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The Perfect Husband/Volcano 

Dorothy Nicholson hopes to find and marry her dream man but finds that even perfection has flaws. Seismologist Hal Workman, who places science over humanity, has his values tested by an active volcano.



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Episode credited cast:
Mr. Roarke
Joseph E. Butler
Anton Jagger
Dr. Hal Workman
Robert Luria
Dorothy Nicholson
Maggie Dunphy
Gilberto DeVincenzo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barker (as John Chandler)
Oscar the pianist (as Charles Picerni)
Baron Boris


A woman hoping to find and marry her dream man but learns that perfection isn't all it's cracked up to be. A seismologist, who places science above humanity, has his values tested when he and a group of others are threatened by an erupting volcano. Written by Kim West

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21 November 1981 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Volcanos and fake men robots. Awesome.
26 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

I have seen this one before and was excited to see it coming on again. I have tried reviews before but there is some glitch. wish me luck now.

The first part was the Volcano part. Some expert wants to be near a volcano to record it as it goes off. So he gets excorted to the mountain with that wiener actor whats his name, who turns out to be an ex priest and is helping some rich old guy who bilked investors of their money and has a cabin by the volcano full of gold and securities. he also brought this cute blond who likes to dance, promising her a career in South America. The old guy is a real jerk, points a gun in his face, but hes like 'I have no need for this, im here for the volcano". They start to realize the old guy will probably kill them, cause he multiple times mentions how he leaves no ties untied or something like that. The Volcano guy falls for the blond, the other guy wants to be a priest again, the old guy goes for the money instead of safety when the volcano goes off. If the old Guy was hiding in a cabin, why was he still wearing a tie and button up shirt, we artent that stupid and can remember hes a business guy.

Now the other story i really loved. A rich chic wants to remarry and is sent to Rourke to some other place, something stupid like "fantasy island " but was something like "dream Bay". So its a place full of rich dudes who are looking for women. And they are super suave. Thing is , the owner gets rich guys, kidnaps them, transfers their money and kills them and replaces them with robots. This lady falls for the robot "Gilbert" who burns his hand on a cigarette and acts like it is nothing and then has no scars later. This tips her off that something is afoul along with another woman saying her date fell off a horse into barbed wire and was fine. So she sneaks off , finds a basement , finds Gilberts hand that was replaced, freaks out. then finds the real rich guy who is not dead yet. Guess what, his name is Gilbert, i thought Gilbert was a cute robot name, like the others Boris, etc. no Mike's or Rich's. or Williams. Anyhow they kiss , she is now instantly in fantasy island in love with him and they unplug the robots from the control room which was hilarious. One is pouring wine and malfunctions and tips over dead on the bed with a screaming woman, another one is playing piano and hits the keys all childlike and falls over dead. then Robot Gilbert comes in and sees real Gilbert. Best video i ever took of that segment.

So it ends , everyone is happy , one guy in each story is going home with a new future wife that they just met. But not everyone was happy, my wife actually kinda watched this one with me. I had to expalin stuff like the whole falling instantly in love, why Rourke sends people to bad things on Fantasy Islad, why Natives are always agianst visitors but were totally cool with Rourke setting up a Fantasy Island on their island and rehash the conversation from a "that 70's show" we saw recently where Hyde asks why doesn't tattoo ask to not be a midget.

ANyhow Great great episode. one of the best i have seen out of 40 or 50 i have seen.

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