(Author’s note: For lack of a better term, July was hell. Lots of stuff going on, and on top of all of it…I got sick. Hence why I haven’t posted in 3-4 weeks. But I’m back, and here we go!)
De Plane! De Plane!
by Miles H. Rost
“I won’t do it!”
“Herv, they love you. Everyone loves you.”
“They think I’m short. A cute doll! The audience…they love Tattoo! They don’t love Herve.”
“What about your fans from the Bond films?”
“Nick Nack! That’s all I’m known as!”
His agent looked at him and shook his head.
“You do realize if you do this event, you’ll be able to help children, right?”
He looked up, and his countenance eased.
“The children want to see Tattoo, Nick Nack, and Herve Villechaize. All together. One package.”
Herve smiled, as he slid off the chair.
“It’s for the children.”
Herve Villechaize, in the earlier days, would visit crime scenes where children were affected, and he would help comfort them.
A lovely tribute, and a sad story, too. Stereotyped and banded as his character on a fiction show. So sad. I always loved his character on Fantasy Island though. He had a way with humor.
He also did end up at crime scenes where children were and helped to comfort them. He really did have a soft spot.
Good that he chose to comfort the kids.
Obviously, his stature lends to the idea that he could relate to children.
The agent certainly knew how to motivate Herve!
Yep. He did depend on his agent a bit.
What a great take on the prompt! I used to love that show.
I think a lot of us do.
Always enjoyed the program, and Herve. I was sad to read, some time ago, that his life didn’t end happily; he certainly provided entertainment for all of us.
Precisely. He brought joy to others, but yet didn’t have enough joy to placate his own demons.
Herve Villaichaize seems to be a gentle and kind man. He can do anything to make children happy. A noble soul.
Quite. Thank you!
I’ve never seen Fantasy Island, but I remember, as a kid, reruns came on after something I watched. I always watched to see “De Plane! De Plane!” Then, I would change the channel.
Wasn’t there a movie made about him recently?
“My Dinner with Herve”, with Peter Dinklage playing Herve.
I actually saw that between that comment and this. It was really good but sad.
He made the right choice! Help the children – Make them happy! Nice sad story!
It is and was a sad, yet understood, story.