The BEST episodes written by Steve Fisher

Lady on the Stagecoach
36 votes

#1 - Lady on the Stagecoach

Have Gun, Will Travel - Season 2 - Episode 18

Paladin is traveling on a stagecoach with four others, one of whom is Della White Cloud, the educated daughter of an Apache chief. The stage is also carrying a strongbox full of gold, which Ed Rance wants.

Manchild on the Streets
3 votes

#2 - Manchild on the Streets

Starsky & Hutch - Season 3 - Episode 12

When a friend of Starsky and Hutch's is wrongfully shot dead by a rookie Cop after the drunk driving of the man's pal leads to a Police pursuit, the pair must do their best to steer his confused teenage son away from a life of crime, as he grows intent on avenging his father's needless death and becomes involved with a small-time thief...

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The Enemy
3 votes

#3 - The Enemy

Combat! - Season 3 - Episode 16

Hanley reluctantly accepts a captured German lieutenant's offer to disarm the mines his men have hidden.

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The Chateau / White Lightning
4 votes

#4 - The Chateau / White Lightning

Fantasy Island - Season 4 - Episode 14

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 "White Lightning" ehe McAllisters' and the Scoggins are feuding families from Eagle Mountain, Tennessee. They enter a contest to find homemade whiskey, aka White Lightning.

Dead Lady's Tears
6 votes

#5 - Dead Lady's Tears

Cannon - Season 3 - Episode 10

A young model's death leads to many suspects.

The Bride
80 votes

#6 - The Bride

Have Gun, Will Travel - Season 1 - Episode 6

When a mail-order bride from Philadelphia gets off the stagecoach in the middle of nowhere, Paladin decides to stay with her to make sure that she is safe.

Charlie's Cherubs / Stalag 3
6 votes

#7 - Charlie's Cherubs / Stalag 3

Fantasy Island - Season 2 - Episode 12

In "Charlie's Cherubs" three secretaries want to be like their heroines-Charlie's Angels. In "Stalag 3" four World War II veterans relive their days in a German prison camp.

Class of '69 / The Pug
5 votes

#8 - Class of '69 / The Pug

Fantasy Island - Season 3 - Episode 10

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.

Nona / One Million B.C.
4 votes

#9 - Nona / One Million B.C.

Fantasy Island - Season 3 - Episode 20

In "Nona" a blind man uses his gift of sight for 48 hours to search for the Nona, woman of his dreams. And in "One Million B.C. two women who wish for the days when men were expected to be macho find themselves being fought over by two tribes of cavemen.

7 votes

#10 - Murder-Go-Round

Barnaby Jones - Season 1 - Episode 10

Nick Gorman, who tries in vain to meet Johnny Arthur, is killed in a hit-and-run accident. Barnaby poses as a man on a fishing trip to investigate. The townspeople Flory, Johnson, Spake and Rile draw lots on who should kill Barnaby. They all acquired sudden wealth.

The Bounty Hunter
17 votes

#11 - The Bounty Hunter

Starsky & Hutch - Season 1 - Episode 22

When a Cop is shot dead, apparently by a bail-jumper, the Detective duo pursue the alleged murderer. But as Starsky and Hutch search for the felon, they find that they are not the only ones after the felon - an extortionist bail-bondsman and her accomplice are also on his trail...

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8 votes

#12 - Nightmare

Starsky & Hutch - Season 2 - Episode 11

A gang of rapists who attacked a retarded 19-year-old girl may go free because an ambitious district attorney thinks that the victim's testimony may be worthless in court.

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Cornelius and Alfonse / The Choice
6 votes

#13 - 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.

Birthday Party / Ghostbreaker
7 votes

#14 - 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.

Escape / Cinderella Girls
218 votes

#15 - Escape / Cinderella Girls

Fantasy Island - Season 1 - Episode 1

In the "Escape" segment, Gregory Udall is an escape artist trying to get out of the shadow of his famous father by duplicating the solo ultimate escape his father performed, with Mr. Roarke providing the prison. Unfortunately for Udall, if you don't escape, stay there forever. Udall manages to escape by overcoming his desire to do it single-handedly as he gets another prisoner to help him. In the "Cinderella" segment, Ann and Maxine are working class girls who manage to afford a trip to Fantasy Island with a wish to become jet-setters for two days. They both get involved with rich men - Maxine ends up getting her man even when she confesses she's poor, and Ann ends up with a doctor pretending to be a rich millionaire to raise money for his health clinic.

