a payment brawl. The move is said to have been a propeller to its cancellation following that season.
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