Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 24, 1977
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network
Genre
Trivia Facts | Top Quotes | Goofs/Mistakes
  • Two Princess cruise line ships were used in the series: The Island Princess and The Pacific Princess. Pacific Princess is now M.S. Pacific (jointly operated by Brazilian CVC and Spanish Quail Cruises), Island Princess is now M.S. Discovery (for England-based Voyages of Discovery), so both ships are still around.
  • Other ships used (especially for the 2-hr-episodes) were Stella Solaris (scrapped in 2003), Pearl of Scandinavia (now used for Casino cruises out of Hong Kong and called Golden Princess and not to be confused with DFDS's Pearl of Scandinavia), Royal Viking Sky (now Fred.Olsen's Boudicca) and Royal Princess (now M.S. Artemis for P&O Cruises).
  • This series was based upon Jeraldine Saunders novel titled, "The Love Boats". She wrote the book from her personal observations while serving as a hostess on a cruise ship.
  • At the shows height, Bernie Kopell earned $39,500.00 per episode.
  • Aaron Spelling approached Dick Van Patten for his first choice to play that role of Capt. Merrill Stubing, when he was already doing "Eight Is Enough" (1977) at the time, hence, Van Patten was unavailable. The role was ultimately given to Gavin MacLeod.
  • Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange are the only actors to appear in every episode of the series.
  • After a highly publicized battle of cocaine addiction, Lauren Tewes was fired from the show, at the end of the seventh season.
  • Lauren Tewes was chosen over 100 actresses for the role of Julie McCoy.
  • The former Pacific Princess is to be scrapped in 2013 at a Turkish ship-recycling yard on the Aegean coast. She is 42 years old, and was decommissioned in 2008. The Izmir Ship Recycling Co. acquired the former cruise ship for 2.5 million euros ($3.3 million).
  • The Ship's surgeon on Cunard's QE2 ocean liner was a consultant for the role of Doc Adam Bricker on this series. Like his counterpart, he too was divorced.
  • The segment title is based upon Henny Youngman's signature joke, "Now take my wife. Please!"
  • Final TV appearance of Bob Crane.
  • Did you notice that when the Doc is yelling at dawn his new nurse, he mistakenly calls her Elaine, which is the actress real name (Elaine Joyce) and it was not edited out of the show.
  • The multi-talented singer, songwriter, and actor Paul Williams, who played Nelson Hoag in this episode, also wrote the lyrics for the Love Boat's iconic theme song.
  • The John Donne poem Crothers recites to Mrs. Worth is the opening stanza of "The Bait."
  • Ellen Travolta, playing Jimmy Baio's Mother, she would later portray his cousin Scott Baio's Mother on Happy Days.
  • Actresses Marla Adams and Melissa Gilbert appear in this 1978 episode as mother and daughter, respectively. Seventeen years earlier, Adams had appeared in Splendor in the Grass. A remake of this film, Splendor in the Grass (1981) (TV), featured Gilbert in a starring role.
  • Robert Mandan plays Randolph Mantooth's father. In real life, Mandan is only 13 years older than Mantooth.
  • Robert Cummings' last performance.
  • The segment title is based upon Henny Youngman's signature joke, "Now take my wife. Please!"
  • Walter Slezak's final filmed acting performance.
  • Jay Thomas' TV debut.
  • Ethel Merman in her final performance.
  • Ethel Merman's last filmed acting performance.
  • Dan Rowan's last TV performance.
  • The title makes reference to the novel 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' by Robert Louis Stevenson.
  • Greer Garson's final filmed performance.
  • The segment title is based upon Henny Youngman's signature joke, "Now take my wife. Please!"
  • The title is based upon a quote from William Shakespeare's play "The Merchant of Venice": "But love is blind, and lovers cannot see".
  • Last film project for Anne Baxter.

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