CTVA US Drama - "The Love Boat" Season 7 (1983-84)

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Season 7 (1983-84)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sacha Wicki
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


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ABC Saturdays 9:00pm Eastern
Prod. nos. 150 to 172

7.1/7.2 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 161> CHINA CRUISE -aka- CHINA SPECIAL (2hr Special)
Filmed in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Peking
01-Oct-1983 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Robert Scheerer
(1) THE PLEDGE
Written by Lan O'Kun
Doc falls for a lady from Hong Kong (Susan Anton) who hates doctors.
(2) EAST MEETS WEST
Written by Christopher Vane and Jill Baer
On a cruise to the Orient, a man with a past (John Forsythe) meets a woman with an uncertain future (Ursula Andress)
(3) DEAR ROBERTA
Written by Lawrence Levy and Robert Spears
A lonelyhearts columnist hides his occupation from a divorcee.
(4) MY TWO DUMPLINGS
Written by Richard Albrecht and Casey Keller.
A bachelor must choose between the two women he loves.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Ursula Andress
Susan Anton
Michael Constantine ...... Haskins
Linda Evans
John Forsythe
Lee Horsley
Patricia Klous ......... Laurie
Lee Majors
Erin Moran ............ Joanna
John Forsythe,

7.3 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 154>
08-Oct-1983 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Jerome Courtland
(1) BRICKER'S BOY
Story by Bernie Kopell and Fred Grandy / Teleplay by Tony Webster
(2) LOTIONS OF LOVE
Written by Lloyd Turner and Howard Liebling
(3) THE HUSTLERS
Written by John Francis Whelpley
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Chuck Connors
Lydia Cornell
Contance Forslund
Brodie Greer
Evelyn Keyes
Ted McGinley
Vera Miles
Timothy Patrick Murphy
* The professional escort of an older woman (Vera Miles) dallies with a young woman (Constance Forslund).
* An advertising whiz tries to impress his best client despite putdowns from her daughter.

7.4 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 157>
15-Oct-1983 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Robert Scheerer
(1) PRISONER OF LOVE
Written by Donald Ross
An Army captain (Beth Howland) sets her sights on Gopher.
(2) YOUTH TAKES A HOLIDAY
Written by David Ketchum and Tony DiMarco
A married couple (Charlotte Rae, Louis Nye) meet up with two swingers (Jamie Farr, Heather Locklear).
(3) DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT
Written by Richard A. Goldman
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Gloria De Haven
Jamie Farr
Beth Howland
Heather Locklear ..... Patti Samuel
Louis Nye
Charlotte Rae
Glenn Scarpelli
Cornel Wilde

7.5 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 153>
22-Oct-1983 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson and Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Don Weis.
(1) RHINO OF THE YEAR
Chuck McCann as Royal Rhino
(2) ONE LAST TIME
A divorcing couple (Stella Stevens, Kevin McCarthy) decide they'll go another round before the final papers come.
(3) FOR LOVE OR MONEY
A do-gooder (Paul Kreppel) hires a sex therapist (Donna Pescow) to help an impotent friend (Paul Sand).
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Mike Douglas
Paul Kreppel
Chuck McCann ....... Royal Rhino
Kevin McCarthy
Donna Pescow
Paul Sand
Stella Stevens
(no synopsis)

7.6 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 152>
29-Oct-1983 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Ted Lange
(1) FRIEND OF THE FAMILY
Written by Jerry Winnick
A man (Clint Walker) orders an end to the romance between his daughter (Deborah Shelton)
and his best friend (Robert Reed).
(2) AFFAIR ON DEMAND
Written by Ronnie Cass and Donald Ross
A man cons his wife (Florence Henderson) into insisting he have an affair.
(3) JUST ANOTHER PRETTY FACE
Written by Joan Brooker and Alexandra Stoddart
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Cathryn Damon
Florence Henderson
Gordon Jump
Kim Lankford
Robert Reed
Deborah Shelton
Clint Walker

7.7/7.8 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 162> JAPAN CRUISE -aka- JAPAN SPECIAL (2hr Special)
05-Nov-1983 ABC Sat
Filmed in Tokyo, Kyoto and Kobe.
Produced by Ben Joelson and Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Jerome Courtland.
(1) WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE
A girl and her mother (Nancy Morgan, Jean Marsh) fall in love with two strangers (John Ritter, Harvey Korman).
(2) THE CAPTAIN AND THE GEISHA
On a Japanese junket, a teacher impersonates a geisha to stay near the Captain.
(3) THE LOTTERY WINNERS
Lottery winners (Rita Moreno, Ted Knight) carry their rags-to-riches routine to comic heights
(4) THE EMPORER'S FUTURE
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Tony Danza
Mariette Hartley
Ted Knight
Rita Moreno
Nancy Morgan
John Ritter
Heather Thomas ......... Sheila

