CTVA US Drama - "Fantasy Island" Season 1 (Early 1978)

CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - US  Drama series

<Previous     "Fantasy Island"              Next>
Season 1 (ABC) (Early 1978)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


############## Fantasy Island ################
############# season 1 1977-78 ###############
##############################################
Produced by Michael Fisher

1.1 [--] Fantasy Island: Prod. no. 1
28Jan78
Produced by Michael Fisher
Directed by Don Weis (both stories)
director of photography: Gerald Perry Finnerman
*
ESCAPE
Written by Steve Fisher
A famous magician's fantasy is to perform the ultimate escape.
CINDERELLA GIRLS
Written by Michael Fisher
Two high school friends fantasize about becoming glamorous jetsetters.
*
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Diane Canova (as Ann Dowd)
Robert Clary
Bert Convy (as Gregory Udall)
Georgia Engel (as Maxine Bender)
John Saxon (as Dr Roger Sullivan)
Reggie Nalder (as Nazi Commandant)

1.2 [--] Fantasy Island: Prod. no. 2
4Feb78
Produced by Michael Fisher
*
(1) BET A MILLION
Written by Steve Fisher
Directed by John Newland
A couple (Henry Gibson & Jane Powell) come to the Island in
hopes of getting a wealthy financier to help fulfill their dream of owning a hotel.
(2) MR IRRISISTABLE
Teleplay by Ron Friedman / Story by Dennis Landa
Directed by Cliff Bole
A man's fantasy (John Shcuck) is to become the most irresistible man in the world.
*
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Henry Gibson (1)(as Fred Wade)
Jane Powell (1)(as Mrs. Wade)
John Schuck (2)(as Chuck Hoffman)
Mabel King (as Lelani)
with
Rod McCary as Ricky
Beverly Sanders as Stephanie Marie
Gilbert Green as Mr. Hayden

1.3 [--] Fantasy Island: Prod. no. 3
11Feb78
Produced by Michael Fisher
Directed by Phil Bondelli
director of photography, Don H. Birnkrant
*
THE PRINCE (story titles NOT on-screen)
Written by Robert Hamner
A handsome rich man wishes to become a nobody.
THE SHERIFF (story titles NOT on-screen)
Written by Robert Hamner
A detective arrives with the desire to return to the old western
days of law and order to find the killers of his late partner.
*
Guest Stars:
Ed Begley Jr (as Jamie)
Harry Guardino (as John Burker)
Lisa Hartman (as Chris Malone)
Sheree North (as Julie)
Dack Rambo (as Peter of Anatoli)
Guy Stockwell
Tiger Williams

1.4 [--] Fantasy Island: Prod. no. 4
18Feb78
Produced by Michael Fisher
Directed by George McCowan (both stories)
music: Elliot Kaplan
director of photography: Don H. Birnkrant
*
(1) FAMILY REUNION
Written by Ron Friedman
A brother and sisters fantasy to reunite their parents a la "parent trap" comes true.
(2) VOODOO
Written by William Douglas Lansford
A twenty-six year old woman (Lauren Tewes) suffering from amnesia undergoes voodoo.
*
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Gary Collins (2)(as Bill Jordan)
Howard Duff (2)(as Douglas Shane)
Mary Frann (2)(as Grace)
John Gavin (1)(as Harry Kellino)
David Hedison (1)(as Cyril Cranston)
Marjorie Lord (2)(as Beth Shane)
Juliet Mills (1)(as Evelyne Kellino)
Lauren Tewes (2)(as Jane Howell)
with
Katy Kurtzman (1)(as Ann Kellino)
Tom Fridley (1)(as Tony)

