CTVA US Drama - "The Love Boat" Season 6 (1982-83)

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Season 6 (1982-83)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sacha Wicki
references:
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ABC Saturdays 9:00pm Eastern
(Prod. nos. 130 to 149)

6.1/6.2 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 132/T-32> THE ITALIAN CRUISE -aka- ITALY SPECIAL (2hr Special)
02-Oct-1982 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson, Art Baer and Henry Colman / Co-Produced by William A. Porter
Directed by Richard Kinon.
(1) VENETIAN LOVE SONG
Written by Mike Marmer
A bickering older couple (Shelley Winters, Ernest Borgnine) mark their 50th stormy year of marriage on an Italian cruise,
traveling with their daughters to get them married off, but end up wanting a divorce themselves.
(2) THE ARRANGEMENT
Written by Mike Marmer
An arranged wedding between a young woman and an older Italian businessman goes awry when the woman falls for a
handsome younger man without money or a pedigree.
(3)ARRIVERDERCI, GOPHER
Written by Sid Morse
While on shore romancing a rich Italian beauty, Gopher is kidnapped and subsequently replaced on board by a look-alike,
actually the woman's jealous gardener.
(4) THE GIGOLO -aka- DOWN FOR THE COUNT
Written by Tony Webster
A romantic Italian Count, actually a poor gigolo, falls in love with a naive woman he was hired to romance.
Guest Stars in Alpabetical Order:
Candy Azzara
David Birney
Meridith Baxter Birney
Ernest Borgnine,
Rossano Brazi
John James
Christopher Morris
Marie Osmond
Shelley Winters

6.3 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 135>
16-Oct-1982 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Creative Consultant Harvey Bullock
Directed by Ted Lange
(1) BEWIGGED, BOTHERED AND BEWILDERED
Written by Harvey Bullock
Captain Stubbing wears his hat everywhere in an attempt to keep an old high school flame from finding out he
is bald, and she thinks he has a full head of hair because she saw him hatless when he was wearing a toupe
for a shipboard costume party.
(2) THE ANNIVERSARY GIFT
Written by Jerry Winnick
A older woman (Lynn Redgrave) secretly plans to have a child as a 30th anniversary gift for her husband, even though
he is ecstatic over their new-found freedom in being retired and, especially, having their older children grown and
out of the house.
(3) HONEY BEE MINE
Written by Buddy Atkinson
Julie sneakily sets Honey Bee, an old high school friend who always tried to steal her boyfriends, after Gopher
(newly smitten with a girl ashore) so that she can concentrate on a handsome new officer.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Richard Bergman
Phyllis Diller
Robert Mandan
Randi Oakes
Lynn Redgrave

6.4 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 133>
23-Oct-1982 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Robert Scheerer
(1) THE SAME WAVELENGTH
Written by Lan O'Kun
A woman with ESP (Nancy Walker) is romanced by a man (Jack Gilford) hiding the fact that he is already married.
(2) WINNING ISN'T EVERYTHING
Written by Joan Brooker and Alexandra Stoddart
An overly proud father finds out that his son faked being a star athlete for the benefit of his father's ego.
(3) A HONEYMOON FOR HORACE
Written by Buddy Atkinson
Dirty old man Horace, on a honeymoon with his new wife (actually his sister!), chases Julie, while his "wife"
dances the nights away with Doc.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
David Doyle
Jack Gilford
Matthew Laborteaux
Charles Siebert
Connie Stevens
Nancy Walker

6.5 [--] The Love Boat:
30-Oct-1982 ABC Sat
(1) COMMAND PERFORMANCE
A comedian (Dan Rowan) has a reunion with his wife and daughter (Marion Ross, Eve Plumb).
(2) HYDE AND SEEK
A young girl who's infatuated with Gopher pretends to be her older sister.
(3) SKETCHY LOVE
An artist meets a unhappily married guy.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Dana Andrews
Janet Blair
Morgan Brittany
Eve Plumb
Kim Richards
Marion Ross
Dan Rowan
Skip Stephenson

