CTVA US Drama - "The Love Boat" Season 8 (1984-85)

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Season 8 (1984-85)
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


############### The Love Boat ################
############# season 8 1984-85 ###############
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ABC Saturdays 9:00pm Eastern
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Dennis Hammer/ Co-Produced by William A. Porter
Joining the Love Boat Crew for season 8:
Pat Klous as Cruise Director Judy McCoy replacing Lauren Tewes
Ted McGinley as Ashley Covington Evans, the photographer.
Michelle Johnson as Kim  (entry #8.13)

8.1 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 185>
22-Sep-1984 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Dennis Hammer
Directed by Richard Kinon
(1) THE CREW'S CRUISE DIRECTOR
A temporary cruise director (Diane Ladd) alienates everyone.
(2) WHAT A DRAG
A jealous husband (Bert Convy) dons a dress to spy on his wife (Patty Duke Astin).
(3) DOC'S SLUMP
Doc's date decides to forgo the cruise.
Guest Star:
Patty Duke Astin
Bert Convy
Lydia Cornell
Rebecca Holden
Engelbert Humperdinck
Arte Johnson
Patricia Klous ..... Judy McCoy (becomes new regular replacing Lauren Tewes)
Diane Ladd
Michelle Phillips
* A date with Engelbert Humperdinck is a contest's grand prize.

8.2/8.3 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 184> COPENHAGEN-AMSTERDAM CRUISE (2hr Special)
29-Sep-1984 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Dennis Hammer / Co-Produced by William A. Porter
Directed by Robert Scheerer
(1) VICKI AND THE FUGITIVE
Written by Jill Baer and Christopher Vane
A man on the run gets the papers of one of the ship's deck hands and goes onboard. Vicki's attracted to him.
But they soon discover that he is wanted by Interpol and when he explains that he paid the deck hand for his papers,
and that he's a prince who just wanted to get away from his duties, she doesn't believe. Eventually he is taken away.
Laterwhile out walking she sees a Royal entourage and sees that he was telling the truth.
(2) LADY IN THE WINDOW
Written by Donald Ross
Captain meets a woman (Elke Sommer), and they are both attracted to each but she feels that it would not be a good
idea for them to get involved. But somehow they hook up. But when the cruise ends she disappears. The Captain eventually
finds her and discovers that she is a madame.
(3) STOLEN YEARS
Written by Michael Grace
A woman runs into the man she was involved with during the War and it seems that she turned him into the Nazis.
While she remembers him, he doesn't recognize her. And somehow they end spending time together and she senses that
he still harbors ill feelings for the girl who turned him in. She later reveals who she is and he shuns her.
Later when they run into each other again, he says that he forgives her, that she did it to save herself. She then
says that she didn't do it to save herself but to save him. It seems that after she pointed him out to the Nazis and
was taken away, they killed the other men. So if she didn't turn him in, he would have been killed to.
(4) DUTCH TREAT
Written by David Abrams
Guest Stars
Eileen Brennan
Patrick Cassidy
Teri Copley
Pat Harrington
George Kennedy
Cloris Leachman
Elke Sommer

8.4 [--] The Love Boat:
06-Oct-1984 ABC Sat (rerun 19Jan85)
(1) ACE MEETS THE CHAMP
Written by David Abrams
Ace tries to impassion an old girlfriend by boxing the heavyweight champ (Dick Butkus).
(2) WHY JUSTIN' CAN'T READ
Written by Ray Jessel and Cynthia Thompson
A father refuses to believe his son may be dyslexic.
(3) CALL ME A DOCTOR
Written by Gary Belkin
An overbearing mother (Doris Roberts) tells lies about her daughter.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Dick Billingsley ..... Justin
Dick Butkus .......... The Champ
Tovah Feldshuh
Louis Giambalvo
Jennifer Holmes
James Noble
Doris Roberts
Jeannie Wilson ...... Abigail "Abby" Forster

