The Love Boat (TV Series 1977–1987) Poster



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The Love Boat (1976) (TV Movie)
The Love Boat II (1977) (TV Movie)

Followed by 

Love Boat: The Next Wave (1998) (TV Series)

Version of 

Todos a bordo (1995) (TV Movie)
Tha se do sto ploio (2000) (TV Series)

Edited into 

Intrepid (2000)


Carry On Cruising (1962)
Similar story concept set on a Cruise Ship

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: The Rolling Stones (1978) (TV Episode)
referenced by Desi Arnaz Jr in Shiller's Reel
All-Star Family Feud Special (1978) (TV Series)
Charlie's Angels: Love Boat Angels (1979) (TV Episode)
Captain Stubing, Julie, Doc, Gopher, & Isaac are all cross-over characters from the show.
Sneak Previews: Take 2: Going to the Movies (1980) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel says that Paula Prentiss in "The Black Marble" (1980) seems to think she is doing a segment from this TV series.
Murder Can Hurt You! (1980) (TV Movie)
The "Love Boat" ship appears, along with its musical theme
One-Trick Pony (1980)
Near the end, Marion (Blair Brown) mentions to Jonah (Paul Simon) when he enters that their son Matty wanted to stay up to see this show.
9 to 5 (1980)
Mrs. Hart tells Frank that the cruise they're going to take looks just like The Love Boat.
Saturday Night Live: Deborah Harry/Funky 4 + 1 More (1981) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Valley Girls sketch
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Richard Benjamin/Garry Shandling/Jan Stephenson (1981) (TV Episode)
Jan Stephenson says she may appear on the series later in the year
Diff'rent Strokes: The Ancestors (1981) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Willis.
El crack (1981)
Late afternoon schedule shown on TV screen, consistent with real Saturday 20 December 1980 TVE program.
Saturday Night Live: Jr. Walker & the All-Stars (1981) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during 'Same'.
Hart to Hart: Getting Aweigh with Murder (1981) (TV Episode)
The sets for the cruise ship are in fact the regular Love Boat sets.
WKRP in Cincinnati: Love, Exciting and New (1982) (TV Episode)
Title reference (to the The Love Boat's theme song).
Gimme a Break!: Julie's First Love (1982) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
La próxima estación (1982)
The series is mentioned in a conversation
Dynasty: The Fragment (1982) (TV Episode)
Alexis is watching the show
Saturday Night Live: Daniel J. Travanti/John Cougar (1982) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on SNL Newsbreak.
Boem-Boem (1982) (TV Movie)
Theme song sung by Walter while on board the Titania
Saturday Night Live: Danny DeVito/Sparks (1982) (TV Episode)
Lou Grant mentions Murray, meaning Gavin Macleod, and Brian Doyle-Murray answers his show got picked up while Lou's didn't.
Raw Force (1982)
mentioned by name
Saturday Night Live: Ron Howard/The Clash (1982) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Mary Gross during SNL News
Silver Spoons: The Great Computer Caper (1982) (TV Episode)
Ricky tells Captain Stark that he's seen every episode
Saturday Night Live: Bruce Dern/Leon Redbone (1983) (TV Episode)
Referenced on Saturday Night News
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: David Steinberg/Mary Frann/Emmanuel Lewis (1983) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Emmanuel Lewis as one of his favorite shows
Going Berserk (1983)
In the 'Blue Lagoon' spoof, John says 'It's like the cast and crew of the Lova Boat are there laughing at me."
Diff'rent Strokes: The Goat (1983) (TV Episode)
Arnold refers to himself as the love boat
Silver Spoons: Mr. President (1983) (TV Episode)
In Ricky's daydream, the Russians capture the Love Boat
Mama's Family: No Room at the Inn (1984) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Mama.
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Mr. T (1984) (TV Special)
Title mentioned by Red Buttons and Gavin Macleod
Night Court: The Birthday Visitor (1985) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Charles in Charge: Jill's Decision (1985) (TV Episode)
Buddy sings part of the theme song.
Murder, She Wrote: My Johnny Lies Over the Ocean (1985) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Phoebe.
Magnum, P.I.: The Love-for-Sale Boat (1985) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Night of 100 Stars II (1985) (TV Special)
Part of the "TV Stars" segment
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Charles Grodin/Kevin Nealon/Linda Thorson (1985) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the monologue and in the segment on demands in the writers' strike
Just One of the Guys (1985)
Denise mentions the show when talking about her plans for the evening
Summer Rental (1985)
Scully and Jack sing the main theme from this television series.
