The Love Boat

    S1 E1 The Captain And The Lady/One If By Land/ Centerfold

    In "The Captain and the Lady," Bonnie Franklin appears as Capt. Stubing's infuriatingly sarcastic ex-wife who creates havoc aboard the Pacific Princess when she arrives for a cruise with her present spouse (Robert Symonds), the captain's boss. "One If By Land" stars Jimmie Walker and Brenda Sykes as a couple who have been living together in unwedded bliss, until the young lady decides that matrimony is a "must". To forget her unhitchable man, she escapes aboard the luxury ship where she befriends fun-loving Suzanne Somers, who helps her acquire a new outlook on life. "Centerfold" finds Ms. Meredith Baxter-Birney as a girl who once posed in the nude for a photographer. Now engaged to a political candidate (Shelly Novack), she is horrified to learn that the picture is the centerfold of a current magazine. She sets out to recover all copies aboard ship before her future husband sees the centerfold picture.

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"The Loooooove Boat " is the familiar refrain that greets viewers at the start of each episode of this long-running series. The romantic-sounding Love Boat promises — and delivers — something for everyone. Specifically, it promises a cavalcade of famous guest stars (including many film stars making rare TV appearances), breezy plots, stories of love and plenty of laughs. Join the members of the Pacific Princess crew, headed by Capt. Stubing (Gavin MacLeod), as they greet passengers for the trip of a lifetime. Three made-for-TV movies were made before the series premiered in 1977.
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The Love Boat