8.5 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. ?>
13-Oct-1984 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Dennis Hammer
Directed by Don Weis
(1) ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG
Written by Betty Yahr
A charming boy goes on a rampage of bad behavior.
(2) THE LIGHT OF ANOTHER DAY
Written by Lan O'Kun
A blind woman believes that a passenger is the same man she worshiped in college.
(3) HONEY BEATS THE ODDS
Written by Peter Gallay
undercover FBI agent (Jack Riley) butters up a bookie's girlfriend to get the scoop on his operation.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Eddie Barth
Stephanie Faracy
Emmanuel Lewis
Barbara Parkins
John Bennett Perry
Jack Riley ......... FBIAgent
James Sloyan
Vernee Watson-Johnson

8.6 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. ?>
20-Oct-1984 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Dennis Hammer
Directed by Bruce Bilson
(1) SOAP GETS IN YOUR EYES
Written by Buddy Atkinson
A soap fan (Jayne Meadows) confuses a villainous character with the actor who plays him.
(2) A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN
Written by Jim Carlson and Terrence McDonnell
A dead man (Bill Macy) must perform a totally selfless act to get into heaven.
(3) TUGS OF THE HEART
Written by Kevin Hartigan
Gopher is leery of a girl who rejected his proposal years ago.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Jayne Meadows Allen ...... Mrs. Tate
Susan Blanchard ..... Melanie Tate
Charles Frank ...... David Swick
Dianne Kay ......... Leslie Palmer
Bill Macy .......... Jack Davidson
Juliet Mills ....... Blair Chapman
Fritz Weaver ....... Mr. Weatherby
*
(end cast - to be verified)
Nedra Volz (Dancing Partner)

8.7 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. ?>
27-Oct-1984 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Dennis Hammer
Directed by Jack Arnold
(1) AND ONE TO GROW ON
Written by Tony Webster
Vicki drinks too much champagne on her 18th birthday.
(2) SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES
Written by Joan Brooker and Nancy Eddo
A man (Richard Kline) schemes to win back his ex-fiancée (Morgan Brittany).
(3) I'LL NEVER FORGET WHAT'S HER NAME
Written by Mike Marmer
A woman (Joan Van Ark) uses a private detective to find her college boyfriend (Robert Reed).
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Morgan Brittany
Richard Kline
Robert Reed
Alex Rocco
Joan Van Ark

8.8 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. ?>
03-Nov-1984 ABC Sat
(1) AEROBIC APRIL
Written by Richard Albrecht and Casey Keller
The Captain orders the crew to get shipshape in aerobics class.
(2) THE WAGER
Written by Lawrence Levy and Robert Spears
A playboy bets $1 million that his stuffy brother will fall in love on the cruise.
(3) STORY OF THE CENTURY
Written by Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle
A reporter (Ralph Bellamy) romances a woman (Dorothy McGuire) he believes is Amelia Earhart.
Guest Stars in the Alphabetical Order:
Ralph Bellamy
Charo ............. April Lopez
Gordon Jump
Kate McGeehan
Dorothy McGuire
Ben Murphy
Charles Siebert

8.9 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 175>
b: 10-Nov-1984 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Dennis Hammer
Directed by Ted Lange
(1) THE LAST HEIST
Written by Fred S. Fox and Seaman Jacobs
A woman wants her jewel-thief uncle (Patrick Macnee) to retire.
(2) STARTING OVER
Written by Shea E. Butler
Judy's friend can't trust men after a rape and subsequent divorce.
(3) WATCHING THE MASTER
Written by Tony Webster
A fellow engaged to one of Doc's ex-wives studies Doc's every move.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Deborah Adair
Doug Barr
Delta Burke
William Christopher,
Abby Dalton
Julia Duffy
Brodie Greer
Patrick MacNee