The A-Team: Where Is the Monster When You Need Him? (1985) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jenny.
The Twilight Zone: If She Dies/Ye Gods (1985) (TV Episode)
Peter jokes that Todd has missed the Love Boat.
Growing Pains: Mike's Madonna Story (1985) (TV Episode)
Maggie says she wants to stay home and watch The Love Boat.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Robert Blake/David Horowitz/Eura Irwin (1985) (TV Episode)
Johnny presents a scenario for the series in the laugh track segment
Growing Pains: The Anniversary That Never Was (1986) (TV Episode)
Mike: "The Love Boat's in."
Saturday Night Live: Jimmy Breslin and Marvin Hagler/Level 42/E.G. Daily (1986) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on Weekend Update
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Charles Grodin/Dom Irrera/Tommy Walton (1986) (TV Episode)
Johnny mentions Doc and Gopher in the monologue
Designing Women: Julia's Son (1986) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Alan Thicke/Rosanna Arquette/Oprah Winfrey (1986) (TV Episode)
Alan Thicke recalls his three appearances on the series
Mama's Family: The Love Letter (1986) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Bubba.
ALF: On the Road Again (1986) (TV Episode)
Willie: "'Love Boat''s Bernie Koppell is playing Hamlet."
Mama's Family: Fly Naomi (1986) (TV Episode)
Mama tells Naomi that she wants a tropical drink like the ones served on "The Love Boat"
All American High (1986)
Lisa refers to Julie McCoy and The Love Boat (1977).
Silver Spoons: Edward Creates a Monster (1987) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Rick
The Golden Girls: Long Day's Journey Into Marinara (1987) (TV Episode)
Show is mentioned by name.
Kate & Allie: Louis in Love (1987) (TV Episode)
This show is referred to by name.
Silver Spoons: Thoroughly Modern Mildred (1987) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mildred
Charles in Charge: The Case of the Mock Turtle Mystery (1987) (TV Episode)
Charles mentions this show by name.
DuckTales: Bermuda Triangle Tangle (1987) (TV Episode)
Scrooge laments, "Why couldn't it have happened to the Love Boat?"
Designing Women: Cruising (1987) (TV Episode)
Anthony sings the theme song.
The Charmings: Lillian Loses Her Powers (1987) (TV Episode)
Bernie Kopell appears in this episode and many references are made to his "Love Boat" character.
Who's the Boss?: Just Mona and Me (1987) (TV Episode)
Tony sings the theme and then says: I wonder what Gavin MacLeod would do.
*batteries not included (1987)
Mentioned by Faye
Not Necessarily the News: Not Necessarily the Year in Review 1988 (1989) (TV Episode)
Referenced in a story about actors-turned-politicians.
Mama's Family: Very Dirty Dancing (1989) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Mama Harper
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Fugitive Alien (1989) (TV Episode)
Servo: "What about Gopher from 'The Love Boat'?"
The Golden Girls: Valentine's Day (1989) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Murphy Brown: Soul Man (1989) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Murphy
Troop Beverly Hills (1989)
Referenced by Ted McGinley
Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals! (1989) (Video Game)
One of the possible answers to the question "What TV show featured an appearance by Richard Nixon?" in the age verification test is "A special 2-hour Love Boat".
Growing Pains: The Looooove Boat: Part 1 (1989) (TV Episode)
title reference
Growing Pains: The Looooove Boat: Part 2 (1989) (TV Episode)
title reference
Going Overboard (1989)
Tagline: 'The Love Boat' was never quite like this.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Legend of Dinosaurs (1989) (TV Episode)
Servo (singing): "The Lava Boat"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Jack Lemmon/Steven Wright (1989) (TV Episode)
Johnny mentions Gopher and Captain Stubing in the monologue
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Untamed Youth (1990) (TV Episode)
"Greg Brady couldn't get a suite on the Love Boat"
The Golden Girls: Sisters and Other Strangers (1990) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
The Earth Day Special (1990) (TV Special)
Vic's buddys mention Gopher from Love Boat
Northern Exposure: Dreams, Schemes and Putting Greens (1990) (TV Episode)
discussed by Ed and Joel
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: The Fresh Prince Project (1990) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Will.