6.6 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 139>
06-Nov-1982 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Don Weis
(1) THE AUDITION
Written by Sid Morse
A producer (Susan Lucci) finds an actor (Tristan Rogers) she's repeatedly refused to cast much more
convincing as a shipboard romance.
(2) THE GROUPIES
Written by Mike Marmer
A psychiatrist, who is on vacation is followed by four of his patients.
(3) DOC'S NEPHEW
Written by Jesse Dizon and Don Haberman
Doc's nephew may be making time with a woman (Michelle Phillips) Doc invited along.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Willie Aames
Morey Amsterdam
Richard Deacon
Elaine Joyce
Susan Lucci
Rose Marie
Michelle Phillips
Tristan Rogers
Jerry Van Dyke

6.7/6.8 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 131/T-31> AGEAN CRUISE -aka- AGEAN SPECIAL (2hr Special)
13-Nov-1982 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
co-Produced by William A. Porter.
Directed by Robert Scheerer
(1) THE SPOONMAKER DIAMOND
Written by Mike Marmer
(2) PAPA DOC
Written by Mike Marmer
(3) THE ROLE MODEL
Written by Catherine Bacos
(4) JULIE'S TYCOON
Written by Richard Albrecht and Casey Keller
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Polly Bergen
Mike Connors
Nancy Dussault
Linda Evans
Jamie Farr
David Hedison
Harvey Korman
Lorenzo Lamas
Kiel Martin
Alexis Smith
Jan Smithers
Craig Stevens
During an Aegean cruise, a reporter presses a socialite (Alexis Smith) for a story, while secretly romancing her
daughter (Jan Smithers).

6.9 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 136> THANKSGIVING CRUISE (60 min)
20-Nov-1982 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Richard Kinon
(1) THE BEST OF FRIENDS
Written by Ben Joelson and Art Baer
The smooth operation of the ship suffers as one by one the entire crew, after trading a bevy of insults, ends up
not speaking with one another.
(2) TOO MANY DADS
Written by Ray Jessel and Cynthia Thompson
A boy who wants to stay with his stepfather is pursued by his birth father (Michael Lembeck) while escaping to Mexico.
(3) LOVE WILL FIND A WAY
Written by Ann Gibbs and Joel Kimmel
An older couple (Dorothy McGuire, Lorne Greene) plan to travel with their daughter and her fiance who,
unknown to them, is crippled.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Lorne Greene ........ Buck Hamilton
Richard Hatch ....... Roger Lewis
Jim Knaub ........... Arthur
Michael Lembeck ..... Bill Burgess
Dorothy McGuire ..... Hanna Hamilton
Wendy Schaal ........ Elaine Hamilton
*
Also Starring:
Corey Feldman

6.10 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 134>
27-Nov-1982 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Creative Consultant Harvey Bullock
Directed by Jerome Courtland
(1) THE VICTIMS
Written by Sid Morse
(2) THE IRON MAN IN THE IRON SHORTS
Story by Arnold Kane Teleplay by Harvey Bullock
Gopher tries to impress a medieval-history teacher (Taylor Miller).
(3) HEAVENS TO BETSY
Written by Harvey Bullock
Two women compete for the devotion of a minister.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Sharon Gabet
Laurence Lau
Denise Miller
Taylor Miller
Robert Pine
Janine Turner
Ruth Warrick

6.11 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 137>
04-Dec-1982 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Creative Consultant Harvey Bullock
Directed by Richard A. Wells
(1) THE TOMORROW LADY
Teleplay by Harvey Bullock / Story by Roy Kammerman
A woman (Greer Garson) with ESP is certain she's about to meet the man of her dreams.
(2) FATHER, DEAR FATHER
Written by Larry Markes and Sidney Reznick
A man pretends to be the father of his friend's daughter to impress a member of a single-parents group (Kim Darby).
(3) STILL LIFE
Written by Harvey Bullock
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Kim Darby
Howard Duff
Sheila Frazier
Greer Garson
Louanne
Lawrence Pressman
Jim Stafford

