"Fantasy" was all that the title implied: Ordinary people from all over the United States would write in to have their wishes granted on national television. Although some of the fantasies ... See full summary »
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1983   1982  
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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...  Himself - Host 4 episodes, 1982-1983
...  Herself - Hostess 4 episodes, 1982-1983
...  Himself 2 episodes, 1983
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"Fantasy" was all that the title implied: Ordinary people from all over the United States would write in to have their wishes granted on national television. Although some of the fantasies were downright fatuous (e.g. one man wanted to twist his ankles inward on national television), and some of the musical acts were equally silly and at times contrived (e.g. one group who called themselves the "Rhythm Rascals," who played old-timey music and purported they performed at Disneyland's Diamond Horseshoe Revue, was actually three groups who previously appeared on the program combined into one group), "Fantasy" was definitely at its best when it focused on human interest stories, such as reuniting long-lost family members or friends and helping those who could not afford basic family needs (e.g. one Chicago area teen's parents were financially unable to get him braces, and the "Fantasy" staff helped make that a reality). Despite the aforementioned goofiness of some of the contestants' ... Written by William Bennett Warfield

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The show where dreams come true


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In June 1983, Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Restaurants launched a lavish "Fantasy" promotional "tie-in" sweepstakes campaign. Unfortunately, it didn't help to save the show before its cancellation four months later. See more »

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Ventriloquist performance
11 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

I was on this show as a 16 year old. I believe it might have been filmed in November and aired in December, 1982, but I could be off a month or two. I am a ventriloquist, and at the time, had never seen a live performance of another ventriloquist. I was a good student in school and a good kid, I guess. My mom wrote the letter to the show - and it was her fantasy to have them give me my fantasy of performing with a professional ventriloquist. I met and performed with Shari Lewis and Lambchop. Shari gave me the number 2 Lambchop doll off the production line, with an autographed tag. I, too, would give anything to have a copy of that video to share with my children. If it weren't for my uncle who took photos of the TV while it aired, I would have nothing to prove to my children that I was on that show (other than the hometown newspaper putting me on the front of the TV Guide - Yay! for small towns!). Anyway, it was really awesome the way NBC studios took care of us. We had been going through so much when that "fantasy" was awarded. It was a blessing to have an experience like that.


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