The Best Fantasy Island Episodes TV Episodes

The Best Fantasy Island Episodes

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List of the best Fantasy Island episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. Fantasy Island is a sitcom which ran from 1977-1984 about a resort ran by Mr. Roarke who fulfills people's fantasies. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Fantasy Island episodes of all time are. Fans of Fantasy Island are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

Episodes include everything from Treasure Hunt / Beauty Contest to Call Me Lucky / Torch Singer. What is the best Fantasy Island episode of all time? Look below and find out.


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    The Challenge / A Genie Named Joe

    In ""The Challenge"" Douglas Picard, the richest man in the world comes to the Island with specific intentions of claiming it for his own. And in ""A Genie Named Joe"" Rebecca Walters a florist wishes to meet and marry the man of her dreams and ends up encountering a two-thousand-year-old genie instead.more

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    • Original Airing: Feb 13 1982
    • Season: Fantasy Island - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 16
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    The Ghost's Story / The Spoilers

    In ""The Ghost's Story"" a young woman must face being alone in a terrifying haunted mansion in order to gain notoriety as an expert of the occult. And in ""The Spoilers"" a famous and fair-minded bounty hunter goes after the only man who has ever eluded him.more

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    • Original Airing: May 08 1982
    • Season: Fantasy Island - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 22
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    Amusement Park / Rock Stars

    In ""Amusement Park"" a boy wants to run the park in order to have the opportunity to hire his dad whom he hasnt seen in a long time. In ""Rock Stars"" four kids whose parents are believed dead seek fame and fortune to remain a family and not be separated by childrens aid.more

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    • Original Airing: May 13 1979
    • Season: Fantasy Island - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 25
    • Director: Cliff Bole
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    Funny Man / Tattoo, The Matchmaker

    In ""Funny Man"" a stand-up comic's imaginary family is brought to life and his own life is endangered. And in ""Tattoo, the Matchmaker"", Tattoo's computer dating service is off to a terrible start when his first two lady clients are matched up with the same prospective husband -- Mr. Roarke.more

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    • Original Airing: Feb 20 1982
    • Season: Fantasy Island - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 17
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    Crescendo / Three Feathers

    In ""Crescendo"" singing star Susan Lohman hopes for romance with the brilliant composer of her songs. Not knowing that the mysterious and elusive composer is cursed her hopes are shockingly dashed when they meet. And in ""Three Feathers"" Alan Colshaw is unjustly accused of cowardice, having abandoned ...more

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    • Original Airing: Dec 20 1980
    • Season: Fantasy Island - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 8
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    With Affection, Jack the Ripper / Gigolo

    In ""With Affection, Jack the Ripper"" Lorraine Peters a female criminologist sets out to discover the identity of Jack the Ripper and solve the Whitechapel mystery and finds herself marked as his next victim. And in ""Gigolo"" Stanley Hocker from Stubbenville, Ohio feels totally inadequate in matters ...more

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    • Original Airing: Nov 29 1980
    • Season: Fantasy Island - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 6
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    The Last Cowboy / The Lady and the Monster

    In ""The Last Cowboy"" middle-aged urban cowboy, Joel Campbell finds that the old west was not quite the romantic adventure he perceived it to be. And in ""The Lady and the Monster"" scientist Maggie Blair discovers that the fictional Dr. Frankenstein really existed and comes face to face with his ...more

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    • Original Airing: Oct 31 1981
    • Season: Fantasy Island - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 4
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    Birthday Party / Ghostbreaker

    ""Birthday Party"" is about a 47-year-old bar and grill owner from Phoenix, AZ (Carol Gates, played by Janet Leigh), who was forced to give up her twins for adoption 30 years prior, right after they were born. Her fantasy was to be reunited with Tom Dearborn and Tracy Miller (the twins) and wish them a ...more

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    • Original Airing: Mar 03 1979
    • Season: Fantasy Island - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 20
    • Director: Cliff Bole
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    Midnight Waltz / Let Them Eat Cake

    In ""Midnight Waltz"" A Man wants to have one more dance with his wife who's been dead for six months. And in ""Let Them Eat Cake"" A waitress from Des Moines wants a weekend as a pampered Queen.more

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    • Original Airing: Feb 12 1983
    • Season: Fantasy Island - Season 6
    • Episode Number: 13
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    Everybody Goes to Gilley's / Face of Fire

    In ""Everybody Goes to Gilley's"" Mickey Gilley's fantasy is to become a star headliner and a big country western singer. And in ""Face of Fire"" a woman's fantasy is fulfilled when she risks her life in the face of fire to save a reclusive billionaire's life.more

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    • Original Airing: Nov 20 1982
    • Season: Fantasy Island - Season 6
    • Episode Number: 5
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    Awakening of Love / The Impostor

    In ""Awakening of Love"" a world-renowned high fashion model wishes to form a lasting, loving relationship. And in ""The Impostor"" a couple come to the Island in hopes of ""curing"" her partner of his compulsive need to create other personalities.more

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    • Original Airing: Mar 17 1984
    • Season: Fantasy Island - Season 7
    • Episode Number: 17
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    Remember. . .When?

