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)  »

Also Known As:

El crucero del amor  »

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Trivia

Aaron Spelling approached Dick Van Patten for his first choice to play that role of Capt. Merrill Stubing, when he was already doing Eight Is Enough (1977) at the time, hence, Van Patten was unavailable. The role was ultimately given to Gavin MacLeod. 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 Love Boat
(1985)
Sung by Dionne Warwick
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Love Boat should make another Run
20 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this series not only for its style, but because I have love for all manner of boats.

Especially when this series started, Princess Cruise was using a boat that was made in Germany. For some reason, German made boats has special appeal to me. I think the one they use in the opening scene is really beautiful.

The other thing that I love about this series is its theme song. It's a disco type song, but fabulous.

Going down the list of things I like about this series, the guest stars that comes on board every week always were interesting. Often serious character actors would come on board and go along with the comedy. It showed the side of them never seen elsewhere.

I also liked the port of call the ship makes in each episodes. Many places looked stunningly beautiful.

So what's not to like about a series like this ? It's a classic that's still a joy to watch.


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