YMMV / Fantasy Island

  • Memetic Mutation: "De plane! De plane!" and "Smiles, everyone, smiles!" from the beginning of every episode.
    • Both were subjected to Discredited Meme in the remake, as Roarke tells one of his employees to never shout about the plane's arrival again, and is quite irritated that he has to keep reminding everyone to smile while greeting the guests.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Several of the "dreams" were, well, unsettling.
    • One episode literally so, as a guest wants to experience a recurring nightmare all the way through to the end which she previously always missed when scared awake.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Lawrence, the butler who appeared in the last season, is probably best known as Mr. Belvedere.
  • The Un-Twist: After the third or fourth time it was used (which is to say, early in the first season), the discovery that a fantasy love interest was actually another customer with a similar fantasy (who had presumably arrived on the island via a different means from da plane) grew to be expected.
  • You Look Familiar: Wendy Schaal played different characters in two separate stories before returning the next year to play Tattoo substitute Julie.