Repossessed (1990)
TV station head Tortostein mentions the show.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures: One Sweet and Sour Chinese Adventure to Go (1990) (TV Episode)
Bill and Ted compare Marco Polo's ship to the Love Boat.
Acropolis Now: Shakespeare Was a Greek (1990) (TV Episode)
Jim thinks Nicholas Bell is Captain Stubing.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Catalina Caper (1990) (TV Episode)
Servo: Love, exciting and new.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Godzilla vs. Megalon (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Destroy the Love Boat! Kill Gavin McLeod!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "They're washed up, and they didn't even have to do 'Love Boat.'"
Dallas: Smooth Operator (1991) (TV Episode)
Referring to the network executives, John says to Bobby, "Not one of these guys can remember anything since before The Love Boat (1977)."
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Love at First Fight (1991) (TV Episode)
Will sings the theme.
Tiny Toon Adventures: No Toon Is an Island (1991) (TV Episode)
Buster says, "Well, it's not the Love Boat!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Stranded in Space (1991) (TV Episode)
"card collection"
Showbiz Today: Episode dated 8 August 1991 (1991) (TV Episode)
this show featured a Love Boat reunion
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mighty Jack (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "'Love Boat 2000,' starring Admiral Gavin McCloud"
Ricochet (1991)
mentioned in film
Saved by the Bell: Palm Springs Weekend: Part 1 (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Zack.
Wayne's World (1992)
Motormouth: Episode #4.25 (1992) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Juliet Nichols.
Married... with Children: The Goodbye Girl (1992) (TV Episode)
Kids think Jefferson was on the show.
Cheers: Bar Wars VI: This Time It's for Real (1992) (TV Episode)
Cliff mentions the show by name.
Hi Honey, I'm Home: Elaine Takes a Wife (1992) (TV Episode)
Mary Tyler Moore's Georgette says that "Murray became captain of a cruise ship."
One Night Stand: Command Performance: Ellen DeGeneres (1992) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned.
Married... with Children: Kelly Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1992) (TV Episode)
When taking photos of Kelly at work Jefferson says: "You think if I was really that good-looking guy from 'The Love Boat' I'd be doing this?"
Herman's Head: The One Where They Go on the Love Boat (1992) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Day the Earth Froze (1993) (TV Episode)
Tom (singing): "Lemminkainen Boat, exciting and new"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: 'Manos' the Hands of Fate (1993) (TV Episode)
Tom (speaking with the same inflection as The Love Boat announcer): "The Love Vigilanties."
Beavis and Butt-Head: At the Sideshow (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Life with Mikey (1993)
Mikey tells that he also played a part in Love Boat
Family Dog: Family Dog Goes Homeless (1993) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Operation Double 007 (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: The lust boat.
Demolition Man (1993)
Opening theme is played when John Spartan and Lenina Huxley are about to have "sex"
Animaniacs: You Risk Your Life/I Got Yer Can/Jockey for Position (1993) (TV Episode)
Candie's prize on "The New Game Show" is the Love Boat.
Animaniacs: Moby or Not Moby/Mesozoic Mindy/The Good, the Boo and the Ugly (1993) (TV Episode)
Yakko says, "So, this is the Love Boat!"
Animaniacs: Cartoons in Wakko's Body/Noah's Lark/The Big Kiss/Hiccup (1993) (TV Episode)
The narrator refers to the ark as "The Love Ark."
The Nanny: My Fair Nanny (1993) (TV Episode)
C.C. mentions the character, Captain Stubing.
Code... Death: Frontera Sur (1993)
Eagle's line "Who do you think you are, the captain of the Love Boat?"
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
On the street in Los Angeles, Averman claims to spot "the captain from 'The Love Boat.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Colossus and the Headhunters (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike: "I want to talk to Julie, our cruise director."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bloodlust! (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: Let's check out the Leo deck and see what Isaac is doing.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Code Name: Diamond Head (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Why, hello, Captain Stubing."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Sword and the Dragon (1994) (TV Episode)
"Hi, I'm Julie your cruise director
Full House: Under the Influence (1994) (TV Episode)
At college parties, Danny used to tell high school girls that he created The Love Boat (1977).
Roundhouse: Love (1994) (TV Episode)
Referenced as "I'm fond of you but I'm not quite ready for a commitment boat"
Get Smart: Wurst Enemies (1995) (TV Episode)
Siegfried's daughter says her father used to tell her he was a doctor on a cruise ship - the very role Kopell played on "Love Boat."
