The Love Boat (1977–1987)

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The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess.

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 Captain Merrill Stubing / ... (250 episodes, 1977-1987)
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 Doctor Adam Bricker / ... (250 episodes, 1977-1987)
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 Bartender Isaac Washington (250 episodes, 1977-1987)
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 Ship's Purser 'Gopher' Smith (246 episodes, 1977-1986)
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 Cruise Director Julie McCoy (199 episodes, 1977-1987)
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 Vicki Stubing (190 episodes, 1978-1987)
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Love is in the air...Well, not only in the air but also in the sea! Passengers who search for romantic nights aboard a beautiful ship traveling to tropical or mysterious countries, decide to pass their vacation aboard the "Love Boat" where Gopher, Dr.Adam, Isaac, Julie and Captain Stubing 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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24 September 1977 (USA)  »

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Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange are the only actors to appear in every episode of the series. See more »

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In the opening credits, the guest stars are listed first in alphabetical order, then the show's regulars. See more »

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The Perfect Reason For IMDB.com!
25 January 2003 | by (Tampa, FL) – See all my reviews

Pick any episode of "THE LOVE BOAT", and have IMDB.com launched on your computer. Be prepared to spend several hours looking up each actor who appears in that episode. You'll be amazed at the actors who became big in the late part of the 1970's and early 1980's who turn up. I was surprised to see actors who worked together in ONE show, turn up together on "THE LOVE BOAT" There's a classic episode where Florence Henderson, and Robert Reed, of "Brady Bunch" fame, appear together, but NOT in the same story line. They pass each other in a buffet line, and do "the classic double-take". Clever writing, on someone's part.

Plus, many stars from the past got a shot at some screen time, courtesy of "THE LOVE BOAT".

Were the stories predictable? Yes.

++POSSIBLE SPOLIERS!++ The format for each show was painfully similar. In the first few moments we meet the passengers. Usually, there were three stories that we followed thru the cruise. By the second commercial break, some sort of problem or trouble appears in each tale, and we see the folks involved work thru their issues, and after the last commercial, everybody disembarks with a smile, and the happy Pacific Princess crew have a clever line to close the show. Some episodes were a bit different, but not by much.

This, and "Fantasy Island" were classic escapist fare, and did the ABC television network well in getting folks to stay home on Saturday nights, when these shows aired, back-to-back.


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