The BEST episodes written by Ron Friedman

Also Rans / Portrait of Solange
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9.50
2 votes

#1 - Also Rans / Portrait of Solange

Fantasy Island - Season 4 - Episode 17

In "Also Rans" shy shoesalesman Jerome Pepper hopes to catch the attention of the girl he's loved from afar for seven years. By helping her to successfully race her horse Pomona Prince. And in "Portrait of Solange" Mr. Roarke grants Tattoo a birthday wish to become an artist like Francois Toulouse-Latrec, which ends up becoming bittersweet since Tattoo falls in love with Solange the girl he is painting.

Baby / Marathon: Battle of the Sexes
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9.33
3 votes

#2 - Baby / Marathon: Battle of the Sexes

Fantasy Island - Season 3 - Episode 4

In 'The Baby' Tattoo becomes enamored of the little baby Patrick, whose parents were killed and Tattoo wishes to adopt him, but fears that because of his difference that he cannot give the baby the life he deserves. In 'Marathon: Battle of the Sexes" Olaf, Bunny and Gretchen enter the marathon in order to save their hometown, meanwhile the race has been sabotaged by Dr. Bunk and Bruno. The tables turn when Mr. Roarke throws in a few curves.

The Invisible Woman / The Snow Bird
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9.25
4 votes

#3 - The Invisible Woman / The Snow Bird

Fantasy Island - Season 4 - Episode 7

In "The Invisible Woman" Harriet Winkler wishes to become invisible so she can spy on her philandering fiancee and finds that the one thing their relationship doesn't have is trust. And in "The Snowbird" Ned Pringle falls in love with one of the Flying Ferinis', a trapeze act, and in order for him to get close to her he takes on the challenge to become a trapeze artist himself.

My Late Lover / Sanctuary
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9.00
5 votes

#4 - My Late Lover / Sanctuary

Fantasy Island - Season 4 - Episode 9

In "My Late Lover" the widow Anastasia Dexter has three perspective suitors and is flabergasted by her husband's ghostly interference with choosing one of them. And in "Sanctuary" Thomas Henshaw has been poisoned for some unknown reason, and with only hours to live, searches for the identity of his killer in a place called Gull Island Rest Home a sanctuary for known criminals.

Flying Aces / The Mermaid Returns
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8.60
5 votes

#5 - Flying Aces / The Mermaid Returns

Fantasy Island - Season 4 - Episode 2

In "Flying Aces" airline pilot Tony Chilton goes back to World War II to experience the thrill of combat flying with his father who died in that war. And in "The Mermaid Returns" Princess Nyah desires to learn what human love is like and becomes enamored with Mr. Roarke.

Cruisin'
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8.42
54 votes

#6 - Cruisin'

Happy Days - Season 2 - Episode 16

Richie, Postie, and Ralph are forced to go cruising for girls in Howard's DeSoto after Marion dents Richie's car at the supermarket. They find three girls but, later, find their boyfriends who are members of a gang called the Dragons.

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Chorus Girl / Surrogate Father
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8.33
3 votes

#7 - Chorus Girl / Surrogate Father

Fantasy Island - Season 4 - Episode 16

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 be taken away.

The Love Doctor / The Pleasure Palace / Possessed
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8.14
7 votes

#8 - The Love Doctor / The Pleasure Palace / Possessed

Fantasy Island - Season 4 - Episode 5

In "The Love Doctor" movie actress Kim Holland seeks to become anonymous for the weekend and finds the Love Doctor instead. In "The Pleasure Palace" Gordon Hughes' attitude about his life is dramatically altered when he travels back to find his "roots" circa San Francisco 1906. In "Possessed" a very worried mother brings her suddenly cold and very changed little girl to Mr. Roarke for help.

Look-Alikes / The Winemaker
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8.00
3 votes

#9 - Look-Alikes / The Winemaker

Fantasy Island - Season 3 - Episode 14

In "Look-Alikes" A salesman wants to trade places with someone who looks like him and leads a more exciting life. In "The Winemaker" A nun submits her wine for her financially pressed church and townspeople, hoping that first prize will be enough to keep the people and abbey afloat.

Mister Butterfly
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8.00
3 votes

#10 - Mister Butterfly

Chico and the Man - Season 2 - Episode 8

A Japenese man visits the garage claiming to be Ed's long lost son.

Lifestyle
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8.00
11 votes

#11 - Lifestyle

Chico and the Man - Season 1 - Episode 7

Ed thinks that something kinky was going on between Chico and his girlfriend when he caught them in the back seat of Chico's van.....but was Ed just jumping to conclusions?

