The Love Boat (1977–1987)
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The Musical/My Ex-Mom/The Show Must Go On/The Pest/My Aunt, the Worrier: Part 1 

The crew surprises Captain Stubing (Gavin MacLeod) with the news that they are putting on a musical revue as entertainment for the passengers, with a script co-written by Gopher (Fred Grandy... See full summary »

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Captain Merrill Stubing
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Doctor Adam Bricker
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Ship's Purser 'Gopher' Smith
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Bartender Isaac Washington
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Vicki Stubing
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Cruise Director Julie McCoy
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Lionel J. Bigelow
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Aunt Sylvia
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Victor Moncrief
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Ros Smith
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Connie Carruthers
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Millie Washington
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Trish Carruthers (as Tracey Bregman)
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The crew surprises Captain Stubing (Gavin MacLeod) with the news that they are putting on a musical revue as entertainment for the passengers, with a script co-written by Gopher (Fred Grandy) and Isaac (Ted Lange). Gopher's mother Ros (Ethel Merman), Julie's Aunt Sylvia (Carol Channing), Isaac's mother Millie (Della Reese), and Doc's former mother-in-law Connie Carruthers (Ann Miller) are all planning to take part but also expecting to star in it. The Captain publicly declines to play the lead role in it, but privately fantasizes about being in it and even practices for it. Also aboard are film star Victor Moncrief (Van Johnson), who retired from show business ten years earlier, and Lionel J. Bigelow (Cab Calloway), who is pestering Isaac's mother to marry him. Along the way, Victor finds out that the check he used to pay for his cruise has bounced. Gopher takes a liking to Doc's former sister-in-law Trish (Tracey E. Bregman), and winds up arguing with Doc over it. Gopher also argues ... Written by Maisie Fleckum

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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27 February 1982 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Ethel Merman in her final performance. See more »

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The Love Boat
Written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox
Performed by Jack Jones
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