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Clips of every single guest star intro from the Love Boat

What DLer did this?

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by Anonymousreply 419November 24, 2021 7:39 AM

Zsa zsa!

by Anonymousreply 1November 10, 2021 10:36 PM

I was just scrolling through the latter part, and I noticed that Sada Thompson's has a different porthole, or whatever it is, than the rest. And "M-M-M-Mel Tillis"? RUDE!

Also, WHET Shelley Smith?

by Anonymousreply 2November 10, 2021 10:45 PM

Sorry, that was Renee Taylor, not Sada Thompson, surrounded by a swirl instead of a life preserver.

by Anonymousreply 3November 10, 2021 10:46 PM

Sada also was surrounded by the swirl I believe. The last couple seasons they redesigned the credits and theme song with that Psycho Friend singing it.

by Anonymousreply 4November 10, 2021 10:47 PM

Sheesh 46 minutes? Any highlights?

by Anonymousreply 5November 10, 2021 10:50 PM

Janet Jackson! Robert Fuller!

by Anonymousreply 6November 10, 2021 10:56 PM


by Anonymousreply 7November 10, 2021 10:59 PM

OK. Only made it thru "A" and I have only one question: who are these people???

by Anonymousreply 8November 10, 2021 11:00 PM

A really young Adam Arkin!

by Anonymousreply 9November 10, 2021 11:05 PM

It's alphabetical. I watched for 7 minutes and they were still in the Bs!

by Anonymousreply 10November 10, 2021 11:08 PM

I can't believe it's 46 minutes long, but I can't stop watching. Goddamn you, OP!

by Anonymousreply 11November 10, 2021 11:09 PM

Fun to see Jill Whelan as a guest star before she joined the cast, and Lauren Tewes as one after she was fired from the cast.

by Anonymousreply 12November 10, 2021 11:12 PM

Eleanor Parker was on The Love Boat??! How did I not know this?! I must see this episode immediately.

by Anonymousreply 13November 10, 2021 11:29 PM

[quote]Eleanor Parker was on The Love Boat??!

Do you think she remembered to bring her harmonica?

by Anonymousreply 14November 10, 2021 11:32 PM

Halston??? WTF.

Poor Sandy Dennis and Colleen Dewhurst. Well, a paycheck is a paycheck.

Tori Spelling was one ugly kid.

I guess this show and Murder She Wrote kept all those older stars going.

I'll echo Sylvia - damn you OP!

by Anonymousreply 15November 10, 2021 11:37 PM

How did Brendad Ickson miss this boat?

by Anonymousreply 16November 10, 2021 11:42 PM

You can double the playback speed under Settings, but turn off the sound.

by Anonymousreply 17November 10, 2021 11:48 PM

No Andy Warhol!

by Anonymousreply 18November 10, 2021 11:49 PM


Thank you, OP.

God, I hated that regular cast.

by Anonymousreply 19November 10, 2021 11:50 PM

So much mugging.

Lots of DL faves though.

by Anonymousreply 20November 10, 2021 11:52 PM

Sada Thompson was down with the swirl? Who knew?

by Anonymousreply 21November 10, 2021 11:53 PM

I'm imagining Roddy McDowall, Charles Nelson Reilly, and Dick Sargent as the ship's resident DLers, hissing at the tacky passengers.

by Anonymousreply 22November 10, 2021 11:54 PM

Can you imagine the fun if Olivia and Joan were in the same episode? The set would have been like an Arctic cruise.

by Anonymousreply 23November 10, 2021 11:55 PM

This was fun to watch until I realized that 80% of these people are now dead.

by Anonymousreply 24November 10, 2021 11:57 PM

This belongs in the fucking Smithsonian! No, I'm not joking. OK, maybe the MOMA. They can cat fight it out. Be sure to give the poster some sweet thumbs up and shares. I hope it doesn't get taken down for copyright/licensing restrictions. WATCH WHILE YOU CAN!


by Anonymousreply 25November 10, 2021 11:58 PM

I lasted until Kirstie Alley (in her days before she turned into a fat pig Trumpanzee). Who has 46 minutes to burn on this?

by Anonymousreply 26November 10, 2021 11:58 PM

Richard Dean Anderson at 1:28 - was he having a stroke?

by Anonymousreply 27November 10, 2021 11:59 PM

Anthony Andrews on The Love Boat???

by Anonymousreply 28November 10, 2021 11:59 PM

Ethel Merman was all smiles.

The photo must have been taken right after she threw Ernie overboard.

by Anonymousreply 29November 11, 2021 12:01 AM

Maybe the key to sitting through 46 minutes of this is snorting a Lauren Tewes sized mountain of blow....

by Anonymousreply 30November 11, 2021 12:03 AM

Menudo with Little Ricky Martin!

by Anonymousreply 31November 11, 2021 12:12 AM

God Bless Aaron Spelling. His claptrap kept so many actors working and fed. Hint, turn off the music after a while.

by Anonymousreply 32November 11, 2021 12:15 AM

Yea, who can listen to that theme music for 46 minutes, that is torture! And like someone else said, who has time to sit through the whole thing (even if you double the speed)?

My only real complaint though is that they didn't include the all the intros for repeat offenders like Flo Henderson (yes, I realize that would extend the runtime even longer, but still, for posterity).

by Anonymousreply 33November 11, 2021 12:25 AM

Still in the Cs and much of the cast of Dynasty has already shown up:

Diahann Carroll Joan Collins Pamela Bellwood Al Corley Jack Coleman Lee Bergere

by Anonymousreply 34November 11, 2021 12:36 AM

A fascinating cross section of pop culture from genuine legends to nobodies. Those on their way up or on their way out. R25 is correct, we should be in The Smithsonian. Do they have a gay wing?

by Anonymousreply 35November 11, 2021 12:37 AM

at 25:05. What is a Louanne?

by Anonymousreply 36November 11, 2021 12:46 AM

Holy fuck. I'd go insane sitting through the entire video listening to the theme song on repeat for nearly three quarters of an hour.

by Anonymousreply 37November 11, 2021 12:51 AM

Trying to pick out the former Oscar winners in this line-up:

Olivia Dehavilland

Ernst Borgnine

Janet Gaynor

Greer Garson

Lillian Gish (sort of)

God, Hollywood is a cruel place.

by Anonymousreply 38November 11, 2021 12:53 AM

R33 " And like someone else said, who has time to sit through the whole thing (even if you double the speed)? My only real complaint though is that they didn't include the all the intros for repeat offenders like Flo Henderson (yes, I realize that would extend the runtime even longer, but still, for posterity). "


by Anonymousreply 39November 11, 2021 12:53 AM

She's an "Annie", R35

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by Anonymousreply 40November 11, 2021 12:54 AM

r36 and r 40 Louanne was a child "star" of the time... Oh, God! Book 2.

by Anonymousreply 41November 11, 2021 12:55 AM

R36 and R40 Louanne was a child "star" of the time... Oh, God! Book 2.

by Anonymousreply 42November 11, 2021 12:56 AM

Oops, sorry, I meant R36.

by Anonymousreply 43November 11, 2021 12:56 AM

Even at 45 minutes it's weirdly enthralling. Every time I tried to stop it pulled me back in with some obscure performer that rang a faint bell like a missing acquaintance from long ago.

by Anonymousreply 44November 11, 2021 12:59 AM

More Oscar winners:

Tom Hanks

Helen Hayes

Shirley Jones

by Anonymousreply 45November 11, 2021 1:01 AM

And Carole Cook, of course!

by Anonymousreply 46November 11, 2021 1:31 AM

I wonder if it’s the same guy who have us this creative exercise…?

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by Anonymousreply 47November 11, 2021 2:07 AM

This is akin to an “In Memoriam at Sea”

by Anonymousreply 48November 11, 2021 2:16 AM

r38 r45 What am I --chopped wienerschnitzel?

by Anonymousreply 49November 11, 2021 2:19 AM

^ No, you're DEAD

by Anonymousreply 50November 11, 2021 2:22 AM

God, this is fantastic. Even if a DL'er didn't create it, it belongs here on DL. The reason we all come here hour after hour.

Got me thinking like others upthread--who's the biggest star on there? Olivia DeHavilland, perhaps?

by Anonymousreply 51November 11, 2021 2:34 AM

I made it through the C's so far. New to me that I'm going now to look up - Edward Albert, Bart Braverman, Philip Brown, Al Corley.

by Anonymousreply 52November 11, 2021 2:36 AM

r51 Some of us have two Oscars in LEAD, Olivia.

by Anonymousreply 53November 11, 2021 2:37 AM

“Paging Matt Barr, Mark Harmon, and Randolph Powell - please make your way to my cabin for a three way.”

by Anonymousreply 54November 11, 2021 2:39 AM

Here’s the Oscar winners who’ve appeared on “The Love Boat.”

by Anonymousreply 55November 11, 2021 2:42 AM

Sorry! It was a dead link.

by Anonymousreply 56November 11, 2021 2:42 AM

More Oscar winners:

Goerge Kennedy

Ruth Gordon

by Anonymousreply 57November 11, 2021 2:43 AM

Let's do that right, R55

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by Anonymousreply 58November 11, 2021 2:44 AM

is good to see Sandy Dennis's intro. her episode is hard to see and can't imagine how her acting style would have adapted to this show.

by Anonymousreply 59November 11, 2021 2:44 AM

Janet Gaynor

Ruth Gordon

Oscar winners.

by Anonymousreply 60November 11, 2021 2:45 AM

Billy Barty!

