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"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.wikipedia
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"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.
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.

Hervé Villechaize

Each episode began with the diminutive Tattoo (played by Hervé Villechaize), one of the main characters, spotting the seaplane approaching the island and running up a tower and excitedly yelling, "Ze Plane! Ze Plane!"
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!"

Grumman G-44 Widgeon

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The actual aircraft used in the series was a SCAN Type 30, a license-built copy of a Grumman Widgeon seaplane, U.S. registry N4453.
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.

Grumman G-21 Goose

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It was one of the few Widgeons converted with radial engines, and it is often mistaken for a Grumman Goose.

Richard Bach

Prior to being owned by the charter company, the plane belonged to author Richard Bach, which he mentions briefly in his book The Bridge Across Forever (although he does not mention the television series by name, he makes it clear from the context that he is indeed talking about Fantasy Island).

Hollister, Missouri

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has at times been on display on the airshow circuit in the American Midwest, and was previously owned by the Ozarks Auto Show, Inc., a regional antique dealer, of Hollister, Missouri, and was stored in a hangar at the M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport near Branson, Missouri along with several other special interest aircraft.

M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport

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has at times been on display on the airshow circuit in the American Midwest, and was previously owned by the Ozarks Auto Show, Inc., a regional antique dealer, of Hollister, Missouri, and was stored in a hangar at the M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport near Branson, Missouri along with several other special interest aircraft.

Branson, Missouri

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has at times been on display on the airshow circuit in the American Midwest, and was previously owned by the Ozarks Auto Show, Inc., a regional antique dealer, of Hollister, Missouri, and was stored in a hangar at the M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport near Branson, Missouri along with several other special interest aircraft.

Dunkin' Donuts

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In 1992, Hervé Villechaize referenced his famous catchphrase in a Dunkin' Donuts commercial, where he requested "De plain! De plain! Donuts!"

Tattoo (1981 film)

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Upon learning that the title of the film is Tattoo, Jim references the Fantasy Island character Tattoo and his catchphrase