The Love Boat

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Set a course for romance and adventure aboard a Princess Cruises cruise liner! While en route to mysterious and far-off lands, passengers on 'The Love Boat' become entwined in tales of comedy, romance and drama. Along with mainstay crew members Captain Stubing (Gavin MacLeod), "Doc" (Bernie Kopell) and "Gopher" (Fred Grandy), many famous actors of television and film guest star as passengers aboard the beautiful ship.

Next Airings

  • 1/21 5:00PMGetting Started / Daughter's Dilemma / Captain Wears Pantyhose
  • 1/21 6:00PMVicki's Gentleman Caller / Partners to the End / Perfect Arrangement
  • 1/28 5:00PMJudy Hits a Low Note / Love Times Two / Problem with Papa
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Episode Guide

Season 1
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  • Season 2
  • Season 3
  • Season 4
  • Season 5

Ep 1: The Captain And The Lady

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. Aired: 9/24/1977

Ep 2: Oh, Dale!

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. Aired: 10/1/1977

Ep 3: Ex Plus Y

A divorced couple takes the cruise with new mates, but 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. Aired: 10/8/1977

Ep 4: Message For Maureen

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. Aired: 10/15/1977

Ep 5: Help! Murder!

"Help! Murder!" is the impassioned cry of frazzled passenger Denise Fredricks when she sees her husband Bert acting suspiciously, when in fact, Bert is merely arranging a surprise party for her birthday. Aired: 10/22/1977

Ep 8: Identical Problem

Identical twins pretend to be one person in order to take the cruise on one fare. This ends up bewildering Doc because one twin likes him but the other doesn't. Aired: 11/10/1977

Ep 82: Lost and Found

Gopher's aunt fears disclosures about her money; an employee leaves his son with Stubing; a marriageable woman eyes two men. Aired: 11/19/1977

Ep 11: The Understudy

A boy befriends a couple that recently lost its young son, while a trainee schemes to steal Julie's job. Meanwhile, a bickering married couple takes the cruise and stays in separate cabins—next door to each other. Aired: 11/19/1977

Ep 12: Romance Roulette

The presence of the captain's demanding father leaves the entire crew on edge. Meanwhile, a dog traps a passenger in his cabin, and three friends reunite on board the ship and try to meet men through an unusual game. Aired: 11/26/1977

Ep 13: Dear Beverly

A famous self-help writer ignores her husband. Meanwhile, a soon-to-be-divorcee's estranged wife has a bombshell in store for him. Aired: 12/3/1977

Ep 14: Lonely at the Top

In a Christmas-themed cruise, a group of orphans and a man convicted for a crime he didn't commit are among those aboard the ship. Florence Henderson, Donna Mills and Shecky Greene guest star. Aired: 12/10/1977

Ep 6: The Old Man & The Runaway

A crotchety old man and a teenage runaway form an unlikely friendship. Aired: 12/24/1977

Ep 7: Joker Is Mild

An old friend of Julie's father turns to her for help reviving his sputtering stand-up comedy career. Aired: 12/29/1977

Ep 9: Family Reunion

A girl is attracted to a crafty purser; mishaps disrupt a honeymoon; a couple can't understand the fuss made over them. Aired: 1/7/1978

Ep 10: Isaac's Double Standard

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. Meanwhile, a divorced comedy team is too busy making jokes to admit they miss each other, and Gopher's budding romance is nearly foiled by a jewel-stealing monkey. Aired: 1/14/1978

Ep 20: Taking Sides

Couples test their marriages; an elderly man finances the cruise by cheating at cards; a woman's suitor needs to use a lovers' manual. Aired: 1/18/1978

Ep 18: Eyes of Love: Part 2

Thieves eye a honeymooning actress's gems; a man encounters his blind childhood love; a wife meets her spouse's mistress. Aired: 1/21/1978

Ep 17: Eyes of Love: Part 1

Thieves eye a honeymooning actress's gems; a man encounters his blind childhood love; a wife meets her spouse's mistress. Aired: 1/21/1978

Ep 19: The Congressman Was Indiscreet

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 chances of winning are jeopardized by her possessive boyfriend. Aired: 1/28/1978

