The Love Boat (1977–1987)
15 Sep. 1979Alaska Wedding Cruise: Buddy and Portia's Story/Julie's Story/Carol and Doug's Story/Peter and Alicia's Story: Part 1
The Alaskan wedding of Doug and Carol causes problems between their families. Doug's old beau Natalie still loves him. Marv Prine pursues Julie, who hopes to reconnect with her old love Jack Chenault. Alicia Bradbury faces bankruptcy.
15 Sep. 1979Alaska Wedding Cruise: Buddy and Portia's Story/Julie's Story/Carol and Doug's Story/Peter and Alicia's Story: Part 2
Buddy and Portia reach a major decision. Julie finds her lost love Jack. Doug and Carol's wedding is endangered by Natalie's interference and Alicia's impending bankruptcy.
22 Sep. 1979The Grass Is Always Greener/Three Stages of Love/Oldies But Goodies
Julie envies her friend Tina, who gave up a career for marriage. Mike annoys his girlfriend Robin with constant talk about love's stages. A romance between seniors Nora and Phillip is disrupted by her flighty daughter and his stuffy valet.
29 Sep. 1979Going My Way/Dance with Me/Doc, Be Patient
Free spirit Suzy invites cab driver Mickey to go with her on a cruise; former dancer Marcy meddles in the affairs of her ex-partner Will, which upsets his current partner Joanna; ailing Adam is a tough patient for Doctor Emily Bradford.
6 Oct. 1979The Scoop/The Audit Couple/My Boyfriend's Back
Uptight IRS agent Viola Penny audits Stubing, who tries to get her to loosen up. A tabloid reporter trails a female celebrity because he thinks she's meeting a secret lover. A honeymooner discovers her ex is on the ship and wants her back.
13 Oct. 1979Gopher's Greatest Hits/The Vacation/One Rose a Day
Julie recruits Gopher to replace a lounge performer, but will people take him seriously? Sisters Joan and Olivia are joined by Joan's stuffy husband Byron. Widow Janet gets a surprise from her florist Henry.
20 Oct. 1979The Reunion/Haven't I Seen You?/Crew Confessions
Shoe salesman Herb resembles a TV star and denies it until attractive Marla hits on him. Laurette and husband Gilbert were separated in World War 2, but now reunite. Isaac's creative writing angers his friends by exposing their flaws.
27 Oct. 1979Play by Play/Cindy/What's a Brother For?
A woman with a stepmother and two stepsisters gets a chance to shine thanks to Gopher. A sportscaster woman gets surprised by her sexist TV partner and challenges him to a contest. A man with his handicapped brother meets a beautiful woman.
3 Nov. 1979Trial Romance/Never Say Goodbye/A New Woman
Two opposing members of a hung jury meet up. Merrill's estranged daughter Vicki runs away from home to be with him. Julie plays matchmaker for Barney Briscoe and Rose Kennycott, but he thinks Julie is after him.
10 Nov. 1979The Love Lamp Is Lit/Critical Success/Rent a Family/Take My Boyfriend, Please/The Man in Her Life: Part 1
The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders are among those on board for a charity cruise to benefit an orphanage. Show business legend Stella Logan (Ginger Rogers) rebuffs her ex-fiancé Elliott Norman (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.), a tough theatre critic who has written a play for her and wants her to critique it but is afraid she'll reject it, due to his past treatment of her when they broke up. Divorcing Lou and Nora Hayman (Larry Linville and Gunilla Hutton) plot to steal fifty thousand dollars in gems that are hidden in a lamp, which is making the rounds of the crew members. Helen Ames (Dina Merrill) thinks that her daughter Wendy (Gaye Carter), a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, is trying to ...
10 Nov. 1979The Love Lamp Is Lit/Critical Success/Rent a Family/Take My Boyfriend, Please/The Man in Her Life: Part 2
Stacy regrets avoiding Mark. Lou and Nora look for the diamonds. Helen thinks Bill is interested in her daughter Wendy. Paul regrets fooling his boss with a fake family when he falls for a cheerleader. Elliot and Stella continue to bicker.
17 Nov. 1979The Brotherhood of the Sea/Letter to Babycakes/Daddy's Pride
The guys deceive Julie in elaborate fashion to plan her birthday surprise. Rich adulterer Bart uses his assistant Wally to cover for him. Olympic hopeful Penny Barrett would rather hang with a male teenager than practice in the gym.
24 Nov. 1979Not Now, I'm Dying/Too Young to Love/Eleanor's Return
Doc's friend Lucy's boyfriend Peter fakes an illness to avoid marrying her. Stubing hopes to reunite with ex-flame Eleanor, and recruits Gopher to keep teenage lovers Terry and Monica apart and appease a cruise line VIP.
1 Dec. 1979The Stimulation of Stephanie/Life Begins at 40/The Next Step
A professor's assistant is in love with him but he hasn't a clue; a pro football player has to accept the fact he can't play any longer; a woman comes on board determined to marry the first man who says yes.
