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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.

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Ace (Ted McGinley) tries to impassion an old girlfriend (Jennifer Holmes) by boxing the heavyweight champion (Dick Butkus); a father (James Noble) refuses to believe his son (Dick Billingsley) may be dyslexic, which the son's tutor (Jeannie Wilson) believes he may be; an overbearing mother (Doris Roberts) tells lies about her daughter (Tovah Feldshuh) to a fellow passenger (Louis Giambalvo). Written by anonymous

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6 October 1984 (USA)  »

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The Love Boat
Written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox
Performed by Jack Jones
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Being Dyslexic
22 April 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Ace Meets the Champ/Why Justin Can't Read/Call Me a Doctor" is the third episode of the eighth season of The Love Boat.The actors and actresses appearing on it are Ted McGinley,Jennifer Holmes,Dick Butkus,James Noble,Dick Billingsley,Jeannie Wilson,Doris Roberts,Tovah Feldshuh and Louis Giambalvo.

After the Pacific Princess got back from its Dutch cruise,it now goes into another cruise with interesting passengers on board.First,we meet Ace who tries to minimize the passion of former girlfriend towards a boxing heavyweight champion.Meanwhile,a male passenger who happens to be a father refuses to believe his son happens to be a dyslexic.Finally,an overbearing mother is telling lies about her daughter to a fellow passenger.

In this episode,we get to meet parents who do not believe that their children have disabilities.This parental relationship is examined closely.In addition to that,we also get to learn more about dyslexic.Overall,it was an interesting episode to the point that it was a notch higher than the typical Love Boat episodes.


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