6.8
179 votes
The Love Boat

The Love Boat

ABC 1977

Passengers who search for romantic nights aboard a beautiful ship travelling to tropical or mysterious countries, decide to pass their vacation aboard the "Love Boat", where Gopher, Dr. Bricker, Isaac, Julie, and Captain Stubing try their best to please them, and sometimes help them fall in love. Things are not always so easy, but in the end, love wins.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Love Boat

The Love Boat - S3E14

#1 - The Stimulation of Stephanie/The Next Step/ Life Begins at 40 (Season 3 - Episode 14)

A sex researcher doesn't realize his assistant is in love with him. A woman helps her football star husband move on after he is cut by his team. A woman tries to find a husband just before her 40th birthday.

The episode was rated 8.30 from 10 votes.

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The Love Boat - S2E23

#2 - Funny Valentine/The Wallflower/A Home Is Not a Home (Season 2 - Episode 23)

A wallflower is secretly followed by a shy milquetoast; Stubing is charmed by a fortuneteller; two honeymooning retirees are unexpectedly joined by their overprotective children.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 12 votes.

The Love Boat - S3E9

#3 - Never Say Goodbye/A New Woman/Trial Romance (Season 3 - Episode 9)

Capt. Stubing receives a letter from his daughter, Vicki. When he tries to call her, he learns that she has run away from her aunt and uncle's home. She shows up on the ship and reveals that she has read her mother's diary, and now knows that the captain is her father. She wants to stay with him, but he feels that it is best that he return her. Vicki's aunt reveals that she is getting a divorce and wants to send her children away for a while so that they won't be affected by the proceedings. Capt. Stubing and Vicki are thrilled by the chance to live together on the ship. Julie plays matchmaker for two shy, old-fashioned people who are unaccustomed to the workings of modern romance. A man is annoyed by the presence of the woman who deadlocked the jury for the attempted murder trial on which they both served, leading to a mistrial. They constantly argue about the case.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 12 votes.

The Love Boat - S1E24

#4 - This Business of Love/Crash Diet Crush/I'll Never Fall in Love Again (Season 1 - Episode 24)

A reformed prostitute causes trouble between a one-time "John" and his wife; Captain Stubing re-encounters an old flame; a fun-loving older couple help bring two lovers back together

The episode was rated 8.15 from 20 votes.

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The Love Boat - S2E8

#5 - Accidental Cruise/The Song Is Ended/A Time for Everything/Anoushka (Season 2 - Episode 8)

An executive and his secretary are mistakenly assigned the honeymoon suite; a songwriter's music renews a woman's love for her husband; Captain Stubing meets his daughter by a former girlfriend; Julie helps give a Russian commissar a sexy new image.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 16 votes.

The Love Boat - S2E6

#6 - The Kissing Bandit/Mike and Ike/The Witness (Season 2 - Episode 6)

A shy young man becomes a completely different person at night; a businessman who doesn't have time for his family learns a valuable lesson; a man who believes his chances of survival are better at sea than as a witness in a gangland trial receives loving sympathy from a fellow passenger.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 15 votes.

The Love Boat - S2E9

#7 - Till Death Do Us Part - Maybe/Chubs/Locked Away (Season 2 - Episode 9)

A ghost experiences jealousy as his mission to find his wife a new husband appears to be succeeding; overprotective Gopher mistakenly entrusts his kid sister to Doc to stave off the ship's wolves, not realizing that she's all grown up; a long-divorced couple is accidentally trapped in an isolated cabin.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 13 votes.

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The Love Boat - S2E3

#8 - The Man Who Loved Women/A Different Girl/Oh, My Aching Brother (Season 2 - Episode 3)

A man romances three women, not knowing they are traveling together; Captain Stubing's godson reconnects with his wife after a long absence; two brothers stage an injury in order to sue the ship's operators.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 17 votes.

The Love Boat - S4E2

#9 - The Promoter/The Judges/The Family Plan/Forever Engaged/May the Best Man Win (1) (Season 4 - Episode 2)

A man organizes a "marriage-a-thon" cruise, with special prizes to be given to the couple found to be the most compatible. At the same time, he tries to save his own crumbling marriage. Doc tricks Gopher into taking his place as one of the judges, but comes to regret it when the two attractive female judges constantly try to make time with Gopher. The single parents of one of the engaged couples come aboard with the hopes of breaking up their kids, who they think are too young to be tying the knot. A couple tries to finally get married after ten years together--and nine broken engagements. A groom decides to dump his fiancée, but skips the cruise and leaves his best man to break the news to the bride. The best man is Marv, the young man who befriended Julie when he was best man for another wedding on the Alaska cruise. He cannot bring himself to tell the bride the truth, particularly because he also has feelings for her.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 14 votes.