Ep 15: The Last of the Stubings

Stubing's nephew comes on board to train to be a seaman, but doesn't quite excel at the job. Meanwhile, a man who just stole a million dollars reveals his secret to a woman—who turns out to be a cop. And, two sisters compete for the affections of the same man. Aired: 2/4/1978

Ep 16: The Inspector

The crew searches for an undercover inspector; a plain girl meets a shy man; a middle-aged man and a young girl cherish time together. Aired: 2/11/1978

Ep 22: Computerman

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. Aired: 2/13/1978

Ep 21: 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. Aired: 2/25/1978

Ep 23: Musical Cabins

A young bachelor must marry within the week in order to claim a $3 million inheritance; meanwhile, a drab widow poses as a glamorous adventuress and captures the heart of the captain. Also, a confirmed male chauvinist angers his fiancee, who finds comfort in sick bay with Doc. And, a scandal sheet reporter sets out to compile material for a sins-at-sea story. Aired: 5/6/1978

Ep 24: Crash Diet Crush

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. Aired: 5/13/1978

Ep 25: Gopher, the Rebel

Gopher's new love gets him fired; a married man traveling with his mistress sees neighbors; an executive is ordered to charm a widow. Aired: 5/20/1978

Ep 29: Man Who Loved Women

A man makes a move on three women; not knowing that they are travelling companions. Captain Stubbing's god son is taking a cruise with his wife, whom he married two years ago but his military duty kept him away. And two brothers who stage false injuries so that they can sue have targeted the cruise line. Aired: 9/30/1978

Ep 28: The Kissing Bandit

A shy young man becomes a completely different person at night; a businessman who doesn't have time for his family learns a valuable lesson; a man who believes his chances of survival are better at sea than as a witness in a gangland trial receives loving sympathy from a fellow passenger. Aired: 10/21/1978

Ep 33: Marooned: Part 2

The captain, Doc, Gopher, Julie and some guests visit an uninhabited island near Cabo San Lucas, where a nutty hermit takes them prisoner with a gun. Meanwhile, a hurricane bears down on the island. Gopher drives everyone crazy as he anxiously awaits his upcoming vacation. Aired: 9/16/1978

Ep 32: Marooned: Part 1

The captain, Doc, Gopher, Julie and some guests visit an uninhabited island near Cabo San Lucas, where a nutty hermit takes them prisoner with a gun. Meanwhile, a hurricane bears down on the island. Gopher drives everyone crazy as he anxiously awaits his upcoming vacation. Aired: 9/16/1978

Ep 30: Rocky

Julie's parents arrive on board the Pacific Princess and announce their plans to divorce; an author of morally uplifting pamphlets and a prim censor fall in love while sharing a cabin; a young girl's tomboy image falters after she receives her first kiss. Aired: 9/23/1978

Ep 26: Where Is It Written?

Captain Stubing's Uncle Cyrus uses every trick in his devious mind to get Julie alone, until her "Aunt Phoebe" intervenes; a desperate businessman uses his daughter as bait to close a deal; the neglected wife of a publisher romances a novelist, hoping it will give him the inspiration for the final chapter of his book. Aired: 10/14/1978

Ep 36: Ship of Ghouls

A magician keeps his engagement secret in order to dazzle female audiences, while his neglected fiancee turns to Captain Stubing for comfort; Doc and Gopher pursue a model who is afraid to face people after a recent accident; a boy with a habit of lying can't get anyone to help during a real time of need. Aired: 10/28/1978

Ep 35: Chubs

A ghost experiences jealousy as his mission to find his wife a new husband appears to be succeeding. Meanwhile, an overprotective Gopher mistakenly entrusts his kid sister to Doc to stave off the ship's wolves, not realizing that she's all grown up. And, a long-divorced couple is accidentally trapped in an isolated cabin. Aired: 11/11/1978

Ep 38: Her Own Two Feet

Crew members make a valiant effort to keep six stowaways a secret from Capt. Stubing; meanwhile, a church member disapproves of her minister's new romance, and a nearly blind woman refuses to admit her problem until Doc intercedes. Aired: 11/18/1978