7.9 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 159>
12-Nov-1983 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Don Weis
(1) LONG TIME NO SEE
Written by Richard A. Goldman
(2) BEAR ESSENCE
Written by Mike Marmer
(3) KISSES AND MAKEUP
Teleplay by Hollace White and Stephanie Garman / Story by Ben Joelson and Art Baer
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Crystal Bernard
Dean Butler
Howard Keel
Michael Lembeck
Christopher Mayer
Randi Oakes
Jan Smithers
* A carnival owner (Howard Keel) gets mixed messages from a woman (Jan Smithers).
* A comedy duo (Michael Lembeck, Christopher Mayer) falls for the same woman.

7.10 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 151>
19-Nov-1983 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Richard Kinon
(1) JULIE AND THE BACHELOR
Written by David Ketchum and Tony DiMarco
(2) INTENSIVE CARE
Written by Jim Rogers
Doc and Gopher are smitten by a pretty nurse (Patricia Carr) but her invalid charge (Tom Bosley) interferes.
(3) SET-UP FOR ROMANCE
Written by Lloyd Turner and Howard Liebling
An executive (Mark Harmon) is entangled in an affair between his co-worker (Christina Raines) and their boss.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Tom Bosley
Patricia Carr
Bradford Dillman
Penny Fuller
Mark Harmon
Engelbert Humperdinck
Cristina Raines

7.11 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 150>
26-Nov-1983 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Ted Lange
(1) THE RELUCTANT FATHER
Written by Martin Donovan
(2) DON'T TAKE MY WIFE, PLEASE
Written by Richard A. Goldman
A junior executive (Parker Stevenson) suffers in silence while his boss (David Doyle) lusts after his bride.
(3) THE WORLD'S GREATEST KISSER
Written by Buddy Atkinson
A jilted fiancé hires a Mata Hari (Elaine Joyce) to find the crew member that ruined his wedding plans.
Guest Stars
Kirstie Alley
Danielle Brisebois
William Christopher
David Doyle
Dan Haggerty
Elaine Joyce
Parker Stevenson

7.12 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 156>
03-Dec-1983 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Richard Kinon
(1) DEE DEE'S DILEMMA
Written by Howard Albrecht and Sol Weinstein
A woman (Markie Post) travelling incognito to avoid testifying at a trial falls in love with a man (Geoffrey Scott) on
board, while when disguised in a wig and a childs' dress she tries to avoid that same man's flirting son (Clark Brandon).
(2) JULIE'S BLIND DATE
Written by Jill Baer and Christopher Vane
Julie's blind date turns out to be an overweight, uncouth misfit whose advances drive her crazy, that is,
until he rejects her.
(3) THE PRIZE WINNER
Written by Tony Webster
A prize-winning author (Tom Poston) is blackmailed for love by his secretary, who is travelling with him and his
jealous wife.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Clark Brandon
Abby Dalton
Leslie Easterbrook
Walter Olkewicz
Markie Post .......... Doris Holden/Dee Dee
Tom Poston
Geoffrey Scott

7.13 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 155>
10-Dec-1983 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Robert Scheerer
(1) THE MISUNDERSTANDING
Written by Michael Grace
A retired actress (Claire Trevor) seeks help from her son-in-law in effecting a reconciliation with her daughter
(Morgan Brittany).
(2) LOVE BELOW DECKS
Teleplay by Mike Marmer / Story by McLean Stevenson and Mike Marmer
A widow (Arlene Dahl) is attracted to the ship's engineer (Vic Tayback).
(3) THE END IS NEAR
Written by Rick Shaw and Brian Pollock
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Morgan Brittany
Delta Burke
Arlene Dahl
James Houghton
Lou Richards
Vic Tayback
Claire Trevor

7.14 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 158>
17-Dec-1983 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Richard A. Wells
(1) THE LAST CASE
Written by David Abrams
(2) LOOKING FOR MR. WILSON
Teleplay by Richard Albrecht and Casey Keller / Story by Shea E. Butler
(3) LOVE ON STRIKE
Teleplay by Mike Marmer / Story by Ben Joelson and Art Baer
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Claude Akins
Didi Conn
Tony Dow
Grant Goodeve
John Hillerman
Allyn Ann McLerie
Wendy Schaal
Jeannie Wilson

