CTVA US Drama - "The Love Boat" Season 9 (1985-86)

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Season 9 (1985-86)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sacha Wicki
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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UCLA Film and Television Archive


############### The Love Boat ################
############# season 9 1985-86 ###############
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ABC Saturdays 10:00pm Eastern
Executive Producers Aaron Spelling & Douglas S. Cramer
Associate producer Stephen K. Rose

"The Love Boat" theme song Written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox
sung by Dionne Warwick (1985-1986)

Pat Klous as Cruise Director Judy McCoy
Additional Crew : The Love Boat Mermaids
Prod. nos. 196-217 (approx 22 episodes)

9.1 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 202> A DAY IN PORT (single story)
28-Sep-1985 ABC Sat
Produced by Dennis Hammer and William Bickley & Michael Warren
Written by Paula A. Roth
Directed by Kim Friedman
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Orders:
Phylicia Ayers Allen -aka- Phylicia Rashad
Conrad Bain
Diane Ladd
John Ratzenberger
Gordon Thomson
Synopsis:
* The ship gets a face lift and eight dancing mermaids.
* The Captain is pestered by a nosy workman (John Ratzenberger).
* Gopher mediates a feud between the ship's stewards and the laundry.
* A woman (Phylicia Ayers-Allen) who left Isaac 10 years ago wants to resume the relationship.

9.2 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 199>
05-Oct-1985 ABC Sat
Produced by Dennis Hammer and William Bickley & Michael Warren
Directed by Robert Scheerer
(1) YOUR MONEY OR YOUR WIFE
Written by Diane Pershing and Bob Noonoo
A loan shark will let a debtor off the hook for a "date" with the woman he thinks is the man's wife.
(2) JOINT CUSTODY
Written by Lan O'Kun
A woman and her ex-husband fight over custody of their son.
(3) THE TEMPTATIONS
Written by Richard Gurman
Vicki brags that she persuaded the Temptations' manager (Michael Spound) to let the group perform.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Franklin Cover ...... Marvin Brown
Penny Fuller
Charlotte Rae ....... Milly Brown
Robert Reed,
Michael Spound ...... Tony Belmond
Connie Stevens ...... Heidi Lester
Vic Tayback
*
(end credits - to be verified)
The Temptations
Ron Tyson ........... himself
Bobby Jacoby ........ Brian Gerard

9.3 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 200> THE 200th EPISODE (60 min.)
12-Oct-1985 ABC Sat
Produced by Dennis Hammer and William Bickley & Michael Warren
Directed by Richard Kinon
(1) HIDDEN TREASURE
Teleplay by Bob Noonoo and Diane Pershing /Story by Steve Kunes
An ex-con and his wife search for a rare stamp hidden by the man's former cellmate.
(2) PICTURE FROM THE PAST
Written by Laura Levine
The wild past of a conservative businessman's wife is revealed after Andy Warhol recognizes her.
(3) ACE'S SALARY
Written by Bob Pekurny
Ace gets the crew up in arms about salaries.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Milton Berle ....... Lionel Cooper
Tom Bosley ......... George Hammond
Peter Duchin
Andy Griffith ...... Larry Cooper
Cloris Leachman .... Karen Cooper
Marion Ross ........ Marion Hammond
Raymond St.Jacques ... Ramon
Andy Warhol ........ Himself

9.4/9.5 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 205> GERMAN CRUISE -aka- GERMANY SPECIAL (2hr Special)
02-Nov-1985 ABC Sat
Supervising Producers Ben Joelson and Art Baer
Produced by Dennis Hammer and William Bickley & Michael Warren
Directed by Richard Kinon
(1) THE VILLA
Written by Michael L. Grace
A woman wants to visit the family villa before it's sold.
(2) THE RACER'S EDGE
Written by Christopher Vane and Jill Baer
On the Riviera: A former bike-racing coach (Harry Morgan) tries to lure a newlywed champion out of retirement.
(3) LOVE OR MONEY
Written by Mike Marmer
A woman (Audrey Landers) doesn't approve of her sister's infatuation with Ace.
(4) THE ACCIDENT
Written by Ben Joelson and Art Baer
Doc feels badly about a young man's death.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Susan Blakely
Jack Coleman
Mel Ferrer
Audrey Landers
Judy Landers
Harry Morgan
Ken Olandt
Alexis Smith
Craig Stevens
Lisa Whelchel

