The Love Boat (1977–1987)
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The Grass Is Always Greener/Three Stages of Love/Oldies But Goodies 

Julie envies her friend Tina, who gave up a career for marriage. Mike annoys his girlfriend Robin with constant talk about love's stages. A romance between seniors Nora and Phillip is disrupted by her flighty daughter and his stuffy valet.




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Episode complete credited cast:
Nora Knox
Tina Phillips
Mr. Perkins
Karen Morrow ...
Daphne Knox
Lani O'Grady ...
Brian Phillips
Phillip Shaffer


Julie (Lauren Tewes) envies her friend Tina (Joan Hackett), who gave up a cruise director career for marriage and mother of a son (Adam Rich); Mike (Eddie Mekka) annoys his girlfriend Robin (Lani O'Grady), with constant talk about the stages of love; a romance between seniors Nora (Amanda Blake) and Phillip (Barry Sullivan) is disrupted by her flighty daughter Daphne (Karen Morrow) and his stuffy valet Perkins (Werner Klemperer). Written by anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance





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22 September 1979 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Julie Feels She Chose The Wrong Career
13 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Oldies But Goodies / Grass Is Always Greener, The / Stages of Love" is the second episode of the third season of The Love Boat. The guest stars appearing on it are Amanda Blake, Karen Morrow, Barry Sullivan, Werner Klemperer, Eddie Mekka, Lani O'Grady, Joan Hackett and Adam Rich.

Julie feels something unusual in this particular cruise of the Pacific Princess as she thinks that she made the wrong career after she meets a happily married friend who took the cruise director course with her and Captain Stubing becomes extremely friendly with her.Meanwhile,a couple are apparently experiencing the so-called three stages of love.Finally,a woman and a boyfriend-seeking daughter are among the passengers of the ship with the former getting attracted to a disabled man whose snobby and obnoxious aid becomes a hindrance to their friendship.

The love stories does seem to provide some interest despite the fact that there is nothing really new in it.Besides,Julie and the Captain once again become central characters to the story.

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