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Fantasy Island (1998) (TV Series)

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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Buddy Hackett/Sally Field/Eubie Blake (1979) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Carnac segment
Love at First Bite (1979)
The secretary refers to the series.
Stockard Channing in Just Friends: Same Time, Next Night (1979) (TV Episode)
Leonard complains that his TV is so small that "everyone looks like the little guy from Fantasy Island."
The Love Boat: Rent a Romeo/Matchmaker, Matchmaker/Y' Gotta Have Heart (1980) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Doc and Gopher
Mork & Mindy: Clerical Error (1980) (TV Episode)
Jeanie says, "I never heard that one on 'Fantasy Island.'"
Taxi: Fantasy Borough: Part 1 (1980) (TV Episode)
they discuss this show in detail
Taxi: Fantasy Borough: Part 2 (1980) (TV Episode)
they discuss this show in detail
Roadie (1980)
Bob Hope's Spring Fling (1981) (TV Movie)
TV series title mentioned by the photographer.
Gimme a Break!: Julie's First Love (1982) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Starlet Nights (1982)
Tattoo character heard inside of Joyce White's mirror.
Star 80 (1983)
mentioned in a line of dialogue
Rock & Rule (1983)
Mok mentions the island as a possible getaway spot.
Fame: Appearances (1984) (TV Episode)
Holly imersonates Tattoo by saying 'Mr Roarke, the plane, the plane!'
Trading Partners (1984)
Billy Dee mentions the "Tattoo" character from TV's "Fantasy Island".
Gimme a Break!: The Answering Machine (1985) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Nell Harper
Explorers (1985)
The Facts of Life: A New Life (1985) (TV Episode)
Mrs. Garrett had hired a plane to skywrite the shop's name. When she and the rest of her gang look to the sky, they imitate Tattoo's line from "Fantasy Island": "The plane! The plane!"
Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986)
After time-travelling to WWI, Debbie asks if it's all staged like in Fantasy Island.
The A-Team: Trial by Fire (1986) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Murdock
Night Court: Caught Red Handed (1987) (TV Episode)
"This is Hervé Villechaize! And that's Ricardo Montalban in the background!"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Super Dave/Park Overall/Mark Schiff (1989) (TV Episode)
Reference to Tattoo in the Oliver North quiz
Out of This World: Honest Evie (1989) (TV Episode)
Donna Garland says that Lindsay Selkirk's cardboard Abraham Lincoln "looks like Tattoo from Fantasy Island."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: SST: Death Flight (1989) (TV Episode)
Servo: "This movie's got more stars than a two-hour episode of 'Fantasy Island.'"
Trenchcoat in Paradise (1989) (TV Movie)
Susanna mentions Fantasy Island
Pee-wee's Playhouse: Rebarella (1989) (TV Episode)
Globey says, "De plane! De plane!" like Tattoo.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Crawling Eye (1989) (TV Episode)
Servo: De plane! De plane!
Murder Weapon (1989)
mentioned in dialogue
The Wacky World of X-Rated Bloopers (1989) (Video)
'The plane, the plane'
ALF: Hungry Like the Wolf (1990) (TV Episode)
Scooter refers to the series.
Caged Fear (1991)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The Simpsons: Lisa's Pony (1991) (TV Episode)
In the videotape of Lisa taking her first steps, Homer is watching "Fantasy Island" on TV.
Where Sleeping Dogs Lie (1991)
Eddie says it was his favorite show.
Married with Children: The Goodbye Girl (1992) (TV Episode)
Kelly says Bud should say "Da plane, boss, da plane" to Al.
Year of the Comet (1992)
In one scene, Oliver calls himself "Hervé Villechaize" and mentions "Fantasy Island."
The Larry Sanders Show: The Guest Host (1992) (TV Episode)
"The plane! The plane!" quote
The Ben Stiller Show: With Flea (1992) (TV Episode)
Herve Villechaize recites a few lines as Tattoo.
The Ben Stiller Show: With Dennis Miller (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Dolly Parton (Janeane Garofalo) in "The Pig Latin Lovers' Ariety-Vay Ectacular-Spay."
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes (1993) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Newman and Badiel
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power: The New Order of Oil (1993) (TV Episode)
Arco's California coast facility with palm trees and a waterfall is referred to as Fantasy Island.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Invasion USA (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow (as Tattoo): "De plane! De plane!"
Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas (1994) (TV Movie)
A "Fantasy Island" display can be seen at the wax museum.
The Red Green Show: The Firewood Project (1994) (TV Episode)
Harold introduces Red as "the Ricardo Montleban of duck hunting", to which Red introduces Harold as "the Herve Villechaize of basketball"
Saturday Night Live: Bob Saget/TLC (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Weird Science: Hot Wheels (1995) (TV Episode)
Lisa refers to Mr. Roarke and Tattoo.