9.6 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 209> FORTIES FANTASY (single story)
16-Nov-1985 ABC Sat
Produced by Dennis Hammer and William Bickley & Michael Warren
Directed by Kim Friedman
director of photography: Tony Askins.
Written by Nancy Steen and Neil Thompson
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Charo
Nathan Cook
Leigh McCloskey
Stephanie Mills
Erin Moran
Gopher dreams that the ship is a troop carrier during WWII ... the Captain suspects a Brazilian movie star
of spying for the Germans; a song-and-dance man (Nathan Cook) with asthma wants to trade places with Isaac the war hero.

9.7 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 198>
23-Nov-1985 ABC Sat
Produced by Dennis Hammer and William Bickley & Michael Warren
Directed by Kim Friedman / Directed by Richard A. Wells ? (verify)
(1) GOOD TIME GIRLS
Written by Nancy Steen and Neil Thompson
Three college women are mistaken for prostitutes.
(2) THE IRON MAN
Written by Michael Poryes
A fitness expert suffers fainting spells during triathlon training.
(3) SOAP STAR
Written by William Bickley and Michael Warren
A soap-opera star's jealous friend (Betty White) "auditions" for a new part with the lecherous costar (Louis Nye).
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Carol Channing ....... Aunt Sylvia
Charles Frank
Belinda Montgomery
Louis Nye
Betty White

9.8 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 211>
30-Nov-1985 ABC Sat
Produced by Dennis Hammer and William Bickley & Michael Warren
Directed by Richard Kinon
(1) TROUBLE IN PARADISE
Written by Nancy Steen and Neil Thompson
Julie McCoy turns to Gopher for comfort when her marriage begins to fail.
(2) NO MORE, MISTER NICE GUY
Written by William Bickley and Michael Warren
Ace must fire two employees (David Wayne, Pamela Brull).
(3) THE MERMAID AND THE COP
Written by Barry O'Brien
A mermaid (Teri Hatcher) panics when she meets a cop from Las Vegas where she's wanted for stealing $100,000.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Pamela Brull
Richard Hatch
Teri Hatcher
Lauren Tewes ......... Julie McCoy
David Wayne

9.9 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 197>
07-Dec-1985 ABC Sat
Produced by Dennis Hammer and William Bickley & Michael Warren
Directed by Richard A. Wells
(1) ROOMMATES
Written by Paula A. Roth
Slovenly Vicki and neatnik Judy make an odd couple of roommates.
(2) HEARTBREAKER
Written by John Collins
A woman (Diana Canova) pretends to be in love with a heart-transplant recipient.
(3) OUT OF THE BLUE
Written by Joan Brooker and Nancy Eddo
A multimillionaire promises to make everyone's wildest dream come true.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Diana Canova
Jeff Conaway
Sandy Dennis
Harvey Korman

9.10 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 213> A WEDDING AT SEA
11-Jan-1986 ABC Sat
Produced by Dennis Hammer, William Buckley & Michael Warren
Directed by Robert Scheerer
(1) FATHER OF THE BRIDE
The groom's grandfather (Denver Pyle) is picked up from a small boat at sea.
(2) THE BEST MAN
The bride's father warns the best man (Morgan Stevens) to stay away from his other daughter (Lydia Cornell).
(3) MEMBERS OF THE WEDDING
Ace moons over the one that got away the bride (Elaine Wilkes).
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Lydia Cornell
Fannie Flagg
Robert Mandan
Denver Pyle
Lou Richards

