The Love Boat - Season 1

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ABC (ended 1986)

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Episode Guide

  • Gopher the Rebel/Cabin Fever/Pacific Princess Overture
    A young female passenger encourages Gopher to be his own person and stand up for himself to Captain Stubing. However, neither were expecting the consequences of their actions. A cheating husband is caught out when his neighbours from home also board the cruise. However, being holed up in a cabin with his mistress isn't all that he hoped it would be. A businessman uses all his wiles to convince a grieving widow to sell her husband's business to a Japanese conglomerate. But he soon comes to realize that this may not be the best idea.moreless
  • The Business of Love/Crash Diet Crisis/I'll Never Fall in Love Again
    A reformed prostitute causes trouble between a one-time "John" and his wife; Captain Stubing re-encounters an old flame; a fun-loving older couple help bring two lovers back together
  • Musical Cabins
    Musical Cabins
    Episode 23
    5/5/78
    9.4
    A young bachelor must marry within the week in order to claim a $3 million inheritance; a drab widow poses as a glamorous adventuress and captures the heart of the Captain; a confirmed male chauvinist angers his fiancee, who finds comfort in sick bay with Doc; a scandal sheet reporter sets out to compile material for a sins-at-sea story.moreless
  • Parents Know Best/A Selfless Love/The Nubile Nurse
    A couple takes their son on a cruise in an attempt to end his relationship with an unsuitable girl; a May-December couple rethink their romance; an ex-showgirl's glamorous past jeopardizes her new career as a registered nurse.
  • Taking Sides/A Friendly Little Game/Going by the Book
    An older couple's problems affect the marriage of newlyweds. An elderly man who is riddled with debts, but is desperate to take his wife on a cruise to meet their grandchildren, decides to pay for the trip with a dodgy deck of cards and aims to take the crew for all the money they have. A young man who is very inexperienced with women relies on a self-help book on how to win them over. However, he and Doc Bricker butt heads by going after the same girl.moreless
  • Computerman/Parlez-Vous/Memories of You
    A slick computer matchmaker proceeds to pair up cruise guests while setting himself up with Julie; two American gold-diggers pretend to be French; a New York advertising executive meets up with a long-lost love.
  • The Inspector/A Very Special Girl/Until the Last Goodbye
    The crew after being informed that an inspector from the line will coming on board to do a report on them, but not knowing who he is, they try to be extra nice to anyone whom they think is the inspector but always come up wrong. Two girls, one a stunner, the other, a plain girl. Now when two guys compete for the hot girl and when one of them gets her, the other has to take care of her companion. Everyone assumes a woman traveling with an older man are romantically involved.moreless
  • The Last of the Stubings/The Million Dollar Man/The Sisters
    Stubing's nephew comes on board to train to be a seaman but doesn't do a good job at anything he does. A man who just stole a million dollars meets a woman who upon learning of what he has done reveals herself to be a cop who plans to turn him in. Two sisters compete for the affections of the same man.moreless
  • The Congressman Was Indiscreet/Isaac's History Lesson/Winner Take Love
    A congressman unjustly accused of being involved in a scandal seeks refuge aboard the Pacific Princess; Isaac and a lovely intellectual snob clash over a colorful old passenger; a beauty pageant contestant's whose chances of winning are jeopardized by her possessive boyfriend.
  • Hollywood Royalty/The Caper/The Eyes of Love/Masquerade (2)
    In Part 2, Captain Stubing uncovers the attempt to steal the Star of Kashmir, which leads the thieves to try even more desperate measures to capture the jewel. Roz and Bill, the movie stars, discover what true love should be and work to find the balance that is needed in their lives. Childhood friends Jenny and Steve fall in love, but their romance is fraught with obstacles. The wife and mistress of a philanderer become best friends, before teaming up together to discover the truth about his feelings.moreless
  • Hollywood Royalty/The Caper/The Eyes of Love/Masquerade (1)
    The Love Boat sets sail with two famous Hollywood stars, married couple Roz Rogers and Bill Klieg who need to find a balance between their professional and personal lives. An inept team of thieves board the ship and try numerous tactics to steal the Star of Kashmir, an expensive jewel brought aboard the ship by Ms. Rogers. Two childhood friends from a school for the blind meet up on the ship - only one of them isn't blind anymore. But that's not the only secret he is keeping from his friend. A philandering husband looks like he will be caught out when he boards the ship with both his wife and his mistress.moreless
  • Isaac's Double Standard/One More Time/Chimpanzeeshines
    Isaac's possessive mother becomes jealous of her son's lady friend, while he objects to his mom sharing a cabin with her latest boyfriend; a divorced comedy team is too busy making jokes to admit they miss each other; Gopher's budding romance is nearly foiled by a jewel-stealing monkey.
  • Family Reunion/Too Hot to Handle/Cinderella Story
    A woman who believes her departed dad was a noble sea captain forms an attachment for a devilish old purser; a newlywed couple are prevented by dislocated backs, sunburn and even poison ivy from enjoying their honeymoon; the crew upgrades a couple with modest means to a luxurious suite without consulting Capt. Stubing, forcing the couple to pose as wealthy socialites.moreless