Jean Pierre Aumont!

by Anonymousreply 61November 11, 2021 2:46 AM

It really is the most incredible time capsule.

I love how most of these stars have REAL TEETH. Makes me feel better. (I'm an actor.)

And very few of the men are sexy in the way we think men are sexy now.

by Anonymousreply 62November 11, 2021 2:47 AM

Gene Kelly with bad "Asian cat eyes" plastic surgery. He was in a two-parter late in the series--the cast included Donna Reed (shortly before her death), Yvette Mimieux (one of the many over the hill ex-starlets like Carol Lynley and Jill St John in this series), Brenda Vaccaro, Herb Edelman, and Lee Majors. Cruise Director Lauren Tewes is a shopaholic--I wonder if it was a way to work her addiction into the plot. Mimieux was Gene Kelly's love interest. Donna Reed was stuck with human lumber Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.

by Anonymousreply 63November 11, 2021 2:48 AM

It would have been funny to have Sandy Dennis paired with Charlie Callas---his gesturing with her twitches.

by Anonymousreply 64November 11, 2021 2:50 AM

Jeremy Brett was on The Love Boat?

by Anonymousreply 65November 11, 2021 2:50 AM


by Anonymousreply 66November 11, 2021 2:52 AM

I didn't recognize Richard Basehart at first. He didn't age well

by Anonymousreply 67November 11, 2021 2:52 AM

Who is Susan Buckner? She looks like she's having a blast

by Anonymousreply 68November 11, 2021 2:54 AM

Corn Channing!

by Anonymousreply 69November 11, 2021 2:56 AM

Yvette Mimieux married real estate mogul Howard Ruby. Their Bel Air estate is on the market for $45 million.

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by Anonymousreply 70November 11, 2021 2:58 AM

Chuck Connors and Mike Connors both had bad plastic surgery

by Anonymousreply 71November 11, 2021 2:58 AM

Oh, hey, Courteney Cox

by Anonymousreply 72November 11, 2021 3:00 AM

They were more recognizable than Gene Kelly.

by Anonymousreply 73November 11, 2021 3:00 AM

Kathy Bates when she was skinny!

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by Anonymousreply 74November 11, 2021 3:04 AM

Everyone's favorite star.....Elizabeth, the Koala

by Anonymousreply 75November 11, 2021 3:06 AM

oh hey Jose Ferrer, he had an Oscar, too

by Anonymousreply 76November 11, 2021 3:06 AM

Richard Dawson

Fannie Flagg

Gary Burghoff

Charles Nelson Reilly

Brett Somers

Gene Rayburn

Were they all on the same episode?

by Anonymousreply 77November 11, 2021 3:06 AM

R68, that's Patty Simcox!

More incredibly, she was also one of the synchronized-swimming Krofftettes on The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

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by Anonymousreply 78November 11, 2021 3:09 AM

Eight is Enough on The Love Boat!

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by Anonymousreply 79November 11, 2021 3:10 AM

Luise Ranier

Eva Marie Saint

Claire Trevor

Doesn't an Oscar mean anything?

by Anonymousreply 80November 11, 2021 3:11 AM

The Barnstable Sisters!

by Anonymousreply 81November 11, 2021 3:14 AM

Nice touch pairing up Ernest and Shelley. 🚢 🏊‍♀️ 💀

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by Anonymousreply 82November 11, 2021 3:14 AM

There is something almost hypnotic about this parade of cultural non-sequiturs:

Joan Van Ark

Gloria Vanderbilt

Ben Vereen

Village People

Abe Vigoda

by Anonymousreply 83November 11, 2021 3:16 AM

"Vanessa Williams - Miss America 1984"

by Anonymousreply 84November 11, 2021 3:19 AM

Never mind Jeremy Brett. I can't believe Susannah York - a bigger star than he ever was - was on this show.

by Anonymousreply 85November 11, 2021 3:19 AM

why does Leslie Caron have a blank background?

by Anonymousreply 86November 11, 2021 3:20 AM

Why was Lauren Tewes a guest star? Was this during the Pat Klous seasons?

by Anonymousreply 87November 11, 2021 3:21 AM

More like "The Hollywood Flotsom" than "The Love Boat":

The entire cast of Matchgame

Most of the cast of The Poseidon Adventure (you'd think letting them board might give the other passengers PTSD)

The whole cast (except The Professor) of Gilligan's Island (would anyone want to go on a cruise with THEM?)

Most of the cast of The Brady Bunch (were they sailing to Hawaii?}

by Anonymousreply 88November 11, 2021 3:26 AM

I'm fairly impressed with myself for not knowing, at all, who 75% of these entertainers are.

by Anonymousreply 89November 11, 2021 3:26 AM

I'm also impressed that some of the handsome men are handsome in that timeless way and look REALLY handsome.

by Anonymousreply 90November 11, 2021 3:27 AM

get bob cummings to a dentist, stat!

by Anonymousreply 91November 11, 2021 3:29 AM

Celeb death pool research!

by Anonymousreply 92November 11, 2021 3:29 AM

Dorothy Maguire, Oscar winner

by Anonymousreply 93November 11, 2021 3:30 AM

What was the cast of Dynasty doing on the Love Boat? Like they couldn't afford their own yacht?

by Anonymousreply 94November 11, 2021 3:30 AM

beatrice arthur was not a guest?

by Anonymousreply 95November 11, 2021 3:30 AM

Golden Girls alums:

Rue Herb Edelmann Miles, Rose's boyfriend Clayton "I'm gay Blanche" the "maestro" in the Dance-a-thon

by Anonymousreply 96November 11, 2021 3:31 AM

(sorry, hard returns didn't work)

by Anonymousreply 97November 11, 2021 3:32 AM

i think they got the wig for Estelle Getty from Phyllis Diller here.

by Anonymousreply 98November 11, 2021 3:33 AM

Teresa Wright

Shelly Winters

Jane Wyman

by Anonymousreply 99November 11, 2021 3:35 AM

I was watching the list to see who was missing. There were many TV stars from the 70s and early 80s who decided not to degrade themselves by appearing. I would imagine they all worked for scale.

by Anonymousreply 100November 11, 2021 3:41 AM

more Golden Girls--

Joe Regalbuto who married Blanche's fat daughter

Lois Nettleton, aka Jean the lesbian

by Anonymousreply 101November 11, 2021 3:44 AM

what is wrong with Carolyn Jones' hair?

by Anonymousreply 102November 11, 2021 3:47 AM

No one mentioned Oscar Winner Rita Moreno. Actually she's an EGOT if I remember correctly.

by Anonymousreply 103November 11, 2021 3:48 AM

I wish THAT bitch had fallen off a boat.

by Anonymousreply 104November 11, 2021 3:51 AM

Charlie’s Angels alum:

Shelley Hack, John Forsythe, David Doyle, Tanya Roberts, Jaclyn Smith, Steven Shortridge, Bob Seagren.

(and Sada Thompson- for the ST loon 🙂)

by Anonymousreply 105November 11, 2021 3:52 AM

[quote]more Golden Girls--

Betty White, Rose

by Anonymousreply 106November 11, 2021 3:52 AM

who the hell is louanne?!

by Anonymousreply 107November 11, 2021 3:52 AM

She's only given one name, like all the animal guest stars.

by Anonymousreply 108November 11, 2021 3:54 AM

I enjoy her platter ^

by Anonymousreply 109November 11, 2021 3:54 AM

Lamest guest star by far.

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by Anonymousreply 110November 11, 2021 3:54 AM

Did they have a datalounger in the casting department:

Carol Channing

Bonnie Franklin

Olivia de Havilland

Shitbra Gilbert

Shelley Hack

Janet Jackson

Caitlin Jenner

Van Johnson

Nancy Kulp

Patty McCormack

Roddy McDowall

Ricky Martin and Menudo

Hayley, Juliet, AND John Mills

Brian Stokes Mitchell

Charlotte Rae

Luise Rainer

Joan Rivers

Esther Rolle

Joan Van Ark

The Village People

Clint Walker

Lisa Whelchel

by Anonymousreply 111November 11, 2021 3:55 AM

Bob Mackie!

by Anonymousreply 112November 11, 2021 3:55 AM

Behold the wonder of Louanne!

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by Anonymousreply 113November 11, 2021 3:56 AM

Vincent Price looks like he just heard the funniest joke ever

by Anonymousreply 114November 11, 2021 3:59 AM

Timothy Patrick Murphy, Dack Rambo, Robert Reed 🥲

by Anonymousreply 115November 11, 2021 4:04 AM

Mary Martin looks like Madame.

by Anonymousreply 116November 11, 2021 4:05 AM

Were there any repeat appearances?

by Anonymousreply 117November 11, 2021 4:05 AM

No, or Charo would have taken an entire 10 minutes.

by Anonymousreply 118November 11, 2021 4:06 AM

For some people, repeat performances constituted their entire career at the time.

by Anonymousreply 119November 11, 2021 4:07 AM

No Linda Lavin?

by Anonymousreply 120November 11, 2021 4:07 AM

Battle-ax Ethel Merman was on 6 times. Flo Henderson was the most invited Guest Star at 9 times.

by Anonymousreply 121November 11, 2021 4:07 AM

Donna Pescow reminds me of Brittany Murphy.

by Anonymousreply 122November 11, 2021 4:13 AM

Doesn't ANYONE remember who sang the theme song in its final season?

