The Love Boat (1977–1987)
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Not Now, I'm Dying/Eleanor's Return/Too Young to Love 

Doc's friend Lucy's boyfriend Peter fakes an illness to avoid marrying her. Stubing hopes to reunite with ex-flame Eleanor, and recruits Gopher to keep teenage lovers Terry and Monica apart and appease a cruise line VIP.


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Episode cast overview:
Russell Evans (as Jon Cyphers)
Cristen Kauffman ...
Monica James
Timothy Patrick Murphy ...
Terry Gibson (as Timothy Murphy)
Peter Welch
Eleanor Gardner
Arnold James
Sid Gould ...
Sidney, the waiter


A divorced woman from a previous cruise (Barbara Rush), whom Stubing (Gavin MacLeod) likes, returns and, before he could make a move, she hooks up with another man (Jon Cypher). Doc's (Bernie Kopell) friend (Barbi Benton) comes on board with her boyfriend (Dack Rambo). She wants a commitment but the guy keeps on making excuses, to the point of faking an illness. Doc tries to help her by calling his bluff but then discovers that he is sick. And an underage couple (Cristen Kauffman and Timothy Patrick Murphy) come on board for... The girl's father (Frank Aletter), who's an exec of the cruise line, tells Stubing to make sure nothing happens between them. And Stubing lays that task on Gopher (Fred Grandy). Written by

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24 November 1979 (USA)  »

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Gopher's Assignment
19 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Not Now, I'm Dying / Eleanor's Return / Too Young to Love" is the eleventh episode of the third season of The Love Boat. The guests appearing on it are Barbara Rush,Jon Cypher,Barbi Benton,Dack Rambo Timothy Patrick Murphy,Cristen Kauffman,Frank Aletter Sid Gould.

Doc is suspecting that his friend's boyfriend is still playing the field.To prove him wrong,she suggested to him a quickie wedding.But when the boyfriend heard of it,he claimed to have contracted a terminal illness.Meanwhile,Captain Stubing is hoping for another chance at love with his ex-girlfriend who got recently divorced,Eleanor.Unfortunately,she becomes interested with someone else.Also,the Captain assigns Gopher to keep an eye on two teenagers who are pretending to be newlyweds as they occupy the honeymoon suite.The female teen-ager happens to be the daughter of executive of the cruise line.

Well,we get to see a lot of humorous story lines in this particular episode.Gopher's assignment,Doc's friend and Captain Stubing's ex- flame definitely made it funny and entertaining.

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