The Love Boat

  • 1977
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

Love, `exciting and new,' kept this campy anthology series afloat for nine seasons. As passengers cruised on the Pacific Princess, tales of romance inevitably played out and intertwined, even involving the ship's crew. Producer Aaron Spelling called it `a show for people who couldn't afford a cruise.' Guest roles were sometimes filled by genuine legends (more…)

Season 1, Episode 17 The Congressman Was Indiscreet; Issac's History Lesson; Winner Take Love

First Aired: January 28, 1978

A beauty contest on board ship divides a young couple (Maureen McCormick, Bobby Sherman); a proud black woman is offended by the Uncle Tomfoolery of another passenger (Scatman Crothers); a muckraking reporter (Vicki Lawrence) falls for a disgraced congressman (Dick Van Patten).

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  • Premiered: September 24, 1977
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Love, `exciting and new,' kept this campy anthology series afloat for nine seasons. As passengers cruised on the Pacific Princess, tales of romance inevitably played out and intertwined, even involving the ship's crew. Producer Aaron Spelling called it `a… (more)

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