6.12 [--] The Love Boat:
11-Dec-1982 ABC Sat
(1) MY FRIEND, THE EXECUTRIX
The extravagant plans of Julie's newly widowed aunt (Carol Channing) are at the mercy of the penny-pinching
trustee (Betty White).
(2) PROGRAMMED FOR LOVE
(3) BABY TALK
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Angela Cartwright
Carol Channing ......... Aunt Sylvia
Grant Goodeve
Peter Marshall
Karen Morrow
Donna Pescow
Betty White

6.13 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 138> A CHRISTMAS PRESENCE (60 min)
18-Dec-1982 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson and Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Richard Kinon.
Special Guest Star:
Mickey Rooney ......... Angelorum Diminicus (Santa Claus)
Guest Stars in Alphabetcal Order:
Henry Gibson
Maureen McCormick
Donny Osmond
Keenan Wynn
Mickey Rooney plays a mystical Christmas presence among a motley group of passengers.
Angelorum Diminicus suddenly appears on board and brings love and happiness to the cruise.
(UK airadate: 22Dec90 ITV Granada)

6.14 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 142>
08-Jan-1983 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson and Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Robert Scheerer.
(1) FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Written by Jan Gough Grandy
Two publicists (Debbie Reynolds,) impersonate celebrity clients.
(2) LOVE FINDS FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE
Written by Ben Joelson and Art Baer
A Broadway star (Carole Cook) falls for a fellow (Forrest Tucker) who hates show folk.
(3) PAROLED TO LOVE
Written by Tony Webster
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Carole Cook
Richard Kline
Vicki Lawrence ...... Gloria Baxter
Marilyn Michaels
Debbie Reynolds
Forrest Tucker

6.15 [--] The Love Boat:
15-Jan-1983 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Bob Sweeney
(1) THE CAPTAIN'S REPLACEMENT
Written by Tony Webster
The crew pegs a visiting skipper (McLean Stevenson) as a cutthroat out to replace Captain Stubing.
(2) SLY AS A FOX
Written by Buddy Atkinson
(3) HERE COMES THE BRIDE - MAYBE
Written by F. Michael Johnson
A waitress meets her fiancé's parents, who think she's a society girl.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Frank Bonner
Shelley Fabares
Jenilee Harrison
Arte Johnson,
Stephen Shortridge
McLean Stevenson
William Windom
Jane Wyatt

6.16 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 140>
22-Jan-1983 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Creative Consultant Harvey Bullock
Directed by Bob Sweeney
(1) DOC'S BIG CASE
Written by Barry Blitzer
Doc feels inferior to a former classmate, now an eminent surgeon.
(2) A BOOMING ROMANCE
Written by Roy Kammerman
A girl-shy genius (Alan Young) plots to divert a woman (Holland Taylor) from more dynamic competition (Adam West).
(3) SENIOR SINNERS
Written by Harvey Bullock
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Telma Hopkins
Theresa Merritt
Brian Mitchell
James Noble
Raymond St.Jacques
Holland Taylor
Adam West
Alan Young
*
Also Starring:
Tori Spelling

6.17 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 141>
29-Jan-1983 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Richard Kinon
(1) SALVAGED ROMANCE
Written by Kevin Hartigan
(2) OUR SON THE LAWYER
Written by Jerry Winnick
A young lawyer agrees to represent both his parents in their divorce.
(3) GOPHER'S DAISY
Written by Mike Marmer
A stowaway and a new exercise machine reduce the space in Gopher's quarters.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Adam Arkin
James Coco
Joan Rivers
Doris Roberts
Alex Rocco

6.18/6.19 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 130/T-30> GREEK CRUISE -aka- GREECE SPECIAL (2hr Special)
05-Feb-1983 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Alan Rafkin.
(1) THE CAPTAIN AND THE KID
Written by Fred S. Fox and Seaman Jacobs
(2) THE DEAN AND THE FLUNKEE
Written by Fred S. Fox and Seaman Jacobs
A college dean (Eddie Albert) and the professor he's courting (Shirley Jones) escort a graduating class to
Athens for commencement.
(3) POOR RICH MAN
Written by Fred S. Fox and Seaman Jacobs
(4) ISAAC'S AGEAN AFFAIR
Written by Christopher Vane and Jill Baer
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Eddie Albert
Debbie Allen
Shirley Jones
Leigh McCloskey
Jimmy McNichol
Billy R. Moses
Eva Marie Saint
Parker Stevenson
Lisa Whelchel

