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Episode List


Season 5

17 Oct. 1981
Two Grapes on the Vine/Aunt Sylvia/Deductible Divorce
The Virgin Islands serve as a backdrop for the Grand Prix Wine-Tasting Competition, whose winner receives a $25,000 prize. Judge Alan Curtis starts a shipboard fling with Marion Blake, without getting to know her well. Julie's Aunt Sylvia Duvall is on the cruise with her friend Betsy Boucher. Their scheme is for Betsy to meet the wine competition's sponsor Elliott Banning, marry him, and become a wealthy bride. But their efforts may be in jeopardy due to Sylvia's well-intentioned bumbling. Also among the judges is snobbish judge Vincent Van Durling, who seems like a ...
24 Oct. 1981
The Incredible Hunk/Isaac, the Marriage Counselor/Jewels & Jim
A guy whom Julie booked to entertain the passengers, is a male stripper. He's also a teacher and runs into the head of the PTA and tries to keep her from seeing him perform. A guy whose wife just left comes on board and is suicidal. Isaac tries to help by calling his wife but she refuses to talk to him. So Isaac tries to set him up with some girls but his wife shows up. And the Captain recognizes one of the passengers as a known jewel thief. And when someone's jewels are stolen the Captain suspects him.
31 Oct. 1981
Country Blues/Daddy's Little Girl/Jackpot
Gopher finds money and fantasizes how he'll spend it; a folk singer (Florence Henderson) meets old friend (James Noble), who's now a politician; father (Mason Adams) and daughter (Randi Oakes) come aboard and she meets vet (Frank Bonner).
7 Nov. 1981
Chef's Special/Beginning Anew/Kleinschmidt
The chef (Jay Johnson) is jealous of a new rival in the kitchen (Leslie Easterbrook); a bumbling detective (Bernie Kopell in a dual role) is assigned to protect a client's jewels; two friends (Joan Fontaine and Richard Basehart) reunite.
14 Nov. 1981
The Lady from Laramie/Vicki Swings/Phantom Bride
An earthy woman (Nancy Dussault) comes between a socialite (Marti Stevens) and her escort (Cesare Danova); psychic researchers (Juliet Mills, Buddy Hackett) search for a ghost on board; Vicki meets an older boy traveling alone.
21 Nov. 1981
Farnsworth's Fling/Three in a Bed/I Remember Helen/Merrill, Melanie & Melanesia/Gopher Farnsworth Smith: Part 1
The crew is in Australia to work on one of the cruise lines ships based there. And a wealthy man named Fransworth has decided to invite his whole family for a reunion. But in actuality he wants to see who among them he should keep in his will. And among them is his niece, Marcia who is not exactly fond of him because she believes that because of him her father became penniless. And she brings along a friend, Jessica, who has a knack of getting wealthy men to marry her. For the purpose of getting him to marry her so that she could get what Marcia thinks she deserves. ...
28 Nov. 1981
Love, Honor, and Obey/Gladys and Agnes/Radioactive Isaac
A couple (Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara) plan to renew their vows; a tooth filling interferes with Gopher's romantic pursuits with his girl (Belinda Tolbert); two sisters (Audra Lindley, Marion Ross) take the cruise together.
5 Dec. 1981
He's My Brother/Zeke and Zelda/Teach Me Tonight
Two stowaways pretend to be another couple, and they start charging things not knowing that the crew members who approve them will have to pay for what they charge. A woman meets the author of a book she's reading. And Doc's brother comes on board and has a lot of pent up resentment for him.
2 Jan. 1982
Doc Take the Fifth/Safety Last/A Business Affair
Doc arrives back from holidays and introduces his new wife of a couple of hours to the crew. Don Adams is a Safety Investigator on holidays but finds danger around every corner on board the ship. The president of a financial group comes aboard to talk his female VP out of resigning due to untrue rumors about them having an affair.
9 Jan. 1982
Good Neighbors/Captain's Portrait/Familiar Faces
Two passengers meet during the boarding and although attracted to one another, they find they live at the same address and the lady has a rule about dating someone who lives in her own apartment building. The Captain is to greet a famous female artist aboard who has been commissioned by the ship line to paint his portrait. A romance begins and the artist decides to paint an unconventional portrait of the captain, naked, and from memory. When a couple on their honeymoon board, an older passenger vaguely recognizes the younger man's face, but can't recall where he knows...
23 Jan. 1982
I Don't Play Anymore/Gopher's Roomate/Crazy for You