Ep 39: Heads or Tails

Two passengers place a bet on who can win Julie's affections first. A son who loves his parents is shocked when he discovers his fiance doesn't. A stumbling passenger tries to work up the nerve to ask out a famous movie star, but his shyness keeps creating more problems. Aired: 11/25/1978

Ep 34: The Folks From Home

Doc must perform a risky operation after an accident; one of the ship's laborers is recruited to replace a missing dignitary; a bitterly divorced man has it in for his ex-wife's attorney. Aired: 12/2/1978

Ep 31: The Isosceles Triangle

A beauty can't choose between Captain Stubing and Doc; a man and his wife return to the ship with an orphaned boy; a hospital executive falls for a seemingly successful businessman. Aired: 12/9/1978

Ep 37: Julie Falls Hard

Julie falls hard for widower Jack Chenault, who lives in Alaska with his two daughters, Courtney and Amy. Julie wants to marry Jack and start a family, but not at the same time. Aired: 12/16/1978

Ep 43: Second Time Around

A psychiatrist who advocates open marriage puts his theory—and wife—to the test; a woman gets cold feet about a reunion with her former sweetheart; Doc's ex-wife tries to make him jealous by boarding with her fiance. Aired: 1/13/1979

Ep 27: Home Sweet Home

Gopher quits his job to manage a new hotel; a wealthy eccentric widow books a five-year passage and begins meddling in the crew members' lives; a magician tries to avoid his assistant by sending his brother to perform in his place. Aired: 1/20/1979

Ep 42: Second Chance

A father takes too much of a liking to his son's new girlfriend. Meanwhile, a bachelor is terrified at the idea of marrying his gung-ho girlfriend, and the crew gives a troubled teen a chance at rehabilitation. Aired: 1/27/1979

Ep 41: Disco Baby: Part 2

Julie's high-school class holds its 10-year reunion on board the Pacific Princess. Aired: 2/3/1979

Ep 40: Disco Baby: Part 1

Julie's high-school class holds its 10-year reunion on board the Pacific Princess. Aired: 2/3/1979

Ep 44: Dream Boat

Stubing is considered for a prestigious command. Meanwhile, a woman makes a date with a friend's fiance, and an ex-surgeon criticizes Doc's practice. Aired: 2/10/1979

Ep 46: The Decision

Isaac loves a girl considering marriage. Meanwhile, a heiress thinks men just want her money, and a dog rejects its mistress' suitor. Aired: 2/24/1979

Ep 45: Funny Valentine

A fortune-teller takes a shine to Captain Stubing, Gopher helps a shy woman find romance and a couple eloping from a nursing home are pursued by their over-protective children. Aired: 3/3/1979

Ep 47: Ages of Man

Julie tries gently to discourage a teenage admirer. Meanwhile, a family feud threatens a union settlement, and Stubing's anniversary gift is wrecked. Aired: 3/10/1979

Ep 49: Murder on the High Seas

A rock singer wants to change his act after meeting a girl. Meanwhile, Doc helps a husband express his love, and the crew overhears mystery writers. Aired: 3/17/1979

Ep 48: Super Mom

A husband feels neglected; a woman meets a beau she thought was killed in battle; April returns to learn Julie's job. Aired: 5/5/1979

Ep 50: Third Wheel

Gopher unintentionally hurts his father. Meanwhile, a woman whose children are grown learns she is pregnant, while another woman wins her stepdaughters' love. Aired: 5/12/1979

Ep 54: Carol & Doug's Story: Part 2

A wedding cruise to Alaska brings love and conflicts to both the guests and Julie. Lorne Greene and Mark Harmon guest star. Aired: 9/15/1979

Ep 53: Carol & Doug's Story: Part 1

A wedding cruise to Alaska brings love and conflicts to both the guests and Julie. Lorne Greene and Mark Harmon guest star. Aired: 9/15/1979

Ep 52: Going My Way?