6.20 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 147> VALENTINE'S DAY CRUISE
12-Feb-1983 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Richard Kinon
(1) THE ZINGING VALENTINE
Written by Ben Joelson and Art Baer
On this Valentine's Day cruise, a singing valentine "pussycat" (Claudia Lonow) falls for a stuck-up guy (Donny Most)
who has just been dumped by his girlfriend.
(2) THE VERY TEMPORARY SECRETARY
Written by Joseph A. Goodson
The owner of a secretarial agency plays secretary to a writer taking a working vacation, even though he is
far better at romancing her than he is at taking dictation and typing up her notes.
(3) FINAL SCORE
Written by Lan O'Kun
A womanizing pro football player (John Amos) falls for a snooty, straight-laced college English professor.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Don Adams
John Amos
Fannie Flagg
Jayne Kennedy
Claudia Lonow
Donny Most

6.21 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 146>
19-Feb-1983 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson and Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Ted Lange.
(1) THE CAPTAIN'S CRUSH
Written by Ben Joelson and Art Baer
The Captain is rumored to become the 10th husband of a movie star (Joan Collins).
(2) OFF-COURSE ROMANCE
Written by Jill Baer and Christopher Vane
A golf widow (Stella Stevens) consoles herself with a former lover.
(3) OUT OF MY HAIR
Written by Haskell Barkin
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Delta Burke
Joan Collins
Ron Ely
Richard Gilliland
Monte Markham
Stella Stevens
Jeffrey Tambor

6.22 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 145>
26-Feb-1983 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Jerome Courtland
(1) I LIKE TO BE IN AMERICA
Written by Richard Albrecht and Casey Keller
The entire crew & a judge chips in to help April Lopez (Charo) get ready to take her U.S. citizenship test despite
her severe test anxiety.
(2) HE AIN'T HEAVY
Written by Ted Lange and Jean Ford
A bratty adopted teenager finds out that the assistant bartender that he has been harassing is actually his long
lost older brother.
A new steward (Gregg Henry) locks horns with the abusive son of wealthy parents.
(3) ABBY'S MAIDEN VOYAGE
Written by Barbara Allyn
A desperate 23-year old virgin wants to spend the night with a handsome fellow she meets on board, but in the end
decides she will hold off until the time is right.
Guest Cast in Alphabetrical Order:
Barbara Billingsley
Charo ............... April Lopez
Constance Forslund
Michael J. Fox
Brodie Greer
Gregg Henry
Mary Beth McDonough
Don Porter
Esther Rolle

6.23 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 148>
05-Mar-1983 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Jack Arnold
(1) VICKI'S DILEMMA
Written by Henry Colman
Vicki gets involved with a teenager who pops pills to compensate for his neglectful mother (Elinor Donahue).
(2) DISCOUNT ROMANCE
Written by Roy Battocchio
Gopher's uncle (Red Buttons) secretly opens a shop in his cabin.
(3) LOSER, AND STILL CHAMP
Written by Lan O'Kun
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
June Allyson
Red Buttons
Elinor Donahue
Glenn Scarpelli
Ann Turkel
Patrick Wayne

6.24 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 149>
12-Mar-1983 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson and Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Kim Friedman.
(1) SO HELP ME HANNAH
Mary Martin plays a blithe pixie who inspires people to develop their creativity.
(2) THE MAID CLEANS UP
(3) C.P.R, I.O.U.
Milton Berle plays a meddlesome old man who keeps intruding on his son and daughter-in-law (Steven Keats, Andrea Howard).
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Milton Berle
Caren Kaye
Steven Keats
Judy Landers
Mary Martin ....... Hannah
Ben Murphy
Timothy Patrick Murphy
Max Showalter