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A Martian's Sonata in Mrs. B's Flat
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8.00
1 votes

#12 - A Martian's Sonata in Mrs. B's Flat

My Favorite Martian - Season 2 - Episode 34

A Martian drug turns Mrs. Brown into a piano virtuoso.

Paint Job
star
8.00
5 votes

#13 - Paint Job

Chico and the Man - Season 2 - Episode 1

Ed and Chico clash over the wall of their alley for an art competition.

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I Get Your Nanny, You Get My Goat
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7.94
31 votes

#14 - I Get Your Nanny, You Get My Goat

Bewitched - Season 4 - Episode 15

Samantha hires an English maid named Elspeth, much to the dismay of her previous owner, Montdrake. He is so mad that he does horrible things to Darrin to get her back.

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Dukes Meet Cale Yarborough
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7.90
49 votes

#15 - Dukes Meet Cale Yarborough

The Dukes of Hazzard - Season 2 - Episode 7

Bo and Luke find Cale Yarborough is testing a new secret turbo charger and bring him to Hazzard County to get his car serviced by Cooter. But Boss find out about Cale being in town and frames Bo and Luke for crossing the state line and works with Cale's opponents, The Jethro Brothers to scheme to steal Cale's turbo-charger.

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Please Don't Feed the Astronauts
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7.89
81 votes

#16 - Please Don't Feed the Astronauts

I Dream of Jeannie - Season 3 - Episode 20

Per the direction of Commander Porter, Roger and Tony go on a five day survival mission where they exist on berries and bugs.

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Cowboy / Substitute Wife
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7.83
6 votes

#17 - Cowboy / Substitute Wife

Fantasy Island - Season 2 - Episode 15

In "Cowboy" Brian Kehoe complicates a happy reunion by past lies about being a rodeo star when in fact he is only a rodeo clown. In "Substitute Wife" hypochondriac Nadine Winslow seeks a new wife for her husband when she thinks she is dying.

Danny and the Mob
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7.83
18 votes

#18 - Danny and the Mob

The Partridge Family - Season 1 - Episode 7

A mobster thinks that stock-market whiz Danny is after his lady.

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The Murray Who Came to Dinner
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7.82
38 votes

#19 - The Murray Who Came to Dinner

The Odd Couple - Season 3 - Episode 23

Felix and Oscar try to get rid of a depressed houseguest.

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Beauty on Parade
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7.73
92 votes

#20 - Beauty on Parade

Wonder Woman - Season 1 - Episode 4

When Wonder Woman's alter-ego, Diana Prince, enters a suspicious beauty contest to uncover the truth behind the sabotage of radar scanning equipment, she and Steve discover that there is something much more insidious underway that threatens the security of the United States.

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Archie's Contract
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7.73
58 votes

#21 - Archie's Contract

All in the Family - Season 5 - Episode 13

Archie is scammed into buying aluminum siding.

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This Hallowed Garage
star
7.71
7 votes

#22 - This Hallowed Garage

Chico and the Man - Season 2 - Episode 2

The City plans to demolish Ed's garage to open a newer, more enhanced power gas station.

Bloodbath
star
7.71
6 votes

#23 - Bloodbath

Starsky & Hutch - Season 2 - Episode 14

On the day of trial of Simon Marcus, a murderous cult leader that Starsky and Hutch arrested, Starsky is snatched away by the cult leader's followers just before judgement is passed. The vengeful followers will only release him safely if their leader is released without charge. If Simon Marcus is sentenced to prison, then Starsky is sentenced to death. Hutch must find his partner before he is subjected to a deadly "religious" ritual, as foreseen in the deranged leader's visions...

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Bust Amboy (a.k.a. Nightlight)
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7.71
13 votes

#24 - Bust Amboy (a.k.a. Nightlight)

Starsky & Hutch - Season 2 - Episode 6

The detective pair are determined to nail the wealthy Amboy, a crafty narcotics dealer who is supplying young prostitutes, and always avoids police arrest with legal loop-holes...

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The Dream
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7.67
3 votes

#25 - The Dream

Chico and the Man - Season 2 - Episode 14

Chico tries to persuade Ed to retire and move into a retirement home, but Ed will not go for it naturally.... I don't blame him (lol)

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The Stripper / The Boxer
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7.67
6 votes

#26 - The Stripper / The Boxer

Fantasy Island - Season 2 - Episode 17

In "The Stripper" a rich Daddy's girl decides to become a Burlesque dancer using the name Lulu LaVerne, much to her father's dismay. In "The Boxer" Billy Blake who has a short time to live decides to have one last bout.