8.10 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. ?>
17-Nov-1984 ABC Sat
(1) BY HOOK OR BY COOK
Written by Rick Mittleman
Gopher suspects that a passenger who's interested in Judy isn't who he claims to be.
(2) REVENGE WITH THE PROPER STRANGER
Written by Buddy Atkinson
A man agrees that his wife should have an affair because of his infidelity.
(3) DON'T GET MAD, GET EVEN
Written by Ray Jessel and Cynthia Thompson
A consumer advocate (Ray Buktenica) threatens to criticize a company's product if his wife accepts their job offer.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Heidi Bohay
Ray Butkenica
Devon Ericson
Ken Kercheval,
William R. Moses
Jan Smithers
Patrick Wayne

8.11/8.12 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 182> ENGLAND CRUISE -aka- ENGLAND SPECIAL (2hr Special)
24-Nov-1984 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Dennis Hammer / Co-Produced by William A. Porter
Directed by Richard Kinon
(1) MY MOTHER, MY CHAPERONE
Written by Hal Ackerman
In London and Paris, a novelist (Lilli Palmer) keeps a tight rein on her daughter.
(2) THE PRESENT
Written by Howard Albrecht and Sol Weinstein
A woman (Loretta Swit) pays an English tart (Catherine Oxenberg) to test her husband's fidelity.
(3) THE DEATH AND LIFE OF SIR ALBERT DEMEREST
Written by Lan O'Kun
A woman (Colleen Dewhurst) takes her son to meet the father he never knew.
(4) WELCOME ABOARD
Written by Ben Joelson and Art Baer
Judy's ex-husband (Marc Singer) tries to win her back.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Peter Barton
Colleen Dewhurst
Dennis Holahan
Trevor Howard
Catherine Oxenberg
Lilli Palmer
Marc Singer ......... John Neary
Morgan Stevens
Loretta Swit

8.13 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 187>
01-Dec-1984 ABC Sat
(1) PAYING THE PIPER
Written by David Abrams
A homemaker submits a bill to her pennypinching husband for her years of service
(2) BABY SITTER
Written by Jean Ford
A woman (Jaime Lyn Bauer) is afraid her boy-crazy sister will repeat the mistake she made.
(3) HELP WANTED
Teleplay by Diane Pershing and Bob Noonoo; Story by Mike Marmer
The niece of the Captain's friend sets sail on an troubled internship. Michelle Johnson joins the crew as Kim.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Jaime Lyn Bauer
Michelle Johnson ...... Kim (new regular-season 8)(entry)
Rue McClanahan
Vera Miles
Donald O'Connor
Dana Plato

8.14 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 178>
08-Dec-1984 ABC Sat
(1) COUNTRY BLUES
A cute country girl who aspires to be a singer falls for a young country music star, but his manager (Claude Akins)
knows that his star can only write songs when sad, so he hires a woman to break his superstar's heart, hoping
it will inspire a hit song.
(2) A MATTER OF TASTE
Two interior designers, former lovers, compete for the contract to redecorate the ship and eventually end up
together again.
(3) FRAT BROTHERS FOREVER
One of Doc's womanizing fraternity brothers (Roy Thinnes) from his college days arrives on board, but with his
male lover secretly in tow.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Claude Akins
Leah Ayres
Farley Granger
Matt McCoy ........ Billy
Terry Moore,
Roy Thinnes

8.15 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 190>  Christmas Episode
15-Dec-1984 ABC Sat
(1) SANTA, SANTA, SANTA
On a Christmas cruise, three men are scheduled to play one jolly St. Nick.
(2) ANOTHER DOG GONE CHRISTMAS
Vicki gives her dog to a lonely comic (Howard Morris)
(3) NOEL'S CHRISTMAS CAROL
A woman (Kim Lankford) asks Ace to pose as her fiancé.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Scatman Crothers
Anne Francis
Michelle Johnson ...... Kim (new regular-season 8)
Kim Lankford
Howard Morris
Avery Schreiber ......... Patrick
Stephen Shortridge