Gopher thinks he knows a female passenger (Mackenzie Phillips) but just can't remember from where. When she reveals how they know each other, it shocks him. A man (Dick Shawn), who feigned being mentally ill so that he could get his full pension, is being followed by a woman (Joanna Cassidy) who tasked with proving he's faking. A concert pianist (James MacArthur), who has stopped playing because he has arthritis in his hands, is being pestered by some fans (Pat McCormick and Joyce Jameson) to play. Initially, he refuses but, upon meeting one of the ship's staff (Donna Pescow) who needs an operation, he agrees to give a performance.
30 Jan. 1982
Green, But Not Jolly/Past Perfect Love/Instant Family
A fellow (Bert Convy) believes he was married to a woman (Tanya Roberts) in a past life; Julie decides to change her hairstyle, which results in a shade of green; a high school coach (John Phillip Law) is attracted to a woman (Lynda Day George) with a hyperactive son (Corey Feldman).
6 Feb. 1982
The Return of the Captain's Lady/Love Ain't Illegal/The Irresistible Man
And old flame of the Captain's returns for a cruise. As the captain prepares to propose, Doc and Isaac find news which will cause the Captain some distress. Two business partners and their secretary join the cruise to celebrate winning a large contract. One partner is not as honest as he seems and tries to use his secretary's love for him to cover his under-handed tricks. In an attempt to get attention from a woman he cares for, a passenger reports that he's been sexually attacked by an unknown female passenger in a darkened hall closet.
13 Feb. 1982
His Girls Friday/A Wife for Wilfred/The Girl Who Stood Still
A businessman takes his prissy secretary on a business trip. When he meets a dizzy blonde, his problem is how does he get his secretary to quit, so he can hire the blonde. Wilfred offers the crew $10,000 if they can find him a pretty wife. He's soon surrounded by five beautiful women, all fighting for his attention, and the crew trying to win a quick ten grand. Two childhood sweethearts separated since school meet up on the cruise. How does the girl tell her old boyfriend that she now lives with a back brace due to a spine disease.
20 Feb. 1982
New York, A.C./Live It Up/All's Fair in Love and War
Three divorced men (Edd Byrnes, Fabian, Bobby Sherman) swear off serious relationships; a married man's girlfriend gives him an ultimatum.
20 Mar. 1982
Isaac Gets Physical/She Brought Her Mother Along/Cold Feet
A nurse comes on board to give the crew their company physical but Isaac tries to avoid her cause there's a congenital condition in his family that he fears could jeopardize his job. And the nurse is attracted to him also. A young woman who's dating an older man brings her mother to meet him. And when she does, she discovers that he's her old boyfriend. And Julie's cousin comes on board with his girlfriend and tells her he wants to dump her because she's "nice"; "very nice".
27 Mar. 1982
Burl of My Dreams/Meet the Author/Rhymes, Riddles, and Romance
A publisher (Jared Martin), trying to sign up a famous author (Alan Hale Jr.), becomes involved w/the author's niece (Georgia Engel); 2 passengers (Joanna Pettet and Paul Williams) hunt for treasure; Vicki's friend (Rad Daly) comes aboard.
10 Apr. 1982
Pal-I-Mony-O-Mine/Does Father Know Best?/An 'A' for Gopher
A doctor is uncomfortable when his companion is too friendly with his ex-lover; Gopher pines after his H.S. teacher; father and son pick up girls.
8 May 1982
A Dress to Remember
This story follows a dress and how it affects three people. First a model who's trying out a new diet program, who is suppose to wear it to show how much weight she lost and it's been designed to fit her after losing the weight. She's starving and she meets a guy who unknown to her is the former partner of the doctor whose diet she's following. He gets her to try his program which has her eating candy bars among other things. And a woman who sells flowers on the dock, freaks out because the daughter she hasn't seen for 20 years comes on board to see her. She tells the...
15 May 1982
Mothers Don't Do That/Marrying for Money/Substitute Lover
When a man (Arte Johnson) comes on board with his new (young) wife (Caren Kaye), Gopher knows the man is rich and he and Isaac wonder if she married him for his money; they suspect she could be trying to get rid of him, so she can get the money. A woman (Eva Gabor) brings her son (Brad Savage), whom he sees very little of, with her to try to reconnect with him but, when he reads her diary, he just wants to get away from her. A woman (Audrey Landers) comes on board to meet her pen pal. Julie's high school friend (Eddie Mekka) is taken with her (Landers) and, when she refuses his invitation because she wants to meet her pen pal, he (...

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