A woman doctor treats flu-stricken Doc. Meanwhile, a woman sees her former ballet partner, and a jilted girl invites a cab driver to sail with her. Aired: 9/29/1979

Ep 55: The Audit Couple

An auditor falls for Stubing. Meanwhile, a TV actress asks Doc's help in hiding from a reporter, and a wife's old boyfriend reappears. Aired: 10/6/1979

Ep 56: Crew Confessions

Isaac shocks the crew when he writes about them in a tell-all novel; a celebrity lookalike tries to convince a newfound romance that he isn't who she thinks he is; a reunited husband and wife share a deep secret. Aired: 10/20/1979

Ep 58: A New Woman

Vicki runs away; a woman rejects a suitor and falls for Doc; two people who once served on a deadlocked jury clash. Aired: 11/3/1979

Ep 57: Brotherhood of the Sea

The crew distracts Julie from a planned surprise; a wife finds a romantic letter; a father pressures his athlete daughter. Aired: 11/17/1979

Ep 51: They Tried to Tell Us We're Too Young

To avoid marriage, a man tells his girlfriend he's dying. Meanwhile, Stubing's old flame returns, and teenage lovers want the honeymoon suite. Aired: 11/24/1979

Ep 59: The Next Step

A scientist researches romantic reactions; an out-of-work football player finds a new career; a woman nearing 40 hunts for a husband. Aired: 12/1/1979

Ep 60: Doc's 'ex' Change

Doc's ex-wife says they are still wed. Meanwhile, a man finds $2,000 in a borrowed jacket, and a widow meets her son's teacher. Aired: 12/15/1979

Ep 62: Happy Ending

April returns with her fiance; two writers decide to finish their marriage with their script; a girl unknowingly befriends her father. Aired: 1/12/1980

Ep 63: Rent a Romeo

Doc wants his new love's sister out of the way; a boy plans to reunite his divorced parents; a wife pampers her heart-patient husband. Aired: 1/26/1980

Ep 61: Captain's Ne'er Do Well Brother

Stubing's slick brother boards; a woman picks a father for her baby; a widow compares a man with her late spouse. Aired: 2/2/1980

Ep 65: Tres Amigos

Julie advises a shy friend; Vicki and a boy hide a stowaway; a man warns the crew to leave his wife alone. Aired: 3/15/1980

Ep 66: The High Cost of Loving

Vicki falls for a singer; a clumsy woman disrupts the ship; two girls test a wealthy man's vow never to fall in love again. Aired: 4/5/1980

Ep 64: Invisible Maniac

Isaac helps a friend make her husband jealous; a couple considers marriage; a long-married couple tries a new lifestyle. Aired: 4/19/1980

Ep 71: The Promoter: Part 2

A "Marriage-A-Thon" cruise has 25 engaged couples competing for prizes before a mass wedding. Aired: 11/1/1980

Ep 70: The Promoter: Part 1

A "Marriage-A-Thon" cruise has 25 engaged couples competing for prizes before a mass wedding. Aired: 11/1/1980

Ep 69: Mallory Quest: Part 2

A mystery writer searches for a lost nephew; Stubing is offered a New York job; Julie becomes a jealous wife's target. Aired: 11/15/1980

Ep 68: Mallory Quest: Part 1

A mystery writer searches for a lost nephew; Stubing is offered a New York job; Julie becomes a jealous wife's target. Aired: 11/15/1980

Ep 67: Tell Her She's Great

Isaac tries to cheer up his aunt; families play matchmakers for their children; a baby cries when his mother meets men. Aired: 11/29/1980

Ep 72: Captain's Triangle

A married old flame pursues Stubing; a model pretends to be wed; a science-fiction buff thinks a librarian is an alien. Aired: 12/13/1980

Ep 75: Isaac's Teacher

Isaac hides from his high-school teacher; a man tries to please his seal; a wife who thinks she's dying wants to choose her successor. Aired: 1/10/1981

Ep 73: The Trigamist

Vicki sees green when her father falls for a beautiful woman; a judge finds herself attracted to a man she placed on probation for being married to three women at the same time. Aired: 1/17/1981

Ep 74: Gopher's Bride

Gopher and Doc battle for the affections of a gorgeous pen pal; a couple drift apart over work habits; a woman refuses to share quarters with her boyfriend. Aired: 1/24/1981

