The Love Boat (1977–1987)
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How Do I Love Thee?/No More Alimony/Authoress! Authoress! 

Stubing's friend Laura Hayes is married to volatile salesman George; to end his alimony, Alan wants to ensure that his ex-wife Sheila marries her fiance Lou; Aunt Sylvia and Betsy want publisher John Drake to publish Betsy's memoirs.

Director:

Kim Friedman

Writers:

Howard Albrecht, Wilford Lloyd Baumes (developed by) (as W.L. Baumes) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
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
Carol Channing ... Aunt Sylvia Duvall
Rue McClanahan ... Laura Thornton Hayes
Michelle Phillips ... Sheila Price
Cesar Romero ... John Drake
Alan Thicke ... Alan Price
Dick Van Patten ... George Hayes
Betty White ... Betsy Boucher
Fred Willard ... Lou
Christie Claridge Christie Claridge ... Cindy
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Storyline

Capt. Stubing (Gavin MacLeod)'s hometown friend Laura Hayes (Rue McClanahan) is married to a volatile salesman George Hayes (Dick Van Patten); to end his alimony payments, Alan Price (Alan Thicke) wants to ensure that his ex-wife Sheila Price (Michelle Phillips) marries her fiancé Lou (Fred Willard); Julie (Lauren Tewes)'s Aunt Sylvia (Carol Channing) and her pal, Betsy Bouchet (Betty White), plot to persuade publisher John Drake (Cesar Romero) into publishing Betsy's memoirs. Written by Maisie Fleckum

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1984 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Rue McClanahan's husband on this episode is named George as will be the name of her deceased husband on The Golden Girls. See more »

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Written by Ray Henderson (music), Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew Brown (lyrics)
Performed by Carol Channing and Betty White
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