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by Anonymousreply 123November 11, 2021 4:13 AM

I want a compilation of “The Next Wave” now!

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by Anonymousreply 124November 11, 2021 4:13 AM

Most expected to see: Joyce DeWitt

Most surprised to see: Lillian Gish!

by Anonymousreply 125November 11, 2021 4:16 AM

Most expected to see: Didi Conn

Most surprised to see: Joseph Cotten!

by Anonymousreply 126November 11, 2021 4:22 AM

Isaac and Gopher in “I’m Not Rappaport “

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by Anonymousreply 127November 11, 2021 4:24 AM

Telethon Louanne!

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by Anonymousreply 128November 11, 2021 4:25 AM

Shirley Hemphill!

Jean Marsh!!

BOTH Landers sisters!!

by Anonymousreply 129November 11, 2021 4:28 AM

A to Z: From Willie Aames to Adrian Zmed

by Anonymousreply 130November 11, 2021 4:28 AM

From the hours since I saw this post, I have had the earworm from hell...The LOVE BOAT! Soon will be making another run...The LOVE BOAT....blah, blah, blah. Over, and over, and over

There have been worse, true. But I'm getting close to "shooting from a tower" nutty at this point.

by Anonymousreply 131November 11, 2021 4:31 AM

Least expected to see: Trevor Howard

by Anonymousreply 132November 11, 2021 4:31 AM

Three double Oscar winners among this group of guest stars.

by Anonymousreply 133November 11, 2021 4:33 AM

Poor Judy, r129.

by Anonymousreply 134November 11, 2021 4:37 AM

I'm not really surprised by the presence of Oscar winners and other Hollywood legends. The show was schlock, but, rather than it being a case of "How the mighty have fallen," I bet it was fun for the old-timers to take a cruise, do a little work, and see friends. Probably the last credit for a good many of them.

by Anonymousreply 135November 11, 2021 4:37 AM

Did anyone get a cruise out of this show?

by Anonymousreply 136November 11, 2021 4:39 AM

I think this was around her psychic friends days.

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by Anonymousreply 137November 11, 2021 4:41 AM

They had a shit-ton of guest stars who were family (Van Johnson, Roddy McDowall, Robert Reed, Nancy Kulp, etc) but I don't remember them ever doing a gay plotline

by Anonymousreply 138November 11, 2021 4:42 AM

Luise Rainer!!!

by Anonymousreply 139November 11, 2021 4:47 AM

I was surprised that were far more African-Americans faces than I ever expected to see, but far fewer Asian-American faces. (Was James Shigeta the only one? No France Nuyen, Miyoshi Umeki, Sab Shimono, Nancy Kwan...)

by Anonymousreply 140November 11, 2021 4:49 AM

R140, I saw Pat Morita listed.

There may have been other but not all of the stars who appeared are listed. There are a few, like Andy Warhol, who weren’t listed but were definitely on the show.

by Anonymousreply 141November 11, 2021 4:54 AM

[quote]but I don't remember them ever doing a gay plotline

They had the Village People on one episode and there was no gay plotline?

by Anonymousreply 142November 11, 2021 5:00 AM

So many men I wanted to see naked in my puberty years... Playgirl tried hard to get Bob Seagren (1968 Olympic Gold Medalist pole vaulter and ABC's "Superstars" pro athlete competition champion) to pose for a centerfold. Also, he played a gay character in "Soap"

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by Anonymousreply 143November 11, 2021 5:00 AM

For R136.

[quote]The Love Boat clinched its key guest-star demographic by offering free cruises to the actors, who were also invited to bring their families. Consequently, as early as its third episode, The Love Boat featured guest stars like Spelling favorites Kristy McNichol and Scott Baio; in another story, M*A*S*H*’s Hot Lips Houlihan (Loretta Swit) is married to Soap’s Burt (Richard Mulligan) but runs into her ex—the former Mr. Mike Brady (Robert Reed)—onboard the Pacific Princess. The novelty of so many familiar faces bumping into each other was enough to draw viewers. Spelling remembers, “After the show was a hit, agents started calling us.”

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by Anonymousreply 144November 11, 2021 5:30 AM

r72 I never knew Courteney Cox was on the Boat, but man she was freaking adorable there!

by Anonymousreply 145November 11, 2021 5:44 AM

Fess up, who's going on the Love Boat cruise?

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by Anonymousreply 146November 11, 2021 5:50 AM

The Harlem Globe Trotters!

The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders!

by Anonymousreply 147November 11, 2021 5:57 AM

It's DL fave Susan Richardson!!!!

by Anonymousreply 148November 11, 2021 5:59 AM

Tanya Roberts, before she died twice

by Anonymousreply 149November 11, 2021 6:00 AM

Joan Rivers, with her original face!

by Anonymousreply 150November 11, 2021 6:01 AM

it was filmed at the 20th Century Fox studios so there was no location cruising. just rear projection if the sea was seen.

by Anonymousreply 151November 11, 2021 6:03 AM

Why wasn't Lulu Roman a bigger DL celebrity? I think she'd be gangbusters here.

by Anonymousreply 152November 11, 2021 6:04 AM

To.save some of you queens some time Charo is about 8 minutes in. Though you'll miss Kathy Bates, Linda Blair alnd Ruth Buzzi along the way...

by Anonymousreply 153November 11, 2021 6:13 AM

R151 The majority of the show was only done on a soundstage but they did do special shows where they actually shot on location. Some of the guest stars have different backgrounds/rings around them and they were from some of those special episodes.

What's with the snooty airs and pitying remarks about "those poor stars reduced to doing such dreck"? It was a HUGE hit show and as someone mentioned earlier, actors were lining up to do this show, especially the old timers who loved getting back on a sound stage. And, many of those old time stars were grouped in special episodes so it was old home week for many of them, getting to see people they hadn't worked with for decades.

The Love Boat was silly, fun junk. If you sneer at it, why are you on this thread?

by Anonymousreply 154November 11, 2021 7:18 AM

And, since Andy Warhol is so blatantly missing, I wonder who else they left out?

by Anonymousreply 155November 11, 2021 7:19 AM

I was very surprised to see Jan Clayton, the original Julie Jordan in "Carousel" and later the first mom on the "Lassie" TV series. I thought she had retired years before "The Love Boat" was on the air.

by Anonymousreply 156November 11, 2021 8:05 AM

Complete, my ass!

They left off Andy Griffith, Kristy McNichol, Shelley Long, Christopher Knight, Martin Short, Ray Walston...

by Anonymousreply 157November 11, 2021 8:07 AM

lana turner!

by Anonymousreply 158November 11, 2021 8:14 AM

yes i wondered about kristy mcnichol since it lists jimmy, and all the other leads from family.

by Anonymousreply 159November 11, 2021 8:16 AM

Was Gaëtan Dugas a frequent guest on that boat?

by Anonymousreply 160November 11, 2021 10:19 AM

Wow, Kirstie Alley, so young and just beginning her long career as an annoying has-been

by Anonymousreply 161November 11, 2021 10:30 AM

"The Love Boat was silly, fun junk. If you sneer at it, why are you on this thread? "

Because DL loves to sneer, point and laugh at desperate "Hollywood Stars" who would do anything just for a guest shot on a "silly, fun junk" TV show

Now, let's do Fantasy Island

by Anonymousreply 162November 11, 2021 10:56 AM

[quote]Christopher Knight

If I remember correctly, Chris Knight’s name appeared during the closing credits of his episode.

by Anonymousreply 163November 11, 2021 11:43 AM

Pat Morita guest starred twice.

In my Love Boat thread, someone said the old or fading stars did the show to keep their SAG cards and insurance.

by Anonymousreply 164November 11, 2021 11:46 AM

People I didn't think were working as actors then: Tony Dow, Edd Byrnes, Jane Wyatt, Annette Funicello, Tab Hunter (this was no John Waters vehicle)

People who were having their 15 minutes in the 70s: Robert Hegyes, Ron Polillo, Adrian Zmed

People on their way up (but who knew): Tom Hanks, Kathy Bates, Morgan Fairchild

It looks like all the women had the same hair stylist, which a little bit of variation in the helmet hairdo by age; ditto the men.

by Anonymousreply 165November 11, 2021 12:54 PM

A trip down memory lane

by Anonymousreply 166November 11, 2021 1:00 PM

Oscar Winners: don't forget Donna Reed. I'm surprised that fellow hooker as supporting Oscar winner Dorothy Malone didn't do a guest shot.

Adam Arkin, but not Alan Arkin; most of the "Welcome Back, Kotter" cast, but not much hated Gabe Kaplan;

Shelley Fabraes and her aunt Nannette Fabray!

I'll bet they tried unsuccessfully for Olivier who would have done just about anything in those days.

by Anonymousreply 167November 11, 2021 1:01 PM

Was DL fave Philip BDF McKeon in the montage? I saw him on a 'Love Boat' the other day and watched just to see if I could see any VPL. He played a 17 year-old in love with his absentee father's secretary (who was in turn in love with the absentee father).

by Anonymousreply 168November 11, 2021 1:20 PM

It took Ted McGinley 3 seasons to kill this show.

by Anonymousreply 169November 11, 2021 1:35 PM

Ellen Travolta but not John. i guess he was too big in movies by then.

by Anonymousreply 170November 11, 2021 2:44 PM

It's clear that many of the stars did this because they were starring in an ABC series (or another Spelling series) at the time and were required to do it to promote their shows.

by Anonymousreply 171November 11, 2021 3:20 PM

No Hal Linden, no Bea Arthur, no Ted Danson, no Judd Hirsch, no Ron Howard, no Henry Winkler, no Larry Hagman (although mummy was), no Barbara Eden, no Robin Williams, no Pam Dawber...lots of tv stars of the day did not do it.

