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The Love Boat

Two Grapes on the Vine/Aunt Sylvia/Deductible Divorce (Season 5, Episode 3)
TV Episode | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Virgin Islands serve as a backdrop for the Grand Prix Wine-Tasting Competition, whose winner receives a $25,000 prize. Judge Alan Curtis (Robert Guillaume) starts a shipboard fling with Marion Blake (Leslie Uggams), without getting to ...See moreThe Virgin Islands serve as a backdrop for the Grand Prix Wine-Tasting Competition, whose winner receives a $25,000 prize. Judge Alan Curtis (Robert Guillaume) starts a shipboard fling with Marion Blake (Leslie Uggams), without getting to know her well. Julie's Aunt Sylvia Duvall (Carol Channing) is on the cruise with her friend, Betsy Boucher (Betty White). Their scheme is for Betsy to meet the wine competition's sponsor Elliott Banning (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.), marry him, and become a wealthy bride. But their efforts may be in jeopardy due to Sylvia's well-intentioned bumbling. Also among the judges is snobbish judge Vincent Van Durling (Lee Bergere), who seems like a front-runner for the grand prize. Annie and Kevin Butler (Tanya Tucker and Michael Goodwin) obtain a quickie divorce each year because filing their income tax as a married couple puts them in a higher tax bracket. This is their sixth planned divorce, and this time her impulsive high school classmate, Jeff Thatcher (Robert Walden), is on board as one of the judges in the wine competition. Vicki (Jill Whelan) impatiently waits to receive an autographed photo of Los Angeles Rams quarterback Pat Haden, after requesting it through the mail. Written by Maisie Fleckum See less
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Richard Albrecht (segments: Deductible Divorce) | Wilford Lloyd Baumes (developed by) (as W.L. Baumes) | Jesse Dizon (segments: Two Grapes on the Vine) | Don Haberman (segments: Two Grapes on the Vine) & 3 more
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Updated Oct 17, 1981

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Oct 17, 1981 (United States)

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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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Lee Bergere
Vince Van Durling Vince Van Durling   See fewer
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Carol Channing
Aunt Sylvia Duvall Aunt Sylvia Duvall   See fewer
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Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Elliott Banning Elliott Banning   See fewer
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Michael Goodwin
Kevin Butler Kevin Butler   See fewer
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Robert Guillaume
Allan Curtis Allan Curtis   See fewer
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Tanya Tucker
Annie Butler Annie Butler   See fewer
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Leslie Uggams
Marion Blake Marion Blake   See fewer
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Robert Walden
Jeff Thatcher Jeff Thatcher   See fewer
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Betty White
Betsy Boucher Betsy Boucher   See fewer
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Pat Haden
Himself - Los Angeles Rams Quarterback Himself - Los Angeles Rams Quarterback   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 25 votes