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The Love Boat 

The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess.
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Nominated for 8 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Gavin MacLeod ...  Captain Merrill Stubing / ... 250 episodes, 1977-1987
Bernie Kopell ...  Doctor Adam Bricker / ... 250 episodes, 1977-1987
Ted Lange ...  Bartender Isaac Washington 250 episodes, 1977-1987
Fred Grandy ...  Ship's Purser 'Gopher' Smith / ... 246 episodes, 1977-1986
Lauren Tewes ...  Cruise Director Julie McCoy / ... 199 episodes, 1977-1987
Jill Whelan ...  Vicki Stubing 190 episodes, 1978-1987
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Storyline

Love is in the air...Well, not only in the air but also in the sea! Passengers who search for romantic nights aboard a beautiful ship traveling to tropical or mysterious countries, decide to pass their vacation aboard the "Love Boat" where Gopher, Dr.Adam, Isaac, Julie and Captain Stubing try their best to please them and sometimes help them fall in love. Things are not always so easy but in the end love wins and everybody leaves the dreamboat satisfied... Written by Xenophon Tsakanikas <ftpadmin@antigoni.med.auth.gr>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El crucero del amor See more »

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Runtime:

| (249 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Aaron Spelling approached Dick Van Patten as his first choice to play Dr. Adam Bricker. He was already doing Eight Is Enough (1977), and was unavailable. The role was given to Bernie Kopell, a best friend of Van Patten's. Appearing as a guest star, Van Patten played several different characters over the course of the series. See more »

Goofs

While it made for interesting stories during the run of the show, romantic and sexual liaisons between passengers and crew members were (and still are) forbidden aboard cruise ships for a host of reasons. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the episode's guest stars are listed first in alphabetical order; then the show's regulars, who are referred to as "your Love Boat crew" (e.g. "Gavin MacLeod as your Captain", etc.). See more »


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The Love Boat
(1985)
Sung by Dionne Warwick
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Love, exciting and new.......................
12 January 2005 | by karina1966See all my reviews

I loved "The Love Boat"!! It was so 70's and that's what was so appealing about it. OK the story lines were predictable but who cares. It was light hearted entertainment. I was a teenager when it was on and all I wanted to do when I grew up was go on the Pacific Princess!!! The only thing I found annoying was that everyone seemed to be in a suite on the ship!!! and when did the Captain ever have time to steer the ship ? he was always wandering around the deck!! or having dinner with all the guests. I have been on numerous cruises and have only ever seen the Captain once.!! I also loved how they used to bring back all the old Hollywood stars. Lots of these people were national treasures and we won't see the likes of them again. I would love for it to run again on TV, at least it's better than all the death and violence we always seem to get now.


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