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De Plane!

Published: 9/5/2012

Hervé Villechaize (Wikimedia Commons)

Nineteen years ago today, on Sept. 4, 1993, a TV icon died.

Herve Villechaize played other roles, but as Tattoo on Fantasy Island, he made his mark. Indeed, for many viewers, Villechaize was Fantasy Island, more so than his top-billed costar, Ricardo Montalban. That's why we're watching a few of our favorite Tattoo scenes in celebration of his life.




The classic opening scene: "De plane! De plane!"

Tattoo dances

What the chicks go for

Written by Linnea Crowther

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