Fantasy Island (1977–1984)
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Elizabeth's Baby/The Artist and the Lady 

"Elizabeth's Baby/The Artist and the Lady" is an episode of Fantasy Island starring Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, and Alison Arngrim. Dieing Elizabeth Blake looks into her unborn child's future. Untalented artist Kermit Dobbs wishes to paint a great masterpiece.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Mr. Roarke
... Tattoo
... Lisa Blake
... Patrick O'Herlihy
... Mike
... Kermit Dobbs
John Myhers ... Spencer
... Deborah Dare
... Elizabeth Blake
Don Sutton ... Hud
... Victor
... Steven
... Maybelle
Susan Cotton ... Helen
Jerome Guardino ... Eddie


A woman who is pregnant and knows that she might die after giving birth to her baby wants to see how her life turns out. Roarke allows her to see her daughter at various stages of her life but when she sees that her daughter ran away from her father and is living on the streets. She asks Roarke for permission to try and help her. He agrees on the condition that she must not tell her who she is. And an art teacher would like to have true talent. So Roarke gives him a paint brush which belongs to an artist. He paints a mural of a woman but when some men see it they think it's the woman they are with so they set out to get the man who painted it. Written by

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Release Date:

17 January 1981 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Michelle Pfeiffer and Eve Plumb, guest stars of this episode, both share the same birthday. See more »

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Ralph Malph, Jan Brady, and Nellie Olesen
10 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

Let me begin this by saying that this wasn't my favorite episode, even though both stories were written very well, but one story wasn't terribly interesting to me, and the other almost brought a tear to my eye. Some familiar faces include Eve Plumb, Alison Arngrim, Donnie Most, Michelle Pfeiffer, and a brief cameo by MLB pitcher Don Sutton, which is his only acting credit. The story that didn't do it for me starred Most, who looks a lot like Larry Bird here, as a hack artist looking to paint a masterpiece. Although I think the story came together decently enough, I also found it rather dull, and I didn't buy the fact that Pfeiffer's character would be interested, and leave the island together with Most's character, strangely named Kermit. The other story was meant to be sad, as a woman(Plumb), who already knows she will die in labor, wishes to see her unborn daughter, played by Arngrim, in certain stages of her life. To add to the sadness, the late Heather O'Rourke plays her daughter as a young child; this was her first acting gig too. There's one sticky situation that Elizabeth(Plumb)has to get her daughter out of, and that was probably the best moment overall. I was hoping that Mr. Roarke could somehow save her life after she gives birth to her daughter in another month, but that wasn't meant to be. A bummer of an ending, I thought.

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