1.5 [--] Fantasy Island: Prod. no. 5
/ 25Feb78
Produced by Michael Fisher
Directed by Don Weis (both stories)
director of photography: Gerald Perry Finnerman.
*
(1) LADY OF THE EVENING
Written by Tim Maschler
A hooker comes to the Island hoping not to be recognized.
(2) THE RACER
Written by Michael Fisher
A race car driver wishes to recreate the crash that ended his career
*
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Paul Burke (1)(as Bill Fredericks)
Christopher George (2)(as Jack Kincaid)
Alan Hale Jr (2)(as Corky)
Carol Lawrence (2)(as Rachel Kincaid)
Carol Lynley (1)(as Renee Lansing)
Peter Mark Richman (1)(as Roy Burke)
Jerry Van Dyke (2)(as Brennan)
and:
Clark Brandon (2)(as Patrick Kincaid)

1.6 [--] Fantasy Island: Prod. no. 6
11Mar78
Produced by Michael Fisher
*
(1) TREASURE HUNT
Teleplay by Don Haberman and Harold Livingston / Story by Don Haberman
Directed by Allen Baron
A couple along with their business partner arrive on the Island with a thirst for adventure and money.
(2) BEAUTY CONTEST
Written by William Douglas Lansford
Directed by George McGowan
A sheltered 19 year-old's fantasy (Maureen McCormick) is to  win a beauty contest like her mother did many years ago
*
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Gene Barry (2)(as Neville Quinn)
Michael Callan (1)(as Stu Chambers)
Jo Ann Harris (1)(as Andrea Chambers)
Peter Haskell (1) (as Scott)
Dennis James
Maureen McCormick (2) (as Sally Quinn)
Louis Nye
and:
Miss Black America - Claire Ford

1.7 [--] Fantasy Island: Prod. no. 7
18Mar78
Produced by Michael Fisher
Directed by Cliff Bole (both stories)
director of photography: Gerald Perry Finnerman.
*
(1)THE FUNNY GIRL
Written by Ron Friedman
A tv comedy (Marcia Strassman) star who has reached the height
of her success wishes to become a nobody again.
(2) BUTCH AND SUNDANCE
Written by James Schmerer
Two guys arrive with a dream to experience danger, thrill  and excitement.
*
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Edward Andrews (1)(as Donny)
Dennis Cole (1)(as Dr Lloyd Hopper)
Christopher Connelly (2)(as Bill Cummings / Butch Cassidy)
Henry Jones (2)(as Bank Teller)
James MacArthur (2)(as Alex Fairly / Sundance Kid)
William Smith (2)(as Wyatt Earp)
Marcia Strassman (1)(as Kay Penny/ Catherine Patrino)
with
Philip Boyer (1)(as Pip)
Lurene Tuttle (1)(as Mary Emery)

1.8 [--] Fantasy Island: Prod. no. 8
25Mar78
Produced by Michael Fisher
Directed by Earl Bellamy (both stories)
director of photography: Emil Oster
*
(1) SUPERSTAR
Written by Michael Fisher
An accountant (Gary Burghoff) aspires to be a major league baseball "superstar."
(2) SALEM
Teleplay by Ron Friedman
Story by Leonard Stadd and Toni Stadd
A couple's wish (Vear Miles/Stuart Whitman) is to find a place where old fashioned morality and American
values still prevail - Roarke sends them to Salem, Massachusetts.
*
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Gary Burghoff (1)(as Richard Delaney)
Darleen Carr (1)(as Dora Delaney)
Vera Miles (2)(as Martha Tate)
Leslie Nielsen (as Dr Whitfield)
Stuart Whitman (2)(as Walter Tate)
with
Jewel Blanch (2) (as Charity)
Brendan Dillon (2) (as Goodfriend)
Walker Edmiston (2) (as Maxwell)
Special Appearances by:
Tommy Lasorda, of the Los Angeles Dodgers
Steve Garvey, of the Los Angeles Dodgers
Fred Lynn, of the Boston Red Sox
George Brett, of the Kansas City Royals
Ken Brett, of the California Angels
Ellis Valentine, of the Montreal Expos

