The Love Boat/The Love Lamp Is Lit / Critical Success / Rent a Family / Take My Boyfriend, Please / The Man in Her Life
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The Love Lamp Is Lit / Critical Success / Rent a Family / Take My Boyfriend, Please / The Man in Her Life is the tenth and eleventh episodes of the third season of The Love Boat, and the sixty-second and sixty-third episodes overall.
Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (Themselves), Bill Daily (Paul Turner), Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (Elliott Norman), Jackie Earle Haley (Paul Turner's "son"), John Hillerman (Ed Hartnett), Gunilla Hutton (Nora Hayman), Patsy Kelly (Mabel Higgins), Roz Kelly (Lola LaShane), Larry Linville (Lou Hayman), Dina Merrill (Helen Ames), Ginger Rogers (Stella Logan), Natalie Schafer (Mrs. Hartnett), Stephen Shortridge (Mark Scott), William Windom (Bill Kelly)
Featuring: The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Tami Barber, Gaye Carter, Kim Kilway, Suzette Scholz, Shannon Baker, Debi Brooks, Susan Jones, Kim McKenney, Pam Richey, Tammy Roberts, Michele Vaughan, Jill Waggoner
Uncredited: Danny Nero (Ship Passenger)
The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders come on board as part of a charity fundraiser for an Acapulco orphanage. One of the cheerleaders enlists the help of her friends to dodge the advances of a persistent suitor, who has followed her onto the ship. A cheerleader's mother mistakenly fears that her daughter is trying to steal her boyfriend. A man, who has been lying to his boss about having a family, hires a group of actors to pose as his mother, wife and son for the company's "family cruise." This complicates his romance with one of the cheerleaders. A divorcing couple plots to steal a valuable gem, which is hidden in a lamp that keeps getting passed between crew members. A famous dancer/actress who is helping with the charity event repeatedly declines Captain Stubing's request that she take part in the performance. She is annoyed by the presence of her ex-fiancé, a notoriously tough theater critic. He hopes to win her back and convince her to take the lead in a play that he has written.