So Wrong They're Right (1995)
Tattoo mentioned.
Saturday Night Live: Chevy Chase/Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories (1995) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during O.J. Today
Friends: The One with Five Steaks and an Eggplant (1995) (TV Episode)
Chandler does a Ricardo Montalban impression, referring to Ross as "Tattoo."
Saturday Night Live: Laura Leighton/Rancid (1995) (TV Episode)
Title referenced during Spade in America
High Society: We Ought to Be in Pictures (1995) (TV Episode)
Peter mentions the show.
Unsolved Mysteries: Episode #8.25 (1996) (TV Episode)
Robert Stack refers to Dennis Cole's appearance on the series.
The Nanny: Tattoo (1996) (TV Episode)
When Fran mentions a tattoo, Val assumes she is speaking about the character on Fantasy Island.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Devil Doll (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike (as Tattoo): "De plane! De plane!"
Johnny Bravo: Going Batty/Berry the Butler/Red Faced in the White House (1997) (TV Episode)
Johnny says, "look at me; I'm Tattoo" when he sees his small reflection in the funhouse mirror.
Teen Angel: Living Doll (1997) (TV Episode)
Marty imitates Tattoo.
You Don't Know Jack: Television (1997) (Video Game)
One of the question intros references this show.
Gex: Enter the Gecko (1998) (Video Game)
"Being eaten by midgets was not my fantasy, Mr. Rourke."
Homegrown (1998)
Mentioned in dialogue
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Final Sacrifice (1998) (TV Episode)
"Oh boy, he's going to find out his dad is a rodeo clown."
A Night at the Roxbury (1998)
Doug asks his father whether he thinks he lives on Fantasy Island.
Smart Guy: Henderson House Party (1998) (TV Episode)
Deion calls TJ Tattoo
Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Lucinda Williams (1999) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Bill Murray's Oscar picks on Weekend Update
Inspector Gadget (1999)
A "Famous Identifier of Planes" character appears in the Minion Recovery Group - a reference to Tattoo on "Fantasy Island."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Horrors of Spider Island (1999) (TV Episode)
Crow: I see a tall Spaniard in a white suit with a midget.
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Russell Franklin asks, "Where is the little guy, Tattoo?"
Scalpers (2000)
The Tony Blair Witch Project (2000) (Video)
"Da plane, boss! Da plane!"
Freaks and Geeks: Noshing and Moshing (2000) (TV Episode)
Bill mentions that it is on and they could watch it.
Will & Grace: My Uncle the Car (2001) (TV Episode)
Karen: "Get off of me, Tattoo!"
Do You Wanna Know a Secret? (2001)
The proprietor of a spring break hotel tries to cheer the chief of police up by telling him "Smiles! Smiles" in the same way and manner that Mr. Roarke did on "Fantasy Island."
Queer as Folk: Hypocrisy: Don't Do It (2002) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned.
Family Guy: Stuck Together, Torn Apart (2002) (TV Episode)
Peter is watching Magnum PI on tv and calls Higgins Tattoo
That '70s Show: Jackie's Cheese Squeeze (2002) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name by Hyde.
I Was a Teenage Faust (2002) (TV Movie)
That '70s Show: I Can't Quit You Babe (2002) (TV Episode)
Kelso says he doesn't get something about this show.
Do Over: Star Search (2002) (TV Episode)
Bill refers to the series.
Andy Richter Controls the Universe: Crazy in Rio (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jessica, then Byron
Gilmore Girls: That'll Do, Pig (2003) (TV Episode)
Jess calls Clara "Tattoo" and tells her to look for the plane.
The Station Agent (2003)
A character derisively yells "De plane, de plane!" - a recurring line spoken by a dwarf in the first "Fantasy Island" TV series - at the main character.
South Park: Cancelled (2003) (TV Episode)
The Alien appears as Mr. Roarke and Tattoo
Wonderland (2003)
In montage of TV Guide listings
The Simple Life: Ro-Day-O vs. Ro-Dee-O (2003) (TV Episode)
Rick Hilton mentions the show.
King of the Hill: Talking Shop (2004) (TV Episode)
Hank mentions when the "Little guy on Fantasy Island" (Herve Villechaize) died.
Tripping the Rift: Love Conquers All... Almost (2004) (TV Episode)
Quoted by Whip
Duck Dodgers: The New Cadet/The Love Duck (2004) (TV Episode)
Dodgers uses Mr. Roarke's line of "Smiles, everyone, smiles".
Lost: All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues (2004) (TV Episode)
Sawyer refers to Walt as "Tattoo".