And yes, Phillip McKeon did do the show and he was in the montage.

by Anonymousreply 172November 11, 2021 4:04 PM

Allison Arngrim in braided pigtails? I missed that episode. Did she play a Nelly-like character?

by Anonymousreply 173November 11, 2021 4:17 PM

Does anyone know what happened in the Adam West episode?

Please thell me. I love him.

by Anonymousreply 174November 11, 2021 4:19 PM

Does anyone remember the SCTV parody, "Love Craft" (which was at the time the name of a sex shop in Toronto)?

"MO-THER! Don't be so con-ven-tional!"

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by Anonymousreply 175November 11, 2021 4:21 PM

Most of these people are dead. I feel my life being washed out to sea as I watch this.

by Anonymousreply 176November 11, 2021 4:25 PM

Why were some names without pictures ? Were they from TV movies ?

by Anonymousreply 177November 11, 2021 4:29 PM

Most of Aaron Spelling's cast from 'Dynasty' had it in their contracts that they had to appear on an ep of 'The Love Boat'. Linda Evans did 3 or 4 eps (and at least a couple of two-parters where they filmed on location overseas). All that to say, Joan Collins adamantly didn't want to do an ep, but Spelling held her to her contract. She did a one-off ep as a haughty movie star (meta much?) who was supposed to seduce Captain Stubing. Joan refused to kiss Gavin MacLeod because she claimed he had herpes. So they merely shared a passionate hug on the deck.

The ep that Marie Osmond did was filmed on location in Italy, and Shelley Winters played her mum. Marie thought Shelley hated her the whole trip, as she'd make snide remarks to her face and behind her back. They finally made up towards the end of the trip/location shoot, and Shelley blamed her catty remarks on being plastered the entire time.

by Anonymousreply 178November 11, 2021 4:32 PM

R177, they didn't have guest stars' pics in the life preservers the 1st season.

by Anonymousreply 179November 11, 2021 4:34 PM

Barbara Eden was doing dinner theater in those days.

by Anonymousreply 180November 11, 2021 4:35 PM

R179 Thanks, don't remember that

by Anonymousreply 181November 11, 2021 4:37 PM

I think the number of people of color was about 6.

by Anonymousreply 182November 11, 2021 5:49 PM

Racial scorecards are insufferable.

by Anonymousreply 183November 11, 2021 5:51 PM

Does she do a spirited pivot like she did for Making It, r170?

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by Anonymousreply 184November 11, 2021 5:57 PM

R54 Don't forget the hottest guest star, the impossibly beautiful Barry Van Dyke.

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by Anonymousreply 185November 11, 2021 6:21 PM

sexy and slutty

by Anonymousreply 186November 11, 2021 6:35 PM

The wiglet perched atop Carolyn Jones' own hair should've gotten it's own credit! It's most interesting to see who appeared v. those who either thought they were above it, were too busy at the time, and/or their agents couldn't get them on there. Of course--as someone else mentioned above--many of the older actors did it to keep their SAG insurance.

by Anonymousreply 187November 11, 2021 6:38 PM

R185, Dick Van Patten looks mighty impressed!

by Anonymousreply 188November 11, 2021 6:39 PM

No George Maharis?

by Anonymousreply 189November 11, 2021 6:41 PM

And no Martin Milner, either, R189.

by Anonymousreply 190November 11, 2021 6:46 PM

Who had the worst toupee? I'm going with Mike Connors

by Anonymousreply 191November 11, 2021 6:53 PM

[quote]Was DL fave Philip BDF McKeon in the montage? I saw him on a 'Love Boat' the other day and watched just to see if I could see any VPL. He played a 17-year-old in love with his absentee father's secretary (who was in turn in love with the absentee father).

Both he and his sister are in the montage. And Beth Howland and Vince Tayback and Diane Ladd. Mercifully, no Linda Lavin (she probably insisted on singing and the producers just said no).

by Anonymousreply 192November 11, 2021 6:56 PM

I'd love to see a COVID episode of Love Boat where every celebrity that DL hates ends up dying on board.

by Anonymousreply 193November 11, 2021 6:59 PM

^ Kirstie Alley can return to the Love Boat!

by Anonymousreply 194November 11, 2021 7:00 PM

Now, Kirstie Alley wound sink the Love Boat.

by Anonymousreply 195November 11, 2021 7:14 PM

Now, Kirstie Alley would SINK the Love Boat

by Anonymousreply 196November 11, 2021 7:15 PM

In the water, Kirstie's a very skinny lady

by Anonymousreply 197November 11, 2021 7:16 PM

Let's bring back Scott Baio for the Covid-infected Love Boat. He probably thinks vaccines are evil

by Anonymousreply 198November 11, 2021 7:17 PM

“Murder, She Wrote”, featured a wonderful cast of guest stars. Many of them appeared on “The Love Boat.” “Murder, She Wrote”, was a much better show. It gave the guest stars much more to do than smiling for the camera.

by Anonymousreply 199November 11, 2021 7:28 PM

I couldn't sit through all 46 minutes. But the theme was grating on the nerves. Then it occurred to me why. It was recorded in mono - stereo television audio was still several years away. When you think of how much tech went into TV it's almost mind boggling.

Think about it remember who won the color TV war - it was RCA. CBS backed the color-wheel system which would have preserved backward compatibility with black and white TV but the screen sizes were seriously limited. That is why the all electronic RCA system won out. And of course the NTSC standard or Never The Same Color ruled for many years.

by Anonymousreply 200November 11, 2021 7:34 PM

This is what a DL Eldergay sees when his life flashes before his eyes.

by Anonymousreply 201November 11, 2021 7:42 PM

Jesus Christ I want this running at my wake.

by Anonymousreply 202November 11, 2021 7:46 PM

My aunt was shown. But with a list this long, I'm guessing everyone's aunt is on there.

by Anonymousreply 203November 11, 2021 7:50 PM

R203, who is your Aunt?

by Anonymousreply 204November 11, 2021 7:52 PM

Jimmy Baio was a cutie!

by Anonymousreply 205November 11, 2021 7:54 PM

I think every cast member of SOAP was on it as well. Except the Colonel.

by Anonymousreply 206November 11, 2021 8:01 PM

It looks like a lot of the Good Times stars were on the show, too

by Anonymousreply 207November 11, 2021 8:23 PM

The person who did this should have edited in Ted McGinley and Pat Klous at the end.

by Anonymousreply 208November 11, 2021 8:42 PM

R199: They were both fun for seeing who wasn't yet dead, but "Murder She Wrote" wasn't arguably "better". It got tedious pretty fast. "Love Boat" did not ask to be taken too seriously.

by Anonymousreply 209November 11, 2021 10:01 PM

[quote]They were both fun for seeing who wasn't yet dead, but "Murder She Wrote" wasn't arguably "better". It got tedious pretty fast. "Love Boat" did not ask to be taken too seriously.

And yet "Murder, She Wrote" ran for 12 seasons, two seasons more than "The Love Boat."

by Anonymousreply 210November 11, 2021 10:06 PM

Lasting longer is meaningless, in terms of quality. MASH went on for 11 seasons and the last few were unwatchable.

by Anonymousreply 211November 11, 2021 10:08 PM

Just because it didn't take itself very seriously doesn't mean that "Love Boat" didn't also become tediious, R211.

by Anonymousreply 212November 11, 2021 10:15 PM

[quote] Allison Arngrim in braided pigtails? I missed that episode. Did she play a Nelly-like character?

She played a cunty tween tv star that stupid Vicki was enthralled with. Vicki sort of befriends her and then becomes her understudy, all while cunty Allison is making fun of Vicki behind her back. By the end of the epi Allison sees the error of her ways and the two become true friends.

The best part of this episode was that DL fave Nancy Kulp played Allison's spinster aunt/guardian! You could tell that Nancy's heart just wasn't in this episode, though.

by Anonymousreply 213November 11, 2021 11:49 PM

r213, Vicky wasn't her understudy. She was her "stunt" double doing the parts Allison didn't want to do herself, like getting buckets of water splashed in her face. When the producer compliments Vicky for being such a good sport and maybe having her own show someday, Allison sees her as a threat to her own career, pulls rank and forces the producer to fire Vicky on the spot.

by Anonymousreply 214November 12, 2021 12:20 AM

I WOULDN'T BE CAUGHT DEAD. Their best isn't quite good enough.

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by Anonymousreply 216November 12, 2021 1:01 AM

I had such a crush on Matthew Leborteaux. His brother, not so much.

And agree with upthread--Trevor Howard made me audibly gasp.

by Anonymousreply 217November 12, 2021 3:01 AM

Leslie Uggams! Did she huck the bejeepers onboard?

by Anonymousreply 218November 12, 2021 3:03 AM

Uggams was one of a number of women who'd had a 1960s heyday and looked like they had aged poorly.

by Anonymousreply 219November 12, 2021 3:11 AM

So who the hell was Vicki’s mom?

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by Anonymousreply 220November 12, 2021 3:32 AM

Leslie aged just fine, r219.

