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Season 6

2 Oct. 1982
The Italian Cruise: The Venetian Love Song/Down for the Count/Arrividerci, Gopher/The Arrangement: Part 1
The crew goes to Italy to work on a cruise ship there. Among the passengers is a family whose patriarch and matriarch (Ernest Borgnine and Shelley Winters) originally came from Italy and accompanying them are their 2 daughters (Candice Azzara and Meredith Baxter) and granddaughter (Marie Osmond). Into the trip, the couple bicker to the point that they're considering separating. One of the daughters (Baxter) is meeting someone on a sort of blind date but, not known to her, is a gigolo (David Birney). And the granddaughter (Osmond), who's been promised to another guy back home, meets a local (John James) and is attracted to him. And Gopher meets a local woman (Christopher Norris...
 
2 Oct. 1982
The Italian Cruise: The Venetian Love Song/Down for the Count/Arrividerci, Gopher/The Arrangement: Part 2
Conclusion. The ship cruises to Rome, Capri and Venice as an aristocrat finds romance.
 
16 Oct. 1982
The Anniversary Gift/Honey Bee Mine/Bewigged, Bothered and Bewildered
Empty nester's Jim and Patti White's 20th anniversary is approaching, and she wants to fill the empty nest by giving him a baby as a gift. But after sending two sons off to college, he's not interested in fatherhood again and would rather travel with her. Julie's former roommate Honey Bee Harknest has a reputation for stealing men away from other women. So Julie deliberately tells Honey Bee that she's dating Gopher in hopes that Honey Bee will leave Julie's current boyfriend Ted Gaines alone. Merrill's former classmate Martha Morse sails on the Princess and is amazed ...
 
23 Oct. 1982
The Same Wavelength/Winning Isn't Everything/A Honeymoon for Horace
A psychic (Connie Stevens) comes on board to entertain the passengers and she meets a man (Charles Siebert), who's separated from his wife and is uncertain if he wants to remain with his wife. And a friend (David Doyle) of Stubing's comes aboard with his son (Matthew Labyorteaux), whom he doesn't see much of. And he can't help but boast of his son's accomplishments but the son later reveals to Vickie (Jill Whelan) that's his accomplishments are not true. And an elderly couple (Jack Gilford and Nancy Walker), who just got married, come aboard and the guy is nervous about the honeymoon.
 
30 Oct. 1982
Command Performance/Hyde and Seek/Sketchy Love
A young girl who's infatuated with Gopher pretends to be her older sister. An artist meets a unhappily married guy. And the ship's comic runs into the wife and daughter he left years ago.
 
6 Nov. 1982
The Groupies/The Audition/Doc's Nephew
A psychiatrist (Richard Deacon), who specializes in group therapy, comes on board for a little vacation but one of his groups joins him. And they still want him to help them. And when two of them (Elaine Joyce and Jerry Van Dyke) become attracted to each other, they don't know what to do. An actor (Tristan Rogers) runs into the writer of a soap (Susan Lucci), who rejected him. And, she wonders if he has something up his sleeve. And Doc's girlfriend (Michelle Phillips) joins him, as does his nephew (Willie Aames) and he makes a move on her, prompting Doc to challenge him.
 
13 Nov. 1982
The Spoonmaker Diamond/Papa Doc/The Role Model/Julie's Tycoon: Part 1
As an unknown criminal steals the priceless Spoonmaker Diamond from the Topkapi Museum, Merrill (Gavin MacLeod) informs the crew that they will be sailing on the Stella Solaris cruise ship to their next destinations: Greece and Turkey. Travel agent Dana Pierce (Polly Bergen) wants to check out the locales for business purposes. Emmett and Ella Stokes (Harvey Korman and Nancy Dussault) insist they have seen fellow passenger Mark Hayward (Mike Connors) before and they tell him so, but he repeatedly denies it. Crusading reporter Joe Novak (Kiel Martin) is quietly dating Sabrina Drake (Jan Smithers), whose mother Amanda Drake (Alexis Smith) he libeled in his columns. ...
 
