Three decades ago, Leonard Goldberg was sitting in a development meeting with ABC execs. His mind wandered, and when they called him on it, he admitted, “I”d rather be on an island with Charlie’s Angels.” The suits wondered how many other people harbored such fantasies, and TV’s Fantasy Island was born.
The series debuted in January 1978. We could show you a clip from that first season, but somehow, we think exec producer Goldberg would want you watching the Season 3 “minisode” embedded below. The storyline, “Unholy Wedlock,” features David Cassidy as a bachelor who comes to the island to marry his sweetheart, but ends up with the stripper (Misty Rowe) who pops out of his party cake. Also, I can not resist any clip that includes Eddie Mekka, “The Big Ragu” from Laverne & Shirley. You understand.