The Love Boat (1977–1987)
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Gopher's (Fred Grandy) aunt (Jane Powell), who Gopher doesn't know is a maid, comes aboard with her employer (Mary Wickes) and falls in love with a fellow passenger (Howard Keel); a playboy... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
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
Gary Burghoff ... Eddie Martin
Karen Grassle ... Paula
Howard Keel ... Duncan Harlow
Belinda Montgomery ... Karen (as Belinda J. Montgomery)
Joe Namath ... Ted Harper
Jane Powell ... Aunt Loretta
Mary Wickes ... Mrs. Randolph
Fred Willard ... Richard Henderson


Gopher's (Fred Grandy) aunt (Jane Powell), who Gopher doesn't know is a maid, comes aboard with her employer (Mary Wickes) and falls in love with a fellow passenger (Howard Keel); a playboy (Joe Namath) uses an old girlfriend (Karen Grassle) in a scheme on his best friend (Fred Willard); a baby boy is reluctantly abandoned by his father (Gary Burghoff), who is a ship's mechanic, and finds a sympathetic listener in a passenger (Belinda Montgomery), who is an old high school friend. Written by anonymous

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Jane Powell and Howard Keel co-starred as husband and wife on Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954). See more »


When Doc asks people to donate blood he only asks for donors with s blood type AB, without mentioning the necessary Rh factor, a critical point he shouldn't have ignored. (If the child's blood type is AB- he could easily die if the donor is AB+.) Alternatively, Doc could have asked for blood type O+, which is universally acceptable by everyone, regardless of their blood type. See more »


The Love Boat
Written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox
Performed by Jack Jones
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Broadway Joe all aboard!
30 March 2015 | by stones78See all my reviews

This was a better segment than I expected, and 2 of the 3 stories were both done and acted very well, especially by a bearded Gary Burghoff and a non-bearded Jane Powell. The other faces include Howard Keel, Mary Wickes, Fred Willard, and Belinda Montgomery. I don't want to sound too harsh about the Namath/Willard story, but the whole premise seemed a tad silly, especially how a woman(Karen Grassle)would allow herself to be a pawn between both men; that being said, both men were funny together. About 1.5 years before this episode, Willard starred in one of my favorite films, titled Salem's Lot, so I was slightly anxious to see him here, and he did rather well. Without going into much detail, the other 2 stories were more interesting, and had a tinge of sadness to them, save for the awful laugh track. As I said above, the performances of Burghoff and Powell made this a very solid episode.

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9 May 1981 (USA) See more »

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