9.11 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 206>
18-Jan-1986 ABC Sat
Produced by Dennis Hammer and William Bickley & Michael Warren
Directed by Kim Friedman
director of photography: Tony Askins
(1) DARE DEVIL
Written by Joe Glauberg
A woman refuses to watch her daredevil boyfriend (Peter Scolari) risk his life doing stunts.
(2) PICTURE ME AS A SPY
Written by Kerry Cox
Ace suspects espionage after a Soviet woman (Kristina Wayborn) distracts him while her two comrades search his cabin.
(3) SLEEPER
Written by David Ketchum and Tony DiMarco
A senator's wife (Shelley Smith) keeps sleepwalking into Doc's arms.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Courteney Cox
Herbert Edelman
Peter Scolari
Shelley Smith
Alan Thicke
Kristina Wayborn

9.12 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 208>
25-Jan-1986 ABC Sat
Produced by Dennis Hammer, William Buckley & Michael Warren
Directed by Richard Kinon
(1) HIPPIES AND YUPPIES
Two couples who were best friends in college can't stand each other now the one couple have become
yuppies while the other have remained hippies.
(2) FRAT WARS
During a fraternity convention, a group's president engineers pranks and blames them on a rival chapter.
(3) RETURN OF THE LAMDAS
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Deborah Bartlett ... Susie
Tori Brenno ... Maria
Macarena Camacho ... Sheila
Melanie Chartoff ... Betty Bell
Steven Eckholdt ... Eric Matthews
Nanci Lynn Hammond ... Jane
Teri Hatcher ... Amy
James Houghton ... Buddy Bell
Debra Johnson ... Patti
Gordon Jump ... Grant Woodrow
Stephen Lee ... Hockstein

9.13 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 207>
01-Feb-1986 ABC Sat
Produced by Dennis Hammer and William Bickley & Michael Warren
Directed by Jerome Courtland
(1) MISS MOM
Written by Mark Morrison
Judy thinks a writer (Ben Murphy) of children's books is perfect for her picky cousin (Ellen Bry).
(2) WHO'S THE CHAMP?
Written by David N. Titcher
A pro wrestler forbids his sister to associate with his opponent, "Lover Boy" Bob (Bruce Jenner).
(3) GOPHER'S DELUSION
Written by Howard Albrecht and Sol Weinstein
A hypnotized Gopher impersonates the Captain.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Ellen Bry
Patrick Cronin
Hulk Hogan
Jennifer Holmes
Bruce Jenner
Ben Murphy
Tim Rossovich

9.14/9.15 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 204> EGYPTIAN CRUISE -aka- EGYPT SPECIAL (2hr. special)
b: 08-Feb-1986 ABC Sat
Produced by Dennis Hammer and Duane Poole & Tom Swale
EGYPT (one story only in this episode)
Written by Duane Poole & Tom Swale.
Directed by Robert Scheerer
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Deborah Adair
John Astin
Joseph Campanella
Chad Everett
Valerie Harper
Catherine Oxenberg
John Putch
Grant Show ....... Chris
James Sloyan
Jean Stapleton

9.16 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 214>
15-Feb-1986 ABC Sat
Produced by Dennis Hammer and William Bickley & Michael Warren
Directed by Richard Kinon
(1) HELLO EMILY
Written by Neil Thompson and Nancy Steen
The Captain believes that a widow (Marion Ross) has set her sights on him.
(2) THE TOUR GUIDE
Written by Paula A. Roth
A rookie tour guide (Teri Copley) has her hands full with a group of elderly women.
(3) THE WINNING NUMBER
Teleplay by Barry O'Brien/ Story by Bob Pekurny
Hitting the lottery changes a man (Noah Beery) into a tightfisted money-grubber.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Noah Beery
Teri Copley
Virginia Mayo
Marion Ross ........ Emily Hayward
Barry Van Dyke