1.9 [--] Fantasy Island: Prod. no. 9
1Apr78
Produced Michael Fisher
Directed by Cliff Bole (both stories)
director photography: Emil Oster
*
(1) TROUBLE, MY LOVELY
Written by Larry Alexander
A father's fantasy is to experience peace and respect from his family.
(2) THE COMMON MAN
Written by Marion Hargrove
A common "schlub" (Don Knotts) wishes to become a private investigator.
*
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Julie Cobb (1)(as Florence)
John Fiedler (2)(as Mr. Fox)
Lynda Day George (2)(as Iris Chandler)
Rick Jason (as Arthur Hemmings)
Don Knotts (2)(as Stanley Scheckter)
Bernie Kopell (1)(as Fred Staunton)
Dennis Patrick (2)(as Theodore Chandler)
Nancy Walker (1)(as Roberta)(aka Mumsy)
with
Pamela Jean Bryant (2)(as Peggy Chandler)
Kevin King Cooper (1)(as Arnold)
Jack Ging (2)(as Sgt. Fallon)
Dave Case (2)(as Fitz)
Frank Aletter (2)(as Lt. Draper)

1.10 [--] Fantasy Island: Prod. no. 10
15Apr78
Produced by Michael Fisher
Directed by Earl Bellamy (both stories)
director of photography: Emil Oster
*
(1) THE OVER-THE-HILL CAPER
Written by Tim Maschler
An elderly man's fantasy (Ray Bolger) is to reunite his old gang for one last "job".
(2) POOF, YOU'RE A MOVIE STAR
Written by Skip Webster
An attractive woman's wish (Barbi Benton) is to become a  movie star.
*
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Michael Anderson, Jr.(2) (as Bill)
Joanna Barnes (2) (as Liz Perry)
Barbi Benton (2) (as Shirley Russell)
Ray Bolger (1) (as Spencer McLaine)
Foster Brooks (1) (as Frank 'Spider' Randall)
Herb Edelman (2) (as Arthur Gantzmann)
Tom Ewell (1) (as Bert 'Fingers')
Phil Foster (1) (as Curtis Jackson)
Harriet Nelson (1) (as Winnie McLaine)
with
Jordan Clarke (1) (as Tommy Prentiss)
Jim Galante (2) (as Cameraman)
Jordan Rhodes (1) (as Desmond Vaughn)
Harv Selsby (1) (as Vince)

1.11 [--] Fantasy Island: Prod. no.11  (Hour Long 3rd Pilot Episode?)
29Apr78
Produced by Michael Fisher (NO Supp. Pr.)
*
(1) REUNION
Written by Steve Fisher
Directed by Allen Baron
A reunion of high school girl friends.

(2) ANNIVERSARY
Written by Steve Fisher
Directed by John Newland
A couple wish to renew their wedding vows.
*
Special Appearance by:
Lucie Arnaz (2)(as Toni Elgin)
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Robert Alda (2)(as Mark Dupres)
Jim Backus (2)(as Cap)
Ronnie Cox (2)(as Tom Elgin)
Pamela Franklin (1)(as Agnes Wentworth)
Anne Jeffreys (2)(as Mrs. Dupres)
Michelle Lee (1)(as Carol D'Angelo)
Sue Lyon (1)(as Jill Nolan)
Hilary Thompson (1)(as Hannah Baker)
with
Tony Young (as Joe Houston)
Ann Doran (as Emma Howard)
Carole Mallory (as Nona)
Stuart Nisbet (as Reverend Allen)

(3)? Tattoo perfects his skills as a magician.