The Love Boat - S1E15

#10 - Hollywood Royalty/The Caper/The Eyes of Love/Masquerade (Part 1) (Season 1 - Episode 15)

Part 1: A famous Hollywood couple tries to find a balance between their professional and personal lives. Inept thieves try steal an expensive jewel. Blind childhood friends meet up, but one of them can now see. A philandering husband is caught on board with wife and mistress.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 21 votes.

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The Love Boat - S4E7
#11 - Secretary to the Stars/Julie's Decision/The Horse Lover/Gopher and Isaac Buy a Horse
7.70
Season 4 - Episode 7

A world-famous movie star disguises herself as her secretary to escape her fans; Julie has decided to marry a very wealthy bachelor, who is also entering the steeplechase; A woman seeks other company when she finds her husband has lied to her about the reason for their cruise; Isaac and Gopher sneak a horse on board so they can enter it in the upcoming race.

The episode was rated from 10 votes.
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The Love Boat - S1E8
#12 - Lost and Found/The Understudy/Married Singles
7.70
Season 1 - Episode 8

A boy befriends a couple who recently lost a young son. A trainee schemes to steal Julie's job. A bickering married couple takes the cruise and stays in separate cabins.

The episode was rated from 23 votes.
The Love Boat - S2E1
#13 - Marooned (1)
7.68
Season 2 - Episode 1

On a land excursion, the crew is kidnapped by an eccentric islander and must endure a hurricane.

The episode was rated from 25 votes.
The Love Boat - S1E7
#14 - Identical Problem/Julie's Old Flame/The Jinx
7.63
Season 1 - Episode 7

Identical twins pretend to be one person but both fall for Doc. Julie is reacquainted with an ex-lover. The crew believes that an elderly couple who survived the Titanic is cursed.

The episode was rated from 30 votes.
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The Love Boat - S1E3
#15 - Ex Plus Y/Graham and Kelly/Goldenagers
7.63
Season 1 - Episode 3

A divorced couple takes the cruise with new mates, and can't seem to avoid one another or stop arguing. Two adolescents develop an awkward flirtation. A senior group inadvertently interferes with its director's fledgling romance with Julie.

The episode was rated from 38 votes.
The Love Boat - S2E10
#16 - Tony's Family/Man of the Cloth/Her Own Two Feet
7.63
Season 2 - Episode 10

The crew tries to hide six stowaways from Capt. Stubing; a church member disapproves of her minister's new romance; a nearly blind woman refuses to admit her problem until Doc intercedes.

The episode was rated from 16 votes.
The Love Boat - S1E2
#17 - Oh, Dale!/The Main Event/A Tasteful Affair
7.60
Season 1 - Episode 2

A man must pose as a woman to gain passage on the ship so that he can pursue an ex-girlfriend. A bickering married couple gets trapped in the elevator. A detective falls for a married woman whose husband has hired him to trail her.

The episode was rated from 63 votes.
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The Love Boat - S1E9
#18 - The Captain's Captain/Hounded/Romance Roulette
7.60
Season 1 - Episode 9

The captain's demanding father leaves the entire crew on edge. A dog traps a passenger in his cabin. Three friends try to meet men through an unusual game.

The episode was rated from 25 votes.
The Love Boat - S1E11
#19 - Lonely at the Top/Divorce Me, Please/Silent Night
7.60
Season 1 - Episode 11

It's Christmas on the ship and the captain tries to strike the right balance between leadership and friendship. A married man and woman desperately try to get each other to grant a divorce. An ex-con seeks revenge on the person who framed him. A priest brings a group of orphans on the cruise.

The episode was rated from 25 votes.
The Love Boat - S3E5
#20 - The Audit Couple/The Scoop/My Boyfriend's Back
7.58
Season 3 - Episode 5

Capt. Stubing must cope with an IRS audit. Julie believes the feisty auditor is so caught up in her work because she is lonely, and goads the captain into spending time with her. The woman winds up trying to get a little too close to Capt. Stubing. A TV star tries to keep a tabloid reporter from learning that she has a son with a disability, as she believes the press would be cruel to the boy. A man tries to steal his ex-girlfriend away from her new husband.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.
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Last updated: apr 08, 2022

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love this show.....always remind me....in that old and beautiful days......

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