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1978

7 Jan. 1978
Too Hot to Handle/Family Reunion/Cinderella Story
Stories include: a reprobate steward (Bob Crane), cute honeymooners (Kathy Bates, John Rubinstein), and a financially strapped supermarket cashier (Bruce Solomon) posing as a wealthy, advertising executive.
 
14 Jan. 1978
Isaac's Double Standard/One More Time/Chimpanzeeshines
Isaac's mom and her male companion share a cabin. Julie books divorced entertainers Lenny and Mitzy, who can't get along together. Gopher hides a thieving chimpanzee that brings him in contact with a nose job patient.
 
21 Jan. 1978
The Eyes of Love/Masquerade/Hollywood Royalty/The Caper: Part 1
A husband and wife (Fernando Lamas and Michele Lee), as a famous Hollywood couple, arrive with paparazzi. She is adorned in a famous gigantic diamond which, of course, entices dim-witted bumbling crooks (Harold Gould, Karen Valentine, Larry Storch and John Schuck), in a delightful caper reminiscent of old Hollywood. A husband (Dan Rowan) is chagrined into bringing his wife (Juliet Mills) on the cruise when she finds the tickets for his mistress (Adrienne Barbeau) and himself, with some unexpected surprises. Two former attendees of a blind school (Desi Arnaz Jr. and Stephanie Zimbalist) are reunited. A masquerade night moves the plots right along.
 
21 Jan. 1978
The Eyes of Love/Masquerade/Hollywood Royalty/The Caper: Part 2
The bumbling gang of thieves (Harold Gould, Karen Valentine, Larry Storch and John Schuck) believe they have finally figured out a way to nab the elusive diamond, even as its owner (Michele Lee) comes to her own drastic decision on its fate; a blind woman (Stephanie Zimbalist) wonders if she can be happy with a former blind friend (Desi Arnaz Jr.), who has regained his sight; and a man's (Dan Rowan) wife (Juliet Mills) and mistress (Adrienne Barbeau) discover who each other are.
 
28 Jan. 1978
Winner Take Love/The Congressman Was Indiscreet/Isaac's History Lesson
Rick imperils his girlfriend Suzy's chances of winning a beauty contest. Reporter Robin tries to write a story on scandal-tainted Congressman Whitcomb. Stephanie balks at fellow passenger Virgil's boisterous behavior.
 
4 Feb. 1978
Last of the Stubings/Million Dollar Man/The Sisters
Stubing's clumsy nephew comes on board to be trained to work on ships, but has a secret. Thief Bill hooks up with female passenger Stephanie, who's a cop. Rose Higby feels neglected when her sister Noreen meets a male passenger.
 
11 Feb. 1978
A Very Special Girl/Until the Last Goodbye/The Inspector
Melanie is popular with men while her friend Jane is ignored. Brian Sherwood spends a lot of time with a younger woman. The staff try to figure out which passenger is the Cruise Lines inspector. A Russian man repeats the same phrase.
 
13 Feb. 1978
Memories of You/Computerman/Parlez Vous?
Passenger Lily is haunted by an amnesia victim. Computer-dating service manager Nick woos Julie and offers his matchmaking services for Valentine's Day. Americans Brigitte and Yvonne pretend to be French in order to get men and gifts.
 
18 Feb. 1978
Taking Sides/Going by the Book/A Friendly Little Game
An older married couple (Robert Mandan and Audrey Meadows) turns newlyweds (Robert Urich and Diana Canova) against one another with their bickering; a male passenger (Harvey Jason) uses a dating manual to hit on a woman (Georgia Engel) with a protective father (Herb Voland); a man (Harry Morgan) cheats the crew out of their emergency fund, to pay the passage for him and his wife (Priscilla Morrill).
 
25 Feb. 1978
A Selfless Love/The Nubile Nurse/Parents Know Best
Young man Bruce's (Mark Shera) parents (Monty Hall and Janis Paige) are determined to have him date other women on the cruise and not settle on marrying "Ginger", who is not on board. So, Bruce and a fellow passenger (Laurie Prange) get together. A man (Leslie Nielsen) is having second thoughts, about age differences, in marrying a woman (Lynda Day George) who is 21 years younger. A new nurse (Elaine Joyce), on staff for the cruise, is a pretty ex-showgirl. Of course, Doc (Bernie Kopell) is hitting on her, and is a bit frustrated, when she does not return his advances.
 
