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The Love Boat 

The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess.
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Series cast summary:
Gavin MacLeod ...  Captain Merrill Stubing / ... 250 episodes, 1977-1987
Bernie Kopell ...  Doctor Adam Bricker / ... 250 episodes, 1977-1987
Ted Lange ...  Bartender Isaac Washington 250 episodes, 1977-1987
Fred Grandy ...  Ship's Purser 'Gopher' Smith / ... 246 episodes, 1977-1986
Lauren Tewes ...  Cruise Director Julie McCoy / ... 199 episodes, 1977-1987
Jill Whelan ...  Vicki Stubing 190 episodes, 1978-1987
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Storyline

Love is in the air. Well, not only in the air, but also on the sea. Passengers who search for romantic nights aboard a beautiful ship travelling to tropical or mysterious countries, decide to pass their vacation aboard the "Love Boat", where Gopher (Fred Grandy), Dr. Bricker (Bernie Kopell), Isaac Ted Lange), Julie (Lauren Tewes), and Captain Stubing (Gavin MacLeod) try their best to please them, and sometimes help them fall in love. Things are not always so easy, but in the end, love wins and everybody leaves the dreamboat satisfied. Written by Xenophon Tsakanikas <ftpadmin@antigoni.med.auth.gr>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1977 (USA) See more »

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The Love Boat See more »

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Runtime:

| (249 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Most of the cast of Mary Tyler Moore (1970) reunited with fellow cast member Gavin MacLeod to appear on this show. Betty White, Ted Knight, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, and Georgia Engel made appearances on this show. Fred Grandy (Gopher) appeared on an episode of Mary Tyler Moore (1970) as well. Ted Knight, who played Gavin MacLeod's colleague and nemesis on Mary Tyler Moore (1970), the pompous and arrogant Ted Baxter, also played his colleague and nemesis on this show as well, the humorless Gunner Norquist. Nancy Walker, Harold Gould, and John Amos, who all played recurring characters on Mary Tyler Moore (1970), appeared on this show too. David Ogden Stiers and Henry Winkler also made appearances on Mary Tyler Moore (1970) and this show as well. See more »

Goofs

While it made for interesting stories during the run of the show, romantic and sexual liaisons between passengers and crew members were (and still are) forbidden aboard cruise ships for a host of reasons. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the episode's guest stars are listed first in alphabetical order; then the show's regulars, who are referred to as "your Love Boat crew" (e.g. "Gavin MacLeod as your Captain", etc.). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Roundhouse: Love (1994) See more »

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The Love Boat
Written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox
Sung by Jack Jones
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The Love Boat the Next Wave could never replace the original show.
1 June 2002 | by cmykleftySee all my reviews

The original Love Boat was one my favorite TV shows. I remember watching on ABC Saturday nights, when it came first on television as couple TV movies mid 1970's deciding to making in a series. The Love Boat would set port in Los Angeles then set sail to Mexico. Once in a while the cast go to different locales around the world and set port on another ship. Seeing places in the world, that I would like to travel one day. The show does not have the greatest plots on television, but traveling to the places was magnificent.


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