Fantasy Island: Season 2, Episode 6

The War Games/Queen of the Boston Bruisers (28 Oct. 1978)

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Vietnam vet Ted Garmon finds that a reunion with his old sergeant is actually a quest for revenge; and roller-derby skater Drusilla Roberts wants to become a refined lady so that her daughter's fiancé's family will accept her.

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Miss Betty Wendover
Don DeFore ...
Mr. Wendover
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Drusilla 'Rowdy' Roberts
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Ted Harmon
Joan Pringle ...
Hayley
Dick Whittington ...
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Hooligan Hanreddy
Christopher Norris ...
Shirley Roberts
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Murray MacLeod ...
Jimmy
David Byrd ...
Felix Van Dyke
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Kirk Wendover
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Vietnam vet Ted Garmon finds that a reunion with his old sergeant is actually a quest for revenge; and roller-derby skater Drusilla Roberts wants to become a refined lady so that her daughter's fiancé's family will accept her.

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One Strange Cookie All The Way Over!
15 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

Roller-derby star Anne Francis wants to be seen as a lady by daughter Christopher Norris' upper class family (father Don DeFore, Jonathan Frakes, Joanna Barnes as the aunt).

Barnes brings in roller derby rival Mary Jo Catlett, who is the reason I'm posting here about this, to expose Francis for the 'lower class' woman she is.

In the end, we learn that DeFore was married to a high-wire aerialist, so the whole expose was for naught.

Christopher George wants a showdown with his old army buddy Greg Morris, who he accuses of getting his brother killed.

For some undeniably odd reason, Jenny Neumann is included as Morris' wife. Tho I suspect the episode I just viewed was edited, we only see her arriving with Greg at the beginning, then leaving at the end! Number one reason to watch this oddity; Catlett's channeling Rosie O'Donnell! Looks and sounds just like her! This was 1978! That it was '78 should also figure in to the brother, Jack (who is peculiarly uncredited here) being a deserter during the war.

The biggest kick I get out of watching this show (which I never did much back when it aired) is how Roarke steps out every time no matter what at the end of the fantasy. He does likewise here as well, the strangest being his standing alongside the riverbank as Morris and George are fighting in the rivers (don't worry, there's no spoilers. Every episode and story ends with Roarke's summary like he's Jerry Springer's Final Thoughts).

But watch it for Catlett doing her pre-imitation of Rosie O'Donnell. That was something.


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