13 Nov. 1982
The Spoonmaker Diamond/Papa Doc/The Role Model/Julie's Tycoon: Part 2
Cliff and Monica (David Hedison and Linda Evans) renew their romance. Dana (Polly Bergen shows Mark (Mike Connors) the diamond that she bought at the bazaar, but Emmett (Harvey Korman) and Ella Stokes (Nancy Dussault) see her. Sabrina (Jan Smithers) contemplates Doc (Bernie Kopell)'s marriage proposal, and he tells her that she's pregnant. Cliff wants Vicki (Jill Whelan) to model for him on an ongoing basis, which could start a career for her. One passenger has a narrow escape from a car crash. Doc pinch-hits for Merrill (Gavin MacLeod) in showing Amanda (Alexis Smith) around the Istanbul Museum but is interrupted by Joe Novak (Kiel Martin), who demands to speak to her, alone. Gregori (Lorenzo Lamas) proposes marriage to ...
 
20 Nov. 1982
Thanksgiving Cruise: The Best of Friends/Too Many Dads/Love Will Find a Way
It's Thanksgiving. Among the passengers is a woman (Wendy Schaal) who wants to introduce her fiancé (Jim Knaub) to her parents (Lorne Greene and Dorothy McGuire) but she neglected to tell them that he's a paraplegic. And a father (Richard Hatch) and his son (Christian Jacobs) are trying to get away from the boy's natural father (Michael Lembeck), who wants to take him away. And the crew is bickering with each other, to the point that they're not speaking with each other.
 
27 Nov. 1982
The Man in the Iron Shorts/The Victims/Heavens to Betsy
Gopher returns from vacation with a new girlfriend named Gail Cowler who is a history teacher. He also has a trunk carrying a suit of armor, which he dons in order to impress her. But when Isaac tries to help him get out of it, he breaks the bolt and traps Gopher inside. Captain Stubing's longtime friend Joan Heinsley was widowed in a drunk driving accident years earlier. The pain of losing her husband never completely healed and now intensifies as her daughter Vanessa falls for Webb Jones Junior, the son of the drunk driver who took Joan's husband's life. Reverend ...
 
4 Dec. 1982
The Tomorrow Lady/Father, Dear Father/Still Life
Glen Leciter (Howard Duff) meets Alice Bailey (Greer Garson), a woman who, by her own admission, is a "good guesser". So, he plans to use her clairvoyant gift to win big in the stock market. Sarah Curtis (Kim Darby) wants to get to know bachelor Ken Miller (Lawrence Pressman) better because she thinks he's a single parent, so he borrows his friend Tom MacDonald's (Jim Stafford) daughter Libby (Louanne), who is a budding actress, to act the part of his daughter and impress Sarah. When Isaac (Ted Lange) experiences a hearing loss, Doc (Bernie Kopell) diagnoses the problem as a temporary middle ear infection in both ears. But, Isaac fears that the hearing ...
 
11 Dec. 1982
Baby Talk/My Friend, the Executrix/Programmed for Love
Connie Pierce feels left out when her husband Steve takes a liking to Jan Willis, who is to be their baby's surrogate mother. Julie's recently widowed Aunt Sylvia visits with her friend Betsy Boucher, who has been named the executrix of the estate and obsessively nags Sylvia to conserve money. Ruth Gaylor falls for inventor Franklin Trumbauer, who doesn't notice her because he's too busy attending to his ever-present creation: a robot named Bix.
 
18 Dec. 1982
The Christmas Presence
An angelic man unites a sick boy with a childless couple.
 
8 Jan. 1983
Paroled to Love/First Impressions/Love Finds Florence Nightingale
Ex-con Eddie confesses his guilt to lawyer Gloria, who got him acquitted. PR workers Doris and Marsha impersonate celebrities who were accidentally booked on another cruise. Actress Phyllis meets a man who dislikes show biz types.
 
