"The Artist and the Lady"
Original air date Jan 17, 1981
Directed by Michael Vejar
Written by Don Ingalls
Ricardo Montalban as Mr. Roarke
Hervé Villechaize as Tattoo
Alison Arngrim as Lisa Blake
Frank Arno as Stranger
Peter Brown as Patrick O'Herlihy
Susan Cotton as Helen
Jerome Guardino as Eddie
Mike Henry as Mike
Kim Marie as Liza Blake, age 12
Don Most as Kermit Dobbs
John Myhers as Spencer
Heather O'Rourke as young Liz Blake
Michelle Pfeiffer as Deborah Dare
Eve Plumb as Elizabeth Blake
Jeff Pomerantz as Victor
This episode is actually named for its two stories, "Elizabeth's Baby and The Artist and the Lady."
In "Elizabeth's Baby," Elizabeth Blake wishes to look ahead into her unborn child's future.
"The Artist and the Lady" is about an untalented artist who wishes to possess the talent to paint a great masterpiece. Kermit Dobbs will obtain his coveted talent by using Patrick O'Herlihy's paint brush.
Sitting around a campfire, O'Herilhy talks to Kermit about "being careful what you wish for."
Although the boyfriend of the subject of his most recent painting is after him, O'Herilhy decides he doesn't mind being irresistible to women so much after all so he takes back his paint brush.
O'Herlihy, played by Peter, wants to give away his brush in order to break its spell on him. It seems the bearer of the paint brush must put up with an "irritating" side effect. Every woman he paints falls in love with him, much to the disdain of her husband or boyfriend.
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