9.17 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 215>
22-Feb-1986 ABC Sat
Produced by Dennis Hammer and William Bickley & Michael Warren
Directed by Ted Lange
(1) THE SECOND TIME AROUND (same title used on #2.17)
Written by John B. Collins
A widow who became friendly with the Captain on a previous cruise has more intimate plans for this trip.
(2) HELLO, SPENCER
Written by William Bickley and Michael Warren
A performer (Michael Winslow) is duped by his agent into thinking he was to perform on the cruise.
(3) RUNAWAY, GO HOME
Written by John B. Collins
Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers try to persuade a runaway (Quinn Cummings) to call home.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Quinn Cummings
The Gatlin Brothers .... Themselves
Marion Ross ........ Emily Hayward
Michael Winslow .... Spencer

9.18 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 196>
01-Mar-1986 ABC Sat
Produced by Dennis Hammer and William Bickley & Michael Warren
Directed by Ted Lange
(1) THE ART LOVER
Written by Peter Gallay
Gopher thinks he'll be fired for breaking a passenger's art treasure.
(2) COUPLES
Written by William Bickley and Michael Warren
Two couples secretly covet each other's spouses.
(3) MADE FOR EACH OTHER
Written by Greg Norberg and Tom Sherohman
Honeymooners (Mary Cadorette, Dean Butler) realize their only common interest is sex.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Dean Butler
Marie Cadorette
Jose Ferrer
Caren Kaye
Vicki Lawrence ....... Betty Logan
David Spielberg
Alana Stewart
Fred Willard

9.19 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 201>
08-Mar-1986 ABC Sat
Produced by Dennis Hammer and William Bickley & Michael Warren
Directed by Richard A. Wells
(1) SECOND BANANA
Written by Barry Bleach and Kenny Wolin
(2) THE PRODIGY
Written by Laura Levine
(3) WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND
Teleplay by Peter Gallay /Story by Bob Logan and Fred Rosenberg
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Thom Bray
CJ The Orangutan
Patricia Davis
Gloria DeHaven,
Nancy Dussault
Donald O'Connor
* Doc helps a psychologist who lacks confidence.
* A brilliant man (Thom Bray) throws his life away on games of chance.
* A TV performer (Donald O'Connor) and his orangutan perform one last time.

9.20 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 210>
15-Mar-1986 ABC Sat
Produced by Dennis Hammer and William Bickley & Michael Warren
Directed by Ted Lange
(1) GOTHIC ROMANCE
Teleplay by Neil Thompson and Nancy Steen / Story by Larry Markes and Sidney Reznick
Searching for inspiration, a romance novelist fantasizes that Ace is courting her.
(2) WHATEVER HAPPENED TO JUMPIN' JACK FLASH?
Written by David Chambers
A rock star (Joe Regalbuto) tries to act like a regular guy.
(3) WE'LL MEET AGAIN
Written by Mert Rich and Brian Pollack
After carrying on an affair for 10 years, both parties are free of entanglements.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Jane Meadows Allen
Morgan Brittany
Bill Macy
Donna Pescow
Joe Regalbuto
Michael Young

9.21 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 212>
22-Mar-1986 ABC Sat
Produced by Dennis Hammer and William Bickley & Michael Warren
Directed by Richard A. Wells
(1) THE WILL
Written by Andy Goldberg
A woman whose husband is deceased is courted by a former boyfriend (Garrett Morris), only to find out that her
husband's will called for the liason.
(2) DEJA VU
Written by Howard Albrecht and Sol Weinstein
While on his way to wed in Mexico, a young tycoon with amnesia who disappeared a few years earlier falls in love
with his wife from his previous life.
(3) THE PREDICTION
Written by Jurgen Wolff
The crew frantically take care of last minute business when a famous newspaper psychic (Eva Gabor) arrives
and predicts that the world will end during the cruise.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Eva Gabor
Mimi Kuzyk
Yvette Mimieux
Garrett Morris
Roxie Roker
Patrick Wayne

