Fantasy Island: Season 1, Episode 7

Lady of the Evening/The Racer (25 Feb. 1978)

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Well-known call girl Renee Lansing wants to escape her old life and find true love; and a race-car driver Jack Kincaid wants to relive a crash to end his nightmares of it.



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Episode credited cast:
Paul Burke ...
Bill Fredricks
Jack Kincaid
Rachel Kincaid
Renee Lansing
Roy Burke
Mr. Brennan
Clark Brandon ...
Patrick Kincaid
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Larry Huffman ...
Racetrack Announcer
Mary Moon ...
Gorgeous Girl


Well-known call girl Renee Lansing wants to escape her old life and find true love; and a race-car driver Jack Kincaid wants to relive a crash to end his nightmares of it.

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interesting only cause it was episode five
26 November 2015 | by (new jersey) – See all my reviews

first arc was a "lady of the night" from New York City. Good she is from there, if you ever watch Cops, that is much better than the Las Vegas or Florida ones. She was hot, i looked her up and she is no longer hot, she is old and wrinkled. Amazing what 35 years does. Thus is life as i scratch my balding thinning hair head,. SO she wanted no one to know about her on the island of her profession and paid a lot of money compared to other local vacation places based on the premise no one will recognize her. Like i said, she is hot and must have got around. As a New Jersey resident, i can attest its a small world and we seem to notice people we know anywhere we go. We recognize each other in other places by our Yankee shirts and hats and telling people we are better than them cause we are from New York (or in my case a nice NJ Devils hat as i hate the Yankee's and new Yorker's ).

So anyhow , i noticed right away her fantasy was ruined. Flash back to the beginning of the episode. Tattoo is trying to grow a mustache and would later fill it in with shoe polish. A Hitler like mustache if you ask me. Only Michael Jordan and that stoner guy i know who is a professional artist that did too much LSD can get away with a mustache like that. Anyhow Tattoo said that all the romantic guys of old had mustaches, hence his growing, not cause its November,. Romantic guys like Don Juan, that other guy, Michael Jordan, John Holmes, Mr Belevedere ( but not Lawerence). etc. anyhow , he learned from Mr Rourke that she is a lady of the night. Now fast forward many episodes of Fantasy Island, i implore you to prove me wrong , but did not such episodes prove that Tattoo is kind of a pervert? Desperate to grow a mustache to win over women and this hot lady of the night is there, who he can blackmail ? think about it.

So one part that hit me was the guy who is into her says something about their fantasies at the island. It gave me the impression everyone on the island is living out a fantasy. Hell they had Jerry Van Dyke there to tell Mr Rourke he won 3 sets of a tennis match against some tennis guy and then forgot all about his wife, and that was it, why the hell was that even put in? Anyhow all those people going for their fantasy, sounds gross for some reason. and all the money they spend. yuk. So anyhow they fall in love and crap, i figured he'd be sick of her when she said "call me this afternoon". Freaking women , is that 1 or 2 , 3 , 4, if i call early will you freak out and late you 'll get mad? freaking women. anyhow it turns out he was a John and fell in love with her. I guess he was one of those guys that gets a lady of the night to talk to her. its quite common. It must be love if she didn't remember that.

The other story was something about a a guy that had a race car wreck and walks with a limp, but wants to relive it for some reason and is lying to his wife and son, (both of which seem to add nothing to the episode and are only there to do a quick "you lied to me" or "your a coward for not racing " and add no additional anything or should have even been there). So Mr Rourke says he is going to remake the track but it will take a few days. (keep in mind he can remake World War 2 French village at the snap of a finger.) So he recreates the track that seems like most Fantasy Island props, less Hawaii than southern California. I was surprised it was just a track and no stands or middle part with Nascar fans and Winnebegos. the guy has flashbacks. Adam Hale (the skipper on Gilligans Island) advices him not to race, and short of hitting him over the head with his hat like Gilligan, does not much but fix his car up. His name was Corky. I loved Mr Roarke in his voice going "so long Corky". SO the race car guy puts on his ski mask, and goggles ( why a ski mask, seemed odd, just drive with your mouth closed and you wont eat bugs is the only reason i can think of ) and relives his race. But there are no other cars racing, its just him. and he hits 160 MPH without having to worry about other cars. Their are rubber track marks all over showing a lot of other people did it. Whats the point? All he did is what Race guys do anyway, waste gas and tires. The only difference is his pit crew was Hawaiian dudes in those ugly Hawaiian shirts.

Still an OK episode. not great but watchable for a early one where it seems they were getting their stuff together still.

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