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by Anonymousreply 221November 12, 2021 3:36 AM

Vicki's mom died and left Vicki to be raised by her sister (Vickie's aunt). Captain Stubing never even knew the bitch was pregnant! And then she died. I know this because I have watched every episode of the Love Boat in the last year.

by Anonymousreply 222November 12, 2021 3:38 AM

Season 3, Episode 8:

[quote] A stuffy executive loosens up and falls in love with his secretary; a songwriter rekindles a wife's love for her husband; Captain Stubing takes charge of the orphaned child of his former love; a stern Russian cruise director gets a new image, to Doc's delight.

Sandy Beal (Jo Anne Worley) is a secretary secretly in love with her boss Victor Marshall (Soupy Sales). The two of them get drunk at an office party and wind up taking an "Accidental Cruise." In "The Song Has Ended," Charlie Godwin (Robert Goulet) is a former songwriter now unhappily married and working for an advertising agency. Once they board the ship, Charlie and his wife June (Juliet Mills) encounter his former partner Burt Buchanan (Richard Dawson), who has gone on to garner more fame than he had with Charlie. "A Time for Everything" reunites Captain Stubing with Dolores (Sandra Deel), whose sister Georgina was an old flame of Stubing's and died eight months earlier, leaving Georgina's daughter Vicki (Jill Whelan) in Dolores' care. Miss "Anoushka" Mishancov (Loretta Swit), the vodka-loving Commissar of Cruise Vessels for the Soviet Union, is on board and falls for Doc, after persuading Julie to help her become "slinky."

by Anonymousreply 223November 12, 2021 3:40 AM

What the fuck is a Sandra Deel?

by Anonymousreply 224November 12, 2021 3:45 AM

Let's not forget who played Capt. Stubing's ex-wife--it's none other than DL icon Bonnie Franklin!

And DL faves Meredith Baxter and Suzanne Somers were also in this episode. (And non-fave Jimmie Walker.)

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by Anonymousreply 225November 12, 2021 3:52 AM

Is it still exciting and new to you, r222?

by Anonymousreply 226November 12, 2021 3:54 AM

Bonnie Franklin was extremely annoying in that episode-- so much so that her new husband told her to fuck off! I preferred Meredith Baxter in the Italy episode, where she hooked up with her then husband David Birney, who played a mysterious Italian gigolo!

by Anonymousreply 227November 12, 2021 3:55 AM

I skipped right to the M’s so I could see Kent McCord. He had such shaggy hair here.

Bonus- I saw James MacArthur, perhaps my first ever crush.

Great video!

by Anonymousreply 228November 12, 2021 3:57 AM

R203 Does her last name begin with “M?”

by Anonymousreply 229November 12, 2021 4:02 AM

Why am i not surprised that the guy who edited it is gay since he had footage of him at the 1990 sf gay pride .

by Anonymousreply 230November 12, 2021 4:07 AM

Timothy Patrick Murphy! RIP

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by Anonymousreply 232November 12, 2021 4:47 AM

[quote]Bonnie Franklin was extremely annoying in that episode

Nobody would have seen that coming!

by Anonymousreply 233November 12, 2021 6:14 AM

R182 There were actually a lot of Black actors on The Love Boat.

Asian and Latin, not so much.

by Anonymousreply 234November 12, 2021 7:30 AM

It's actually rather odd or even sad that Joan Collins didn't do The Love Boat until 1983, after she had started on Dynasty.

Lord knows she would have been THRILLED to have gotten cast on it BEFORE Dynasty...bitch, was desperate for work in the late 70s.

by Anonymousreply 235November 12, 2021 7:32 AM

Was Bonnie braless in that epi, R225?

by Anonymousreply 236November 12, 2021 7:56 AM

Starting with Kevin McCarthy @ 26:39 there are a lot of 'mics'

by Anonymousreply 237November 12, 2021 8:10 AM

[quote] [R203], who is your Aunt?

My guess: Bruce Jenner.

by Anonymousreply 238November 12, 2021 8:14 AM

Sal Viscuso and Eddie Mekka were my type when they were on the show.

by Anonymousreply 239November 12, 2021 9:00 AM

Here’s a shoutout to the show runners. Coordinating even just one of these episodes must have taken years off their lives.

by Anonymousreply 240November 12, 2021 10:13 AM

Why would it have been more difficult than any other show? Most hour long TV shows will have several guest stars per episode. The vast majority of actors they hired as guest stars were TV professionals. It was a TV show that filmed in Hollywood on a soundstage....now, the special, shot on location episodes were probably a chore to coordinate. But, there's really not that many of them.

by Anonymousreply 241November 12, 2021 10:25 AM

Aaron Spelling had developed the "cast of big name guest star" idea with Burke's Law in the 60s, where it was basically one day's work for clients of the William Morris agency. Douglas Cramer, who produced "Love American Style" before he produced "Love Boat" had done something similar, except it was episodic and probably had a bigger budget. The expertise was there to do this kind of format and it probably was sold as "Love American Style" on water. Cramer had been an executive at ABC before he worked for Spelling (and before his time at Paramount) so he also knew how to deal with the network. He was gay, you know.

by Anonymousreply 242November 12, 2021 12:58 PM

the gays do showbiz better

by Anonymousreply 243November 12, 2021 1:35 PM

I was disappointed the montage only shows Debralee Scott's name without her image. Nothing transports me back to the seventies like Debralee Scott.

by Anonymousreply 244November 12, 2021 4:40 PM

If anyone finds any clips of Jimmy Baio on 'The Love Boat', he was on the ep with Melissa Gilbert and wore shorts so tight that I could nearly see his penis head. (And yes, I'm his same age. So no, it's not pedophilia...I recall watching it and waiting for his next scene in the short shorts. He also wore some tight jeans.)

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by Anonymousreply 245November 12, 2021 4:43 PM

R245 here...just noticed that DL fave Ellen Travolta plays Jimmy Baio's mum in the ep. And also that James Coco plays a "prudish passenger that gets stuck rooming with another single female." I'll say it...Mary!!

by Anonymousreply 246November 12, 2021 4:48 PM

[quote] I was disappointed the montage only shows Debralee Scott's name without her image.

That means she appears only in the first season of the show where the guest star opening credits featured names only.

I'd guess for hardcore fans, it would feel in-authentic to change such credit details.

by Anonymousreply 247November 12, 2021 5:02 PM

Then you need to watch the “Angie” them song on repeat

by Anonymousreply 248November 12, 2021 5:23 PM

I do that r248, I love the way Debralee bites her lip.

by Anonymousreply 249November 12, 2021 5:29 PM

here is the reason why debralee only starred on the love boat once

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by Anonymousreply 250November 12, 2021 5:35 PM

This made me look up Jimmy McNicol to see if he was still among the living.

Not sure if this link will work here, but he runs a Kristy and Jimmy fan page on Facebook where he regularly posts pics of Kristy, their mom, and his wife and family (including grandkids 🤯). He and Kristy seem genuinely close, which is quite sweet.

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by Anonymousreply 251November 12, 2021 6:03 PM

The 70s were such a different time R250, before the tight assed conservatives of the 80s gained hold and ruined all our fun. Contrast Debralee's tits falling out of her shirt on a daytime game show (which nobody reacted to other than laughing) to the Janet Jackson Superbowl and the weeks/months long rending of garments and cries of "THE CHILDREN SAW THAT!!!!!" from the right wingers. Big whoop, it's a boob.

by Anonymousreply 252November 12, 2021 6:20 PM

Debralee's flash wasn't a "nip slip," though. That was the crucial difference.

by Anonymousreply 253November 12, 2021 6:26 PM

Damn you DL, I've just fallen in love with a celebrity, and that celebrity is Debralee Scott.

by Anonymousreply 254November 12, 2021 6:28 PM

OMG...Robert Urich was fucking beautiful! And so was Dick Van Dykes' son.

by Anonymousreply 255November 12, 2021 6:53 PM

Robert Ulrich was gorgeous

by Anonymousreply 256November 12, 2021 7:08 PM

Barely recognized Troy Donahue

by Anonymousreply 257November 12, 2021 7:19 PM

Troy went through some rough years after his career tanked.

by Anonymousreply 258November 12, 2021 7:23 PM

R102 She died from colon cancer 4 years later. I thought perhaps it was a bad chemo wig but she was diagnosed in ‘81 and the Love Boat episode was ‘79…so just a bad wig. Nice of Aaron to cast his ex-wife in this and numerous Fantasy Islands.

by Anonymousreply 259November 12, 2021 7:30 PM

I had to stop - after a while it got boring. I was on the "Love Boat" and I should care more.

by Anonymousreply 260November 12, 2021 7:59 PM

R255 r266 I helped Urich in a store I worked in during the late 1980s. To me, he was exceptionally handsome in person…even more so than he appeared to be on TV. He was also very tall (maybe 6’3”?) and had most of his height in his legs as opposed to a long torso. He was a big man. I think he played football early on.

by Anonymousreply 261November 12, 2021 7:59 PM

I was an extra in Scandal Sheet, r261. My only memory was that he had a big ass.

by Anonymousreply 262November 12, 2021 8:04 PM

that's delicious

by Anonymousreply 263November 12, 2021 8:32 PM

It was Burt Reynolds who "discovered" Robert Urich

by Anonymousreply 264November 12, 2021 8:34 PM

really, now?

by Anonymousreply 265November 12, 2021 8:35 PM

I recently saw an episode of Ulrich's show Vega$. He must have taken off his shirt 3 times. I guess that was his appeal.

by Anonymousreply 266November 12, 2021 8:37 PM

it most certainly was

by Anonymousreply 267November 12, 2021 8:39 PM

Yes the stars who are just names and not images is disappointing. We get the mediocre John Astin and not the great Patty Duke Astin.

by Anonymousreply 268November 12, 2021 8:39 PM

[quote]I was an extra in Scandal Sheet, [R261]. My only memory was that he had a big ass.

