Fantasy Island

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Fantasy Island is an American television series that originally aired on the ABC network from 1977 to 1984.wikipedia
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Ricardo Montalbán

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It starred Ricardo Montalbán as the mysterious Mr. Roarke, who grants the fantasies of visitors to the island for a price.
Ricardo Montalbán played Mr. Roarke on the television series Fantasy Island (1977–1984), and Khan Noonien Singh in both the original Star Trek series (1967) and the film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982).

Fantasy Island (1998 TV series)

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A revival of the series aired on the same network 14 years later during the 1998–1999 season.
It was a revival of the original Fantasy Island television series, though starring Malcolm McDowell as Mr. Roarke rather than Ricardo Montalbán.

Hervé Villechaize

Roarke was known for his white suit and cultured demeanor, and was initially accompanied by an energetic sidekick, Tattoo (played by Hervé Villechaize).
Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize (April 23, 1943 – September 4, 1993) was a French American actor and painter known for his role as the evil henchman Nick Nack in the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, and Mr. Roarke's assistant, Tattoo, on the 1977–1984 American television series Fantasy Island, a role in which he popularized the line "De plane! De plane!"

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Tattoo would run up the main bell tower to ring the bell and shout "Ze plane! Ze plane!" to announce the arrival of a new set of guests at the beginning of each episode.
"Ze plane! Ze plane!", also quoted as "De plane! De plane!" or "The plane! The plane!", is a cultural reference to the typical opening of Fantasy Island, a television series which aired in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

American Broadcasting Company

Fantasy Island is an American television series that originally aired on the ABC network from 1977 to 1984.
The 1970s were highlighted by several successful comedy, fantasy, action and superhero-themed series for the network including Kung Fu, The Six Million Dollar Man, Wonder Woman, Starsky & Hutch, Charlie's Angels, The Bionic Woman, Fantasy Island and Battlestar Galactica.

Wendy Schaal

From 1981 to 1982, Wendy Schaal joined the cast as a beautiful brown-eyed blonde assistant named Julie.

Samantha Eggar

Aside from a clip show ("Remember...When?") the only episode with a single storyline was "The Wedding", in which terminally ill Helena Marsh (Samantha Eggar) returned to Fantasy Island to spend her last days as Roarke's wife.
Her television work includes roles on Fantasy Island, and a recurring part as Charlotte Devane in the soap opera All My Children in 2000.

Christopher Hewett

The producers dismissed Villechaize from the series before the 1983–1984 season, which ended up being its last, and Tattoo was replaced by a more sedate butler type named Lawrence (played by Christopher Hewett), who pressed an electronic button to ring the bell rather than climb the tower himself.
From 1983 to 1984 he portrayed Lawrence, Mr. Roarke's (Ricardo Montalbán) sidekick on the final season of the ABC series Fantasy Island.

Gene Levitt

The series was created by Gene Levitt.
His most significant achievement was the creation of the television series Fantasy Island.

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The show was broadcast every Saturday night on ABC at 10:00, after The Love Boat, which was also produced by Aaron Spelling.
It was part of ABC's popular Saturday-night lineup of the time, which also included Fantasy Island until that series ended two years earlier in 1984.

Roddy McDowall

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In "The Devil and Mandy Breem" and "The Devil and Mr. Roarke", Roarke even faces the Devil (played by Roddy McDowall) who has come to the island to challenge him for either a guest's immortal soul or his.
TV series included Boomer and Miss 21st Century, Fantasy Island (several times), Faerie Tale Theatre, Tales of the Gold Monkey (a series regular), Small and Frye, Hotel, and George Burns Comedy Week.

Grumman G-44 Widgeon

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A Grumman Widgeon aircraft was used for the series.
Ze plane! Ze plane! is seen in the opening scenes of the television series Fantasy Island delivering guests to the island. It was sold at auction on April 16, 2016 to an undisclosed buyer.

Leonard Goldberg

Spelling and production partner Leonard Goldberg were pitching ideas to ABC executive Brandon Stoddard.
He also produced a string of hit television series while in partnership with Aaron Spelling; the best-known being Charlie's Angels, Hart to Hart, Starsky & Hutch, Fantasy Island and Family.

Aaron Spelling

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Aaron Spelling admitted the original pitch was a joke.
Beginning in 1965, Spelling began an award-winning legacy of producing successful television shows including The Mod Squad, The Rookies, Charlie's Angels, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Dynasty, Beverly Hills, 90210 (which starred his daughter Tori), 7th Heaven, Charmed, Jane's House and Sunset Beach.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

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The house with the bell tower, where Tattoo rings the bell, is the Queen Anne Cottage, located in the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia.
The Queen Anne Cottage used in the opening credits of the television series Fantasy Island is located here.

Don Knotts

In another episode, one guest's (Don Knotts) fantasy was to play the part of a private eye.
Fantasy Island (1978–1979) as Felix Birdsong / Stanley Scheckter

Arcadia, California

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The house with the bell tower, where Tattoo rings the bell, is the Queen Anne Cottage, located in the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia.
Many films on location (including Tarzan and the Bing Crosby On the Road movies), television series, most notably Fantasy Island were filmed in Arcadia.

Barry Sonnenfeld

Director Barry Sonnenfeld, known for his work on The Addams Family movies, was a chief creative force on the new series.

Jeff Wadlow

Truth or Dare director and co-screenwriter Jeff Wadlow will direct the remake from a script by Wadlow, Chris Roach, and Jillian Jacobs.
Wadlow's next writing/directing project is Fantasy Island for Sony.

Columbia Pictures Television

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From 1978 to 1986, CPT co-produced series with Spelling-Goldberg including Fantasy Island, Hart to Hart, and T. J. Hooker.

Spelling-Goldberg Productions

They produced series like Starsky & Hutch, T. J. Hooker, S.W.A.T., Charlie's Angels, Fantasy Island and Hart to Hart.

Queen Anne Cottage and Coach Barn

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The house with the bell tower, where Tattoo rings the bell, is the Queen Anne Cottage, located in the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia.
The Cottage has been used for numerous films and television shows, most famously for the opening of Fantasy Island where the character of Tattoo can be seen ringing the bell in the cottage's tower and Mr. Roarke is seen exiting from it. In 1993 the "X"-pattern fencing around the Queen Anne Cottage was refurbished and repaired as part of an Eagle Scout project by Erik Wanson, a member of Boy Scout Troop 351 in San Marino, California.

Wailua Falls

The series was filmed primarily in Burbank, California, with the opening scenes of the enchanting island coastline being that of Kauai, Hawaii (both the Na Pali coast as well as Wailua Falls).
The waterfall is prominently featured on the opening credits of the television series Fantasy Island.

The Minisode Network

Selected Minisodes from seasons one, three, four, five, and six are available free at Crackle, along with complete episodes from seasons one, two, and three.
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