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"The Love Boat" Best of Friends/Aftermath/Dream Boat (1979)

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Lee Aronsohn (teleplay) (segment)
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Original Air Date:
10 February 1979 (Season 2, Episode 20)
Hans Conried) offers Captain Stubing (Gavin MacLeod) the command of a super-luxury liner; Doc meets his former mentor (Richard Anderson)... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Gavin MacLeod ... Captain Merrill Stubing

Bernie Kopell ... Doctor Adam Bricker

Fred Grandy ... Ship's Purser 'Gopher' Smith

Ted Lange ... Bartender Isaac Washington

Lauren Tewes ... Cruise Director Julie McCoy

Richard Anderson ... Dr. Art Akers

Joyce Brothers ... Mrs. Magwich (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)

Hans Conried ... Karl Schmidt

Carol Lynley ... Carol Gilmore

Diana Muldaur ... Laura Akers

Ben Murphy ... Paul Dunbar

Donna Pescow ... Gwen Winters
Mary Farrell ... Nurse
Starr Hester ... Mrs. Haskell

Episode Crew
Directed by
George Tyne 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lee Aronsohn  teleplay (segment "Aftermath")
Wilford Lloyd Baumes  developed by (as W.L. Baumes)
Fred S. Fox  written by (segment "Best of Friends")
Bruce Howard  written by (segment "Dream Boat")
Seaman Jacobs  written by (segment "Best of Friends")
Sue Masters  story (segment "Aftermath")
Jeraldine Saunders  suggested by
John Walsh  story (segment "Aftermath")

Produced by
David Auerbach .... associate producer
Henry Colman .... producer
Douglas S. Cramer .... executive producer
Gordon Farr .... producer
Lynne Farr .... producer
Aaron Spelling .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mark Snow 
Cinematography by
Irving Lippman (director of photography)
Film Editing by
William K. Chulack  (as William Chulack)
Casting by
Susan Newell (casting)
Art Direction by
Eugene Harris  (as Gene Harris)
Paul Sylos 
Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. 
Makeup Department
Naomi Cavin .... hair stylist (as Naoma Cavin)
Larry Darr .... makeup artist
Production Management
Norman Henry .... executive production manager
Al Kraus .... supervising production manager
William A. Porter .... unit production manager
Dick Reilly .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Doran .... first assistant director
Richard Siegel .... second assistant director
Art Department
Gordon Kirschbaum .... supervising construction co-ordinator
Roger Montesano .... property master
Sound Department
Bruce Smith .... sound engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
J.B. Richner .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Chase .... costumer: men
Lee Peters .... costumer: women
Editorial Department
Michael S. McLean .... supervising film editor
Arnold Baker .... assistant post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Music Department
Charles Fox .... composer: theme music
Laurie Higgins Tobias .... assistant music editor
Jack Jones .... singer: theme music
Rocky Moriana .... music supervisor
Paul Williams .... lyricist: theme music
Steve Livingston .... music editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Art Baer .... executive script consultant
Barry E. Blitzer .... story editor (as Barry Blitzer)
Ray Jessel .... story editor
Ben Joelson .... executive script consultant
Tom Moore .... script supervisor
Phill Norman .... title design

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Wilford Lloyd Baumes  developed by (as Wilfred Lloyd Baumes)
Billy Crystal 
Simon Muntner 

Produced by
Allen Brown .... producer (1978)
Alan Rafkin .... producer (1978)
Paul Stanley .... producer (1978)
Film Editing by
Kenneth Miller 
Terry M. Pickford 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernard F. Basley .... second second assistant director (1985)
Sound Department
Kevin Kearney .... sound recordist (1981)
Greg P. Russell .... sound recordist
Jerry Brutsche .... stunts
Leslie Hoffman .... stunts: 78' high fall off love boat
Tony Snegoff .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
James F. Cornick .... best boy (1989-1993)
Scott Hamilton .... still photographer
Serge Poupis .... assistant camera
Serge Poupis .... first assistant camera
Joe Valdez .... second assistant camera
Other crew
Art Scholl .... pilot (1984)
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

In this episode Richard Anderson plays a man with one arm. He makes a joke about the one armed man on The Fugitive series (1964-1968). Richard Anderson appeared in 6 episodes of The Fugitive as various characters including the brother in law of Dr Kimble, the main character trying to clear his name by finding a man with one arm who committed the crime he is accused of.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The Fugitive" (1963)See more »


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Captain Stubing Being Considered For Another Ship, 5 September 2015
Author: Desertman84 from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

"Best of Friends / Aftermath / Dream Boat" is the eighteenth episode of the second season of The Love Boat.Guest stars appearing here are Richard Anderson, Joyce Brothers, Hans Conried, Carol Lynley, Diana Muldaur, Ben Murphy, Donna Pescow, Mary Farrell and Starr Hester.

Many crew members of the Pacific Princess were surprised to learn that Captain Stubing is being considered to take over a prestigious cruise ship named Lorelei after he met with its representative.He apparently was evaluated for a possible Captain position.Meanwhile,Doc met his former mentor and disapproves of his methods in medicine particularly the use of painkillers not realizing that his mentor's wife is apparently addicted to it.Finally,we get to see a woman who accidentally made a date with the friend's fiancé.

Except for the Captain's storyline,there is nothing really much more interesting in this episode.While the storyline of Doc could have been made better,it was a relief that it wasn't another romantic interlude that viewers are already seeing a lot of.

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