Fantasy Island

Season 3 Episode 22

My Fair Pharaoh / The Power

Aired Saturday 10:00 PM May 10, 1980 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Ruth Roman and Michael Ansara also starred together in the 1977 horror film Day of the Animals.

    • This is the episode that made Joan Collins a star. Shortly after this episode aired Aaron Spelling cast Joan Collins as Alexis Carrington on "Dynasty" a role that would give her international fame.

  • Quotes

    • Mr. Roarke: Her name is Miss Lucy Atwell, a very nice lady whose fantasy is to go back in time to the Land of the Pharoahs, the Great Sphinx and ...
      Tattoo: I know she wants to be Cleopatra.
      Mr. Roarke: Exactly Tattoo, Cleopatra, Queen of all Egypt.

    • Mr. Roarke: I see you have attained your fantasy Ms. Atwell.
      Lucy Atwell: Well not quite, right now the biggest fantasy that I have is that I am still alive. First they turn me into a slave, and then those who don't want to cut out my tongue want to boil me in oil!
      Mr. Roarke: Yes but here you are now the active Queen of Egypt about to conduct the most fascinating liason with Marc Anthony himself.

    • Mr. Roarke: Your problem then as you explain it Mr. Webster, is your lack of assertiveness.
      Fred Webster: Exactly Mr. Roarke.
      Tattoo: You don't seem to be the kind of person who would want to boss people around.
      Fred Webster: But that's the problem Tattoo, my life has always been under the control of others. First it was my widowed mother then when she died my older brother took over my life, but I want to control my own destiny for a change.
      Mr. Roarke: And yet a very attractive young lady accompanied you to Fantasy Island.
      Fred Webster: It's because I begged her too. But a woman wants a man to take control of his life and hers to be ah ah what's it called, a mover, a man that makes things happen. Well that's what I want to be Mr. Roarke.
      Mr. Roarke: A mover, hmmm, it is believed that most people use less than 6 percent of their brains potential. Imagine that Mr. Webster 6 percent, yet we know there are certain powers which exist in all our minds but they remain dormant, asleep, unused.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Lucy Atwell: Mr. Roarke am I going to actually go back in time to 49 BC and sit on the throne?

      Allusion to Cleopatra's rule from 51 BC to 49 BC, Cleopatra became joint ruler of Egypt with her younger brother, Ptolemy XII whom she kills.

    • Lucy Atwell: (explaining to Roarke her love for Marc Antony) Look my mother was in love with Rhett Butler and she never met him.

      Allusion to Rhett Butler the character played by Clark Gable in the 1939 film Gone With the Wind based on the 1936 novel by Margaret Mitchell.