From the Journals of Jean Seberg (1995)
Seberg mentions it as an outlet for aging actors
Beavis and Butt-Head: Patsies (1995) (TV Episode)
Beavis mentions this show.
Roseanne: Shower the People You Love with Stuff (1995) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by DJ.
Animaniacs: A Hard Day's Warners/Gimme a Break/Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation (1995) (TV Episode)
Slappy asks the boat captain if his name is "Hook, Kirk, Courageous, Bligh, or Stubing."
Saturday Night Live: Chevy Chase/Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories (1995) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Weekend Update
Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
Mentioned in dialogue
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Balloon (1995) (TV Episode)
Florence Henderson tells Caroline that she hugged the rails for three days when she once did an episode of "Love Boat".
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: R.J.'s Handicap (1995) (TV Episode)
Rachel refers to the series.
For a Few Lousy Dollars (1995)
mentioned in dialogue
High Society: We Ought to Be in Pictures (1995) (TV Episode)
Peter mentions the show.
Married... with Children: The Joke's on Al (1996) (TV Episode)
Gary is also misidentified as Isaac the bartender.
The Pest (1997)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Thing That Couldn't Die (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: "There's something Vicki-from-'The Love Boat'-esque about her."
Beverly Hills, 90210: A Ripe Young Age (1997) (TV Episode)
Rob mentions the series
McHale's Navy (1997)
The Nanny: The Heather Biblow Story (1997) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions the show by name.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Spider Invasion (1997) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Does Captain Stubing know you dress like that, Vicki?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Horror of Party Beach (1997) (TV Episode)
"[Sung.] Fear of intimacy ... exciting and new ..."
101 Dalmatians: The Series: Four Stories Up (1997) (TV Episode)
Rolly's story is a parody on this
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper: Hat Sick/Cancion De Olor/The Boo-Muda Triangle (1997) (TV Episode)
A characterization of Captain Merrill Stubing appears in "The Boo-Muda Triangle."
Beverly Hills, 90210: Pride and Prejudice (1997) (TV Episode)
Noah mentions the series
Boy Meets World: Fraternity Row (1997) (TV Episode)
Jack tells Dean Borak that Magnum Pi's most famous alumni are "The Love Boat" stars Ted Lange and Bernie Kopell.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Space Mutiny (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: Gopher, are you lost?
Battle of the Sexes (1997) (Short)
Saturday Night Live: Steve Buscemi/Third Eye Blind (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Morning Latte
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gorgo (1998) (TV Episode)
Mike mentions it, saying, "Well, we've taken out the QE2, The Bismarck and The Love Boat."
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 5 (1998) (TV Movie)
Crank caller Adam Sandler calls Conan 'Captain Stubing'
South Park: Clubhouses (1998) (TV Episode)
Mr Garrison talks to the kids about how certain episodes of this show got higher ratings than others.
Pinky and the Brain: The Pinky and the Brain Reunion Special (1998) (TV Episode)
Gavin MacLeod wears his "Love Boat" costume.
Rederiet: Det godas fiende (1998) (TV Episode)
Joker says "Yet another couple, Freja is becoming just like The Love Boat"
The Simpsons: I'm with Cupid (1999) (TV Episode)
Chief Wiggum says, "This is one 'Love Boat' that won't delight and amuse."
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Sudsy Guy (1999) (TV Episode)
Annie mentions watching an episode where Marion Ross and Tom Bosley play reunited lovers.
Family Guy: Holy Crap (1999) (TV Episode)
After Brian mentions the Old Testament story in which "God told Abraham to kill Isaac," a cutaway shows President Abraham Lincoln shooting bartender Isacc from the Television Show Love Boat.
Angel: Hero (1999) (TV Episode)
Cordelia says about the ship they want to hire: "It's not exactly The Love Boat, is it?"
That '70s Show: Parents Find Out (2000) (TV Episode)
briefly mentioned
Popular: We Are Family (2000) (TV Episode)
Erik Estrada mentions the show.
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Love Is a Many Complicated Thing (2001) (TV Episode)
Salem watches the series and the theme song is heard
Exit Wounds (2001)
The Perfect Fit (2001) (Video)
An episode of this television series is mentioned to have filmed in Panama
Saturday Night Live: Jonny Moseley/Outkast (2002) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during 'Super Buzzers'
Queer as Folk: One Degree of Brian Kinney (2002) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned.
