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“The Love Boat” (February 26, 1983)

BRIEF SERIES DESCRIPTION

The loves and adventures of the crew and guests of the Royal Princess cruise ship.

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EPISODE TITLE:I Like to Be in America | He Aint’ Heavy | Abbey’s Maiden Voyage

EPISODE PLOT DESCRIPTION

A desperate 23-year old virgin wants to spend the night with a handsome fellow she meets on board, but in the end decides she will hold off until the time is right; a bratty adopted teenager finds out that the assistant bartender that he has been harassing is actually his long lost older brother; the entire crew chips in to help April get ready to take her U.S. citizenship test despite her severe test anxiety.

GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

GENRE: Comedy
SETTING: The Royal Princess Cruise Ship
STATION: ABC
AIR DATES: September 1977 – May 1986
NUMBER OF EPISODES: 245
NORMAL RUNNING TIME: 60 Minutes

“ABBY’S MAIDEN VOYAGE/HE AIN’T HEAVY/I LIKE TO BE IN AMERICA” EPISODE INFORMATION

AIR DATE: February 26, 1983
EPISODE NUMBER: 159
WRITER: Richard Albrecht, Barbara Allyn, Jean Ford, Casey Keller, Ted Lange, Jeraldine Saunders
DIRECTOR: Jerome Courtland

CREW AND OTHER TECHNICAL INFORMATION

DEVELOPER: W.L. Baumes
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Douglas S. Cramer, Aaron Spelling

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CAST :: CHARACTER NAME…ACTOR NAME

Captain Merrill Stubing…Gavin MacLeod
Doctor Adam Bricker…Bernie Kopell
Yeoman-Purser Burl ‘Gopher’ Smith…Fred Grandy
Bartender Isaac Washington…Ted Lange
Vicki Stubing…Jill Whelan
Cruise Director Julie McCoy…Lauren Tewes

GUEST CAST OF EPISODE “ABBY’S MAIDEN VOYAGE/HE AIN’T HEAVY/I LIKE TO BE IN AMERICA”

Phyllis Cowens…Barbara Billingsley
April Lopez…Charo
Tisha Hudson…Constance Forslund
Jimmy Cowens…Michael J. Fox
Neil Holmes…Brodie Greer
Gregory Steven Leonard…Gregg Henry
Abby Foster…Mary McDonough
George Cowens…Don Porter
Judge Kramer…Esther Rolle

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EXTRAS

Related Sites

Tim’s The Love Boat Website

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