6.25 [--] The Love Boat: THE DOG SHOW (Special)
26-Mar-1983 ABC Sat
(1) PUTTING ON THE DOGS
The mail clerk from the dog food company goes on board to bring something to the President of the company but
the President is not there and somehow people think he's the president.
A mailroom clerk (Raymond Buktenica) poses as his boss (Gordon Jump), a philanderer about to be surprised by
his wife (Jo Anne Worley).
(2) GOING TO THE DOGS
On the cruise wherein there is dog contest to determine which dog will be on the cover of the dog food containers,
Gopher and Isaac get a dog and enter him in the contest but they have trouble training him or so they think.
(3) WOMEN'S BEST FRIEND
Isaac's Aunt Tanya enters her pet and is pampering him so much that her husband, Charles is feeling neglected.
(4) WHOSE DOG IS IT ANYWAY?
A woman thinks that the dog belonging to another passenger is the dog she lost sometime ago.
An on-board dog show leads to romance for a couple of owners (Catherine Bach, Dirk Benedict)
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Catherine Bach
Dirk Benedict
Raymond Buktenica
Gordon Jump
Isabel Sanford
Mel Steward
Heather Thomas
Tundra
Jo Anne Worley
*
(end cast - to be verified)
Chuck McCann

6.26 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 144>
02-Apr-1983 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson and Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Richard Kinon.
(1) THE PROFESSOR HAS CLASS
Written by Tony Webster
A Nobel laureate (Sam Jaffe) delights in a chance meeting with a former student (Bettye Ackerman)
(2) WHEN THE MAGIC DISAPPEARS
Written by Dan Kallis
A magician fears a competitor (Barry Van Dyke) might do a vanishing act with his daughter (Mary-Margaret Hume).
(3) WE, THE JURY
Written by Mike Marmer
Guest Stars
Bettye Ackerman
Mary-Margaret Humes
Sam Jaffe
Anne Meara
Jerry Stiller
Barry Van Dyke
Dick Van Patten

6.27/6.28 [--] The Love Boat: COUNTRY MUSIC JAMBOREE -aka- COUNTRY MUSIC SPECIAL (2hr Special)
30-Apr-1983 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Richard Kinon
(1) HITS AND MISSUS
Written by Tony Webster
(2) RETURN OF ANNABELLE
Written by Richard Albrecht and Casey Keller
(3) JUST PLAIN FOLKS MEDICINE
Written by Henry Colman
Doc deals with a country folk doctor who insists on practicing medicine on board, while at the same time
chasing her beautiful daughter.
(4) CAUGHT IN THE ACT
Written by Richard Albrecht and Casey Keller
(5) THE REAL THING
Written by Fredi Towbin
A married woman's affair haunts her as she claims an expensive broach is only costume jewelry.
(6) DO NOT DISTURB
Written by Ben Joelson and Art Baer
(7) LULU AND KENNY
Written by Ben Joelson and Art Baer
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Bert Convy
Sherman Hemsley
Florence Henderson
Beth Howland
Steve Kanaly
Minnie Pearl
Kenny Price
Lulu Roman
Misty Rowe
Mel Tillis
Tanya Tucker
Jessica Walter
Dottie West ........ Herself
*
(end cast - to be verified)
Pat Buttram (The Chef)
*A country star travelling with her "adopted" children has to choose between the kids and her boyfriend;
*A popular songwriter secretly writes better songs for his former lover than for his wife, both performers;
*Gopher tries his best to get his picture taken with a privacy- seeking female country music star.
*Two overweight performers who love food come to love each other.

6.29 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 143>
07-May-1983 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson and Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Robert Scheerer
(1) FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
Written by Christopher Vane and Jill Baer
An aging man meets up with an unbelievably youthful contemporary who's concocted an elixir of youth.
(2) BAD LUCK CABIN
Written by Arnie Kogen and Gary Jacobs
(3) UNCLE DADDY
Written by Ray Jessel and Cynthia Thompson
A fatherless boy (Shavar Ross) thinks Isaac would be a great dad.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Lynda Goodfriend
Ted McGinley
David Naughton
Tracy Reed
Shavar Ross
Michele Tobin
David Wayne

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