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22 Sep. 1984
The Crew's Cruise Director/What a Drag/Doc's Slump (Alaska Cruise)
The crew is working a special Alaskan cruise, wherein all the passengers are women who are vying for a date with Engelbert Humperdinck. The Captain (Gavin MacLeod) informs the crew that Julie (Lauren Tewes) got married and has left. So they get a new cruise director, whose a real terror. Julie's sister, Judy (Pat Klous) who just got divorced, goes on the cruise. Two men, one of whom is the husband of the woman in charge of the cruise, follows her because he fears that he is inadequate for her, so they pose as women.
 
29 Sep. 1984
Vicki and the Fugitive/Lady in the Window/Stolen Years/Dutch Treat: Part 1
Part 1 of 2. While on a cruise in the Netherlands, Vicki (Jill Whelan) hooks up with a new crew member (Patrick Cassidy), who is being sought by Interpol. A man (Pat Harrington Jr.) who is with his wife (Eileen Brennan), discovers his mistress (Teri Copley) is also on the ship. The Captain (Gavin MacLeod) is taken with a woman (Elke Sommer) who, for some reason, tries to keep him at bay. And a woman (Cloris Leachman) meets a former lover (George Kennedy), who thinks she betrayed him but who doesn't remember her when they meet.
 
29 Sep. 1984
Vicki and the Fugitive/Lady in the Window/Stolen Years/Dutch Treat: Part 2
By rcs0411@yahoo.com: Conclusion. While on a cruise in the Netherlands, Vicki (Jill Whelan) hooks up with a new crew member (Patrick Cassidy), who is being sought by Interpol. A man (Pat Harrington Jr.) who is with his wife (Eileen Brennan), discovers his mistress (Teri Copley) is also on the ship. The Captain (Gavin MacLeod) is taken with a woman (Elke Sommer) who, for some reason, tries to keep him at bay. And a woman (Cloris Leachman) meets her former lover (George Kennedy), who thinks she betrayed him but who doesn't remember her when they meet.
 
6 Oct. 1984
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.
 
13 Oct. 1984
Only the Good Die Young/Honey Beats the Odds/The Light of Another Day
An undercover FBI agent (Jack Riley) butters up a bookie (James Sloyan)'s girlfriend (Stephanie Faracy) in order to get the scoop on his operation; a charming boy (Emmanuel Lewis) goes on a rampage of bad behavior, believing that good people die young; a blind passenger (Barbara Parkins) has a reunion with a passenger (John Bennett Perry), with whom she went to college and had a crush.
 
20 Oct. 1984
Soap Gets in Your Eyes/A Match Made in Heaven/Tugs of the Heart
Gopher reconnects with a woman who once rejected his marriage proposal. A man with his own Guardian Angel discovers he has to make a personal sacrifice. An overprotective mother won't let her daughter date the man she wants.
 
27 Oct. 1984
And One to Grow On/Seems Like Old Times/I'll Never Forget What's Her Name
On her 18th birthday, Vicky (Jill Whelan) is allowed to drink champagne and she has too much of it; she then learns of her father's (Gavin MacLeod) history of alcoholism. A passenger named Arthur (Richard Kline) tries to renew a relationship with his former fiancée (Morgan Brittany), by pretending to have amnesia. Using information provided by a private detective (Alex Rocco), a woman (Joan Van Ark) tracks down her college boyfriend (Robert Reed).
 
3 Nov. 1984
Aerobic April/The Wager/Story of the Century
April gets the whole crew in shape with her aerobics class, Captain orders. A reporter (Ralph Bellamy) believes that famous aviator Amelia Earhart is on board. A man bets $1 million that his brother will find love during the cruise.
 
10 Nov. 1984
The Last Heist/Starting Over/Watching the Master
Judy's (Pat Klous) friend (Deborah Adair) can't trust men after a rape and subsequent divorce, until she meets a fellow passenger (Brodie Greer); a woman (Julia Duffy) wants her jewel-thief uncle (Patrick Macnee) to retire, but is after a passenger's (Abby Dalton) diamond necklace; a fellow (William Christopher), engaged to one of Doc's (Bernie Kopell) ex-wives, studies Doc's every move, as inspiration to be a perfect husband.
 
17 Nov. 1984
By Hook or by Crook/Revenge with the Proper Stranger/Don't Get Mad, Get Even
Depressed on what would have been her wedding anniversary, Judy (Pat Klous) falls for soft-spoken Mike Morell (Patrick Wayne), which worries Gopher (Fred Grandy), who harbors a gut feeling that Morell is not to be trusted. Doc's (Bernie Kopell) first patient Missy (Heidi Bohay) plans to have an affair and even the score with her loving husband Jack (William R. Moses), who had an accidental affair a few months earlier. But she chooses Lester Erwin (Ken Kercheval), a loser who fancies himself a ladies' man. Consumer advocate Marvin Cooperman (Ray Buktenica) keeps taking his work home with him and balks when his wife Carol (Jan Smithers) considers taking a job with her former ...
 
