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The Love Boat

Farnsworth's Fling/Three in a Bed/I Remember Helen/Merrill, Melanie & Melanesia/Gopher Farnsworth Smith: Part 1 (Season 5, Episode 8)
TV Episode | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The crew is in Australia to work on one of the cruise line's ships based there. And a wealthy man named Farnsworth (Lloyd Bridges) has decided to invite his whole family for a reunion. But, in actuality, he wants to see who, among them, he...See moreThe crew is in Australia to work on one of the cruise line's ships based there. And a wealthy man named Farnsworth (Lloyd Bridges) has decided to invite his whole family for a reunion. But, in actuality, he wants to see who, among them, he should keep in his will. And among them is his niece, Marcia (Jessica Walters), who is not exactly fond of him, because she believes that, because of him, her father became penniless. And she brings along a friend, Jessica (Linda Evans), who has a knack of getting wealthy men to marry her, for the purpose of getting him to marry her, so that she could get what Marcia thinks she deserves. And he asks his niece, Jenny (Morgan Fairchild), and her husband, Bud (Grant Goodeve), to come but they're divorced so they have to pretend that they're still married. But after her fiancé (Alan Fletcher) calls, he comes aboard and refuses to leave and, when he's told there are no more cabins, he stays with them. And Farnsworth's secretary and niece, Eloise (Beth Howland), gets him a replacement valet, Wayne (Jim Nabors), who's not exactly what he's use to. And Wayne and Eloise get close. Gopher (Fred Grandy) thinks he might be related to Farnswoth and could be entitled to his fortune. Stubbing (Gavin MacLeod) meets an old flame's daughter, Melanie (Margaret Laurence). And when he has to go, she decides to join him and he keeps his distance because he can't seem to separate her from her late mother. And Julie (Lauren Tewes) can't help but think about Tony Selkirk (Anthony Andrews), the guy she nearly married but he chose not to get married because he was dying. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com See less
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Writers
Art Baer (segments: Gopher Farnsworth Smith) | Wilford Lloyd Baumes (developed by) (as W.L. Baumes) | Fred S. Fox (segments: Farnsworth's Fling, Three in a Bed, I Remember Helen) | Seaman Jacobs (segments: Farnsworth's Fling, Three in a Bed, I Remember Helen) & 3 more
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Updated Nov 21, 1981

Release date
Nov 21, 1981 (United States)

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22 cast members
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Gavin MacLeod
Captain Merrill Stubing Captain Merrill Stubing   See fewer
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Bernie Kopell
Doctor Adam Bricker Doctor Adam Bricker   See fewer
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Fred Grandy
Ship's Purser 'Gopher' Smith Ship's Purser 'Gopher' Smith   See fewer
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Ted Lange
Bartender Isaac Washington Bartender Isaac Washington   See fewer
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Jill Whelan
Vicki Stubing Vicki Stubing   See fewer
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Lauren Tewes
Cruise Director Julie McCoy Cruise Director Julie McCoy   See fewer
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Alan Fletcher
Martin Blake Martin Blake   See fewer
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Brendon Lunney
David Selkirk David Selkirk   See fewer
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Russell Newman
Frank Farnsworth Frank Farnsworth   See fewer
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Anthony Andrews
Tony Selkirk (archive footage) Tony Selkirk (archive footage)   See fewer
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Linda Evans
Jessica Halberson Jessica Halberson   See fewer
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Morgan Fairchild
Jenny Boyer Jenny Boyer   See fewer
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Grant Goodeve
Bud Boyer Bud Boyer   See fewer
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Beth Howland
Eloise Farnsworth Eloise Farnsworth   See fewer
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Margaret Laurence
Melanie Kalani / Madeline Kalani (Flashback) Melanie Kalani / Madeline Kalani (Flashback)   See fewer
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Patti MacLeod
Hazel Farnsworth Hazel Farnsworth   See fewer
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Ethel Merman
Roz Smith Roz Smith   See fewer
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Jessica Walter
Marcia Farnsworth Marcia Farnsworth   See fewer
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Lloyd Bridges
William Otis Farnsworth William Otis Farnsworth   See fewer
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Graham Kennedy
Port Vila Jeweller Port Vila Jeweller   See fewer
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Jim Nabors
Wayne Bouton, the valet Wayne Bouton, the valet   See fewer
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7.5 / 10 | 37 votes