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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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Storyline

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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Country:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The former Pacific Princess was scrapped in 2013 at a Turkish ship recycling yard on the Aegean coast. She was forty-two years old, and was decommissioned in 2008. The Izmir Ship Recycling Company acquired the former cruise ship for 2.5 million euros (2.95 million dollars). See more »

Goofs

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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Sugar and Sweet and Everything Nice!
25 November 2006 | by SylSee all my reviews

Let's face it, it was not the best of shows but not the worst either. It had lots of wonderful guest stars who livened up the show. When I finally took a cruise to Alaska, I was expecting a love boat scenario but that's not what I got. Love Boat is indeed fantasy with a great theme song sung by Dionne Warwick and a decent cast that included Gavin McLeod, Jill Whelan, Lauren Tewes, Fred Grady, Bernie Kopell, and Isaac (what is his real name?). Anyway the scenario was usual about a three day cruise to Mexico and back to Los Angeles with guest stars that included several of Hollywood top stars and the ones that were not on top. For a while, I think the Love Boat provided a great service of keeping the B-list guest stars working. I won't name names but we know who they were and we don't care. Love Boat is a comedy mixed with a little bit of drama. They never did anything serious or offensive. Of course, it was a Spelling show which meant that it was eye candy, sugar and sweet, and everything nice.


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