The Love Boat (1977–1987)
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Ace's Valet/Mother Comes First/Hit or Miss America 

Ace's parents send family valet Finley to be his valet on board. Mrs. Rhodes is afraid of aging, so her daughter Jenny fixes her up. Isaac's friend Cassie wants him to be her date for a class reunion, but his eyes are elsewhere.

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Richard A. Wells
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gavin MacLeod ... Captain Merrill Stubing
Bernie Kopell ... Doctor Adam Bricker
Fred Grandy ... Ship's Purser 'Gopher' Smith
Ted Lange ... Bartender Isaac Washington
Jill Whelan ... Vicki Stubing
Lauren Tewes ... Cruise Director Julie McCoy
Jeremy Brett ... Ernest Finley
Audrey Landers ... Jenny Rhodes
Ted McGinley ... Ashley 'Ace' Covington Evans
Marian Mercer ... Mrs. Rhodes
Glynn Turman ... Tyrone
Vanessa Williams ... Self (as Miss America 1984)
Gloria Gifford ... Cassie Jones
Jean Bartel Jean Bartel ... Self (as Miss America 1943)
Marian McKnight Marian McKnight ... Self (as Miss America 1957)
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Storyline

Ace's (Ted McGinley) parents send the family valet, Ernest Finley (Jeremy Brett), to be his valet on the ship, but Ace is afraid that Finley will embarrass him in front of the other crew members. Mrs. Rhodes (Marian Mercer) is afraid of growing old, so her daughter Jenny (Audrey Landers) tries to fix her up with eligible men, by recruiting Gopher (Fred Grandy) to pose as an Eastern Indian named Punjab Singh. Isaac's high school friend, Cassie (Gloria Gifford), wants him to be her date for their upcoming reunion, but he only has eyes for Vanessa Williams, who is one of four Miss Americas on board. And Vanessa has an admirer of her own, Tyrone (Glynn Turman). Written by Maisie Fleckum

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Vanessa Williams is introduced as "Miss America 1984". This was several months before she was stripped of the title when a nude photo spread of her was published in a magazine. This was her first credited appearance in TV or film. See more »

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The Love Boat
Written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox
Performed by Jack Jones
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Country:

USA

Language:

Greek | English

Release Date:

25 February 1984 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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