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
Season 3, Episodes 10 & 11
Airdate November 10, 1979
Written by "The Love Lamp Is Lit",
"Critical Success",
"Rent a Family" and
"Take My Boyfriend, Please"
Ben Joelson and
Art Baer
"The Man in Her Life"
Margie Peters
Directed by Roger Duchowny
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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)

Starring Your Love Boat Crew: Gavin MacLeod (Your Captain), Bernie Kopell (Your Ship's Doctor), Fred Grandy (Your Yeoman Purser), Ted Lange (Your Bartender), Jill Whelan (Vicki)

and Lauren Tewes (Julie, Your Cruise Director)

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

and Suzanne Mitchell (Cheerleaders Director), Texi Waterman (Cheerleaders Choreographer)

Miss Rogers' Dancers: Ron L. Steinbeck, Michael Cody, Jeff Parker, Jim Taylor,

Co-Starring: Eduardo Ricard (Priest), Tony Ramirez (Ramon)

Uncredited: Danny Nero (Ship Passenger)


Plot Overview

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.


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