7.15 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 164>
07-Jan-1984 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Kim Friedman
(1) NO MORE ALIMONY
Written by Howard Albrecht and Sol Weinstein
A man bound by alimony wants to make sure his ex (Michelle Phillips) goes through with her marriage.
(2) HOW DO I LOVE THEE?
Written by Mike Marmer
(3) AUTHORESS! AUTHORESS!
Written by Tony Webster
Julie's Aunt Sylvia and her pal Betsy try to interest a publisher in Betsy's memoirs.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Carol Channing ....... Aunt Sylvia
Rue McClanahan
Michelle Phillips
Cesar Romero
Alan Thicke
Dick Van Patten
Betty White
Fred Willard

7.16 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 167>
14-Jan-1984 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson and Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Richard Kinon.
(1) FOR BETTER OR WORSE
(2) THE BUCK STOPS HERE
(3) BET ON
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Leah Ayres ......... Nancy Syke
Shea Farrell ....... Stewart Syke
Celeste Holm ....... Florance Flanders
Richard Jaeckel .... Frank Bannon
Gil Mandelik ....... Croupier
Jo Ann Pflug ....... Sally
Antony Ponzini ..... Al Dixon
McLean Stevenson ... Michael Bolt
A gambling cruise for charity proves a chancy thing for a teacher (McLean Stevenson), two honeymooners (Shea Farrell,
Leah Ayres), and the drive chairwoman (Celeste Holm).

7.17 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 171>
21-Jan-1984 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson and Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Don Weis.
(1) AUNT EMMA I LOVE YOU
(2) FIRST ROMANCE
A painting ruins a second honeymoon.
(3) HOOPLA
Bound for an exhibition game, the Harlem Globetrotters become wary of their promoter (Darrow Igus)
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Sid Caesar
Bert Convy
Irena Ferris
The Harlem Globetrotters (Themselves)
Rose Marie
Philip McKeon

7.18 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 168>
28-Jan-1984 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson and Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Richard Kinon.
(1) ACE IN THE HOLE
Written by Art Baer and Ben Joelson
(2) UNCLE JOEY'S SONG
Written by Bob Noonoo and Diane Pershing
(3) FATHER IN THE CRADLE
Teleplay by Mike Marmer Story by Jerry Rannow
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Barnard Hughes
Dean Paul Martin
Ted McGinley,
Lee Meriwether
Michael Spound
Carlene Watkins
*
(end credits - to be verified)
David Faustino
* May-December newlyweds (Dean Paul Martin, Lee Meriwether) face strong resentment from the woman's son.
* A former kiddie-show host (Barnard Hughes) tries to cheer a youngster who lost his father.

7.19/7.20 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 160> HONG KONG CRUISE -aka- HONG KONG SPECIAL (2hr Special)
04-Feb-1984 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Richard Kinon
(1) POLLY'S POKER PALACE
Written by Wendon Swift and Eugene David
A U.S. Presidential-hopeful Senator (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) falls for a businesswoman who intends on opening a large
casino in Hong Kong, as his aide tries to derail the affair for P.R. reasons.
(2) SHOP AHOY
Teleplay by Joan Brooker and Nancy Eddo / Story by Joan Brooker and Alexandra Stoddart
A compulsive shopper (Brenda Vaccaro) is offered $25,000 by her husband (Herb Edelman) if she'll resist temptation
during the trip.
(3) DOUBLE DATE
Written by Tony Webster
Julie and Vicki double date two brothers (Leigh McCloskey, Lee Yeary Jr.) though Vicki secretly falls for Julie's date.
(4) THE HONG KONG AFFAIR
Teleplay by Mike Marmer / Story by Martin Ragaway and Craig Tennis
A retired spy finds love in the form of a woman secretly hired to keep him safe from revenge-seeking former adversaries.
Gopher and Isaac, trenchcoats and all, tail the former spy through Hong Kong and see all sorts of potentially evil stalkers.
(5) TWO TAILS OF A CITY
Written by Fred Grandy and Ted Lange
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Herb Edelman
Pamela Hensley
Gene Kelly
Leigh McCloskey
Yvette Mimeaux
Ben Murphy
Donna Reed
Brenda Vaccaro
Efram Zimbalist Jr.,
Also Starring:
Noel Harrison, Frank Manwell, Lee Majors II, Len Leser,
Conlan Carter, Dinah Anne Rogers

