The Love Boat: Season 1, Episode 17

Winner Take Love/The Congressman Was Indiscreet/Isaac's History Lesson (28 Jan. 1978)

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Rick imperils his girlfriend Suzy's chances of winning a beauty contest. Reporter Robin tries to write a story on scandal-tainted Congressman Whitcomb. Stephanie balks at fellow passenger Virgil's boisterous behavior.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Virgil 'Scattergun' Gibson
Graham Jarvis ...
Waldo Linden
Robin Brandt
Suzy Corbett
Bobby Sherman ...
Rick Leonard
Congressman John Whitcomb
Stephanie Hayden (as Vernée Watson)
Jeanette Arnold
Maria O'Brien ...
Rita Almerez
Melissa Tennille ...
Alma Hodges


A beauty contest on board ship divides a young couple (Maureen McCormick and Bobby Sherman); a proud black woman (Vernee Watson) is offended by the "Uncle Tomfoolery" of another passenger (Scatman Crothers); a reporter (Vicki Lawrence) tries to get a story on a scandal-tainted Congressman (Dick Van Patten). Written by anonymous

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Comedy | Romance




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28 January 1978 (USA)  »

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At the beginning Robin Brandt tells Julie that Congressman Whitcomb is about to be impeached. However, while members of Congress may be censured or expelled from office, they are never impeached. See more »

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