8.16 [--] The Love Boat: <prod no. 179>
05-Jan-1985 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Dennis Hammer
Directed by Richard Kinon
(1) INSTINCT
Written by Lan O'Kun
Instead of meeting her fiance, a young woman gets a "present" of her fiance's friend to console her because
her fiance has dumped her;
(2) UNMADE FOR EACH OTHER
Written by Howard Albrecht and Sol Weinstein
Two older men, Leslie and Shelley, (Conrad Bain, Vic Tayback) paired up by a confused blind dating service,
chase the same woman.
(3) BOS (BEING OF SELF)
Written by Jean Ford and Ted Lange
Isaac chases a passenger who follows a silly, cult-like philosophy "Being Of Self", and in the process
alienates the crew and almost gets fired.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Conrad Bain
Janet Leigh
Irlene Mandrell
Bruce Penhall
Vic Tayback
Berlinda Tolbert

8.17 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 188>
12-Jan-1985 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Dennis Hammer
Directed by Nell Cox
(1) ACE TAKES THE TEST
Written by Joan Brooker and Nancy Eddo
One of Ace's old high school girlfriends, now married to an impotent man, wants an embarrassed Ace to father her child.
(2) THE COUNTERFEIT COUPLE
Written by Ellen Endo-Dizon
Two total strangers (Erin Moran, Richard Gilliland) share the honeymoon suite because they independently bought
their tickets from a couple whose wedding was cancelled.
(3) THE ODD TRIPLE
Written by Donald Ross
Gopher falls in love with an older woman, while that woman's recently daughter (Crystal Bernard) falls for Gopher.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Crystal Bernard
Teresa Ganzel
Richard Gilliland
Michelle Johnson ...... Kim (new regular-season 8)
Christopher Mayer
Mary Ann Mobley
Erin Moran

[--] 19Jan85 Rerun of <prod. no. 177> (from 06Oct84)
Ace meets the champ -- Why Johnny can't read -- Call me a doctor.


8.18 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 189>
26-Jan-1985 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Dennis Hammer
Directed by Richard A. Wells
(1) LOVE ON THE LINE
Teleplay by Roy Kammerman / Story by Roy Kammerman and Kim Darnelle
A workaholic (Cesar Romero) is unaware the woman teaching him to have fun is his employee.
(2) DON'T CALL ME GOPHER
Written by Tony Webster
Gopher is afraid that his girlfriend will laugh at his nickname.
(3) HER HONOR, THE MAYOR
Written by Jay Grossman
A town's new mayor (Shelley Fabares) is courted by her opponent.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Shelley Fabares ...... Frances Hardy
Robert Fuller,
David Hedison ........ Barry Singer
Kitty Moffat,
Cesar Romero
Jane Wyatt
(no synopsis)

8.19/8.20 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 183> SCANDINAVIA CRUISE -aka- SCANDINAVIA SPECIAL (2hr Special)
-aka- NORWAY-SWEDEN CRUISE
02-Feb-1985 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Dennis Hammer
Directed by Robert Scheerer
(1) GIRL OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN
Written by Ray Jessel and Cynthia Thompson
(2) THERE'LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE
Written by Donald Ross
(3) TOO MANT ISAACS
Teleplay by Mike Marmer/ Story by Sid Morse
(4) MR. SMITH GOES TO STOCKHOLM
Written by Richard Goldman
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Priscilla Barnes
John Davidson
Janet Jackson
Jack Klugman
Christopher Norris
Telly Savalas
Susannah York
* An actress (Christopher Norris) tries to impress an executive (John Davidson).
* Gopher plans to marry a Swedish heiress.

8.21 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 192>
09-Feb-1985 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Dennis Hammer
Directed by Kim Friedman
(1) ACE TAKES A HOLIDAY
Written by David Ketchum and Tony DiMarco
Ace finds an attractive passenger (Marla Heasley) willing to nurse his sprained ankle.
(2) THE RUNAWAY
Written by Fred S. Fox and Seaman Jacobs
A woman (Florence Henderson) can't understand her daughter's hostility toward her stepfather.
(3) THE COURIER
Written by Andrew Nicholls and Darrell Vickers
A courier (Michael Spound) refuses to remove the briefcase handcuffed to his wrist.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Marla Heasley
Florence Henderson
Michelle Johnson ...... Kim (new regular-season 8)
Tracy Nelson
Peter Mark Richman
Michael Spound
Charlene Tilton