I had a bit part on an episode of "Spenser: For Hire." I thought he was most attractive and never noticed his ass.

by Anonymousreply 269November 12, 2021 8:57 PM

r260, were you an extra or a featured actor?

by Anonymousreply 270November 12, 2021 9:00 PM

Day player, R270.

by Anonymousreply 271November 12, 2021 9:01 PM

Definitely good looking, r269. But I was expecting that.

by Anonymousreply 272November 12, 2021 9:13 PM

R260, what episode? Any stories?

by Anonymousreply 273November 12, 2021 9:20 PM

Biggest star now Tom Hanks. Then? Maybe Gene Kelly. As for the song the music I could tolerate but the cloying insincere lyrics were sadistically painful.

by Anonymousreply 274November 12, 2021 9:44 PM

I have some bad news for you, R254.

by Anonymousreply 275November 12, 2021 9:46 PM

Debralee Scott's Tits is the name of my newly formed punk band!

by Anonymousreply 276November 12, 2021 9:53 PM

[quote] Eleanor Parker was on The Love Boat??! How did I not know this?! I must see this episode immediately.

I remember her episode! I was probably 8 years old or so and only knew her as the “villain” from TSOM. On The Love Boat she played the ship’s cleaning woman (or some similar lowly job), and the child she gave up for adoption years ago boards the ship as an adult. I may have cried at the end. MARY me.

by Anonymousreply 277November 12, 2021 10:18 PM

I could maybe believe Fred Grandy as the ship’s Romeo…but Bernie Kopell? Doc must have been packing some sizemeat under those shorts or something.

by Anonymousreply 278November 12, 2021 10:23 PM

Don’t know about sizemeat, but Bernie definitely had a nice ass, particularly when he was on That Girl.

by Anonymousreply 279November 12, 2021 11:12 PM

R277 that episode with Eleanor Parker was a reworking of Frank Capra's Pocketful of Miracles (1961) with Bette Davis as 'Apple Annie' and Ann-Margret as her daughter.

by Anonymousreply 280November 12, 2021 11:40 PM

Miss Parker...

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by Anonymousreply 281November 12, 2021 11:43 PM

Thank you, R281! Here's a clip from another episode (five years earlier) channeling the Baroness-as-a-mother.

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by Anonymousreply 282November 13, 2021 12:27 AM

r256 r266 His name was URICH, not Ulrich.

by Anonymousreply 283November 13, 2021 12:57 AM

Eleanor aged well

by Anonymousreply 284November 13, 2021 12:57 AM

[quote][R277] that episode with Eleanor Parker was a reworking of Frank Capra's Pocketful of Miracles (1961) with Bette Davis as 'Apple Annie' and Ann-Margret as her daughter.

Oh, really?

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by Anonymousreply 285November 13, 2021 12:58 AM

And now, Miss Eleanor Parker will chew scenery...vigorously.

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by Anonymousreply 286November 13, 2021 1:01 AM

The person who uploaded the amazing montage has GOT to be a Datalounger — his YouTube moniker is “Retro Hole”!

by Anonymousreply 287November 13, 2021 1:45 AM

Bionic Love Boat!

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by Anonymousreply 288November 13, 2021 1:51 AM

When she's introduced to her daughter she comes out looking like Margaret Thatcher.

by Anonymousreply 289November 13, 2021 2:01 AM

60s Batman, Joker, Egghead, Bookworm & the 2 Catwomen.

Anyone else from that show?

by Anonymousreply 290November 13, 2021 2:03 AM

I wonder if they ever tried to get Jimmy Stewart? I feel like he would have done it if the money was right.

by Anonymousreply 291November 13, 2021 2:18 AM

[quote] Was Bonnie braless in that epi, [R225]?

Yes, and Captain Stubing, her ex husband, had to confront her and ask her to put a bra on because she was making the other passengers uncomfortable.

by Anonymousreply 292November 13, 2021 2:19 AM

At which point she slapped him.

by Anonymousreply 293November 13, 2021 2:20 AM

[quote]Why would it have been more difficult than any other show? Most hour long TV shows will have several guest stars per episode.

Someone posted an interesting article in this thread about this. I don't really see what's complex about the three intertwined storylines, but the constant travel of a continually changing cast does seem more complicated than the average show.

[quote] a monumental exercise in controlled chaos, in which almost 15 tons of equipment, 300 crew members, numerous high-voltage guest stars, three interwoven plot lines, and the governments of numerous foreign countries had to regularly be controlled, organized, appeased, and made sense of week after week. Customs agents had to be paid off, lovers’ quarrels… patched up, guests stars flown in and out, and new locations constantly scouted. On top of that, each episode had three story lines: the “heart” story, the “tears” story, and the “laughs” story, all of which had to be somehow melded into a cohesive plot. And every show had to have an appeal to the three major age groups; a guest star like June Allyson would be hauled in for the older group, a Tom Selleck type would be brought in for the young adults, and somebody from a kids’ show, like Eight Is Enough, would be shoehorned in to the plot to attract the youngsters. To [the producers], doing Love Boat had seemed like waging a weekly World War III.

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by Anonymousreply 294November 13, 2021 2:23 AM

3's Co./3's A Crowd casts =

Jack, Janet, Chrissy, Cindy, Terri, Larry, Mr. Furley & both of the Ropers.

Jack's girlfriend & her dad from 3's A Crowd.

by Anonymousreply 295November 13, 2021 2:26 AM

Ah yes...

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by Anonymousreply 296November 13, 2021 2:27 AM

Only a few episodes were shot on a boat and that was leter in its run. In the early seasons all were done on a soundstage. Douglas Cramer, the producer had experience with a "Love, American Style" which had similarities.

by Anonymousreply 297November 13, 2021 2:43 AM

@r293, "At which point she slapped him. "

... and exclaimed, "Damn it, Stubing!"

by Anonymousreply 298November 13, 2021 2:47 AM

Eleanor Parker deserves to be remembered for more than her guest appearances on The Love Boat.

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by Anonymousreply 299November 13, 2021 6:08 AM

[quote]Eleanor Parker deserves to be remembered for more than her guest appearances on The Love Boat.

In addition to "The Sound of Music," I remember her equally from "Caged," the mother of all women-behind-bars movies. Eleanor plays a young innocent thrown into a corrupt prison system who ends up corrupted herself. I love her parting shot when she's finally sprung, with the help of some mobsters: "I certainly got myself an education." In the final scene, when asked what should be done with Eleanor's file, non-corrupt prison superintendent Agnes Moorehead says, sadly, "Keep it active. She'll be back."

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by Anonymousreply 300November 13, 2021 6:18 AM

I’m getting twitchy after watching the entire 46 minutes.

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by Anonymousreply 301November 13, 2021 6:24 AM

[quote]Lovable actress Lauren Tewes played cruise director Julie McCoy on "The Love Boat"!

And years later became the size of a tugboat.

by Anonymousreply 302November 13, 2021 6:38 AM

Poor old Lauren had a very weird affect, more noticeable in her later seasons. Sort of like when Dubya Bush had that cocaine 'swivel jaw' thing going on. I feel bad for her since she seemed like a nice person.

by Anonymousreply 303November 13, 2021 6:51 AM

Those animal guest stars are both hilarious and the lowest of junk TV though I would have loved to see a boxing kangaroo take on Bonnie Franklin.

by Anonymousreply 304November 13, 2021 9:51 AM

The double billings of the main cast playing someone else were ridiculous. Looking at you, Gavin McLeod.

by Anonymousreply 305November 13, 2021 9:57 AM

and Bernie Koppell reprising Siegfried.

by Anonymousreply 306November 13, 2021 9:58 AM

Farrah was lucky Aaron Spelling didn't insist on her doing a Love Boat to help her get out of CA.

by Anonymousreply 307November 13, 2021 10:02 AM

Were there any decent beef cake moments on the Lido deck other than Barry Van Dyke /r185?

by Anonymousreply 308November 13, 2021 1:06 PM

I haven’t recently read every comment so apologies if this has already been pointed out.

If you watch R123’s clip of the final season, the Love Boat Memaids are given the final credit. Teri Hatcher was one of them. It was one of her first jobs. She’s seated on the far right.

by Anonymousreply 309November 13, 2021 1:49 PM

OMG I was laughing at first and now near tears at the end.

Guessing the "swirl" background was for the Robert Urich version.

by Anonymousreply 310November 13, 2021 2:03 PM

I was a kid when this show was on and it seemed both glamorous and kind of silly but I definitely developed a sentimental attachment. However I’ve tuned in a few times on Pluto in the last year and I literally find it unwatchable for more than a few minutes now.

by Anonymousreply 311November 13, 2021 2:05 PM

Well hello, Shea Ferrell!

by Anonymousreply 312November 13, 2021 2:06 PM

[quote] Were there any decent beef cake moments on the Lido deck other than Barry Van Dyke /[R185]?

Oh yes. Christopher Knight, Tim Rossovich, Hulk Hogan and Ron Ely come to mind. And then there were countless buff extras strutting around in tiny shorts and bathing suits.

