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Two Grapes on the Vine/Aunt Sylvia/Deductible Divorce 

The Virgin Islands serve as a backdrop for the Grand Prix Wine-Tasting Competition, whose winner receives a $25,000 prize. Judge Alan Curtis (Robert Guillaume) starts a shipboard fling with... See full summary »

Director:

Bob Sweeney

Writers:

Richard Albrecht, Wilford Lloyd Baumes (developed by) (as W.L. Baumes) | 5 more credits »
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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
Lee Bergere ... Vince Van Durling
Carol Channing ... Aunt Sylvia Duvall
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Elliott Banning
Michael Goodwin ... Kevin Butler
Robert Guillaume ... Allan Curtis
Tanya Tucker ... Annie Butler
Leslie Uggams ... Marion Blake
Robert Walden ... Jeff Thatcher
Betty White ... Betsy Boucher
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The Virgin Islands serve as a backdrop for the Grand Prix Wine-Tasting Competition, whose winner receives a $25,000 prize. Judge Alan Curtis (Robert Guillaume) starts a shipboard fling with Marion Blake (Leslie Uggams), without getting to know her well. Julie's Aunt Sylvia Duvall (Carol Channing) is on the cruise with her friend, Betsy Boucher (Betty White). Their scheme is for Betsy to meet the wine competition's sponsor Elliott Banning (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.), marry him, and become a wealthy bride. But their efforts may be in jeopardy due to Sylvia's well-intentioned bumbling. Also among the judges is snobbish judge Vincent Van Durling (Lee Bergere), who seems like a front-runner for the grand prize. Annie and Kevin Butler (Tanya Tucker and Michael Goodwin) obtain a quickie divorce each year because filing their income tax as a married couple puts them in a higher tax bracket. This is their sixth planned divorce, and this time her impulsive high school classmate, Jeff Thatcher (... Written by Maisie Fleckum

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1981 (USA) See more »

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Color

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4:3
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The Love Boat
Written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox
Performed by Jack Jones
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