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"The Love Boat" The Critical Success/The Love Lamp Is Lit/Take My Boy Friend, Please/Rent a Family/The Man in Her Life: Part 2 (1979)

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Art Baer (written by) (segments)
Ben Joelson (written by) (segments)
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Original Air Date:
10 November 1979 (Season 3, Episode 11)
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Gavin MacLeod ... Captain Merrill Stubing

Bernie Kopell ... Doctor Adam Bricker

Fred Grandy ... Ship's Purser 'Gopher' Smith

Ted Lange ... Bartender Isaac Washington

Jill Whelan ... Vicki Stubing

Lauren Tewes ... Cruise Director Julie McCoy
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders ... Themselves

Bill Daily ... Paul Turner

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Elliot Norman

Jackie Earle Haley ... Paul Turner's 'son'

John Hillerman ... Ed Hartnett

Gunilla Hutton ... Nora Hayman

Patsy Kelly ... Mabel Higgins
Roz Kelly ... Lola LaShane

Larry Linville ... Lou Hayman

Dina Merrill ... Helen Ames

Ginger Rogers ... Stella Logan

Natalie Schafer ... Mrs. Hartnett
Stephen Shortridge ... Mark Scott

William Windom ... Bill Kelly
Tami Barber ... Stacy / Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
Gaye Carter ... Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
Kim Kilway ... Lisa / Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
Suzette Scholz ... Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
Shannon Baker ... Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
Debi Brooks ... Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
Susan Jones ... Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
Kim McKenney ... Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
Pam Richey ... Paula / Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader29
Tammy Roberts ... Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
Michele Vaughan ... Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
Jill Waggoner ... Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
Suzanne Mitchell ... Herself - Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Director
Texie Waterman ... Herself - Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Choreographer
Ron Steinberg ... Himself - Miss Roger's Dancer
Michael Cody ... Himself - Miss Roger's Dancer
Jeff Parker ... Himself - Miss Roger's Dancer
Jim Taylor ... Himself - Miss Roger's Dancer
Eduardo Ricard ... Priest
Tony Ramirez ... Ramon
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Roger Duchowny 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Art Baer  written by (segments "The Critical Success", "The Love Lamp Is Lit", "Take My Boy Friend, Please" and "Rent a Family")
Ben Joelson  written by (segments "The Critical Success", "The Love Lamp Is Lit", "Take My Boy Friend, Please" and "Rent a Family")
Margie Peters  written by (segment "The Man in Her Life")
Jeraldine Saunders  suggested by

Produced by
David Auerbach .... associate producer
Art Baer .... producer
Henry Colman .... producer
Douglas S. Cramer .... executive producer
Ben Joelson .... producer
Aaron Spelling .... executive producer
Original Music by
Artie Kane 
Film Editing by
Norman Wallerstein 
Casting by
Susan Newell 
Art Direction by
Eugene Harris  (as Gene Harris)
Paul Sylos 
Set Decoration by
Jeff Haley 
Richard Reams  (as Rich Reams)
Costume Design by
Nolan Miller 
Makeup Department
Naomi Cavin .... hair stylist (as Naoma Cavin)
Larry Darr .... makeup artist
Production Management
Norman Henry .... executive production manager
Al Kraus .... supervising production manager
William A. Porter .... unit production manager
Dick Reilly .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Goss .... second assistant director
Ernest Johnson .... second assistant director (as Ernest J. Johnson)
Ann Kindberg .... first assistant director
Richard A. Wells .... first assistant director (as Richard Wells)
Art Department
Gordon Kirschbaum .... supervising construction co-ordinator
Roger Montesano .... property master
Sound Department
Andy Kopetzky .... sound editor
Curtis Mick .... sound editor
Bruce Smith .... sound engineer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lee Peters .... costumer: women
Nat Tolmach .... costumer: men
Editorial Department
Michael S. McLean .... supervising film editor
Arnold Baker .... assistant post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Music Department
Charles Fox .... composer: theme music
Jack Jones .... singer: theme music
Dino A. Moriana .... music editor (as Dino Moriana)
Rocky Moriana .... music supervisor
Paul Williams .... lyricist: theme music
Laurie Higgins Tobias .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Lee Aronsohn .... story editor
Wilfred Lloyd Baumes .... developed by (as W. L. Baumes)
Gordon Farr .... creative consultant
Lynne Farr .... executive consultant
Phill Norman .... title design
Helen Parker .... script supervisor
Tony Webster .... story editor

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Billy Crystal 
David Garber  multiple episodes
Simon Muntner 
Joseph Neustein  1981

Produced by
Allen Brown .... producer (1978)
Alan Rafkin .... producer (1978)
Paul Stanley .... producer (1978)
Film Editing by
Kenneth Miller 
Terry M. Pickford 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernard F. Basley .... second second assistant director (1985)
Sound Department
Kevin Kearney .... sound recordist (1981)
Greg P. Russell .... sound recordist
Jerry Brutsche .... stunts
Leslie Hoffman .... stunts: 78' high fall off love boat
Tony Snegoff .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
James F. Cornick .... best boy (1989-1993)
Scott Hamilton .... still photographer
Serge Poupis .... assistant camera
Serge Poupis .... first assistant camera
Joe Valdez .... second assistant camera
Other crew
Art Scholl .... pilot (1984)
Production CompaniesDistributors
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Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The segment title is based upon Henny Youngman's signature joke, "Now take my wife. Please!"See more »


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