1.12 [--] Fantasy Island: Prod. no. 12
6May78
Produced by Michael Fisher
Directed by George McCowan (both stories)
director photography: Emil Oster.
*
(1) KING FOR A DAY
Written by Steve Fisher
A plumber (David Doyle) dreams of becoming "King for a Day".
(2) INSTANT FAMILY
Written by Ron Friedman
A mother's fantasy (Jane Wyatt) is to prove to her daughter
(Melinda Naud) that child-rearing isn't what her daughter's
college thesis proposed: "The Soft Life of the American Housewife and Mother."
*
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Diane Baker (1)(as Queen Aurora of Carpathia)
Theodore Bikel (1)(as Ambasssador Eric Soro)
David Doyle (1)(as Ernie Miller)
Melinda Naud (2)(as Gail Grayson)
Adam Rich (2)(as Herbie Block)
Jane Wyatt (2)(as Eleanor Grayson)
with
Barbara Baldavin (2)(as Selma Block)
Don Pedro Colley (1)(as Bakota)
Don Dubbins (2)(as Dr. Block)
William Glover (1)(as Cecil)
Fred Lerner (1)(as Manager)
George D. Wallace (1)(as Harry Sand)
Kristi Jill Wood (2)(as Laurie Block)
Christian Zika (2)(as Conrad Block)

1.13 [--] Fantasy Island: Prod. no. 13
15May78
Produced by Michael Fisher
Directed by Earl Bellamy
director of photography: Emil Oster
*
FOOL FOR A CLIENT
Teleplay by Orville H. Hampton; Story by John Rayner
A brilliant yet insecure lawyer wishes to experience the glamour and excitement of the big courtroom trial
DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE
Written by Ron Friedman
A winner of a raffle ticket for a weekend on Fantasy Island chooses to spend it with two of the most beautiful girls in
the world.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Ken Berry (2)(as Larry Barbour)
Caren Kaye (2)(as Dina/Nina McKay)
Rich Little (1) (as Herbert Costigan)
Stephen McNally (1) (as Judge Harper)
Mary Ann Mobley (1) (as Pamela Deering)
Sal Viscuso (1)(as Charles Deering)
Lana Wood (1)(as Cecile)
with
Donald May (1) (as Dr. Marlowe)
Junero Jennings (as Wiggins)
John Dennis (as Hart)

1.14 [--] Fantasy Island: Prod. no. 14
20May78
Produced by Michael Fisher
Directed by Cliff Bole (both stories)
director of photography: Emil Oster
*
(1) CALL ME LUCKY
Written by Paul W. Cooper
A compulsive gambler wants to be the luckiest man in the world
(2) TORCH SINGER
Teleplay by John Meredyth Lucas and Orville H. Hampton / Story by John Meredyth Lucas
A woman's wish (Kathryn Holcom)to become a torch singer just  like her grand- mother is granted.
*
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Richard Dawson (1) (as Harry Beamus)
Kathryn Holcomb (2)(as Edith Garvey/Kitty Abilene)
Brad Savage (1) (as Joey Beamus)
Dick Butkus (2) (as Moose)
Edd Byrnes (2) (as Neil)
with
Anthony Caruso (2) (as Big Al)
Frank Farmer (1) (as Bookie)
John Furlong (1) (as Ames)
Dave Johnson (1) (as Race Track Announcer)
Delana Michaels (1) (as Redhead)
Milton Selzer (1) (as Willie)
Louis Quinn (2) (as Joe)

############## Fantasy Island ################
############## end of season 1 ###############
##############################################

 Have you any comments, corrections, episode titles, air dates, production numbers, directors, writers, story/synopsis, guest stars, cast lists, etc?
Have you any old videos, or tv guides? Dust them off and let us know if you have any information on this series or any other tv series from the
Golden Age of TV, which is missing from any episode guides on the web. Perhaps a certain episode of a particular series coincided with a key
moment in your life, or in world events - and or has left a vivid memory of when it was shown. Let us know. Would you like to see any other
tv series guides on this site? If so please e-mail The Classic TV Archive - see Feedback below.
This guide may be distributed and copied freely, in its entirety, for personal use. All original author and copyright information must
remain intact. Any sales or other uses of this document are expressly forbidden, without the specific consent of the author(s).
Copyright The Classic TV Archive. All rights reserved.

Return to The Classic TV Archive Home Page
Feedback