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Funny Man/Tattoo, the Matchmaker 

Stand-up comic Beau Gillette's imaginary family is brought to life and clashes with his fiancée Jenny Casey; and Tattoo's computer-dating service matches all female clients with the same man.



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Episode cast overview:
Beau Gillette
Russ Francis ...
'Boardwalk' Bryan Sims
Lindy (as Linda Thompson Jenner)
Jenny Casey
Mrs. Gillette
Misty Rowe ...
Claudia Mills
Skip Stephenson ...
Ambrose Tuttle
Harriet Wilson
Uncle Jack


A stand-up comic is ashamed to tell his fiancée that he's alone in the world, so he has his imaginary family brought to life to introduce to her; and Tattoo starts a computer-dating service which matches all its female clients with the same man - Roarke. Written by Kim West

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20 February 1982 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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25 September 2015 | by (new jersey) – See all my reviews

Always like Fantasy Islands so this was disappointing but still good. Just lame story arcs. One has Tattoo somehow without Roarke knowing, inviting 2 woman who he wanted to hook up for marriage for his dating computer site. Roarke confused there was only one visiting couple on the manifest was confusing to me, usually it is 2 or sometimes 3 in later years. the other story was another one with Jimmy Dean (i just like just saw one with him, i know actors do this show repeatedly and in my virginish watching of this show have already seen all the Bruce actor's ones nine in total) and his desire to have the family he describes in his comedy routine become real.......

Did you think about that for a while, Jimmy Dean, that sausage guy (I'm 39 thats all i know him for, besides talking like he has marbles in his mouth) is a comedian. A comedian. want something more unlikable than this episode and story arc, watch Jimmy Deans comedy this episode. No one laughs really when he does his bit, is it because they are Hawaiaian and don't get his cowboy humor? Then the family that he makes up plans on breaking him and Vikki Lawerence up? So the cousin (second cousin) trys to fool the girlfriend that they are lovers, but i question why someone that good looking is hanging out with the uncle and mother and not going out to hang out with hooligans and drinking moonshine. Then the Uncle is the second resort to taking care of VIkki Lawerence via killing her but never ever attempts it. It ends predictably and i was hoping the family would melt, burn up, do something cool but they just do a slow motion,amazing for early 80's but lame now fade away.

so the other one was even worse, cause it had a lot of Tattoo. I keep writing ABC and telling them to stop having Tattoo on so much . i even suggested perhaps having a good looking female slowly replace him or do it all together with perhaps a Mr Belevedere type of person. anyhow the computer keeps telling the women their perfect marriage mate is Mr Roarke. I'd like to say the Harriet chic with the big nose was hot , and i recognize her from somewhere but couldn't figure it out looking her up. just found out that she was as old as my mom so that was disappointing. If i was Ricardo Montibain , i would take one of those chicks. I wikied him, he was like 62 that episode, I'm 39 and seeing signs of age that would make me less attractive to women. do it ricardo. The computer was awesome though, it was in its Star Wars blinking light glory, much like my favourite episode where the robot seducing rich women men robot control room was . That was the kinda room in the Simpson's episodes that showed Professor Frink using a 70's computer and saying if used for dating, the results would be so accurate it would be devastating and ruin dating or something. Also i remember him getting a test result off a 70's computer and it saying the secret ingredient is Love and he was like "who's screwing with this thing?!?!"

so other thing s i noticed, the Jimmy dean family does banjo for humor, doesn't work. I thought JImmy dean looked like Bruce Jenner. Someone in the credits, I'm not sure who was Bruce Jenners ex wife ( Caitlyns if you go by IMDb). THe computer nerd died at age 52, he died of a heart attack and dabbled in country music, he would probably have been thrilled to meet Jimmy Dean then.It too k me a while to realize it was Viki Lawerence. She had really bad hair. The whole story arc reminded me of Everyone Loves Raymond if he was an orphan. LIke Viki Lawerences bad hair, i remember hating the Raymond show cause he never did his wife, ( but excused him when she had that bad mushroom haircut, also they always talked when food was in front of them and i would yell "eat the food and shut up" but that may be because i was malnourished back then , going way off subject). There was some thing where tattoo said he would use a computer to become the next Frog man. i didn't get it, re winded a few times and still didn't get it. must be a 80's joke.

thats all, God help you for reading all this. be sure to like my Facebook site. Sta bley Cap

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