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by Anonymousreply 313November 13, 2021 2:12 PM

Chris Knight

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by Anonymousreply 314November 13, 2021 2:20 PM

My list of People Whom I'm Shocked Didn't Appear on 'The Love Boat' (TM Datalounge 2021):

-Lucille Ball (but Gary talked her out of it)

-Dean Martin

-Barbara Stanwyck (Dean and Barbie were Tori Spelling's godparents)

-Eartha Kitt

-Sammy Davis Jr

-Mr T

-Justine Bateman

-Jason Bateman

-Bette Davis (though she thought Spelling productions were trash after appearing on the pilot of 'Hotel')

-A special sweeps ep of super couple Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner. Co-starring Christopher Walken, of course.

-Mary Tyler Moore. The bitch couldn't even be bothered to give her friend Murray a cameo in his new show?!?

by Anonymousreply 315November 13, 2021 3:15 PM

Sad last days.

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by Anonymousreply 316November 13, 2021 3:17 PM

I now want to see the episode where Allison Arngrim is a cunt to Vicki while Nancy Kulp chaperones Allison!

Randolph Mantooth was the best looking guy in those intro clips.

by Anonymousreply 317November 13, 2021 3:28 PM

[quote] Guessing the "swirl" background was for the Robert Urich version.

No, see r124 for the Urich reboot. The swirl was for the last Gavin McLeod seasons when the ratings were in the shitter and nobody was watching. Dionne Warwick took over singing the theme song.

by Anonymousreply 318November 13, 2021 3:29 PM

[quote] My list of People Whom I'm Shocked Didn't Appear on 'The Love Boat'

And no Gregory Harrison? Though I saw his wife (and the single luckiest bitch on the planet), Randi Oakes.

by Anonymousreply 319November 13, 2021 3:31 PM

His Trapper John co-star, Brian (pre-Stokes) Mitchell was there.

by Anonymousreply 320November 13, 2021 3:32 PM

Merrill Stubing? 2nd worse name ever!

by Anonymousreply 321November 13, 2021 3:42 PM

"Sad last days. "

Stuff gets old. Most of the people who were on The Love Boat are dead, it happens

by Anonymousreply 322November 13, 2021 4:00 PM

The Love Boat 1976 - The First Pilot Movie Part 1

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by Anonymousreply 323November 13, 2021 5:17 PM

If not for shitty relatives and too many calzones, Jimmy Baio might have had Jason Bateman’s career.

by Anonymousreply 324November 13, 2021 5:28 PM

I love this way too much. Thank you to the person who edited and thank you OP. Brings back great times for me as a pre teen home on a Saturday night with friends or just my Mom and I. The song brings it all back.

by Anonymousreply 325November 13, 2021 5:39 PM

[quote] I think the number of people of color was about 6.

And Isaac fucked at least half of them.

by Anonymousreply 326November 13, 2021 6:03 PM

Speaking of connections with other beloved t.v. shows (whether it's the main cast or guest stars)...

A few minutes into the video (during the B-names) my mind started going there with The Facts of Life -- as I knew Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel, Nancy McKeon & Cloris Leachman were all going to show up eventually. So, I started it over and began counting. (SMH)

I might have missed someone, but all these Love Boaters appeared on Facts of Life:

Roberta Alda, Richard Dean Anderson, John Astin, Conrad Bain, Jimmy Baio, Orson Bean, Clark Brandon, Todd Bridges, Woody Brown, Charo, Kim Darby, Ja'net DuBois, Fabian, Zsa-Zsa Gabor, Jay Johnson, Bill Macy, Robert Mandan, Lois Nettleton, Dana Plato, Eve Plumb, Clive Revill, Alex Rocco, Dick Van Patten, and Sal Viscuso

by Anonymousreply 327November 13, 2021 6:05 PM

You know your career has hit a low when you get a Love Boat guest gig, but your name appears in the closing credits, not the opening.

That Love Boat pilot movie credits is interesting as the cast for the crew was completely overhauled for the show.

And I also noticed that the pilot movie cruise is to Acopulco. That used to be such a big deal in mid 20th century America. Going off topic here, but when did Acopulco fall out of favor with the popular culture?

by Anonymousreply 328November 13, 2021 6:09 PM

Why didn’t Nancy get a guest spot on TFOL for brother Philip? I guess maybe they weren’t so close after all.

by Anonymousreply 329November 13, 2021 6:10 PM

Most weird thing to me is if I decided to date one of the still living guest stars now the only one who would be age appropriate is Tori Spelling. Hopefully, we'd get along.

by Anonymousreply 330November 13, 2021 6:16 PM

[quote]And I also noticed that the pilot movie cruise is to Acopulco. That used to be such a big deal in mid 20th century America. Going off topic here, but when did Acopulco fall out of favor with the popular culture?

Don't know about ACOPULCO, but ACAPULCO fell out of favor when it just became too dangerous for foreign tourists due to drug cartels, kidnappings, etc.

by Anonymousreply 331November 13, 2021 6:20 PM

[quote]Roberta Alda

Alan's father transitioned?

by Anonymousreply 332November 13, 2021 6:21 PM

[quote]-Lucille Ball (but Gary talked her out of it)

She never appeared on "The Love Boat," but Aaron Spelling produced her disastrous final sitcom, "Life With Lucy."

by Anonymousreply 333November 13, 2021 6:27 PM

[quote]I think the number of people of color was about 6.

Actually, the number was closer to 75....but whatever.

Would have been closer to 80, if the video maker hadn't forgotten The Temptations. Here they are in German.

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by Anonymousreply 334November 13, 2021 6:28 PM

I agree, R217, Randolph Mantooth was so handsome, and still is!

Since Spelling regularly made the cast members of his shows set sail on “The Love Boat”, was kind of surprised that we didn’t see Mike Nader from “Dynasty” in that montage.

by Anonymousreply 335November 13, 2021 6:36 PM

Sorry, I meant R317!

by Anonymousreply 336November 13, 2021 6:40 PM

I should clarify: My reference to "75" was the number of African-Americans, not all people of color. Including the Latino/Cuban and (three) Asian guests, it's closer to 95 people.

by Anonymousreply 337November 13, 2021 6:53 PM

Kristy McNichol was on but this video maker forgot her.

by Anonymousreply 338November 13, 2021 7:59 PM

Why not.

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by Anonymousreply 339November 13, 2021 8:09 PM

I guess they didn’t include the 1990 tv movie reunion, as Ted Shackleford in not in OP’s video.

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by Anonymousreply 340November 13, 2021 8:09 PM

It’s on YouTube.

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by Anonymousreply 341November 13, 2021 8:12 PM

holy shit that pic of Christopher Knight! He was so fucking cute and that body, wow. An early crush of mine.

by Anonymousreply 342November 13, 2021 9:31 PM

Young Robert

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by Anonymousreply 343November 13, 2021 9:35 PM

Stud muffin

by Anonymousreply 344November 13, 2021 11:51 PM

[quote]She never appeared on "The Love Boat," but Aaron Spelling produced her disastrous final sitcom, "Life With Lucy."

He also appeared as an actor in her non-disastrous first sitcom, "I Love Lucy."

by Anonymousreply 345November 13, 2021 11:59 PM

Young Grant Show!

by Anonymousreply 346November 14, 2021 12:01 AM

Why yes, r345, he was...

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by Anonymousreply 347November 14, 2021 12:14 AM

I’ve never seen the Love Boat. Is is streaming? Is it good? Corny is not a turn off for me, fwiw.

by Anonymousreply 348November 14, 2021 12:16 AM

Corny + Formulaic

by Anonymousreply 349November 14, 2021 12:23 AM

It's on Paramount+ and Amazon Prime, R348

by Anonymousreply 350November 14, 2021 12:24 AM

it's on PlutoTV R348 has it's own channel

by Anonymousreply 351November 14, 2021 12:38 AM

r340 and r341 where the hell is Fred Grande? too busy?

by Anonymousreply 352November 14, 2021 12:39 AM

^ typo, GrandY

by Anonymousreply 353November 14, 2021 12:44 AM

He was busy doing blow with Lauren Tewes.

by Anonymousreply 354November 14, 2021 1:05 AM


by Anonymousreply 355November 14, 2021 1:23 AM

Tundra was the REAL star, everyone else was just a wannabe

by Anonymousreply 356November 14, 2021 1:24 AM

for R173 R213 Alison Arngrim (Nelly Oleson) Posted in a different thread that I cannot find.

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by Anonymousreply 357November 14, 2021 1:30 AM

Did anyone mention Olivia Brown? She was Vanessa on Designing Women!

by Anonymousreply 358November 14, 2021 1:35 AM

I was enjoying Becky in that Love Boat episode until she went soft at the end. Allison Arngrim made Becky a juvenile version of Helen Lawson.

by Anonymousreply 359November 14, 2021 2:32 AM

Of note: Our SaDAH, James Broderick, Gary Frank and Meredith Baxter Birney from Family but no Kristy.

Both McKeons.

I noted Roddy McDowell, Shelly Winters, Carol Lynley and Leslie Nielsen from Poseidon Adventure, Dawn Wells, Bob Denver, Alan Hale and Natalie Schaefer from Gilligan's Island.

Who the fuck was "Louanne"?