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy (2005) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Robin Williams during wrap party
Dinner for Five: Episode #4.5 (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Submerged (2005) (Video)
A character quotes a line from the show
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Brad Pitt mentions the show in one scene.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade (2005) (TV Special)
Referenced on the Hollywood Minute
'Extras': The Difficult Second Album (2005) (Video)
Referenced by name
That '70s Show: You're My Best Friend (2005) (TV Episode)
Kitty tells Kelso that Red is going to take her on "Love Boat" and then to "Fantasy Island".
Getaway: Episode #14.44 (2005) (TV Episode)
A story on movie locations in Hawaii mentions that this TV series was filmed there.
Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin/Prince (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Aretha Franklin
Lost: Dave (2006) (TV Episode)
Sawyer calls Charlie 'Tattoo'
Click (2006)
Michael tells Donna that their son needs to get off "Fantasy Island"
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Diff'rent Strokes' (2006) (TV Movie)
Todd Bridges compares Gary Coleman to Tattoo
Scenes of a Sexual Nature (2006)
mentioned in dialogue
Marbella Belles: Episode #1.1 (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Dancing with the Stars: Episode #6.5 (2007) (TV Episode)
Near the beginning of the episode, Daryl Somers comments that one of the judges is waxed like Ricardo Montalban from this title.
Survivor: It's a Turtle?! (2007) (TV Episode)
"Da plane" uttered, in the same way as on Fantasy Island, when the boat arrives to take the winners to the yacht
Screenwipe: Review of the Year 2007 (2007) (TV Episode)
Brooker refers to someone as "the dwarf from Fantasy Island"
Cinematic Titanic: The Oozing Skull (2007) (Video)
Mary Jo: "J.C. Penny presents: the Fantasy Island collection."
In Bruges (2008)
Ray mentions the series while talking about dwarfs who committed suicide
The Wrecking Crew! (2008)
One of the numerous TV series listed that Tommy Tedesco played guitar in.
Just In with Laura Ingraham: Episode dated 3 July 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
This TV show is referenced.
Psych: Talk Derby to Me (2008) (TV Episode)
Shawn exclaims, "Sweet 'Fantasy Island'!"
Feast II: Sloppy Seconds (2008) (Video)
A character refers to a little person as "Tattoo", after a character on Fantasy Island
Nip/Tuck: Ronnie Chase (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Feast III: The Happy Finish (2009) (Video)
midget called "Tattoo"
Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword (2009) (Video)
Sojo says "The plane! The plane!" as a take-off on the Tattoo character.
Silent Venom (2009) (Video)
"Hey guys. Welcome to Fantasy Island."
Phineas and Ferb: Thaddeus and Thor/De Plane! De Plane! (2009) (TV Episode)
The title of the second part of this episode, "De Plane! De Plane!", is a reference to Tattoo's catch phrase from "Fantasy Island."
Saturday Night Live: January Jones/Black Eyed Peas (2009) (TV Episode)
Kathy Lee impersonates Tattoo on Today
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.46 (2009) (TV Episode)
Heather Locklear lists the show among the Aaron Spelling-produced series she appeared on
The Cleveland Show: Field of Streams (2010) (TV Episode)
"Da plane! Da plane!"
Elektra Luxx (2010)
mentioned in dialogue
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.146 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "TV Shows by Characters"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.138 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $7,500 question
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.181 (2010) (TV Episode)
Alex Trebek imitates Tattoo while pronouncing the correct response "deplane" on a $1,200 clue in the category "Tool Words & Phrases"
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Episode #6.182 (2010) (TV Episode)
Craig mentions scooba diving with sharks is "like Fantasy Island without the midget."
Dancing with the Stars: Episode #10.5 (2010) (TV Episode)
In the green room after George Houvardas and Luda Kroitor dance the Samba, Sonia Kruger describes George's costume as "Pablo Escabar meets Fantasy Island".
The Cape: Pilot (2011) (TV Episode)
Rala is called Tattoo
Breaking In: White on White on White (2011) (TV Episode)
Dutch has a tattoo of Tattoo on his chest
Community: Documentary Filmmaking: Redux (2011) (TV Episode)
Pierce says that he always sees the old Greendale ad "during late-night marathons of 'Fantasy Island.'"
The Simpsons: Beware My Cheating Bart (2012) (TV Episode)
written in Homer's journal
That's My Boy (2012)
Mentioned in dialogue
Trip Flip: New Orleans (2012) (TV Episode)
When seaplane is landing, Steve remarks "I feel like we're on Fantasy Island."
Modern Family: Open House of Horrors (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mitchell
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.181 (2012) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the show by name.