8 Dec. 1979The Harder They Fall/The Spider Serenade/Next Door Wife
Gopher dates passenger Claire Dalrymple, who tells him she's separated. Carol Hanson tries to pry her ex-husband Chet away from his girlfriend Kim by rooming next door. Ex-boxers Ed Taylor and Jack McTigue renew their decades-old rivalry.
15 Dec. 1979Making the Grade/The Gift/Doc's 'Ex' Change
Bricker discovers he is still married to one of his ex-wives; a financially troubled couple find an envelope filled with cash; A boy is excited about the cruise until his teacher comes on board and romances his mother
12 Jan. 1980April's Love/We Three/Happy Ending
April Lopez (Charo) comes back on board, this time with her manager and fiancé (Forrest Tucker), a man twice her age; a bickering married couple (Don Adams and Juliet Mills) struggle to finish their screenplay; an adopted daughter (Laurie Walters) wants to learn the identity of her birth father (Ross Martin).
19 Jan. 1980Kinfolk/Sis & the Slicker/Moonlight & Moonshine/Too Close for Comfort/The Affair: Part 1
Singer Danny tries to impress record producer Steve. Steve falls for Danny's engaged sister Kitty. Brenda pictures the Scofield family as characters for her book. The male crew bunks with Merrill. Two marriages are at risk due to adultery.
19 Jan. 1980Kinfolk/Sis & the Slicker/Moonlight & Moonshine/Too Close for Comfort/The Affair: Part 2
Merrill is annoyed with his roommates. Kitty breaks her engagement to Elmer for Steve. Brenda lies to the Grandpa Scofield to make him open up. Maura and Dave know about their spouses' affair.
26 Jan. 1980Rent a Romeo/Matchmaker, Matchmaker/Y' Gotta Have Heart
Doc matches playboy Rod Baylor with Carol Holtham so he can be with her sister Sherry. Jim Hopkins tries to reunite his divorced parents Andy and Evelyn. Heart surgery patient Harvey Cronkle's pushy wife Sara won't let him have fun.
2 Feb. 1980The Remake/The Perfect Match/The Captain's Ne'er Do Well Brother
The Captain's brother comes on board and immediately starts mooching off him; Julie's widow aunt thinks she's met the reincarnation of her husband; a woman is looking for the perfect man to be the father of her child - but not her husband.
9 Feb. 1980Not So Fast, Gopher/Haven't We Met Before?/Foreign Exchange
Gopher's mom Roz seems too cheerful for a new widow. Waiter Paul Stockwood lies to Leila Stanhope about his identity to impress her. Asian comic Jimmy Kim's act offends reporter Kendall Park, who is writing an article about him.
1 Mar. 1980Another Time, Another Place/Doctor Who/Gopher's Engagement
A man (Dennis Morgan) causes a crisis of faith for an old flame (Jane Wyman), who has become a nun. A woman (Phyllis Davis) pursues a shy astronomer (Arte Johnson), thinking he is a famous sex therapist (Bert Parks) traveling incognito. Celia Elliot's (Maureen McCormick) pushy mom (Audrey Meadows) nags her to find a rich husband.
15 Mar. 1980Dumb Luck/Tres Amigos/Hey, Jealous Lover
An overprotective husband (James Gregory) thinks every man on board is after his wife (Jayne Meadows); Vicki (Jill Whelan) and a young passenger (Ronnie Scribner) make friends with a boy (Tony Ramirez), who's a stowaway; Julie's (Lauren Tewes) brilliant professor friend (Shelley Hack), a former high school friend, plays dumb to meet men, only to have the man she likes (Kevin Tighe) reject her for not being smart enough.
29 Mar. 1980Celebration/Captain Papa/Honeymoon Pressure
Gordon Layton (Noah Beery Jr.) gets carried away trying to lavish gifts on his wife Betty (Alice Faye), as she recovers from surgery. Captain Stubing (Gavin MacLeod) and Vicki (Jill Whelan) meet with a child services worker (Lois Nettleton), who would recommend if he gets full custody of Vicki. A honeymoon is disrupted, when the bride's (Eve Plumb) bodyguards (Norman Alden and Richard Bakalyan) unnerves the groom (Sal Viscuso).
5 Apr. 1980Vicki's First Love/The High Cost of Loving/Accident Prone
Vicki develops a crush on a rock star; a man in a cast from a traffic accident runs into the woman who had hit him; a man paying high alimony tries to avoid every woman he meets.
19 Apr. 1980Invisible Maniac/September Song/Peekaboo
Isaac finds a former school friend is trying to use him to make her husband jealous/Cathy's concern is getting in the way of committing to Tom/Fay Piermont wants to liven up her marriage.
3 May 1980No Girls for Doc/Marriage of Convenience/The Caller/The Witness
The male crew members challenge Doc to a bet after he swears off women. A widow must make a decision about her friend's mystery caller. A man falls for the young woman in his protective custody.