15 Jan. 1983
The Captain's Replacement/Sly as a Fox/Here Comes the Bride - Maybe
Capt. Stubing (Gavin MacLeod) mentors Captain Donahue (McLean Stevenson), whom Gopher (Fred Grandy) thinks is out to take command of the Pacific Princess. Ben Phillips (Frank Bonner) and Henry Greg (Arte Johnson) seem to be aggressively competing for the affections of Mary Frances Bellflower (Shelley Fabares), who claims that they're only after her foxhound. Doc's (Bernie Kopell) longtime friend, Erica Dupont (Jenilee Harrison), works on the cruise to help her mother pay for her wedding to wealthy fiancé Robert Wallingford (Stephen Shortridge), who, along with his socially snobbish parents Harold and Margaret (William Windom and Jane Wyatt), thinks she's wealthy, as well. But then Harold and Margaret turn up on the...
 
22 Jan. 1983
Doc's Big Case/Senior Sinners/A Booming Romance
Doc's (Bernie Kopell) medical school chum, Dr. Elliot Norton (James Noble), gives Vicki (Jill Whelan) some information for an article on Doc, but is besieged with requests for interviews, leaving Doc feeling very insecure about his own accomplishments, which pale in comparison to those of Dr. Norton. Tom Niver (Raymond St. Jacques) and Faye Phillips (Theresa Merritt) are seniors living together without being married. They introduce his son Jeffrey (Brian Stokes Mitchell) to her daughter Velma (Telma Hopkins), both of whom object to their parents' domestic arrangement. Computer genius Ross (Alan Young) meets longtime friend Kathy Brighton (Holland Taylor) abroad the ship, but is afraid of ...
 
29 Jan. 1983
Gopher's Daisy/Our Son, the Lawyer/Salvaged Romance
Gopher (Fred Grandy) buys a Daisy exercise machine to improve his physique but doesn't want the other crew members to know about it, while an attractive girl (Chanelle Lea) keeps sneaking into his cabin while he's out. Doc (Bernie Kopell), Isaac (Ted Lange) and Julie (Lauren Tewes) are confused by the sounds of his exercising and by the girl's comings and goings. They eventually jump to the wrong conclusion that he's having a very physical affair with the girl. Long-married Lou and Harriet Stevens (James Coco and Doris Roberts) bicker a great deal. Their 25-year-old son Jonathan (Adam Arkin) is a divorce lawyer who announces plans to move out of the family...
 
5 Feb. 1983
Isaac's Aegean Affair/The Captain and the Kid/Poor Rich Man/The Dean and the Flunkee: Part 1
The crew are in Greece working a cruise where a College is having its graduation ceremony. The Principal is attracted to a teacher who rebuffs him because he won't give a student a make-up test so he can graduate. And the student and a couple of his friends are hounding the Principal to do that. A prodigy is attracted to Julie which doesn't make the Captain happy. And the valedictorian whose education was provided by his Greek aunt whom he assumed is wealthy but upon meeting her learns she's just a woman of humble means. And when she goes on board he doesn't tell ...
 
12 Feb. 1983
The Zinging Valentine/The Very Temporary Secretary/Final Score
As Keith Kelly boards a Valentine's Day cruise, he receives a nasty singing telegram from Suzie Scott telling him that his girlfriend has dumped him. So he misdirects his resentment toward the girlfriend at Suzie, and it only intensifies when she forgets to leave the ship before it sails. Magazine editor Liz Merritt calls a temporary agency to recruit a secretary. The agency head Sam Corey visits the ship to tell her that they couldn't find anyone, then decides to pose as the secretary himself, despite the fact that he doesn't type and doesn't take dictation. Football...
 
19 Feb. 1983
The Captain's Crush/Out of My Hair/Off-Course Romance
A golf widow (Stella Stevens) consoles herself with a former lover (Ron Ely); Captain Stubing is attracted to movie star (Joan Collins). A woman (Delta Burke) tries to avoid her former lover/hairdresser.
 
