The Love Boat (1977–1987)
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Too Hot to Handle/Family Reunion/Cinderella Story 

Stories include: a reprobate steward (Bob Crane), cute honeymooners (Kathy Bates, John Rubinstein), and a financially strapped supermarket cashier (Bruce Solomon) posing as a wealthy, advertising executive.
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Cast

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
Lauren Tewes ... Cruise Director Julie McCoy
Kathy Bates ... Sally Allison
Dori Brenner Dori Brenner ... Wendy Bradley
Bob Crane ... Edward 'Teddy' Anderson
Rosemary DeCamp ... Cynthia Loudon
Don DeFore ... Everett Loudon
Robert Hays ... Sam Bradley
John Rubinstein ... George Allison
Bruce Solomon Bruce Solomon ... Bill Edwards
David White ... Greg Beatty
Victoria Carroll ... Ginger LeDoux
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Storyline

A reprobate steward (Bob Crane) is reunited with his long-lost daughter (Dori Brenner), who is traveling with her husband (Robert Hays); two honeymooners (Kathy Bates and John Rubinstein) encounter several mishaps during the cruise; a financially-strapped supermarket assistant manager (Bruce Solomon), traveling with his wife (Judy Luciano), poses as a wealthy, advertising executive. Written by anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1978 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Final acting credit for Bob Crane. Six months later he appeared as himself on a celebrity cooking show and then passed away a week later. See more »

Goofs

There are two evening scenes with the Edwards, the Loudens, Mr. Beatty and the crew, that are separated with day scenes. While it is conceivable that the Edwards (who are financially strapped) might wear the same outfit on two consecutive nights, Julie and Mrs. Louden certainly would not. See more »

Connections

References Candid Camera (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

The Love Boat
Written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox
Performed by Jack Jones
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Kathy Bates, Bob Crane and a weird twist
25 June 2018 | by sfoshee-1See all my reviews

Besides having an early appearance by Kathy Bates, this first season episode also stars Bob Crane in his last IMDB acting credit. In an ironic twist, another actor in this same episode, Bruce Solomon, also appears later in the 2002 film Auto Focus, about Bob Crane's murder.


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