Part 1 of 2. The passengers and crew cruise through Japan. Photographer Lila Pearsell (Heather Thomas) is prejudiced toward the Japanese, because her father was crippled in World War 2. She meets businessman Bud O'Hara (Tony Danza) and falls for him, without knowing that his father (James Shigeta) is Japanese. Martha Chambers (Mariette Hartley), a teacher of Asian history, poses as a geisha girl named Myoshi, to get to know Capt. Merrill Stubing (Gavin MacLeod) better. Dockworker Barney Gordon (Ted Knight) and his wife Gladys (Rita Moreno) are showing off the five million dollars, they won in a lottery, and making the crew uncomfortable. A Japanese businessman pays for widowed Celia Hoffman (Jean Marsh) and her daughter Joanie (Nancy Morgan) to travel to Japan, because they own some embroidered silk artwork that contains one third of a treasure map. Along the way, the two women befriend Harvey Willis (Harvey Korman) and Ben Cummins (John Ritter), who may own the other pieces of the ... Written by
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At the beginning Gopher and Isaac are showing their itinerary using a map of Japan. The land off to the west is labeled China, but that it actually Korea. See more
The Love Boat
Written by Paul Williams
and Charles Fox
Performed by Jack Jones See more