The Mermaid / The Victim
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7.67
6 votes

#27 - The Mermaid / The Victim

Fantasy Island - Season 3 - Episode 11

In "The Mermaid" a marine biologist Professor DeHaven must chose between his infatuation with a mermaid and the love for his wife. And in "The Victim" a Julie Brett fails to heed Mr. Roarke's warning and finds herself kidnapped by a man who forces women to be his prostitutes.

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Tattoo: the Love God / Magnolia Blossoms
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7.67
6 votes

#28 - Tattoo: the Love God / Magnolia Blossoms

Fantasy Island - Season 3 - Episode 3

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".

The Searcher / The Way We Weren't
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7.67
3 votes

#29 - The Searcher / The Way We Weren't

Fantasy Island - Season 4 - Episode 18

In "The Searcher" Karen Saunders-Holmes has a desperate need to find her father, whose whereabouts have been kept a secret to her since she was a child. And in "The Way We Weren't" married couple Fred & Dottie Cooper are in for disappointment when they return to their neighborhood in search of relighting old sparks.

Eagleman / Children of Mentu
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7.60
5 votes

#30 - Eagleman / Children of Mentu

Fantasy Island - Season 3 - Episode 23

In "Eagleman" Morris Binstock attempts to win back his son's respect and admiration by becoming the comic book hero the boy worships forgoing a possible Vice-Presidency with John Henry Insurance Company. And in "Children of Mentu" a young journalism student dreams of breaking the biggest news story of the decade by locating the infamous refugee from justice.

How to Fail in Business with All Kinds of Help
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7.59
96 votes

#31 - How to Fail in Business with All Kinds of Help

Bewitched - Season 3 - Episode 30

Darrin has a hard time with an eccentric client whom he thinks is Endora, causing him to lose the account.

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Boom
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7.57
7 votes

#32 - Boom

The Fall Guy - Season 3 - Episode 20

A drug dealer, who lost $250,000 when Colt nabbed his bail-jumping son, holds hospitalized Jody and others hostage for $1 million.

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Did You Hear the One About Danny Partridge?
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7.50
14 votes

#33 - Did You Hear the One About Danny Partridge?

The Partridge Family - Season 1 - Episode 9

When Danny becomes convinced that he is a comedian, the family can't tell him that he isn't really funny.

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The Lady and the Longhorn / Vampire
star
7.50
6 votes

#34 - The Lady and the Longhorn / Vampire

Fantasy Island - Season 2 - Episode 13

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.

Playgirl / Smith's Valhalla
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7.50
4 votes

#35 - Playgirl / Smith's Valhalla

Fantasy Island - Season 3 - Episode 17

In "Playgirl" beautiful former centerfold model Erica Clark wishes to turn the tables and treat men as sexual objects. And in "Smith's Valhalla" Jason Smith wishes to become a war hero and lead a team of soldiers on a daring commando raid.

Cornelius and Alfonse / The Choice
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7.50
6 votes

#36 - Cornelius and Alfonse / The Choice

Fantasy Island - Season 2 - Episode 23

In "Cornelius and Alfonse" a couple of petty crooks seeking revenge against Mr. Roarke kidnap Tattoo for ransom. Unaware of what they have gotten themselves into they soon beg Roarke to take Tattoo back. In "The Choice" two orphans are given a chance to choose their adoptive parents to their very own specifications.

The Handy Man / Tattoo's Romance
star
7.50
4 votes

#37 - The Handy Man / Tattoo's Romance

Fantasy Island - Season 3 - Episode 8

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 niece.

Birthday Party / Ghostbreaker
star
7.43
7 votes

#38 - Birthday Party / Ghostbreaker

Fantasy Island - Season 2 - Episode 20

"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 happy 30th birthday. "Ghostbreaker" is about a librarian (Elliott Fielding, played by Ken Berry) who wanted to have his book on ghostbreaking published. He doubted any publisher would touch it without ghost exorcising experience behind it, so his fantasy was to banish a ghost. He was taken to the Camberly School for Girls, headed by Edna Camberly (played by Annette Funicello). The school was the home of a killer known as the Gentleman Strangler, and his ghost was terrorizing the students. Through the teamwork of Elliott Fielding and Edna Camberly, the "ghost" was discovered to be Allan LeBlanc (played by Larry Storch), who was trying to swindle the school away from Edna Camberly.

Play Gypsy
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7.40
5 votes

#39 - Play Gypsy

Chico and the Man - Season 2 - Episode 4

Ed meets a Gypsy who wants Ed to train him on how to be a good mechanic.

