The Love Boat (1977–1987)
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Winner Take Love/The Congressman Was Indiscreet/Isaac's History Lesson 

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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Virgil 'Scattergun' Gibson
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Waldo Linden
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Robin Brandt
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Suzy Corbett
Bobby Sherman ...
Rick Leonard
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Congressman John Whitcomb
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Stephanie Hayden (as Vernée Watson)
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Jeanette Arnold
Maria O'Brien ...
Rita Almerez
Melissa Tennille ...
Alma Hodges
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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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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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Aside From Romance
14 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Congressman Was Indiscreet/Isaac's History Lesson/Winner Take Love is the 17th episode of the first season of The Love Boat.The guest stars are the following: Maureen McCormick, Bobby Sherman,Vicki Lawrence,Dick Van Patten,Vernee Watson-Johnson,Scatman Crothers, Priscilla Barnes, Maria O'Brien, Graham Jarvis, Marianne Marks, and Melissa Tennille.

The stories in it includes: a congressman who was wrongly accused in a political scandal that he tries to seek peace and refuge in the passenger cruise;a beauty pageant contestant who feels that her chances of winning are being hurt by her possessive boyfriend; and the clash that occurs between Isaac together with a college professor against an old passenger.

This was another fun episode.Aside from romance,the show also has proved to be able to focus on various subjects like politics,beauty pageants and Black History apart from romance among passengers.


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