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War Games / Queen of the Boston Bruisers
35 votes

#16 - War Games / Queen of the Boston Bruisers

Fantasy Island - Season 2 - Episode 6

In "War Games" a bitter Vietnam veteran challenges a former Army buddy to a deadly competition. Unbeknowst to him, he holds him responsible for his brother's death. In "Queen of the Boston Bruisers" a tough Roller Derby Queen and single mom tries to pass herself off as a real lady to impress her future inlaws and not embarrass her daughter.

81 votes

#17 - Chopper

Kolchak: The Night Stalker - Season 1 - Episode 15

The strange disappearance of an antique motorcycle is the first indication of trouble. What follows are a rash of murders where each victim is decapitated with superhuman force by what witnesses report is a headless motorcyclist. As Kolchak investigates, he discovers that the victims were all members of a cycle gang back in the 50's. A prank they played on a rival gang member, Harold "Swordsman" Baker, resulted in his unintentional decapitation. Baker's ghost killed several of their gang back in the 50's until his head was reunited with the rest of his corpse. However, the cemetary where Baker was interred was dug up and his head and body separated once more. Now, Kolchak must reunite the head and body once more before the headless cyclist finishes off the gang.

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Seance / The Treasure
7 votes

#18 - Seance / The Treasure

Fantasy Island - Season 2 - Episode 14

In "Seance" Clare Conti still distraught over her brother's suicide learns that her brother was murdered during a seance. In "The Treasure" a happy marriage is placed in jeopardy when the quest for wealth and all the it encompasses places Joe Capos at a crossroads.

Unholy Wedlock / Elizabeth
7 votes

#19 - Unholy Wedlock / Elizabeth

Fantasy Island - Season 3 - Episode 15

In "Unholy Wedlock" Danny Collier finds himself in a true pickle when the woman he marries turns out to be the girl in his bachelor party cake and not his fiancee. And in "Elizabeth" Lisa Corday finds herself possessed by the spirit of a woman dead 300 years, a woman from Roarke's past.

Night of the Wizard
2 votes

#20 - Night of the Wizard

McMillan and Wife - Season 2 - Episode 1

A man is done in by his wife, but he's not done yet. Evidently his ghost is unquiet.

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No Hearts, No Flowers
2 votes

#21 - No Hearts, No Flowers

McMillan and Wife - Season 2 - Episode 5

Sally's next on a maniac's agenda; a psychiatrist assists.

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Bet a Million / Mr. Irresistible
106 votes

#22 - Bet a Million / Mr. Irresistible

Fantasy Island - Season 1 - Episode 2

In "Bet A Million" a Mr. & Mrs. Fred Wade come to the island in the hopes of finding a wealthy financier to help them fulfill their dream of owning a hotel. In "Mr. Irresistible" Chuck Hoffman fantasies about being the most irresistible man in the world.

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Soldier on the Hill
3 votes

#23 - Soldier on the Hill

S.W.A.T. - Season 2 - Episode 23

A mentally unbalanced veteran touring a movie studio suddenly thinks he is back fighting in Vietnam.

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King for a Day / Instant Family
38 votes

#24 - King for a Day / Instant Family

Fantasy Island - Season 1 - Episode 12

In "King for a Day" a plumber dreams of being king for a day. In "Instant Family" a mother's fantasy is to prove to her daughter that child-rearing isn't what her daughter's college thesis proposed: "The Soft Life of the American Housewife and Mother."

Reunion / Anniversary
39 votes

#25 - Reunion / Anniversary

Fantasy Island - Season 1 - Episode 11

In "Reunion" 4 high school friends reveal a hidden secret which places them in jeopardy. In "Anniversary" a couple wish to renew their vows and bring back the good times before the alcohol ruled their lives.