Ghost Ship (2002)
The King of Queens: Mentalo Case (2002) (TV Episode)
Carries is speaking on the telephone to a cruise company representative about whether or not gratuities are included in a cruise package. Carrie jokes, "I'd hate to see Gopher and Isaac get stiffed." She is referring to two of the main characters on The Love Boat television series.
Degrassi: The Next Generation: White Wedding: Part 1 (2003) (TV Episode)
opening title lyrics
The Simpsons: Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington (2003) (TV Episode)
Lisa mentions "Gopher from 'Love Boat'" as an example of an entertainer serving in Congress.
Gilmore Girls: Those Are Strings, Pinocchio (2003) (TV Episode)
Lorelai sings the theme song and talks about the characters.
Gilmore Girls: The Hobbit, the Sofa, and Digger Stiles (2003) (TV Episode)
Lorelai introduces herself as "Julie, your cruise director."
Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Kelis (2004) (TV Episode)
Theme tune sung by Donatella Versage
That '70s Show: Substitute (2004) (TV Episode)
Bob says he is going to watch the show.
The 24th Day (2004)
One of the lead men mentions the Doc in The Love Boat.
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
"Love Boats" is listed in a magazine.
That '70s Show: The Seeker (2004) (TV Episode)
Jackie says that Hyde's father may be the owner of the Love Boat.
Tripping the Rift: Love Conquers All... Almost (2004) (TV Episode)
The crew of the Jupiter 42 dress up like the Love Boat crew
Peter Kay: Live at the Manchester Arena (2004) (TV Special)
Referenced by name
Duck Dodgers: The New Cadet/The Love Duck (2004) (TV Episode)
Multiple nods are made in "The Love Duck" segment
Shark Tale (2004)
Oscar says: "And why are you still living in this Love Boat?"
Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere: Episode #1.1 (2004) (TV Episode)
When wearing a sailors outfit, Max says he looks like a rent boy from the show.
The Bench: Life Before 'Seinfeld' (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Intermedio (2005)
weed is referred to as "love boat"
Veronica Mars: Ruskie Business (2005) (TV Episode)
"We're Private Investigators, not the friggin' Love Boat."
Dinner for Five: Episode #4.5 (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Whoopi: Back to Broadway - The 20th Anniversary (2005) (TV Special)
Goldberg references this in her show
That '70s Show: You're My Best Friend (2005) (TV Episode)
Kitty tells Kelso that Red is going to take her on "Love Boat" and then to "Fantasy Island".
Family Guy: Brian Goes Back to College (2005) (TV Episode)
At 80's Television Convention.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.52 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Classic TV" category
Family Guy: The Father, the Son and the Holy Fonz (2005) (TV Episode)
Captain Stubing shows up and announces he is founding a church based around himself and his show's concept.
That '70s Show: Sweet Lady (2006) (TV Episode)
Smitty (Gavin MacLeod) says "I love boats!", referrring to the series "The Love Boat" in which MacLeod played Captain Stubing.
Survivor: The First Exile (2006) (TV Episode)
BobDawg mentions the show when mocking the older men's tribe
Most Extreme Elimination Challenge: Mega-Millionaires vs. Where Are They Nows? (2006) (TV Episode)
Overflow from the Love Boat Latrene
Assume the Position with Mr. Wuhl (2006) (TV Short)
a photo of Fred Grandy as Gopher
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Title mentioned by character
Epic Movie (2007)
Stargate SG-1: Unending (2007) (TV Episode)
Mitchell says, "Like the Love Boat without the buffet and the band"
30 Rock: Fireworks (2007) (TV Episode)
Liz mentions it
Deadliest Catch: The Unforgiving Sea (2007) (TV Episode)
Greg to Regnhild: "You're an employee now, it's not The Love Boat."
The Ferryman (2007)
"It ain't the...Love Boat"
Rules of Engagement: Fix-Ups & Downs (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Crown Vic (2007) (TV Episode)
Lester says that the boat "reminds me of the Pacific Princess," aka "The Love Boat."
Tripping the Rift: Extreme Takeover (2007) (TV Episode)
Bob mentions there are drinks on the Lido Deck
Psych: Lights, Camera... Homicidio (2008) (TV Episode)
Shawn says, "I'm getting by with the Spanish I learned from Charo on 'Love Boat.'"
Waltz with Bashir (2008)
a boat is called a "little Love Boat"
The Dark Knight (2008)
"Love Boat" is the title of a newspaper article
The Suite Life on Deck: The Suite Life Sets Sail (2008) (TV Episode)
The scene in the beginning of the episode where Carey is bringing Zack and Cody is just like the opening scene on the Love Boat.