Dave's Old Porn: Artie Lange/Vanessa Del Rio (2012) (TV Episode)
Artie Lange asks 'When is Mr. Rourke gonna tell them the fantasy's over?'
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.197 (2013) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the show by name.
WWE Smackdown!: Episode #15.4 (2013) (TV Episode)
John Bradshaw Layfield says he feels like Mr. Rourke with Hornswoggle next to him.
I Am Divine (2013)
This show is mentioned by an interviewee.
Smash: The Dress Rehearsal (2013) (TV Episode)
Tom says the tag line "The Plane!" exactly the way it was said on the vintage series.
Rapture-Palooza (2013)
Tattoo mentioned
2 Broke Girls: And the Kitty Kitty Spank Spank (2013) (TV Episode)
Max gets Han to say "The plain! The plain!"
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 25 October 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg says that the Hawaiian vacation contest has "no Mr. Roarke, no Tattoo".
Sons of Anarchy: You Are My Sunshine (2013) (TV Episode)
Tattoo is referenced by Tig
Arrow: Three Ghosts (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Goldbergs: Livin' on a Prayer (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator.
Brickleberry: Obamascare (2014) (TV Episode)
Tattoo seen
The Goldbergs: Mama Drama (2014) (TV Episode)
Barry sabotage's Murray and Pops' plan to watch the Love Boat/Fantasy Island crossover episode as payback for missing Ron Hextall's history-making goal.
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (2014) (Video Game)
Knuckles quotes "The plane the plane"
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Campers Arrive (2015) (TV Episode)
Tattoo mentioned
Kill Your Friends (2015)
Steven says his company will "see a Fantasy Island invoice with bogus receipts stapled to it" for a band's tour.
The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story (2015) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.36 (2015) (TV Episode)
Christine is asked a question about Hervé Villechaize's character in her Cash Builder round.
The Cinema Snob: Enter the Ninja (2016) (TV Episode)
"Can you fit into a Ricardo Montalban wardrobe?"
Chicago Fire: On the Warpath (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.57 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Shane as the US TV show remembered for the opening line "Da plane! Da plane!" during his Cash Builder round.
Teen Titans Go!: Crazy Desire Island (2016) (TV Episode)
Robin talks and how he dress in a suit is played a character named Mr. Roarke
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.9 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct response in "TV Show Openings" category
Copycat (2016)
Mentioned by Dean.
Talking Dead: Service (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Chris Hardwick.
American Dad!: Fight and Flight (2016) (TV Episode)
Stan yells "The plane, the plane"
Whovians: Smile (2017) (TV Episode)

Featured in 

Hexed (1993)
Shown on Mathew's television as he flips channels.
I Love the '70s: 1978 (2003) (TV Episode)
Footage from this TV show was edited into this mini-series.
TV Land Moguls (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Shows it when talking about Aaron Spelling
Meet Dave (2008)
The spaceship crew watches a clip of the series, noting that Dave's white suit was based on the show
The Goldbergs: Livin' on a Prayer (2014) (TV Episode)
Murray watches the show on TV.
Pixels (2015)
Archive footage of Mr. Rourke and Tattoo is used for the alien's message.
The Goldbergs: The Goldberg Girls (2018) (TV Episode)
Title card shown in beginning of episode.

Spoofed in 

Mork & Mindy: Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1979) (TV Episode)
Mork impersonates Mr. Roarke and Tattoo.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Teri Garr/Jennifer O'Neill/Paul Provenza (1983) (TV Episode)
Johnny plays Tattoo in a hypothetical final episode.
Fantasex Island (1983)
The TV series' title, premise and character names are parodied.
The Jetsons: Fantasy Planet (1985) (TV Episode)
The episode's premise spoofs that of this show, including a two-headed version of Tattoo.
Spaceballs (1987)
Doug: Doug's in the Money/Doug's Sister Act (1993) (TV Episode)
Doug imagines himself as a Rouarke-type character with Roger in the Tattoo role in his lottery win daydream
Histeria!: More Explorers (1998) (TV Episode)
Vasco Nunez de Balboa acts like Mr. Roarke, and Tattoo appears.
Kim Possible: The New Ron (2002) (TV Episode)
Ricardo Montalban again plays an eccentric man living with a younger male assistant on a private island where society's rules don't apply.
Robot Chicken: Badunkadunk (2005) (TV Episode)
The Hulk appears on the show
Robot Chicken: Werewolf vs. Unicorn (2007) (TV Episode)
Fantasy Island sketch.
Robot Chicken: Cannot Be Erased, So Sorry (2009) (TV Episode)
A group visits Fantasy Island with odd requests
Robot Chicken: The Unnamed One (2016) (TV Episode)
Parody skit

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