  • The Old Man and the Runaway/A Fine Romance/The Painters
    A crotchety old man and a teenage runaway form an unlikely friendship. Julie grows frustrated when an old friend of her brother's repeatedly rejects her advances without explanation. A pair of incompetent painters continually screws up the re-painting of Capt. Stubing's cabin.
  • Lonely at the Top/Divorce Me, Please/Silent Night
    In a Christmas-themed cruise, the captain worries about how to effectively lead his ship but be a friend to his crew as well. A married couple who outwardly appear happy and in love are both desperate for the other person to give them a divorce - and they go to extreme measures to get it. An embittered ex-con boards the ship for a holiday with his wife but also with revenge on his mind for the person who framed him for the crime. A priest brings a group of orphans aboard for the cruise.moreless
  • Dear Beverly/The Strike/Special Delivery
    An advice columnist neglects her husband to devote all her time to her fans, prompting him to seek affection elsewhere. A man with a negative history with Capt. Stubing fills in for the ailing chef. A frequent passenger, who is depressed about his impending divorce, winds up on the same cruise as his pregnant wife (who has failed to tell him about the baby). They somehow keep narrowly missing each other.moreless
  • The Captain's Captain/Hounded/Romance Roulette
    The presence of the captain's demanding father leaves the entire crew on edge. A dog traps a passenger in his cabin. Three friends reunite on board the ship and try to meet men through an unusual game.
  • Lost and Found/The Understudy/Married Singles
    A boy befriends a couple that recently lost its young son. A trainee schemes to steal Julie's job. A bickering married couple takes the cruise and stays in separate cabins...next door to each other.
  • Identical Problem/Julie's Old Flame/The Jinx
    Identical twins pretend to be one person in order to take the cruise on one fare, but bewilder Doc since one likes him but not the other. Julie gets re-acquainted with an ex-lover, who claims to have broken up with his wife. After suffering a series of accidents, the crew comes to believe that an elderly couple--who survived the Titanic--is cursed.moreless
  • The Joker is Mild/First Time Out/Take My Granddaughter, Please
    An old friend of Julie's father turns to her for help reviving his sputtering stand-up comedy career. A meddling woman tries to interfere in her granddaughter's love life; she pushes her to date Doc, but her granddaughter wants to pursue romance with an old friend. A young man's fraternity brothers pressure him to lose his virginity during the cruise.moreless
  • Help, Murder/Isaac the Groupie/Mr. Popularity
    A woman gets the wrong idea from her husband's secretive behavior and fears that he is plotting to murder her. Isaac begins a whirlwind romance with an internationally known singer. A couple suspects that a painfully boring passenger is actually a wanted jewel thief.
  • Message for Maureen/The Acapulco Connection/Gotcha
    A tennis star, temporarily confined to a wheelchair due to a back injury, rekindles an old romance with a sportswriter who had been critical of her recent performances. A woman with singing aspirations stows away on the ship in the hopes of making it to America and providing for her large family. A man annoys his wife and other passengers by constantly playing practical jokes.moreless
  • Ex Plus Y/Graham and Kelly/Goldenagers
    A divorced couple takes the cruise with new mates, and can't seem to avoid one another or stop arguing. Two adolescents develop an awkward flirtation. A senior group inadvertently interferes with its director's fledgling romance with Julie.
  • The Main Event
    The Main Event
    Episode 2
    10/1/77
    8.4
    The "Sausage King" and his wife, always bickering, get themselves trapped in one of the ship's elevators.
  • A Tasteful Affair
    A Tasteful Affair
    Episode 2
    10/1/77
    8.9
    A private detective hired to find out if a beautiful woman is having an affair poses as a fellow passenger and falls in love with her during his investigation.
  • Oh, Dale/The Main Event/A Tasteful Affair

    A man pursuing a girlfriend who just left him has to dress in drag to get the last available cabin, which he has to share with an attractive young woman.

    The "Sausage King" fights with his wife for most of the cruise.

    A private investigator hired to find out if a businessman's neglected wife is having an affair falls in love with her.

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  • Oh, Dale!
    Oh, Dale!
    Episode 2
    10/1/77
    8.6
    A jilted boyfriend desperately tries to win back the woman who left him, but the only cabin left on the ship is a double -- with a woman. So he dresses in drag.
  • The Captain and the Lady/One if by Land/Centerfold
    Captain Stubing and his ex-wife have to face the realities of a badly resolved separation when they find themselves trapped on the same cruise. The future wife of a powerful political congressman worries that the photo she took for an erotic magazine some years back will jeopardize her husband's political career, so she tries to cover this fact from him, by hiding all the copies of the magazine that are available in the ship, until she finds the courage to confess her past to her husband. Ginny O'Brien is followed by her hard-to-commit boyfriend through all the ports where the cruise passes. However she's not going to accept a relationship without a proposal of marriagemoreless
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