The Love Boat (1977–1987)
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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.




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Movie star Janine Adams (Joan Collins), who has been divorced from nine husbands, boards the Princess for a cruise, without knowing that a tabloid reporter is in tow to write a story about her love life. Whem Capt. Stubing (Gavin MacLeod) develops feelings for her, speculation arises that he could become her tenth husband. Lydia Harris (Delta Burke) plans to marry her wealthy fiancé Lawrence Jurgens (Jeffrey Tambor) in Acapulco, but her ex-lover/ex-hairdresser Ron (Richard Gilliland) is on the same cruise and is determined to win her back. Frustrated golf widow Kathy Costello (Stella Stevens) takes the cruise alone, while her husband Joe (Monte Markham) plays in a golf tournament. But when she boards, she is reunited with her former lover Ted Cole (Ron Ely), after a separation of ten years. Written by Maisie Fleckum

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Comedy | Drama | Romance





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19 February 1983 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox
Performed by Jack Jones
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Joan Collins Appears In The Love Boat
20 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Captain's Crush/Out of My Hair/Off-Course Romance" is the 17th episode in this sixth year of The Love Boat. Delta Burke, Joan Collins, Ron Ely, Richard Gilliland, Monte Markham, Stella Stevens and Jeffrey Tambor appear as guest stars.

A movie star Janine Adams who has had 9 husbands is aboard Pacific Princess.Unknowingly,a tabloid reporter is there to write a story about her.Captain Stubing gets attracted to her and develops some feelings for her.Meanwhile a couple are planning to get married but the former boyfriend of the fiancée wants to win her back.Finally,a wife of a golfer is on board but without her husband.Unknowingly too,her former boyfriend is also on board after a separation of ten years.

Well,we have corny stories about reunions and winning back lovers in this episode.But at least,it was nice to see Joan Collins,who was so beautiful back in the 80's, as a guest star.

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