The Love Boat (1977–1987)
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A Good and Faithful Servant/The Secret Life of Burl Smith/Tug of War/Designated Lover 

A chauffeur (John Mills) takes up with his employer (Celeste Holm); an 8-year-old blames himself when his parents (Juliet Mills, David Hedison) separate; Gopher has a crush on a cover model (Hayley Mills).



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Episode cast overview:
Estelle Castlewood
Reggie Jackson
Cheryl Tyson
Bertram MacDonald
Lucas (as Keith Mitchell)


Chauffeur Bertram McDonald (John Mills) takes up with his employer, Estelle Castlewood (Celeste Holm). Eight-year-old Lucas (Keith Coogan) blames himself, when his parents Sherman and Millicent (David Hedison and Juliet Mills) separate. Gopher's (Fred Grandy) mad crush on cover model Cheryl Tyson (Hayley Mills) leads him to daydreaming about his future with her. Baseball player Reggie Jackson, playing himself, is a friend of Isaac's (Ted Lange) and wants anonymity during his cruise. Written by

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Comedy | Drama | Romance




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17 February 1979 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Reggie Jackson Appears On The Show
6 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"A Good and Faithful Servant / The Secret Life of Burl Smith / Tug of War / Designated Lover" is the nineteenth episode of the second season of The Love Boat.This 90-minute episode had the following guest stars:John Mills, Hayley Mills, Juliet Mills, Telma Hopkins, David Hedison, Celeste Holm and Keith Mitchell.

In this cruise of the Pacific Princess,we get to meet interesting characters.Among them is a vacationing chauffeur and a wealthy employer who fall in love with each other;a famous model that causes Gopher to fantasize himself of being a hero;a couple of just recently separated compete for their son's affection; and Reggie Jackson causes a stir among passengers about his true identity.

This longer than usual episode provides us a lot of interesting events especially when guest Reggie Jackson himself tries to prove to the passengers that he is who he claim to be.It was funny to have the baseball legend among the guest of the show.Also,it was interesting to see John and Hayley as well as Juliet Mills portray as father and daughters respectively as they were real-life father and daughters.

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