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The Love Boat 

The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess.
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Series cast summary:
Gavin MacLeod ...  Captain Merrill Stubing / ... 250 episodes, 1977-1987
Bernie Kopell ...  Doctor Adam Bricker / ... 250 episodes, 1977-1987
Ted Lange ...  Bartender Isaac Washington 250 episodes, 1977-1987
Fred Grandy ...  Ship's Purser 'Gopher' Smith / ... 246 episodes, 1977-1986
Lauren Tewes ...  Cruise Director Julie McCoy / ... 199 episodes, 1977-1987
Jill Whelan ...  Vicki Stubing 190 episodes, 1978-1987
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Love is in the air. Well, not only in the air, but also on the sea. Passengers who search for romantic nights aboard a beautiful ship travelling to tropical or mysterious countries, decide to pass their vacation aboard the "Love Boat", where Gopher (Fred Grandy), Dr. Bricker (Bernie Kopell), Isaac Ted Lange), Julie (Lauren Tewes), and Captain Stubing (Gavin MacLeod) 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 Xenophon Tsakanikas <ftpadmin@antigoni.med.auth.gr>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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USA

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English

Release Date:

5 May 1977 (USA) See more »

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The Love Boat See more »

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Runtime:

| (249 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

After coming out of The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970), Gavin MacLeod was Aaron Spelling's first choice for the lead role of Capt. Merrill Stubing. He accepted the role. See more »

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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 »

Crazy Credits

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 »

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The Love Boat
(1985)
Sung by Dionne Warwick
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Nostalgic
5 January 2008 | by Atreyu_IISee all my reviews

"The Love Boat" is one of those old-fashioned, nostalgic and memorable TV series from the 70's and 80's. I used to watch it frequently when I was younger and I always enjoyed it. A great TV show and even unique. After all, this show takes place mostly in a cruise liner, where its passengers and crew live romances and adventures.

"The Love Boat" usually took place in the liner "Pacific Princess", but other alternative yet similar ships were used as well. That was the case of the "Island Princess", the "Stella Solaris", the "Pearl of Scandinavia", the "Royal Viking Sky" and the "Royal Princess".

This is a charming TV series which is also famous for its timeless and wonderful opening song, "The Love Boat".

Even though this TV series was very popular in its time, it seems to me that it has become forgotten and much less popular as the years go by. Besides, it seems to be largely unknown in our generation, a generation with eyes mostly for uninteresting, mediocre and crappy TV shows. However, for those who knew "The Love Boat", it remains alive in their memories and won't be forgotten.


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