An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.
Fantasy Island is a resort, where there is very little that the mysterious host, Mr. Roarke, cannot provide. Thus, we have visitors have adventures that should be impossible, but this island can accommodate them such as visits to any time period they want or meet absolutely anyone they want see to do something they request. However, what actually happens is often far more than they expect as they face challenges that test their character in ways they never imagined. Written by
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The customized Volare seen throughout the series was part of a product placement deal with Chrysler Corporation, since Ricardo Montalban had been a spokesperson for their TV commercials dating back to 1975. He promoted the Chrysler Cordoba and mid-1980s New Yorker sedans. Also, the Volare is the ancestor of the modern-day SUV and crossover although the Chrysler F platform vehicles (Volare, Aspen, and its J and M derivatives - Diplomat, LeBaron, Mirada, Fifth Avenue, Imperial) were rear-wheel drive. See more »
My dear guests! I am Mr. Roarke, your host. Welcome... to Fantasy Island!
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Originally, this show had a dark side to it which quickly disappeared. The dark side was replaced with silly problems brought on by it's "guest stars." Think of any washed up movie star and they made an appearance on this show. The exotic locale helped, with the plane bringing that week's stars to the island, flying over waterfalls, and mountains along the way. Mr. Roarke would always greet his guests and then turn to Tattoo and say something ominous to him about one of this weeks fantasies, just so we'd stay tuned. This was essentially a landlocked "Love Boat." It was harmless fluff and part of my formative years...how scary is that?
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