A wealthy mystery man named Charlie runs a detective agency via a speakerphone and his personal assistant, John Bosley. His detectives are three beautiful women, who end up in a variety of difficult situations.
Love is in the air. Well, not only in the air, but also on the sea. 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 (Fred Grandy), Dr. Bricker (Bernie Kopell), Isaac Ted Lange), Julie (Lauren Tewes), and Captain Stubing (Gavin MacLeod) 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 and everybody leaves the dreamboat satisfied.Written by
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Laugh tracks became very unpopular in the 1970s and 1980s, so much so, that shows like All in the Family (1971) and Cheers (1982) would announce that they were filmed before a live studio audience. This was the first show in several years that was not filmed in front of a studio audience, and still had a laugh track. When it was cancelled in 1987, it was the last show of its type to have a laugh track. See more »
While it made for interesting stories during the run of the show, romantic and sexual liaisons between passengers and crew members were (and still are) forbidden aboard cruise ships for a host of reasons. See more »
In the opening credits, the episode's guest stars are listed first in alphabetical order; then the show's regulars, who are referred to as "your Love Boat crew" (e.g. "Gavin MacLeod as your Captain", etc.). See more »
The Love Boat the Next Wave could never replace the original show.
The original Love Boat was one my favorite TV shows. I remember watching on ABC Saturday nights, when it came first on television as couple TV movies mid 1970's deciding to making in a series. The Love Boat would set port in Los Angeles then set sail to Mexico. Once in a while the cast go to different locales around the world and set port on another ship. Seeing places in the world, that I would like to travel one day. The show does not have the greatest plots on television, but traveling to the places was magnificent.
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