24 Nov. 1984
My Mother, My Chaperone/The Present/The Death and Life of Sir Albert Demerest/Welcome Aboard: Part 1
Part 1 of 2. In London and Paris, a novelist (Lilli Palmer) keeps a tight rein on her daughter (Ana Alicia), who is attracted to a fellow passenger (Morgan Stevens); Judy's ex-husband (Marc Singer) tries to win her back; a woman (Loretta Swit) pay an English tart (Catherine Oxenberg) to test her husband's (Dennis Holahan) fidelity; a woman (Colleen Dewhurst) and her son (Peter Barton) are reunited with her actor husband (Trevor Howard).
 
24 Nov. 1984
My Mother, My Chaperone/The Present/The Death and Life of Sir Albert Demerest/Welcome Aboard: Part 2
Conclusion. In London and Paris, a novelist (Lilli Palmer) keeps a tight rein on her daughter (Ana Alicia), who is attracted to a fellow passenger (Morgan Stevens); Judy's ex-husband (Marc Singer) tries to win her back; a woman (Loretta Swit) pays an English tart (Catherine Oxenberg) to test her husband's (Dennis Holahan) fidelity; a woman (Colleen Dewhurst) and her son (Peter Barton) are reunited with her actor husband (Trevor Howard).
 
1 Dec. 1984
Paying the Piper/Baby Sister/Help Wanted
After twenty-three years of marriage, Shirley Enicker (Rue McClanahan) wants to live comfortably, rather than continue to be a penny pincher, due to her husband Howard's (Donald O'Connor) being so frugal and cheap, but Howard doesn't like the changes that are in store for their marriage. Eve Springer (Vera Miles) is on board with her two daughters, Eleanor (Jaime Lyn Bauer) and Patty (Dana Plato). Eleanor doesn't like fast romances because she got burned in one, years ago, and claims it ruined her life. So she is now overprotecting her younger sister Patty and trying to throw cold water on Patty's shipboard fling with Peter Barkan...
 
8 Dec. 1984
Country Blues/A Matter of Taste/Frat Brothers Forever
Country music singer and songwriter Billy Boy Bodine (Matt McCoy) cruises with his manager Cappy (Claude Akins), who tries to come between Billy and adoring admirer Arlene Cort (Leah Ayres), because Billy writes his best music when he's depressed. Shipboard neighbors Simon Ashford (Farley Granger) and Valerie Frasier (Terry Moore) are interior designers engaged in cutthroat competition to win the contract to redecorate the ship, and will stop at nothing to sabotage each other. Doc (Bernie Kopell) enjoys a visit from his fraternity brother Buzz McLaine (Roy Thinnes), who travels with his cousin Jim Dolan (Michael McGrady). But things are not what they seem.
 
15 Dec. 1984
Santa, Santa, Santa/Another Dog Gone Christmas/Noel's Christmas Carol
Judy, Gopher, and Isaac each hire a Santa, who don't get along and try to out-do each other. To placate her mother a woman uses Ash as her fake fiance, A has-been comic finds his career resurrected by an abandoned dog.
 
5 Jan. 1985
Instinct/Unmade for Each Other/BOS
Two men, named Shelley and Leslie (Vic Tayback and Conrad Bain), are on the cruise to meet their matches which were chosen by a computer dating service. But they discover that they were matched with each other. They both meet a woman (Janet Leigh) and both pursue her. Isaac (Ted Lange) pretends to accept a woman's (Berlinda Tolbert) self-help philosophy. A woman (Irlene Mandrell), who was suppose to go on the cruise with her boyfriend, discovers that he's not coming and that he sent another guy (Bruce Penhall) to keep her company. He tells her that her boyfriend is with her best friend. She later learns that he hasn't been completely honest with her.
 
12 Jan. 1985
Ace Takes the Test/The Counterfeit Couple/The Odd Triple
"Ace Takes the Test; Odd Triple; Counterfeit Couple": A childless couple seek Ace's help; a woman (Mary Ann Mobley) vies with her daughter (Crystal Bernard) for Gopher's company; singles pretend to be wed.
 
26 Jan. 1985
Love on the Line/Don't Call Me Gopher/Her Honor, the Mayor
Corporate bigwig workaholic John Stockton (Cesar Romero) meets charming but slightly evasive Marcy Banes (Jane Wyatt) on the cruise, without realizing that she is the switchboard operator in his office building. Big-time advertising agency executive Janet Thompson (Katherine Moffat) takes the cruise and meets her friend Gopher (Fred Grandy), who adamantly insists that people call him Burl, but winds up alienating all his friends on the crew, in the process. Newly-elected Mayor Frances Hardy (Shelley Fabares) is on the cruise with her campaign manager Barry Singer (David Hedison), but falls for Phil Haines (Robert Fuller), the city council president whom ...
 