6 May 1978
Musical Cabins
A spunky gossip reporter (Marcia Wallace) is aboard to write an expose of lust on the high seas. A shy man (Paul Williams) has one week to marry or lose his inheritance. A woman (Barbara Rhoades) moves out of her chauvinist fiancé's (Richard Gautier) cabin. A suburban widow (Michele Lee) impersonates a glamorous Hollywood socialite.
 
13 May 1978
The Business of Love/Crash Diet Crush/I'll Never Fall in Love Again
A former prostitute (Caren Kaye) is harassed by an unhappy, married client (Jack Carter), who threatens to expose her. Captain Stubing (Gavin MacLeod) crash diets for his high school flame (Jessica Walter), who no longer sees him as "Stringbean Stubing". Two depressed widowers (Annette Funicello and Michael Callan) find comfort with each other.
 
20 May 1978
Pacific Princess Overtures/Gopher, the Rebel/Cabin Fever
An Asian businessman pushes his associate to loosen up a woman whose business he wants to buy. Rebellious Vanessa goads Gopher into standing up to bossy Stubing. Andrea wonders where she's going in her relationship with a married man.
 
16 Sep. 1978
Marooned/The Search/Isaac's Holiday: Part 1
Isaac (Ted Lange) is on vacation and decides to go on the cruise, as a passenger. He acts like a jerk and hooks up with another passenger (Lola Falana) and doesn't tell her what he does. Among the other passengers is a woman (Donna Mills), searching for her birth mother, who is also on the cruise, and she wants to go see her but is too afraid to. She meets another passenger (David Birney) and they hit it off. A rich girl (Barbi Benton), who just got dumped at the altar, is very mean and Doc (Bernie Kopell) sets out to help her. A couple (Edie Adams and Avery Schreiber) who are in a rut and are considering separating. An old woman (Audra Lindley), who is not all there. ...
 
16 Sep. 1978
Marooned/The Search/Isaac's Holiday: Part 2
Conclusion. The captain (Gavin MacLeod) and his marooned group struggle to survive on the island during a hurricane; the woman (Donna Mills) looking for her birth mother (Laraine Day) makes a startling discovery; and Isaacs (Ted Lange) tries to save the ship from the storm, while trying to regain Mara (Lola Falana)'s trust.
 
23 Sep. 1978
Rocky/Julie's Dilemma/Who's Who?
Tomboy Rosemary "Rocky" Simpson (Melissa Gilbert) has a shipboard romance with teenager Norman (Jimmy Baio); Julie's (Lauren Tewes) parents (Betty Garrett and Norman Fell) break the news that they are getting a divorce; two prudes, Marion (James Coco) and Patricia (Dody Goodman), are booked into the same cabin, because Marion is a man who has a female name.
 
30 Sep. 1978
The Man Who Loved Women/A Different Girl/Oh, My Aching Brother
A womanizer (David Doyle) hits on three women (Jo Ann Pflug, Brett Somers, Cathryn Damon) and they're all taken with him. But, what he doesn't know, is that they're friends and traveling together. The Captain's (Gavin MacLeod) godson (Grant Goodeve) brings his wife (Bess Armstrong) on the cruise for a belated honeymoon, because he was called to military service and was away for two years. Two brothers (Sonny Bono and Marty Ingels) come on board to sue the cruise line, by having one of them fake an injury. The crew suspects he's faking but, unless they can get him to stand up, they're at the brothers' mercy. And, the one pretending to be injured (Bono), is attracted to a ...
 
14 Oct. 1978
Where Is It Written?/Julie's Aunt/The Big Deal
A publisher (Gene Barry)'s neglected wife (Hope Lange) falls for the author (Richard Mulligan) of a long-awaited book; Capt. Stubing's lecherous uncle (Red Buttons) chases Julie, relentlessly; a businessman's (Allen Ludden) daughter (Mackenzie Phillips) uses her charms (on Sam Groom) to close a potential merger of her father's company.
 
21 Oct. 1978
Mike and Ike/The Witness/The Kissing Bandit
A shy guy (Billy Crystal) dons a mask and goes around kissing every girl on the ship. Then, he meets a girl (Laurie Walters) with whom he connects. A couple (Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.), who are Isaac's (Ted Lange) friends and with whom they performed on the streets in their youth, are now successful and rich and have a young son (Todd Bridges). But, his father spends more time on work than with his son. And, a woman (Toni Tennille) follows a man (Robert Reed), whom she knows witnessed what happened to someone she cares about and urges him to come forward and tell what he saw.
 
