The Love Boat (1977–1987)
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Lost and Found/The Understudy/Married Singles 

Theo Denison Jr buys a cruise with his own money and doesn't tell his parents. Sharon can't release the pain of her son's death. Julie's protégé Connie is after Julie's job. Maisie and Durwood are a married couple traveling as singles.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Durwood Moss
Maisie Nolan
Sharon Baker
Connie Evans
Jim Stafford ...
Richard Baker
Joshua Bryant ...
Jack Plymouth (as Josh Bryant)
J. Jay Saunders ...
Mr. Dennison
Marilyn Coleman ...
Mrs. Dennison
Mr. Humbertson


A young boy (James Bond III) pays for the cruise with his paper route money and neglects to tell his parents (J. Jay Saunders and Marilyn Coleman), at home, that he bought the ticket and is on board. A wife (Sandy Duncan) cannot release the pain of her eight-year-old son's death and takes the boy under her wing. Julie (Lauren Tewes) is training a pretty, vivacious cruise-director trainee (Jo Ann Harris), who will stop at nothing to get Julie's job. Who can and will stop her? Bickering marrieds (Steve Allen and Polly Bergen) pose as swinging singles, with each matching up with fellow passengers (Loni Anderson and Joshua Bryant). Written by lemoviecritic

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Comedy | Drama | Romance





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19 November 1977 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The Love Boat
Written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox
Performed by Jack Jones
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Connie Wants Julie's Job
27 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lost and Found/The Understudy/Married Singles is the eighth episode of the first season of Love Boat.Guest stars that appeared are Jo Ann Harris,Polly Bergen, Steve Allen,Sandy Duncan, Jim Stafford,James Bond III,Hayden Rorke and Loni Anderson.

The three subplots includes a cruise director trainee who appears to be interested in Julie's job and is keen on replacing her,a married couple that poses as singles after endless quarrels with each other and a young runaway was taken by a couple who lost their son.

The first season has provided a lot of interesting episodes so far and this is another one that should be added to the list.Jo Ann Harris provided a great role as Connie Evan,the cruise director trainee.She and Lauren Tewes,who portrays Julie has a lot of great scenes together.And so does Sandy Duncan and Jim Stafford as the bickering couple.They provided a lot of humorous moments in it.

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