Ep 76: Mind My Wife

A friend's wife makes passes at Doc; a man records his friend's romances; an engaged woman meets an old school chum. Aired: 1/31/1981

Ep 77: Bugged

A girl refuses to wear clothes; a blind woman thinks a man's attention is pity; a divorced man thinks his cabin is wiretapped. Aired: 2/21/1981

Ep 79: Hometown Doc

Isaac's criminal uncle arrives; Doc worries about a doctor's career decision; a proper woman meets her daughter's beau. Aired: 2/28/1981

Ep 78: Sally's Paradise

Gopher meets a lady customs agent; a widow tries to cool her son's romance; the boutique manager deals with three fiances. Aired: 3/7/1981

Ep 80: Two for Julie

Stubing's aunt wants to take Vicki; a jealous lover targets Doc; two passengers compete for Julie. Aired: 3/14/1981

Ep 81: Love With a Skinny Stranger

Stubing's friend teaches Vicki gambling; a man's weight loss doesn't help his love life; a gang of bank robbers reunites. Aired: 4/11/1981

Ep 83: Tony and Julie

Julie falls for a veterinarian; a divorced couple must share quarters; Vicki is offered a part in a TV series. Aired: 5/16/1981

Ep 88: Isaac the Marriage Counselor

A teacher moonlights as an exotic dancer; Isaac's romantic advice backfires; a jewel thief meets a like-minded woman. Aired: 10/24/1981

Ep 90: Take a Letter Vicky

A woman falls for a man's claim of a year of celibacy; a woman's bridge partners hinder her romance; Stubing makes Vicki his secretary. Aired: 10/31/1981

Ep 89: Country Cousins Blues

Gopher finds a huge sum of money; a folk singer meets a politician from her past; a man tampers with his daughter's love life. Aired: 10/31/1981

Ep 86: Chef

Stubing's friend tries to cheer a former lover; the chef quits; an investigator (Bernie Kopell) probes a jewel theft. Aired: 11/7/1981

Ep 85: The Lady From Laramie

A woman falls for a paid escort; Gopher learns about a ghost aboard; Vicki aims for sophistication to attract a boy. Aired: 11/14/1981

Ep 87: Love, Honor and Obey

A widow plays matchmaker for her sister; Isaac's dental filling receives transmissions; a couple's vow stops at "obey." Aired: 11/28/1981

Ep 91: Good Neighbors

Stubing fears a portrait will be too revealing; a woman won't become involved with her neighbor; a new groom sees a face from his past. Aired: 1/9/1982

Ep 92: I Don't Play Anymore

Gopher thinks he recognizes a woman; a pianist debates ending his retirement; a man tries to claim workers' compensation for insanity. Aired: 1/23/1982

Ep 93: Green, But Not Jolly

A man insists a woman is his reincarnated wife; Julie's hair causes her headaches; a man discovers a secret. Aired: 1/30/1982

Ep 84: The Return of the Captains Lady

Stubing hears about a former love; a man wants to leave his companion aboard; a man claims he was attacked. Aired: 2/6/1982

Ep 96: His Girls Friday

A man offers the crew $10,000 to find him a wife; a girl must confront her former love; a man tries to dump his assistant for a blonde. Aired: 2/13/1982

Ep 97: New York A.C.

Three men plan to avoid love; Stubing changes his behavior; a married man's mistress takes a stand. Aired: 2/15/1982

Ep 94: Isaac Gets Physical

The company doctor eyes Isaac; a mother and daughter want the same man; a man tries to pawn off his boring fiancee. Aired: 3/20/1982

Ep 95: Burl of My Dreams

Vicki is infatuated with Gopher; a publisher falls for an author's niece; two passengers try to cheat each other in a treasure hunt. Aired: 3/27/1982

Ep 98: Pal-I-Mony-O-Mine

A companion befriends a doctor's ex-girlfriend; Gopher falls for a former teacher; a father learns a lesson. Aired: 4/10/1982

Ep 99: Mothers Don't Do That

The crew thinks a bride wants her groom dead; a boy learns a secret from his past; a woman boards to meet her pen pal. Aired: 5/15/1982