28 Oct. 1978
Ship of Ghouls
The Amazing Alonzo (Vincent Price) performs illusions for his adoring fans (Jane Kean, Iris Adrian and Bibi Osterwald) while neglecting his fiancé (Joan Blondell). A boy (Charlie Aiken) and his friend tell lies to the crew to get attention, while his parents (Gary Collins and Mary Ann Mobley) are not aware of his mischief. Julie's (Lauren Tewes) friend (Barbara Anderson), a former model, comes aboard after suffering a car accident, leaving her face scarred.
 
4 Nov. 1978
A Time for Everything/The Song Is Ended/Accidental Cruise/Anoushka
Capt. Stubing (Gavin MacLeod) is reunited with an old friend (Jill Whelan); former songwriter Charlie (Robert Goulet) encounters his ex-partner Burt (Richard Dawson) on board; secretary Sandy (Jo Anne Worley) takes a cruise with her boss Victor (Soupy Sales), after they get drunk at a party; a Soviet cruise line Commissar (Loretta Swit) falls for Doc (Bernie Kopell).
 
11 Nov. 1978
Till Death Do Us Part-Maybe/Locked Away/Chubs
Widow Ellen Garner is followed by her husband Mickey's ghost who tries to fix her up. Divorced Les and Gail see their daughter and her husband off but get locked in an unused cabin. Gopher's sister Jennifer makes a beeline for Doc.
 
18 Nov. 1978
The Minister and the Stripper/Her Own Two Feet/Tony's Family
Reverend Whitney's blind date faces scorn from parishioner Barbara Sharp. Bert Wilder helps his wife Audrey deal with being blind. Princess engineer Tony's vacation plans change, so Julie and Gopher invite his family on a free cruise.
 
25 Nov. 1978
Heads or Tails/Mona of the Movies/The Little People
Two buddies (Richard Gilliland and Adam Arkin) make a bet - for a pizza - to see who can get a date with Julie (Lauren Tewes). A man (Orson Bean) hopes to have a romantic relationship with his matinée idol crush (Rhonda Fleming), but he is intimidated by her fame and they seem to have repeated bad timing. A young man (Edward Albert) brings his parents on board for their 25th wedding anniversary and he runs into a girl (Patty McCormack) from home, to whom he is attracted. The problem is that his parents (Billy Barty and Patty Maloney) are little people and the young woman inadvertently reveals that little people make her uncomfortable.
 
2 Dec. 1978
The Captain's Cup/The Folks from Home/Legal Eagle
The Captain (Gavin MacLeod) is expecting a prestigious award but the presenter (Pat Harrington Jr.) may not be whom he expects it to be; Doc (Bernie Kopell) becomes attached to an elderly couple (John McIntire and Jeanette Nolan) from his hometown, only to have to perform a life-threatening operation on the woman; and a recently divorced man (Bert Convy) runs into the lawyer (Leigh Taylor-Young) who represented his ex-wife in the divorce.
 
9 Dec. 1978
El Kid/The Last Hundred Bucks/Isosceles Triangle
Larry and Cybill Hartman (Robert Urich and Heather Menzies-Urich) wanted to adopt a baby but end up with Pepito, a streetwise orphan (Gabriel Melgar); Doc and Stubing fall for Julie's friend, Karen Maynard (Connie Stevens); Wes and Renee Larson (Dave Madden and Dena Dietrich) and their friend, April Dunlevy, (Rue McClanahan) plan a business deal with a former executive (Dabney Coleman), who is a fraud.
 
16 Dec. 1978
Julie Falls Hard/Double Wedding/The Dummies
Julie (Lauren Tewes) falls in love with a man (Tony Roberts) and his daughters (Annrae Walterhouse and Melora Hardin). Will she leave the ship for Alaska? Twins (Cyb Barnstable and Patricia Barnstable), unhappy with their perspective spouses (David Nelson and Fred Travalena), switch places. A separated couple (Ruth Buzzi and Sid Caesar) are assigned to the same cabin; they and their dummies entertain the passengers.
 

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