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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.



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Episode cast overview:
Captain Merrill Stubing
Doctor Adam Bricker
Ship's Purser 'Gopher' Smith
Bartender Isaac Washington
Vicki Stubing
Ship's Photographer Ashley 'Ace' Covington Evans
Cruise Director Judy McCoy (as Patricia Klous)
Susie Epshaw
Donna Braddock
Lyle Blatnick
Kim Carlisle
Gus Braddock
Annette Epshaw
Barbara Blatnick


"Ace Takes the Test": a couple (Teresa Ganzel and Christopher Mayer) wants Ace (Ted McGinley) to father their child; "The Odd Triple": a woman (Mary Ann Mobley) competes with her daughter (Crystal Bernard) for Gopher's (Fred Grandy) company; "The Counterfeit Couple": two strangers (Erin Moran and Richard Gilliland) pose as newlyweds after a mixup puts them in the honeymoon suite. Written by anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance





Release Date:

12 January 1985 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The Love Boat
Written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox
Performed by Jack Jones
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Newly Wed Posers and Artificial Insemination
6 May 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Ace Takes the Test/The Counterfeit Couple/The Odd Triple" is the 15th episode of the eighth season of The Love Boat.The actors and actresses appearing on this episode are Teresa Ganzel,Christopher Mayer,Ted McGinley,Mary Ann Mobley,Crystal Bernard,Erin Moran and Richard Gilliland.

THe Pacific Princess goes into another cruise with a group of interesting passengers on board.First, we get to meet a married couple who wants to have Ace as the father of their child.Meanwhile,a female passenger competes with her daughter to become part of Gopher's company.Finally,two passengers - a male and female - pose as newly married couples after an error was made in the passenger list on the honeymoon suite.

Well,it was a fun and humorous episode that had moments of laughter particularly the two passengers that were part of the mixed up in the honeymoon suite.Added to that,the other episode prove to be interesting as well particularly Ace who will be part of the artificial insemination for a couple to have a child.

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