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)
mentioned by Sidney
My Name Is Earl: Nature's Game Show (2008) (TV Episode)
Randy says, "Now we can live just like 'The Love Boat.'"
The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter (2009)
Jack Jones is mentioned as being famous for singing the theme song for this series.
Naor's Friends: Passing (2009) (TV Episode)
One of the girls at the marina tells Dedi "Captain Stubing, go search for your love boat elsewhere"
Harper's Island: Whap (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Deadliest Catch: Down to the Wire (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jake Harris
Top Gear: Episode #13.6 (2009) (TV Episode)
Clarkson refer the Renault of May and Welch as "the Love Boat"
Entourage: Running on E (2009) (TV Episode)
David Schwimmer says that the new series he is offered is like Rain Man meets The Love Boat
Entourage: Berried Alive (2009) (TV Episode)
Lloyd says that he saw Drama's pilot of "The New New Love Boat"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.29 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $25,000 question
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.46 (2009) (TV Episode)
Heather Locklear lists the show among the Aaron Spelling-produced series she appeared on
Psych: You Can't Handle This Episode (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn mentions that Eve Plumb "did do three episodes of 'The Love Boat,' playing three different characters."
RuPaul's Drag Race: The Snatch Game (2010) (TV Episode)
RuPaul asks Michael Steck if he will be impersonating "Hello Dolly Carol" or "Love Boat Carol" or "raspberries?"
The Cleveland Show: Cleveland's Angels (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Jeopardy!: 2010 Tournament of Champions Finals: Game 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "1970s TV Casts"
Victorious: Wi-Fi in the Sky (2010) (TV Episode)
The pilot of the plane that Tori and Trina are flying in is named "Captain Stubing".
Dancing with the Stars: 2010 Grand Finale (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Rob Palmer and Todd McKenney after Rob dances the Samba with Alana Patience.
You Again (2010)
"the engine room to your Love Boat"
Raising Hope: Dream Hoarders (2010) (TV Episode)
Burt suggests the name "The Love Burt" for his boat.
$#*! My Dad Says: Ed Goes to Court (2011) (TV Episode)
when Ed shows up at the party in his Navy uniform, Rosemary asks why he is dressed like Captain Stubing.
Mr. Sunshine: Heather's Sister (2011) (TV Episode)
Alice's friend refers to Alonzo in his Navy uniform as Captain Stubing.
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1976 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Conan: 50,000,000 Connie Selleca Fans Can't Be Wrong (2011) (TV Episode)
Tom Hanks compairs visiting Buckingham Palace to doing the Love Boat
The Cinema Snob: Pink Flamingos (2011) (TV Episode)
"...as Egg Lady gets engaged to Captain Stubing..."
Brows Held High: The Doom Generation (2011) (TV Episode)
points out a former star as a news anchor
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.3 (2011) (TV Episode)
Gene says that Paula Prentiss plays her role in "The Black Marble" like she was on a segment of the show
The Cleveland Show: The Hurricane (2011) (TV Episode)
"Love, exciting and new..." sung
A Few Best Men (2011)
The show's theme song is performed at the wedding.
Dave's Old Porn: Chelsea Handler/The Sklar Brothers (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Chelsea Handler
Conan: Tell My Wife I Love Her, and Tell My Secret Wife I Love Her Even More (2011) (TV Episode)
Michael Moore mentiones Gopher from Love Boat
Conan: Out with the Old, in with the Hastily-Repainted Old (2012) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Chelsea Handler in clip from 'Dave's Old Porn'
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.53 (2012) (TV Episode)
Loni mentions the show by name.
The Celebrity Apprentice Australia: Run a Tight Ship (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Lauryn and Nathan when they are on their way to pick up their team's costumes.
Dancing with the Stars: Episode #12.8 (2012) (TV Episode)
In the opening segment, Daniel MacPherson suggests that Johnny Ruffo has come "straight off The Love Boat".
Black Dynamite: Panic on the Player's Ball Express or That's Influenza Sucka! (2012) (TV Episode)
One of the Isaac Washington clones is told that he looks like the butler from this series.