    Tattoo has an auto accident and suffers a serious head injury. Mr. Roarke helps him through the surgery and to overcome his depression by reminiscing about their favorite fantasies. In flashback scenes there are appearances by: Anne Jeffreys, Richard Lineback, James Steward, Mabel King, Raymond St.more

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    • Original Airing: May 14 1983
    • Season: Fantasy Island - Season 6
    • Episode Number: 22
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    The Chateau / White Lightning

    In ""The Chateau"" Vicky Lee, a journalist wishes to spend the weekend with the man her grandmother, famed Silent Screen actress Becky Lee was in love with in order to complete her biography. But everything isn't what it seems to be and Vicky falls for the same trickery her grandmother did. And in ...more

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    • Original Airing: Feb 07 1981
    • Season: Fantasy Island - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 14
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    The Lady and the Longhorn / Vampire

    In ""The Lady and the Longhorn"" sweet but wacky businesswoman Vera Templeton is after a millionaire to save her company from bankruptcy. And in ""Vampire"" famous method actor Leo Drake prepares for his role as Dracula in a very frightening and dangerous way.more

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    • Original Airing: Dec 16 1978
    • Season: Fantasy Island - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 13
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    The Handy Man / Tattoo's Romance

    In ""The Handy Man"" Holly Ryan is a small-time bookie who has to testify against gangster Spider Sloat who is out to kill him. His santuary ends up being a Christian Orphanage. In ""Tattoo's Romance"" a pushy aunt who is trying to get her niece a singing career exploits Tattoo who is enamoured of the ...more

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    • Original Airing: Nov 10 1979
    • Season: Fantasy Island - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 8
    • Director: Lawrence Dobkin
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    Rogues and Riches / Stark Terror

    In ""Rogues and Riches"" Mark Hendricks, an attorney must travel to 18th century England to try and convince his client to go back to the present. And in ""Stark Terror"" Amy Marson a traumatized girl wishes to relive the night of her mother's murder in order to see, once and for all, if she is ...more

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    • Original Airing: Jan 19 1980
    • Season: Fantasy Island - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 16
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    Bojangles and the Dancer / Deuces Are Wild

    In ""Bojangles and the Dancer"" a married couple come to the Island with a mixed agenda - he is intent upon performing with his idol, Mr. Bojangles - she, however, is intent upon keeping him from fulfilling his fantasy for fear it may kill him. And in ""Deuces Are Wild"" two sisters hope to fulfill ...more

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    • Original Airing: May 12 1984
    • Season: Fantasy Island - Season 7
    • Episode Number: 21
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    Class of '69 / The Pug

    In ""Class of '69"" An overweight woman wishes to become thin in order to overcome her humiliation 10 years ago. And in ""The Pug"" Mitch Lee wishes to see his father fight for the World Heavyweight Championship.more

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    • Original Airing: Nov 24 1979
    • Season: Fantasy Island - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 10
    • Director: Earl Bellamy
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    Tattoo: the Love God / Magnolia Blossoms

    In ""Tattoo: the Love God"", Tattoo's fantasy of becoming a god to many beautiful native women becomes a bit too much for him too handle. In ""Magnolia Blossoms"" Myra and Gladys seek romance a la ""Gone With the Wind"".more

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    • Original Airing: Sep 21 1979
    • Season: Fantasy Island - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 3
    • Director: Earl Bellamy
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    Chorus Girl / Surrogate Father

    In ""Chorus Girl"" when a dance teacher Franklin Adams gives his deaf pupil the gift of hearing, he runs the risk of losing her forever. And in ""Surrogate Father"" if the loving father Evan Watkins of a precocious 8-year-old daughter Amy fails to conquer his addiction to gambling, his daughter will ...more

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    • Original Airing: Feb 21 1981
    • Season: Fantasy Island - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 16
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