Julie (Lauren Tewes) prepares to marry her fiancé Tony Selkirk (Anthony Andrews) during a stopover in Sydney, Australia. She asks Vicki (Jill Whelan) to be her bridesmaid; Doc (Bernie Kopell), Gopher (Fred Grandy) and Isaac (Ted Lange) to be her ushers; and Captain Stubing (Gavin MacLeod) to give her away. Award-winning anthropologist Milo Endler (Harry Morgan) and Vivian (Katherine Helmond), his wife of fifteen years, are on their way to a dig in the South Pacific. Milo's disgraced colleague Deke Donner (José Ferrer) once embezzled a university's money to bet on the horses at the racetrack. In the South Pacific, Deke plans to present Milo with what could be the find of the century: a Mongala (Patrick Ward), a missing evolutionary link between animals and humans. But Milo is so busy with his work that he neglects frustrated Vivian, who takes a liking to Captain Stubing. New Zealand rancher Ralph Sutton (Patrick Duffy) has a secret that he won't share with English teacher and fellow ... Written by
Did You Know?
The Sea Princess, on which this episode took place, was originally the Kungsholm, a Swedish American Line vessel. It was purchased in 1979, refit, and was renamed Sea Princess, sailing out of Australia until 1982. The current Princess Cruises Sea Princess, a much larger, elaborate, and streamlined ship, was commissioned in 1998 and is still in service. See more
Professors Endler and Donner call the Mongala that they've captured the "missing link". Assuming that there really is a missing link, it would be a fossilized skeleton in a rock formation, and not some living creature. No reputable scientists would make such a ridiculous mistake. See more
The Love Boat
Written by Paul Williams
and Charles Fox
Performed by Jack Jones See more