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The Love Boat

Episodes

25 Episodes 1983 - 1984

Episode 1

Bricker's Boy; Lotions of Love; The Hustlers

Sat, Oct 8, 1983 60 mins

The professional escort of an older woman (Vera Miles) dallies with a young woman (Constance Forslund); an advertising whiz tries to impress his best client despite putdowns from her daughter. Chuck Connors, Brodie Greer, Evelyn Keyes, Lydia Cornell.

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Episode 2

Prisoner of Love; Youth Takes a Holiday; Don't Leave Home Without It

Sat, Oct 15, 1983 60 mins

An Army captain (Beth Howland) sets her sights on Gopher; a married couple (Charlotte Rae, Louis Nye) meet up with two swingers (Jamie Farr, Heather Locklear). Glenn Scarpelli, Cornel Wilde, Gloria De Haven.

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Episode 3

Rhino of the Year; One Last Time; For Love or Money

Sat, Oct 22, 1983 60 mins

A divorcing couple (Stella Stevens, Kevin McCarthy) decide they'll go another round before the final papers come; a do-gooder (Paul Kreppel) hires a sex therapist (Donna Pescow) to help an impotent friend (Paul Sand). Mike Douglas, Chuck McCann.

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Episode 4

Friend of the Family; Affair on Demand; Just Another Pretty Face

Sat, Oct 29, 1983 60 mins

A man cons his wife (Florence Henderson) into insisting he have an affair; a man (Clint Walker) orders an end to the romance between his daughter (Deborah Shelton) and his best friend (Robert Reed). Kim Lankford, Fred Grandy, Cathryn Damon, Deanna Olivier.

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Episode 5

Japan Cruise: When Worlds Collide; The Captain and the Geisha; The Lottery Winner; The Emperor's Fortune

Sat, Nov 5, 1983 60 mins

Part 1of two. On a Japanese junket, a teacher (Mariette Hartley) impersonates a geisha to stay near the Captain; lottery winners carry their rags-to-riches routine to comic heights; a girl and her mother (Nancy Morgan, Jean Marsh) fall in love with two strangers (John Ritter, Harvey Korman). Filmed in Tokyo, Kyoto and Kobe.

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Episode 6

Japan Cruise: When Worlds Collide; The Captain and the Geisha; The Lottery Winner; The Emperor's Fortune

Sat, Nov 5, 1983 60 mins

Conclusion. On a Japanese junket, a teacher (Mariette Hartley) impersonates a geisha to stay near the Captain; lottery winners carry their rags-to-riches routine to comic heights; a girl and her mother (Nancy Morgan, Jean Marsh) fall in love with two strangers (John Ritter, Harvey Korman). Filmed in Tokyo, Kyoto and Kobe.

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Episode 7

Long Time No See; The Bear Essence; Kisses and Makeup

Sat, Nov 12, 1983 60 mins

A carnival owner (Howard Keel) gets mixed messages from a woman (Jan Smithers); a comedy duo (Michael Lembeck, Christopher Mayer) falls for the same woman.

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Episode 8

Julie and the Bachelor; Intensive Care; Set-up for Romance

Sat, Nov 19, 1983 60 mins

An executive (Mark Harmon) is entangled in an affair between his co-worker (Cristina Raines) and their boss; Doc and Gopher are smitten by a pretty nurse (Patricia Carr) but her invalid charge (Tom Bosley) interferes. Penny Fuller, Engelbert Humperdinck, Bernie Kopell.

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Episode 9

The Reluctant Father; Don't Take My Wife Please; The Worlds Greatest Kisser; Mata

Sat, Nov 26, 1983 60 mins

A jilted fiancé hires a Mata Hari (Elaine Joyce) to find the crew member that ruined his wedding plans; a junior executive (Parker Stevenson) suffers in silence while his boss (David Doyle) lusts after his bride. William Christopher, Danielle Brisebois.

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Episode 10

The Prize Winner; Dee Dee's Dilemma; Julie's Blind Date

Sat, Dec 3, 1983 60 mins

An author (Tom Poston) is blackmailed by his secretary; a father and son (Geoffrey Scott, Clark Brandon) unwittingly fall for the same woman (Markie Post). Abby Dalton, Walter Olkewicz, Don Gordon.

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Episode 11

The Misunderstanding; Love Below Decks; The End Is Near

Sat, Dec 10, 1983 60 mins

A retired actress (Claire Trevor) seeks help from her son-in-law in effecting a reconciliation with her daughter (Morgan Brittany); a widow (Arlene Dahl) is attracted to the ship's engineer (Vic Tayback). Captain: Gavin MacLeod.

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Episode 12

Last Case; Looking for Mr. Wilson; Love on Strike

Sat, Dec 17, 1983 60 mins

A detective (John Hillerman) traveling with his secretary investigates the case of a vanished passenger; an engaged couple (Wendy Schaal, Grant Goodeve) is harassed by his jilted fiancée (Didi Conn). Jeannie Wilson, R.J. Williams, Claude Akins.

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Episode 13

No More Alimony; How Do I Love Thee?; Authoress, Authoress

Sat, Jan 7, 1984 60 mins

A man bound by alimony wants to make sure his ex (Michelle Phillips) goes through with her marriage; Julie's Aunt Sylvia and her pal Betsy try to interest a publisher in Betsy's memoirs. Carol Channing, Betty White, Cesar Romero, Rue McClanahan, Dick Van Patten.