Snow Job
star
7.38
87 votes

#40 - Snow Job

Barney Miller - Season 1 - Episode 3

The squad grapples with guarding a department store payroll and a flasher who attempts suicide in the bathroom.

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The Joker Is a Card
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7.36
212 votes

#41 - The Joker Is a Card

Bewitched - Season 2 - Episode 5

Need some amusement in your life? Call Uncle Arthur, or, in this case, don't call him. Uncle Arthur arrives playing practical jokes on Darrin and Endora while Samantha is trying to get these two antagonists to make up once and for all. After many hits and misses, Darrin needs Uncle Arthur's help in getting Endora back. This is the famous "Yagazuzie Zim" episode.

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And Then There Were None
star
7.34
25 votes

#42 - And Then There Were None

Gilligan's Island - Season 3 - Episode 13

One by one, all of the Castaways mysteriously disappear. Gilligan then dreams that he is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In the end, Gilligan rescues them from the hidden World War II munitions pit that they have all fallen into.

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Dandruff
star
7.33
3 votes

#43 - Dandruff

Starsky & Hutch - Season 4 - Episode 8

The Detective pair are working undercover at a plush hotel as effeminate hair-dressers Mr. Marlene and Tyrone, to trim the plans of an international master thief known as The Baron, who is expected to strike at the private auction of a highly valuable cache of diamonds...

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Out of Sight
star
7.33
6 votes

#44 - Out of Sight

Chico and the Man - Season 1 - Episode 14

Ed is determined to go to court to testify on a car accident that he may have witnessed with his eye problem.

Aphrodite / Dr. Jekyll and Miss Hyde
star
7.33
6 votes

#45 - Aphrodite / Dr. Jekyll and Miss Hyde

Fantasy Island - Season 3 - Episode 18

In "Aphrodite" Professor Blair risks his sanity and his life when he goes after the woman of perfect beauty. And in "Dr. Jekyll and Miss Hyde" Dr. Griffin, a drab and unfeminine lady psychiatrist makes a shocking discovery about her own nature and instincts.

Up at Bat
star
7.28
59 votes

#46 - Up at Bat

Gilligan's Island - Season 3 - Episode 1

Gilligan is bitten by a bat, and then dreams that he has turned into a vampire. Fortunately the Professor knows about bats (what DOESN'T he know about?!), and is able to identify the bat that bit Gilligan as a common red fruit bat, rather than a vampire bat.

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The Homecoming / The Sheikh
star
7.19
74 votes

#47 - The Homecoming / The Sheikh

Fantasy Island - Season 2 - Episode 1

In "The Homecoming" a Vietnam veteran, long presumed dead wishes to be reunited with his family. Realizing that his wife has remarried and his son doesn't know him, he must move on with his life. In "The Sheikh" a middle-aged school teacher wishes to have a harem of beautiful women, but instead becomes the target of an assassination attempt.

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Uncles A-Go-Go
star
7.19
106 votes

#48 - Uncles A-Go-Go

I Dream of Jeannie - Season 5 - Episode 10

It is figured out that in order for Jeannie to be married, one of her uncles must approve of the husband to be. Two uncles end up showing; Vasmir and Azmir; and causing a whole heap of trouble for Tony.

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A Partridge by Any Other Name
star
7.13
8 votes

#49 - A Partridge by Any Other Name

The Partridge Family - Season 1 - Episode 24

Preparing for a Canadian tour the Family must have their birth certificates. The attic produces certificates for all except Danny – his is not to be found. When introduced to the Family, booking agent Marty Burns jokingly refuses to believe Danny is a Partridge, """"not with that hair and those ears,"""" and Danny is convinced he is an adopted child. Shirley tries hard to talk him out of his belief, but Reuben and the others, in trying to kid Danny about his origin, only confirm his opinion he is not a Partridge. At the hospital where all the others were born Danny finds there is no record of his birth. Heartbroken, he refuses to believe Shirley's story that he was born unexpectedly while the family was on a picnic and thus missed the """"regular"""" hospital. On a return visit to the hospital Danny learns the name of the one male child born there on his birthday – a son to Mr. & Mrs. Young. The phone book provides the name of all the M. Youngs in the city and Danny takes off to find his paren

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Murder at Sea (2)
star
7.11
9 votes

#50 - Murder at Sea (2)

Starsky & Hutch - Season 2 - Episode 4

Concluding part of this feature-length / two-part story. The detective duo, undercover as cruise ship entertainers Hack and Zack, find that they have stumbled onto something much bigger than dope dealers - the ship is to be the meeting place for a group of leading syndicate figures...

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