2 Feb. 1985
Scandinavia Cruise: Girl of the Midnight Sun/There'll Be Some Changes Made/Too Many Isaacs/Mr. Smith Goes to Stockholm: Part 1
Part 1 of 2. A Scandinavian cruise on the Royal Viking Sky begins in London and travels through Oslo and Stockholm. Grant Cooper (John Davidson) is the VP of Promotions for the Midnight Sun suntan lotion and is seeking a native Scandinavian female to be the company spokesperson from dozens of applicants. Greta Lund (Christopher Norris) impersonates a native Scandinavian in hopes of winning. Lonely Mel Davis (Jack Klugman) thinks women don't like him because of his large nose, so he plans to get cosmetic surgery in Stockholm. But he meets Kay Webber (Susannah York) along the way and she falls in love with him but thinks ...
 
2 Feb. 1985
Scandinavia Cruise: Girl of the Midnight Sun/There'll Be Some Changes Made/Too Many Isaacs/Mr. Smith Goes to Stockholm: Part 2
Conclusion: As the Scandinavian cruise continues, Grant (John Davidson) and Ace (Ted McGinley) go to Greta's (Christopher Norris) parents' home for a photo shoot with her. Kay (Susannah York) expresses concern to Doc (Bernie Kopell) about Mel's (Jack Klugman) operation. Dr. Fabian Cain (Telly Savalas) tries out Isaac's (Ted Lange) robot double in public, while the real Isaac goes on a romantic boat ride with Delia Parks (Janet Jackson). Gopher (Fred Grandy) leaves the cruise line to work with Helga (Priscilla Barnes).
 
9 Feb. 1985
Ace Takes a Holiday/The Runaway/Courier
A courier (Michael Spound) refuses to remove the briefcase handcuffed to his wrist but pursues a fellow passenger (Charlene Tilton); a woman (Florence Henderson) can't understand her daughter's (Tracy Nelson) hostility toward her stepfather (Peter Mark Richman); Ace (Ted McGinley) is temporarily sidelined with an injured foot, replaced by Kim (Michelle Johnson) and nursed to health by a female passenger (Marla Heasley).
 
16 Feb. 1985
Getting Started/Daughter's Dilemma/The Captain Wears Pantyhose
The Captain fails a woman (Cathy Lee Crosby) testing for a captaincy; a boy (James A. Osmond) is convinced that his father's surprise birthday present is a prostitute (Karen Kopins); a woman (Tracy Reed) has a dislike for her father's (Bernie Hamilton) on-board romance (Esther Rolle).
 
23 Feb. 1985
Vicki's Gentleman Caller/Partners to the End/The Perfect Arrangment
Marc Silverton (James MacArthur) charms Vicki (Jill Whelan) and Captain Stubing (Gavin MacLeod) is none too happy about the difference in their ages. Business partners Lou Tangle (James Coco) and Stan Garner (David Doyle) had borrowed money from loan sharks to meet their company's payroll and now plan to have Lou fake his death to collect the insurance money to pay back the loan sharks. But fellow passenger Harriet Wolters (Ruta Lee) seems attracted to Lou and might complicate their plans. Bicoastal television personalities Jennifer Kearn (Cristina Raines) and Tom Whitlaw (Richard Hatch) have been married for six months but have spent little time together, until...
 
23 Mar. 1985
Judy Hits a Low Note/Love Times Two/The Problem with Papa
Judy is asked to sing in the cruise-line commercial. A daughter (Jessica Walter) fears her father might be senile. A husband (Barry Van Dyke) will do anything to win back his wife's love.
 
30 Mar. 1985
Charmed, I'm Sure/Ashes to Ashes/No Dad of Mine
Ace meets an old girlfriend who is now in a wheelchair. A couple (Jimmie Walker, Telma Hopkins) take advantage of the cruise to quit smoking. A man and a woman hide that they are relatives (John Beck, Cathy Silvers).
 
4 May 1985
Caribbean Cruise: Call Me Grandma/A Gentleman of Discretion/The Perfect Divorce/Letting Go: Part 1
Part 1 of 2. An British ex-military officer (Stewart Granger), escorting the singing sensation group, Menudo, is tired of a woman (Lana Turner), who lies; while a young couple (Jared Martin and Hayley Mills) is bewildered because Doc Bricker (Bernie Kopell) seems very much in love with his visiting ex-wife (Elizabeth Ashley), which Doc attributes is why they divorced; Vicki (Jill Whelan) falls for a young man (Timothy Patrick Murphy), who is continually pampered by his mother (Anne Baxter), who refuses to see him as anything other than a child; an employer (Andrew Stevens) is being set up for a sex-discrimination lawsuit by a woman (Linda Purl), who is disguised as a man.
 
4 May 1985
Caribbean Cruise: Call Me Grandma/A Gentleman of Discretion/The Perfect Divorce/Letting Go: Part 2
A woman falls for the chaperone of the boy band Menudo, a female job seeker poses as a man while on the ship, a couple reconsiders their relationship, and a teenage boy proposes to Vicki.
 

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