7.21 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 172>
25-Feb-1984 ABC Sat
(1) ACE'S VALET
Written by Richard Albrecht and Casey Keller
Ace's parents send the butler to care for him.
(2) MOTHER COMES FIRST
Written by Eric Bernstein
A woman (Audrey Landers) refuses to enjoy herself until her mother (Marian Mercer) is set up with a man.
(3) HIT OR MISS AMERICA
Written by Christopher Vane and Jill Baer
Passengers include Miss America, Vanessa Williams (1984), Nancy Fleming (1961), Marion McKnight (1957)
and Jean Bartel (1943).
Guest Stars
Jeremy Brett ........ Ernest
Audrey Landers
Ted McGinley
Marian Mercer
Glynn Turman
Vanessa Williams (Miss America 1984)

7.22 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 169>
03-Mar-1984 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Richard Kinon
(1) LOVE IS BLIND
Written by Alan L. Gansberg and Judith M. Gansberg
(2) THE BABYMAKERS
Written by Brian Pollack and Rick Shaw
A couple (Kin Shriner, Jenilee Harrison) takes a scientific approach to conception.
(3) THE LADY AND THE MAID
Written by Henry Colman
Luise Rainer has a dual role as a ship's maid and the twin she's resented for 40 years.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Don Ameche
LeVar Burton
Shari Belafonte-Harper
Jenilee Harrison
Luise Rainer
Kin Shriner

7.23 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 170>
10-Mar-1984 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Richard Kinon
(1) SIDE BY SIDE
Teleplay by Mike Marmer/ Story by Ben Joelson and Art Baer
(2) RUB ME TENDER
Written by Art Baer and Henry Colman
A boy who thinks his grandmother (Glynis Johns) is terminally ill will do anything to ensure her happiness.
(3) A FISH OUT OF WATER
Written by Jim Carlson and Terrence McConnell
A man (Ed Begley Jr.) who's uncomfortable around women falls in love with a mermaid (Mary Crosby).
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Ed Begley Jr.
Mary Crosby
Ross Harris
Glynis Johns
Mandy Perryment

7.24 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 165>
17-Mar-1984 ABC Sat
(1) A ROSE IS NOT A ROSE
A man (Rich Little) impersonating a female singer gets double trouble when a passenger falls for the singer
and Julie falls for him.
(2) NOVELTIES
A novelty salesman (Don Adams) has difficulty separating business from pleasure.
(3) TOO RICH AND TOO THIN
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Don Adams
Jamie Lyn Bauer
Rich Little
Audrey Meadows

7.25/7.26 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 163> (2hr Special)
05-May-1984 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Robert Scheerer
Music Arranged and Conducted by Peter Matz
Original Songs by Ray Jessel / Choreographer Walter Painter
(1) DREAMBOAT
Written by Ray Jessel and Cynthia Thompson
(2) GOPHER AND ISAAC AND THE STARLETT
Written by Richard Albrecht and Casey Keller
A movie director (Ben Vereen) filming a musical aboard the ship tries to keep his star (Juliet Prowse) happy
at Doc's expense.
(3) THE PARENTS
Written by Ray Jessel and Cynthia Thompson
(4) THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING JOHNNY
Written by Ray Jessel and Cynthia Thompson
The Captain falls for the mother (Alexis Smith) of a self-doubting rock star (Jimmy Osmond) on his first acting job.
(5) JULIE AND THE PRODUCER
Written by Tony Webster
Julie is pursued by the lookalike brother (Dean Jones) of a man she almost married.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Dean Jones
David L. Lander
Melba Moore
Jimmy Osmond
Juliet Prowse
Alexis Smith
Ben Vereen.

7.27 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 166>
12-May-1984 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Henry Colman
Directed by Ted Lange
(1) BEST EX-FRIENDS
Written by Christopher Vane and Jill Baer
A movie makeup man tests his fiancée's fidelity.
(2) ALL THE CONGRESSMAN'S WOMEN
Written by Lisa A. Bannick
A congressman's plans to marry his campaign manager (Phyllis Davis) upset his daughter (Tori Spelling).
(3) THREE FACES OF LOVE
Written by David Swift
Isaac is taken with the new barmaid (Eugenia Wright).
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Heidi Bohay
Phyllis Davis
Sam Groom
Tori Spelling ....... Penny
Sal Viscuso
Eugenia Wright

Note: Lauren Tewes left the show shortly after this episode was filmed, she was replaced during the shows
two final seasons by Patricia Klous who played her sister Judy McCoy.

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