8.22 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 191>
16-Feb-1985 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Dennis Hammer
Directed by Ted Lange
(1) GETTING STARTED
Written by Richard Albrecht and Casey Keller
A boy is convinced that his father's surprise birthday present is a prostitute.
(2) DAUGHTER'S DILEMMA
Written by Tony Blake
A woman encourages her father (Bernie Hamilton) to retire so her husband can take over his corporation.
(3) THE CAPTAIN WEARS PANTYHOSE
Written by Ray Jessel and Cynthia Thompson
The Captain fails a woman (Cathy Lee Crosby) testing for a captaincy.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Cathy Lee Crosby
Bernie Hamilton
Jimmy Osmond
Tracy Reed,
Esther Rolle
Glenn Scarpelli

8.23 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 186>
23-Feb-1985 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Dennis Hammer / Co-Produced by William A. Porter
Directed by Robert Scheerer
(1) VICKI'S GENTLEMAN CALLER
Vicki's attracted to a man (James MacArthur) twice her age.
(2) PARTNERS TO THE END
Partners draw straws to see which one "dies" to collect the insurance money to pay off a loan shark.
(3) THE PERFECT ARRANGEMENT
Newlywed celebrities (Cristina Raines, Richard Hatch) discover how little they know about each other.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
James Coco
David Doyle
Richard Hatch
Ruta Lee
James MacArthur ........ Mark Silverton
Cristina Raines

8.24 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 193>
23-Mar-1985 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Dennis Hammer
Directed by Jerome Courtland
(1) JUDY HITS A LOW NOTE
Written by Mike Marmer
A director (James Haughton) asks Judy to sing in the cruise-line commercial.
(2) LOVE TIMES TWO
Written by Lloyd Turner
A man (Barry Van Dyke) will go to any length to keep his wife.
(3) THE PROBLEM WITH PAPA
Written by Betty Yahr
A woman (Jessica Walter) fears her father is senile.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Ellen Bry
James Houghton
Michelle Johnson ...... Kim (new regular-season 8)
Judy Landers
John McIntire
Barry Van Dyke
Jessica Walter

8.25 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 194>
30-Mar-1985 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Dennis Hammer
Directed by Richard Kinon
(1) CHARMED I'M SURE
Written by Fredi Towbin
Ace discovers that his old girlfriend must now use a wheelchair.
(2) ASHES TO ASHES
Written by Judith M. Gansberg and Alan L. Gansberg
A couple (Jimmie Walker, Telma Hopkins) wants to quit smoking.
(3) NO DAD OF MINE
Written by Jim Parker
A father and daughter (John Beck, Kathy Silvers) pretend they're strangers.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
John Beck
Morgan Brittany
Telma Hopkins
Cathy Silvers
Jimmie Walker

8.26/8.27 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 195> CARIBBEAN CUISE -aka- CARIBBEAN SPECIAL (2hr Special)
04-May-1985 ABC Sat
Produced by Ben Joelson & Art Baer and Dennis Hammer
Directed by Robert Scheerer
(1) CALL ME GRANDMA
Written by Roy Battocchio
(2) A GENTLEMAN OF DISCRIMINATION
Written by Howard Albrecht and Sol Weinstein
A very proper and stiff British ex-military officer (Stewart Granger) is put in charge of the fun-loving and
energy-filled Menudo group.
(3) THE PERFECT DIVORCE
Written by Sheila Judis Weisberg and Mary-David Sheiner
A young couple is confouded because Doc seems very much in love with his visiting ex-wife, a fact
Doc attributes to the fact that he is divorced.
(4) LETTING GO
Written by Michael L. Grace
Vicki falls for a young man who is continually coddled by his mother, who seems not to want to let him
grow up.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Elizabeth Ashley
Anne Baxter
Stewart Granger
Michelle Johnson
Jared Martin
Menudo
Hayley Mills
Timothy Patrick Murphy
Linda Purl
Andrew Stevens
Lana Turner

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