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by Anonymousreply 360November 14, 2021 2:44 AM

I watched it at 2x speed.

by Anonymousreply 361November 14, 2021 2:45 AM

I thought it was funny Bonnie Franklin was only an interstitial card but we saw McKenzie Phillips and Michael Lembeck.

by Anonymousreply 362November 14, 2021 2:51 AM

Season One of TLB was title cards only.

by Anonymousreply 363November 14, 2021 2:54 AM

Season One of Love Boat's intro. Only names.

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by Anonymousreply 364November 14, 2021 3:03 AM

Shirley, the Seal?

Tiny, the Kangaroo?

by Anonymousreply 365November 14, 2021 3:05 AM

I was surprised by how good and glammed up Mackenzie Phillips looked (at 32:50), since she always looked like shit on One Day at a Time.

It's interesting that Valerie Bertinelli never did The Love Boat, but all the other cast members did -- even Glenn Scarpelli.

by Anonymousreply 366November 14, 2021 3:18 AM

This was posted upthread, r360...

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by Anonymousreply 367November 14, 2021 3:21 AM

R366 Phillips played a tranny on that episode.

by Anonymousreply 368November 14, 2021 3:29 AM

R360 Kristy McNichol did do Love Boat...she was actually in the 2nd TV movie plus the regular series but was one of the stars weirdly left off the montage video.

So, the entire cast of Family did Love Boat...including Quinn Cummings.

by Anonymousreply 369November 14, 2021 9:16 AM

Kristy was in either season one or season two. She played a young teen who had a crush on a young teen, played by Scott Baio, who gets weird around girls he likes.

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by Anonymousreply 370November 14, 2021 9:23 AM

Hot times

by Anonymousreply 371November 14, 2021 12:48 PM

I see much of the core Little House on the Prairie cast did a Love Boat with the exceptions of Michael Landon and Lindsay Sidney Greenbush. I guess they were too important as stars to do a Love Boat.

by Anonymousreply 372November 14, 2021 1:29 PM

Lindsay Sidney Greenbusch could have played one of those bumpers tugboats have so they don't cause damage when they hit another boat.

by Anonymousreply 373November 14, 2021 2:46 PM

R372, Michael Landon pretty much went straight from 'LHotP' to 'Highway to Heaven'. I think he liked being in control too much to do a guest star role.

I forget the post #, but whomever posted about Jimmy Baio eating too many calzones to be the next Jason Bateman is correct.

by Anonymousreply 374November 14, 2021 3:04 PM

That big musical two parter in season five must be the gayest thing ever. Just saw the Ann Miller solo performance in the first part with waiters begging for her autograph.

by Anonymousreply 375November 14, 2021 3:39 PM

A guest appearance on the Love Boat was beneath me.

by Anonymousreply 376November 14, 2021 5:06 PM

r376 is not paying attention.

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by Anonymousreply 377November 14, 2021 5:15 PM

All of the "Family" cast was probably contractually obligated to be on TLB since both shows were from Spelling and on ABC.

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by Anonymousreply 379November 14, 2021 5:24 PM

amazing and shocking

by Anonymousreply 380November 15, 2021 3:00 AM

Does Samantha Eggar have a fake eye or does she just have a sanpaku eye? She has a really weird left eye in her intro.

by Anonymousreply 381November 15, 2021 3:52 AM

Her eyes do look weird in that shot....I've seen her in a few things and her eyes look normal in those

by Anonymousreply 382November 15, 2021 4:36 AM

[quote]Well hello, Shea Ferrell!

He really was dishy! There was recently a thread on DL about really good-looking actors who never became big (or bigger) stars. This Love Boat montage is littered with them.

by Anonymousreply 383November 15, 2021 6:12 AM


Along with Bobby from "Company."

by Anonymousreply 384November 15, 2021 6:16 AM

It's funny how so many people are appalled that these poor actors were FORCED to do this awful show!

Uh, I doubt anyone was forced though maybe a couple were coherced a bit (Joan Collins, though, why would she sneer at an easy gig?)

Again, it was a hugely popular show and an easy gig and paycheck. And, the majority of TV actors were used to and sought out guesting on shows. Pre cable TV and all those new channels needing content, this was a very viable way to work. If you had skills to do live theater, you went out and did summer stock/dinner theater AND you did guest roles on TV.

And, while they didn't do Love Boat, big name actors like Carroll O'Connor and Alan Alda and even Landon did guest on other shows. O'Connor and Landon both did Laugh-In and Alda did the Carol Burnett Show. Even Mary Tyler Moore did guest spots....when she was older and no longer in her prime.

by Anonymousreply 385November 15, 2021 6:45 AM

r383 I still have my Shea Farrell and Nicholas Walker posters! And the stupid thing is, I had no idea who they were... I just thought they were handsome.

by Anonymousreply 386November 15, 2021 7:29 AM

Julie was the go-to person for shuffleboard, cocaine and gossip!

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by Anonymousreply 387November 15, 2021 6:59 PM

Jane Seymour did Dallas (alongside Lauren Tewes)…but no Love Boat??

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by Anonymousreply 388November 15, 2021 7:01 PM

Samantha Eggar who should have run off with Cary Grant in his last movie instead of Jim Hutton, a very likable actor but still no Cary Grant. I would guess an aneurysm behind the eye which required major brain surgery. I would also guess it was a total success because she's still around doing events!

by Anonymousreply 389November 15, 2021 7:10 PM

Cynthia Lauren Tewes is quite nice and a very good stage actress.

by Anonymousreply 390November 15, 2021 8:03 PM

R294, as a little gayling 9 year old, I would watch Love Boat, and would sit in a different part of the room for each of the three storylines.

by Anonymousreply 391November 16, 2021 12:58 AM

Charo should have been permanently cast as the ship bar lounge singer.

by Anonymousreply 392November 16, 2021 1:11 AM

[quote]Charo should have been permanently cast as the ship bar lounge singer.

"Ladies' man" Doc should have been permanently cast overboard.

by Anonymousreply 393November 16, 2021 1:36 AM

When Doc was romancing Juliet Prowse I was hoping for Frank Sinatra to show up and punch him in the jaw.

by Anonymousreply 394November 16, 2021 2:18 AM

And then Juliet punches Frank, r394?

by Anonymousreply 395November 16, 2021 2:25 AM

Every guest star on Cannon

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by Anonymousreply 396November 16, 2021 2:46 AM

FUCK, actors really did look different then

by Anonymousreply 397November 16, 2021 2:50 AM

Based on who, r397?

by Anonymousreply 398November 16, 2021 2:59 AM

all of the cannon actors would never be on television today, a pity really

by Anonymousreply 399November 16, 2021 3:11 AM

r399, some are still alive and still working!

by Anonymousreply 400November 16, 2021 3:19 AM

John Goodman could have done a Cannon reboot.

by Anonymousreply 401November 16, 2021 3:33 AM

The Cannon reel just strung all of the openings one after the other. The Love Boat reel actually put all the guest stars in alphabetical order.

by Anonymousreply 402November 16, 2021 3:58 AM

Apparently sideburns were mandatory to be cast on "Cannon."

by Anonymousreply 403November 16, 2021 4:02 AM
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by Anonymousreply 404November 16, 2021 4:03 AM

The Captain SNIFFED his pants?

by Anonymousreply 405November 16, 2021 4:19 AM

The Cannon openings were interesting.

Lots and lots of actors appearing 2 and 3 times, if not more.

by Anonymousreply 406November 16, 2021 5:18 AM

If you go to IMDB and look at The Love Boat cast list, many of those actors appeared 3, 4, even 5 or more times on the show in different roles.

They probably did 22 to 26 episodes a year for 10 years with each episode needing, on average, 6 to 8 guests a show....that's at least 180 roles a year. For 10 years.

by Anonymousreply 407November 16, 2021 9:45 AM

R403, sideburns were mandatory for everyone in the seventies

by Anonymousreply 408November 16, 2021 12:47 PM

The men in that Cannon opening were either much better looking.......or MUCH uglier.

by Anonymousreply 409November 16, 2021 1:12 PM

indeed, they were

by Anonymousreply 410November 16, 2021 1:55 PM

Young Martin Sheen in the Cannon montage for the win. Although Andrew Prine will always have sentimental value to me!

by Anonymousreply 411November 16, 2021 3:07 PM

Andrew Prine and Don Stroud both showed dick in their respective pictorials.

George Maharis teased it a bit.

So we had George and Glenn Corbett, but not Martin Milner for the "Route 66" trifecta. Maybe it conflicted with his being on "Adam-12" at the time.

And both David Birney and Whitney Blake, but no Meredith Baxter.

by Anonymousreply 412November 16, 2021 3:25 PM

Yep, r405.

by Anonymousreply 413November 16, 2021 5:52 PM

A young Daniel J Travanti was on Cannon, billed as "Dan Travanty"

by Anonymousreply 414November 16, 2021 9:38 PM

Cannon had the occasional "they used to be in pictures" types like Kim Hunter, but mostly tv people and at least 30-40% of them were people even an obsessive kike me couldn't recognize.

by Anonymousreply 415November 17, 2021 2:07 PM

[quote] were people even an obsessive kike me couldn't recognize.

I beg your pardon?

by Anonymousreply 416November 17, 2021 2:09 PM

like not kike

by Anonymousreply 417November 17, 2021 2:10 PM

sure, jan

by Anonymousreply 418November 17, 2021 2:24 PM

I am watching a Season 8 episode on Paramount Plus with guest passengers Delta Burke (very skinny), Doug Barr and Julia Duffy 🤯! And Doug and Julia are romantically paired! Don’t tell Charlene!!!

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