Argo (2012)
Referenced in a TV clip
30 Rock: Mazel Tov, Dummies! (2012) (TV Episode)
Liz as a child pretends to have a destination wedding on the Love Boat
Modern Family: New Year's Eve (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Middle: From Orson with Love (2013) (TV Episode)
Frankie uses "Julie McCoy" as Facebook alias.
Psych: Nip and Suck It (2013) (TV Episode)
Woody says that Joan "also appeared on 'The Love Boat' back when she was a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader."
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
One of the minions in the island dresses like Isaac, the bartender.
My Time with Terror with Jamie Lee Curtis (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
James & Mike Mondays: Double Dare (2013) (TV Episode)
Listed as one of the answers to the Double Dare question on the book Little Mermaid.
All American High Revisited (2014)
Lisa refers to Julie McCoy and The Love Boat (1977).
Hart of Dixie: Stuck (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Lemon Breeland.
Benny (2014) (Short)
Theme song plays in the movie
Maron: Desert Road Trip (2014) (TV Episode)
Marc asks Ted Lange if he was Isaac on "The Love Boat".
The Goldbergs: Mama Drama (2014) (TV Episode)
Barry sabotage's Murray and Pops' plan to watch the Love Boat/Fantasy Island crossover episode as payback for missing Ron Hextall's history-making goal.
Tosh.0: Redneck Rappers (2014) (TV Episode)
Tosh sings the theme song
Inspector Gadget: My Gadget Will Go On/The Gadgetator (2015) (TV Episode)
Dr. Claw calls his cruise-sub the 'Loathe Boat'
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Afterlife (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Modern Family: American Skyper (2015) (TV Episode)
Cam compares the concept of turning their new house into a bed & breakfast to the series
BoJack Horseman: Still Broken (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
RiffTrax Live: Miami Connection (2015) (Video)
Mike: "His father was on 'The Love Boat'?"
The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story (2015) (TV Movie)
Listed as a show that Aaron Spelling produced.
Wicked City: Pilot (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mallory
Wicked City: Running with the Devil (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.41 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as the TV series set on the Pacific Princess during Sally's Cash Builder round.
Castle: Mr. & Mrs. Castle (2015) (TV Episode)
The name of the bartender they interview is "Isaac", the same as the bartender character on The Love Boat.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #7.21 (2016) (TV Episode)
Captain Merrill Stubing is the answer to a question; still shown
The Goldbergs: Weird Al (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Murray.
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.18 (2016) (TV Episode)
The contestants are asked a question about who captained the Pacifc Princess during the Final Chase.
Talking Dead: Blood in the Streets (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Chris Hardwick.
Still the King: Puddin' Hood (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Ronnie
Kauppaneuvos Jethro: Kossukurvi kutsuu Jethroa (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during this episode. Also part of the episode takes place on board a cruise ship.
Transparent: Exciting and New (2016) (TV Episode)
Title reference to the series theme song (as the Pfeffermans are on a cruise).
NCIS: Love Boat (2016) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018)
Mentioned in the news article "ABC Puts On A Comic Face".
Another Period: The Love Boat (2018) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)
Dracula: "This isn't 'The Love Boat,' Frank."
Game Changers (2018) (TV Movie)
Pat Sajak says that when he started hosting "Wheel of Fortune", it was behind reruns of the show in the ratings
Pose: Mother's Day (2018) (TV Episode)
Prey Tell says Mother Mugler is wear couture from this show
The Last Sharknado: It's About Time (2018) (TV Movie)
The Charter Boat Captain is played by Bernie Kopell, who also played Doctor Bricker on "The Love Boat."
Deutschland 86: El Dorado Canyon (2018) (TV Episode)
Steffi asks to watch it on TV when she loses in the game. "Love Boat is about to start".
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Sharknado 6: The Last One (2018) (TV Episode)
recalling Bernie Kopell's career
Fuller House: Angels' Night Out (2018) (TV Episode)
The girls remark that the cruise went from "Charlie's Angels to The Love Boat".
Karakomik Filmler: 2 Arada (2019)
Mentioned about it on dialogue. The character Ayzek is influenced by the character Isaac played by Ted Lange in this series. Ted Lange's poster is seen.
Family Guy: Shanksgiving (2019) (TV Episode)
The prisoner who is pretending to be the warden says that the rules of prison are the same as the rules of the Love Boat.

