The Love Boat (1977–1987)
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The Love Lamp Is Lit/Critical Success/Rent a Family/Take My Boyfriend, Please/The Man in Her Life: Part 1 

The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders are among those on board for a charity cruise to benefit an orphanage. Show business legend Stella Logan (Ginger Rogers) rebuffs her ex-fiancé Elliott Norman... See full summary »

Director:

Roger Duchowny
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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
Jill Whelan ... Vicki Stubing
Lauren Tewes ... Cruise Director Julie McCoy
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders ... Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
Bill Daily ... Paul Turner
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Elliott Norman
Jackie Earle Haley ... Paul Turner's 'son'
John Hillerman ... Ed Hartnett
Gunilla Hutton ... Nora Hayman
Patsy Kelly ... Mabel Higgins
Roz Kelly ... Lola LaShane
Larry Linville ... Lou Hayman
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The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders are among those on board for a charity cruise to benefit an orphanage. Show business legend Stella Logan (Ginger Rogers) rebuffs her ex-fiancé Elliott Norman (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.), a tough theatre critic who has written a play for her and wants her to critique it but is afraid she'll reject it, due to his past treatment of her when they broke up. Divorcing Lou and Nora Hayman (Larry Linville and Gunilla Hutton) plot to steal fifty thousand dollars in gems that are hidden in a lamp, which is making the rounds of the crew members. Helen Ames (Dina Merrill) thinks that her daughter Wendy (Gaye Carter), a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, is trying to steal her boyfriend Bill Kelly (William Windom) from her. Childless bachelor Paul Turner (Bill Daily) hires actors to portray his wife, mother, and son (Roz Kelly, Patsy Kelly and Jackie Earle Haley) so that he can impress Ed Hartnett (John Hillerman), who only hires family men for his company. A complication ... Written by Maisie Fleckum

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1979 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

John Hillerman (Higgins from Magnum P.I.) plays Natalie Schafer's (Lovey from Gilligan's Island) husband in this two part episode. In reality, John Hillerman is 32 years younger than Natalie Schafer. See more »

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