The Love Boat (1977–1987)
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Ace Meets the Champ/Why Justin Can't Read/Call Me a Doctor 

Ace tries to impress an old flame by confronting himself with a boxing champion (Dick Butkus). A father has to deal with his dyslexic son.

Director:

Robert Scheerer

Writers:

David Abrams, Wilford Lloyd Baumes (developed by) (as W.L. Baumes) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Gavin MacLeod ... Captain Merrill Stubing
Bernie Kopell ... Doctor Adam Bricker
Fred Grandy ... Ship's Purser 'Gopher' Smith
Ted Lange ... Bartender Isaac Washington
Jill Whelan ... Vicki Stubing
Pat Klous ... Cruise Director Judy McCoy (as Patricia Klous)
Ted McGinley ... Ship's Photographer Ashley 'Ace' Covington Evans
Dick Butkus ... Ernie Jordan
Tovah Feldshuh ... Margo Bush
Louis Giambalvo ... Walter Milner
Jennifer Holmes Jennifer Holmes ... Gaylan
James Noble ... Malcolm Bosworth
Doris Roberts ... Mrs. Bush
Jeannie Wilson Jeannie Wilson ... Abigail 'Abby' Foster
Dick Billingsley Dick Billingsley ... Justin Bosworth
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Storyline

Ace (Ted McGinley) tries to impassion an old girlfriend (Jennifer Holmes) by boxing the heavyweight champion (Dick Butkus); a father (James Noble) refuses to believe his son (Dick Billingsley) may be dyslexic, which the son's tutor (Jeannie Wilson) believes he may be; an overbearing mother (Doris Roberts) tells lies about her daughter (Tovah Feldshuh) to a fellow passenger (Louis Giambalvo). Written by anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1984 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Love Boat
Written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox
Performed by Jack Jones
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