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Episode 14

The Buck Stops Here; For Better or Worse; Bet on It

Sat, Jan 14, 1984 60 mins

A gambling cruise for charity proves a chancy thing for a teacher (McLean Stevenson), two honeymooners (Shea Farrell, Leah Ayres), and the drive chairwoman (Celeste Holm). Richard Jaeckel, Antony Ponzini, Jo Ann Pflug, Gavin MacLeod.

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Episode 15

Aunt Emma I Love You; The First Romance; Hoopla

Sat, Jan 21, 1984 60 mins

Bound for an exhibition game, the Harlem Globetrotters become wary of their promoter (Darrow Igus); a painting ruins a second honeymoon. Rose Marie, Sid Caesar, Philip McKeon, Irena Ferris, Bert Convy. Julie: Lauren Tewes.

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Episode 16

Ace in the Hole; Uncle Joey's Song; Father in the Cradle

Sat, Jan 28, 1984 60 mins

May-December newlyweds (Dean Paul Martin, Lee Meriwether) face strong resentment from the woman's son; a former kiddie-show host (Barnard Hughes) tries to cheer a youngster who lost his father. K.C. Winkler, Julie Ronnie.

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Episode 17

Hong Kong Cruise: Polly's Poker Palace; Shop Ahoy; Double Date; The Hong Kong Affair; Two Tales of a City

Sat, Feb 4, 1984 60 mins

Part 1 of 2. On a Hong Kong cruise: a senator (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) romances a woman, until he learns the nature of her visit; two brothers (Leigh McCloskey, Lee Majors II) date Julie and Vicki; a compulsive shopper (Brenda Vaccaro) is offered $25,000 by her husband (Herb Edelman) if she'll resist temptation during the trip. Yvette Mimieux.

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Episode 18

Hong Kong Cruise: Polly's Poker Palace; Shop Ahoy; Double Date; The Hong Kong Affair; Two Tales of a City

Sat, Feb 4, 1984 60 mins

Conclusion. On a Hong Kong cruise: a senator (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) romances a woman, until he learns the nature of her visit; two brothers (Leigh McCloskey, Lee Majors II) date Julie and Vicki; a compulsive shopper (Brenda Vaccaro) is offered $25,000 by her husband (Herb Edelman) if she'll resist temptation during the trip. Yvette Mimieux.

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Episode 19

Ace's Valet; Mother Comes First; Hit or Miss America

Sat, Feb 25, 1984 60 mins

Ace's parents send the butler to care for him; a woman (Audrey Landers) refuses to enjoy herself until her mother (Marian Mercer) is set up with a man. Other passengers include Miss America winners Vanessa Williams (1984),Nancy Fleming (1961), Marian McKnight (1957) and Jean Bartel (1943).

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Episode 20

Baby Makers; Love Is Blind; The Lady and the Maid

Sat, Mar 3, 1984 60 mins

Luise Rainer has a dual role as a ship's maid and the twin she's resented for 40 years; a couple (Kin Shriner, Jenilee Harrison) takes a scientific approach to conception. LeVar Burton, Shari Belafonte-Harper.

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Episode 21

Side by Side; A Fish out of Water; Rub Me Tender

Sat, Mar 10, 1984 60 mins

A boy who thinks his grandmother (Glynis Johns) is terminally ill will do anything to ensure her happiness; a man (Ed Begley Jr.) who's uncomfortable around women falls in love with a mermaid (Mary Crosby). Dorie: Mandy Perryment. Mary: Nita Talbot.

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Episode 22

A Rose Is Not a Rose; Novelties; Too Rich and Too Thin

Sat, Mar 17, 1984 60 mins

A man (Rich Little) impersonating a female singer gets double trouble when a passenger falls for the singer and Julie falls for him; a novelty salesman (Don Adams) has difficulty separating business from pleasure. Jaime Lyn Bauer, Arte Johnson.

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Episode 23

The Dreamboat; The Parents; Gopher, Isaac & the Starlet; The Importance of Being Johnny; Julie and the Producer

Sat, May 5, 1984 60 mins

Part 1 of 2. A movie director (Ben Vereen) filming a musical aboard the ship tries to keep his star (Juliet Prowse) happy at Doc's expense; Julie is pursued by the lookalike brother (Dean Jones) of a man she almost married; the Captain falls for the mother (Alexis Smith) of a self-doubting rock star (Jimmy Osmond) on his first acting job.

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Episode 24

The Dreamboat; The Parents; Gopher, Isaac & the Starlet; The Importance of Being Johnny; Julie and the Producer

Sat, May 5, 1984 60 mins

Conclusion. A movie director (Ben Vereen) filming a musical aboard the ship tries to keep his star (Juliet Prowse) happy at Doc's expense; Julie is pursued by the lookalike brother (Dean Jones) of a man she almost married; the Captain falls for the mother (Alexis Smith) of a self-doubting rock star (Jimmy Osmond) on his first acting job.

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Episode 25

Best Ex-Friends; All the Congressman's Women; Three Faces of Love

Sat, May 12, 1984 60 mins

Isaac is taken with the new barmaid (Eugenia Wright); a movie makeup man tests his fiancé's fidelity; a congressman's plans to marry his campaign manager (Phyllis Davis) upset his daughter (Tori Spelling). Blake Gibson: Sam Groom.

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