9.22/9.23 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 203> SPAIN CRUISE -aka- SPAIN/PORTUGAL SPECIAL (2hr special)
This episode set aboard the Vista Fjord
03-May-1986 ABC Sat
Supervising Producers Ben Joelson & Art Baer
Produced by Dennis Hammer and Tom Swale & Duane Poole
Directed by Robert Scheerer
(1) THE MATADORS
Written by Michael L. Grace
A woman reporter who thinks bullfighting is immoral falls in love with a young man (Lorenzo Lamas) destined to be
a matador because of his obligation to the family patriarch, Portugal's greatest matador (Cesar Romero).
But the young man wants to write rather than become a bullfighter.
(2) MRS. JAMESON COMES OUT
Written by Mike Marmer
An older woman, just released after 20 years in prison for murdering her husband, reunites with her daughter,
incognito at first.
(3) LOVE'S LABORS FOUND
Written by Ben Joelson and Art Baer
Isaac meets and falls in love with a wacky woman who is conning everyone, including him, but her real problem
is that she has run away from her boyfriend and is pregnant.
(4) MARRY ME, MARRY ME
Written by Lan O'Kun
A young womanizer (Adrian Zmed) cleverly pursues both Vicki and Judy and, as it turns out, many other women on the ship.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Melissa Sue Anderson,
Olivia Brown
Mary Crosby
Lorenzo Lamas
William R. Moses
Cesar Romero
Sada Thompson
Adrian Zmed

9.24 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 216>
b: 17-May-1986
Produced by Dennis Hammer and William Bickley & Michael Warren
Directed by Robert Scheerer
(1) MY STEPMOTHER, MYSELF
Written by Nancy Steen and Neil Thompson
Vicki becomes jealous of Captain Stubing's bride-to-be and jumps ship in Mazatlan.
(the sequel to this story is "Happily Ever After..." in the next episode)
(2) ALMOST ROOMMATES
Written by John B. Collins
Judy's new Assistant Cruise Director-Entertainer, Spencer (Michael Winslow) finds out that he has to share
his cabin with a gruff cook instead of with the girlfriend that he brought along.
(3) CORNERBACK SNEAK
Written by Jim Ritz
A injury prone pro football has-been (Geoffrey Scott) tries to romance the team's new owner, a woman, (Trish Van Devere)
with a mind to get her to keep him on the next season's roster.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Marion Ross ....... Emily Hayward
Geoffrey Scott
Trish Van Devere
Vanessa Williams
Michael Winslow .... Spencer
*
(end credits - to be verified)
Sam Scarber

9.25 [--] The Love Boat: <prod. no. 217> (final regular weekly episode)
24-May-1986 ABC Sat
Produced by Dennis Hammer and William Bickley & Michael Warren
Directed by Richard Kinon
(1) HAPPILY EVER AFTER 
Written by Paula A. Roth
Captain Stubing prepares for his shipboard wedding but gets cold feet about his marriage to Emily (Marion Ross).
(this episode continues the storyline initiated in "My Stepmother, Myself").
(2) HAVE I GOT A JOB FOR YOU
Written by Nancy Steen and Neil Thompson
As Gopher vacillates about his plans to leave, Ace is continually nominated and unnominated for Gopher's job.
(3) MR. SMITH GOES TO MINIKULU
Written by Paula A. Roth
Gophers plans to bid farewell to his job and Loveboat friends when he accepts a job managing a South Pacific resort,
Minikulu, but reconsiders when Isaac doesn't want to go with him.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order:
Clive Revill
Marion Ross ....... Emily Hayward
Renee Taylor
Michael Winslow .... Spencer
Note:
This was the final regular episode of "The Love Boat", There were a couple of TV movies made during the next season.
Fred Grandy and Patricia Klous leave the series in this episode. In Addition The Love Boat Mermaids Also Disappear.
Lauren Tewes reprises her role as Julie McCoy in The Love Boats Four Final Movies.

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