Fantasy Island: Season 1, Episode 9

The Funny Girl/Butch and Sundance (18 Mar. 1978)

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A famous comedienne wants a weekend of anonymity in a small town like the one she came from; and two men fulfill their dreams of being Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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Donny
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Dr. Lloyd Hopper
Christopher Connelly ...
Bill Cummings
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Bank Teller
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Alex Farrelli
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Kay Penny / Katherine Patrino
Robert F. Hoy ...
Slim (as Bob Hoy)
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Mary Emery
Raymond Singer ...
Larry
Dennis Kort ...
Olan Soule ...
Proprietor (as Olan Soulé)
Hope Olson ...
Sheba
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A famous comedienne wants a weekend of anonymity in a small town like the one she came from; and two men fulfill their dreams of being Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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The two tales' titles are based on the movies Funny Girl (1968) and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). See more »

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William Smith's role
17 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

William Smith only played a minor role, but he was terrific as Wyatt Earp, as his fantasy was to catch and kill Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, played in fine form by James MacArthur and Christopher Connelly. There's another familiar face in the same segment in Henry Jones, who's been in just about everything, as he plays a bank teller robbed by the infamous duo. Smith really added his persona, although this time around, he plays a good guy for once, even though he's a much better bad guy. Nothing that memorable occurs, and as Earp is ready to shoot one of the pair, the other tosses a stick of dynamite Earp's way to distract him, and ultimately capture him, instead of the other way around. I did like MacArthur and Connelly's chemistry as well as Smith's performance.

The other segment has a famous comedienne, played by Marcia Strassman, wanting to go to a small town to become just a regular person who blends in. What kind of a fantasy is that? Anyway, she meets up with Lloyd(Dennis Cole), a veterinarian with a young son Pip(Philip Boyer)who refuses to speak since his mother died; an interesting note is that this is Boyer's last acting credit. A few tidbits worth mentioning is when Kay/Katherine(Strassman)enters a pig calling contest, and seeing Mr. Roarke dressed as a clown; talk about an odd moment! The meat of the story has Kay/Katherine eventually getting the boy to talk, although it took his dog getting hit by a truck in order for him to express his feelings, and it's a bit of a letdown that she and Lloyd don't get together at the end of the fantasy, as she leaves him and his son behind; normally, couples leave the island together, but not this time, even though Lloyd asks her to stay.

I didn't think either story was particularly strong, but it's still fun to see this type of show, and it's a bummer when you see some of the stars in the segments have died, like some I mentioned above.


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