A photographer (Ted McGinley) joins the crew and when all the girls throw themselves at him, it makes the guys unhappy. The retired host (Bernard Hughes) of a children's show comes aboard and tries ...
J.R. Ewing, a Texas oil baron, uses manipulation and blackmail to achieve his ambitions, both business and personal. He often comes into conflict with his brother Bobby, his arch-enemy Cliff Barnes and his long-suffering wife Sue Ellen.
Love is in the air...Well, not only in the air but also in the sea! Passengers who search for romantic nights aboard a beautiful ship traveling to tropical or mysterious countries, decide to pass their vacation aboard the "Love Boat" where Gopher, Dr.Adam, Isaac, Julie and Captain Stubing try their best to please them and sometimes help them fall in love. Things are not always so easy but in the end love wins and everybody leaves the dreamboat satisfied...Written by
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Most of the cast of Mary Tyler Moore (1970) reunited with fellow cast member Gavin MacLeod to appear on this show. Betty White, Ted Knight, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, and Georgia Engel made appearances on this show. Fred Grandy (Gopher) appeared on an episode of Mary Tyler Moore (1970) as well. Ted Knight, who played Gavin MacLeod's colleague and nemesis on Mary Tyler Moore (1970), the pompous and arrogant Ted Baxter, also played his colleague and nemesis on this show as well, the humorless Gunner Norquist. Nancy Walker, Harold Gould, and John Amos, who all played recurring characters on Mary Tyler Moore (1970), appeared on this show too. David Ogden Stiers and Henry Winkler also both made appearances on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Love Boat as well. See more »
While it made for interesting stories during the run of the show, romantic and sexual liaisons between passengers and crew members were (and still are) forbidden aboard cruise ships for a host of reasons. See more »
In the opening credits, the episode's guest stars are listed first in alphabetical order; then the show's regulars, who are referred to as "your Love Boat crew" (e.g. "Gavin MacLeod as your Captain", etc.). See more »
I just commented on "The Love Boat", but I just realized there is so much I forgot to say about it. There are so many great episodes that have touched my heart. I was reminded of this when one of my favorites came on TV Land tonight. In it, a young girl (Maureen "Marcia Brady" Mc Cormick) falls in love, and then learns she may only have monthes to live. It is exceptional, real entertaiment that has a wonderful life lesson attached to it. There is another one where the crew is critical of an apparent relationship between an older man and a younger woman that turns out to be not what they imagined at all. Also, there is an episode that features first love between a pair of teenagers (Scott Baio and Kristy Mc Nichol) that rings true. I also enjoy the episode where Vicki's T.V. idol (Alison "Nellie Oleson" Arngrim) comes on board,and turns out to be not what she appears, either.
The series is exceptional in that it was able to deal with serious, sometimes even controversial themes, and balance it out with good, old fashioned screwball and sophisticated comedy. Contrary to many people's belief that the show's quality went down as it matured, I would have to disaggree. I have enjoyed every episode of this show I have ever seen, early or late in the series. And I find Charo to be adorable and funny.
"The Love Boat" has a permanent place on my favorite shows list, and a permanent spot in my heart, as well.
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