Featured in 

The Magic of ABC (1977) (TV Special)
Beverly Hills, 90210: Ray of Hope (1996) (TV Episode)
Brandon and Steve watch the show
I Love the '80s: 1980 (2002) (TV Episode)
Footage from this TV series was edited into this mini-series
Duplex (2003)
Theme song heard from TV
TV Land Moguls (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Shows it when talking about Aaron Spelling
Black in the 80s: Color TV (2005) (TV Episode)
Features clips from the televsion show.
Lost Islands (2008)
in the movie The charachters are watching the show
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Brief clip of opening titles during Josh Groban's salute to TV theme songs.
20 to 1: All Time Favourite TV Themes (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on its theme.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: David Boreanaz & Slash (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip of Kirstie Alley on the show is shown
Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #18.144 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip of Isaac edited into "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" trailer
Movie Nights: The Love Bug (1997) (2015) (TV Episode)
The opening credits for this show play as Lupa sings the theme.
Burn Motherfucker, Burn! (2017)
Credits shot of Ted Lange shown to identify him

Spoofed in 

Scooby Goes Hollywood (1979) (TV Movie)
Sexboat (1980)
Hardcore parody of 'Love Boat'
Cristóbal Colón, de oficio... descubridor (1982)
In the scene where Columbus enrolls his crew, a sign reads "Vacaciones en el mar", which is the Spanish title of The Love Boat.
Not Necessarily the News: Episode #1.6 (1983) (TV Episode)
Includes a phony "Love Boat" promo featuring a variety of political figures.
Not Necessarily the News: Episode #2.9 (1984) (TV Episode)
Includes a promo for "The Love Plane," featuring footage of a plane half submurged in water.
The Running Man (1987)
Poster for "The Hate Boat" is seen in Killian's office.
Yogi's Treasure Hunt: Yogi Bear on the Air (1988) (TV Episode)
One of the shows gang wind up in is called "The Love Barge".
Loose Cannons (1990)
Beetlejuice: What Makes BJ Run (1991) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as 'Das Love Boot'
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Ill Will (1992) (TV Episode)
Bernie Kopell plays a cruise ship Doctor, very much like his character in 'The Love Boat'.
Saturday Night Live: Patrick Stewart/Salt-N-Pepa (1994) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as 'The Love Boat Enterprise'
Weird Science: Chett-A-Nator (1996) (TV Episode)
The alien Steves create a copy of Ted Lange to comfort Gary, Wyatt and Chett.
Animaniacs: From Burbank with Love/Anchors A-Warners/When You're Traveling from Nantucket (1996) (TV Episode)
The Lung Boat is a spoof of the Love Boat.
Futurama: A Flight to Remember (1999) (TV Episode)
iZak the bartender robot is a take-off from Issac the baretender from "The Love Boat".
South Park: Red Hot Catholic Love (2002) (TV Episode)
Randy fantasizes and worries about "The Catholic Boat"
South Park: South Park Is Gay (2003) (TV Episode)
Show is mentioned as part of the line up of gay shows entilled "Love Boat for Men."
Tripping the Rift: All for None (2004) (TV Episode)
The Princes Cruiseship and it's captain spoof the Pacific Princess and Captain Stubing
Robot Chicken: Badunkadunk (2005) (TV Episode)
The Hulk appears on the show
Robot Chicken: Celebutard Mountain (2007) (TV Episode)
In the show's final episode, the Love Boat breaks in half and sinks like the Titanic.
American Dad!: Frannie 911 (2008) (TV Episode)
Hayley is dressed like Captain Stubing
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (2008) (Video Game)
Level intro to Banjoland is a parody of Love Boat's intro.
Phineas and Ferb: Hide and Seek/That Sinking Feeling (2009) (TV Episode)
The "Boat of Romance" title sequence is a spoof of "The Love Boat" title sequence.
Love Boat XXX: A Parody (2013) (Video)
Adult parody of the series.
Family Guy: Brian's a Bad Father (2014) (TV Episode)
"The Love Boat with Somali Pirates"
Robot Chicken: Legion of Super-Gyros (2014) (TV Episode)
"The Indian Love Boat"
The Loud House: Roughin' It/The Waiting Game (2016) (TV Episode)
The TV show they are watching has a title that spoofs it called "The Dream Boat".
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: P.P.O.V. (Pony Point of View) (2016) (TV Episode)
The jacket Rarity wears in Pinkie's story is similar to the one worn by Captain Stubing.
Milo Murphy's Law: Love Toboggan/The Island of Lost Dakotas (2017) (TV Episode)
Milo's "Love Toboggan" song parodies "The Love Boat" theme.

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