26 Feb. 1983
I Like to Be in America/He Ain't Heavy/Abby's Maiden Voyage
April comes back after being let go by her employer and is trying to gain citizenship but always crumbles during the oral exam. One of the ship's waiters gets into it with one of the passengers and learns that they have a connection. And an inexperienced girl wants to have her first time and meets a guy but whenever they become intimate she breaks up killing the mood.
 
5 Mar. 1983
Vicki's Dilemma/Discount Romance/Looser & Still Champ
Vicki hooks up with a young passenger who gives her some pills that he told her are supplements. But when the boy gets ill and Doc deduces it's from drug use and when the pills are found on Vicki, the boy's mother accuses Vicki of giving her son the drugs. Gopher's uncle, a salesman, sets up a little shop in his cabin which undermines the ship's gift shop. And he takes a liking to the woman in charge of the shop, whose job could be in jeopardy because she's not making any sales. And a guy who's traveling with his girlfriend feels emasculated because she's better at ...
 
12 Mar. 1983
So Help Me Hannah/The Maid Cleans Up/C.P.R, I.O.U.
San Francisco fashion designer Hannah Harvey has been widowed for twenty years and nicknamed "Helpful Hannah" due to her penchant for persuading those around her to follow their bliss by expressing their creativity. She is reunited with twelve-years-widowed longtime friend Jarvis Holden, whose son Kent loves to play the piano and is studying to take the real estate exam. Her efforts to help Kent use his musical talent clash with Jarvis' paternal intentions. Interior design student Dee Dee Draper is working as a maid for Gregory King, whose sometime-girlfriend Meredith...
 
25 Mar. 1983
The Dog Show: Going to the Dogs/Putting on the Dog/Women's Best Friend/Whose Dog Is It Anyway
On the cruise, there is a dog contest to determine which dog will be on the cover of the dog food containers. A woman (Catherine Bach) thinks that the dog, belonging to another passenger (Dirk Benedict), is the dog she lost sometime ago. Isaac's Aunt Tanya (Isabel Sanford) enters her pet and is pampering him so much that her husband, Charles (Mel Stewart), is feeling neglected. Gopher and Isaac get a dog (Tundra the Wonder Dog) and enter him in the contest but they have trouble training him or so they think. And the mail clerk (Ray Buktenica), from the dog food company, goes on board to deliver something to Captain Stubing but the President of the ...
 
2 Apr. 1983
The Professor Has Class/When the Magic Disappears/We, the Jury
Professor Roscoe Weber (Sam Jaffe) is a 91-year-old Nobel Prize winner in the psychology field and doesn't realize that his adoring former pupil, Professor Helen Burton (Bettye Ackerman), has been hired by his university to replace him. Expert magician, The Great Stellini (Dick Van Patten), flagrantly disapproves of his daughter Christina's (Mary-Margaret Humes) suitor, a novice magician named Joey Gardiner (Barry Van Dyke), who he thinks wants to steal his secrets. Minnie Dunlop (Anne Meara) used to be Harlan Weatherly's (Jerry Stiller) landlady, before his damage to the apartment drove her to file a lawsuit against him. So Gopher (Fred Grandy) leads Doc (Bernie Kopell), Isaac (Ted Lange), ...
 
7 May 1983
Fountain of Youth/Bad Luck Cabin/Uncle Daddy
Aging Dwight Scoffield (David Wayne) bilked Henry Harper in a land deal, decades earlier. Now, Dwight is on the cruise with his granddaughter, Stacy Scoffield (Michele Tobin), and meets Henry Harper (Ted McGinley), who doesn't seem to have aged at all in fifty years and claims that a fountain of youth is responsible. Newlyweds Cora Winnaker (Lynda Goodfriend) and Edwin Winnaker (David Naughton) are booked into Cabin 213 on the Fiesta Deck, which according to Gopher (Fred Grandy), is a bad luck cabin for all newlywed couples. Sure enough, as soon as Cora and Edwin arrive, a string of bad luck begins for the couple. Isaac's (Ted Lange) widowed friend, ...
 

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