A Love Boat Memoir


I clearly remember back in the '70s and '80s, when I would eagerly anticipate the TV show, The Love Boat, every Saturday night at 9 PM.

It was a pre-party night ritual for me. I would watch the show right before going out with my friends to the disco clubs in Fort Lauderdale; where we would dance our feet off to songs like, Alicia Bridges singing, I Love The Nightlife, until 2 AM. Afterwards, we would go to Denny’s and have breakfast with all the other intoxicated polyester-clothed disco club crowd.

Oh, those were the days!

And even though the show was corny as all hell, I adored The Love Boat.
At one point I thought it would be cool as shit to be a sea captain like, Gavin MacLeod as Captain Stubing, but then changed my mind.

Shhhh…don’t tell anyone this, but I held a secret fantasy that I would one day become a cruise director like, Lauren Tewes as Julie McCoy, because it looked like such a fun job. But back then, I wasn't sure if they even had male cruise directors.
Now mind you, I’ve never been on a cruise in my life because I get motion sickness. In fact, I get seasick just seeing too many waves in someone’s hair.

Yet, that job seemed so GLAMOROUS to me. Back when I was in my mid-20’s, I used to idealize a lot about different careers; not realizing that ANY job meant that you actually had to WORK. And it wasn’t all fun and games, like on TV or in the movies.

One of the neatest things about The Love Boat was that each week they would have various celebrities on the show, who boarded the ship as passengers. Some portrayed themselves, while others portrayed fictional characters.

One reoccurring celebrity on the show was, Charo.  Do any of you remember her?

Now the irony of this was that I actually met Charo while I was performing in a musical review in one of the casinos in Lake Tahoe, back in the late '70s. And the first thing I said to her when I was introduced in her dressing room after one of her shows, was not, “Hello, so nice to meet you. I enjoyed your show this evening.”

No. What came out of my ignorant and tacky mouth was, “OH MY GOD...I'VE SEEN YOU ON THE LOVE BOAT...I LOVE THAT TV SHOW!!!!”

And she was so graciously sweet, she just laughed.

*note: for all her provocative outfits and flamboyant persona, Charo is actually a very intelligent and unpretentious lady. She is also an amazing flamenco guitarist.

Anyway, while Googling stuff for this post, I came across an item that made me HOWL.

Look here…


The Love Boat action figures! Who knew?

If they had had these when I was watching the show, I would have probably bought and played with them!

And what I find hilarious is that if you look real close at both the female action figures, they look like men in DRAG.

Um…so I guess I could have been a cruise director after all!

I leave you with the opening theme song of The Love Boat…


Wishing you a smooth sailing weekend everyone!
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56 comments

  1. Aw shucks, I don't recall the show. Maybe it wasn't on our televisions. However, I think you would have made a very good cruise director. I've met a few in my time so I KNOW you would have fitted the bill one hundred percent. Anyway, as you've now proved, those hats suit you.

    Rushing a bit this morning, have to take hubs to the hospital. Tests (at this stage). Make sure you have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. Ah yes......*happily humming* I remember the show, and the theme song which I will now have stuck in my head, tyvm! And boy do I remember Charo. *laughing* She's a bit unforgettable with her shaking and shimmying. And I remember disco and polyester and..... I'm admitting this, publically? LOL
    What AM I thinking?!
    I'll just settle back into humming. And chuckling over the fact that wavy hair can get motion sickness going on for ya. And hum some more. Cuz the damn song's stuck. LOL
    Enjoy the weekend, sir.
    Lovely coolness--almost fall like. I'm looking forward to time with the small child. And I'll STILL be humming, no doubt. ROFL

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  3. Rob LenihanJuly 26, 2013

    Oh, my God, Ron, you met Charo?!?! Carumba! I am insanely jealous!!

    This is such a fantastic post! I like how you share your personal memories about this show. It's amazing how these old TV programs were once so prominent in our lives. (Fort Lauderdale sounds it was pretty funky back in the day.)

    "I get seasick just seeing too many waves in someone’s hair."

    I love it! But you look great in that captain's uniform and I know you'd be a much better cruise director than Lauren Tewes. And those opening credits--Ron Palillo, Abe Vigoda, Nancy Walker--a Seventies hit parade!

    Thanks, buddy, this was a real treat! Have a great weekend!

    Cuchi-cuchi!

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  4. Well, while you were partying with your friends after the show, I was on the phone with my BFF, lamenting why we were home on a Saturday night watching Love Boat instead of on hot dates! Poop!

    I got a lot of mileage from having the same name as the cruise director though. Whenever friends asked me what we were going to do, I would say, "My name may be Julie, but I'm not your cruise director!"

    Fun memories, Ron!

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  5. I can't comment on the show, or Charo, being a Brit :)

    You would have made a good sea captain - assuming you didn't suffer with motion sickness which, by the way, I do also :)

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  6. I think we all wanted to grow up and get jobs on the love boat!
    Those figures crack me up!
    And Charo? She was something else!

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  7. Couldn't stand it myself.
    However, had I got the opportunity to work as the director of a real FANTASY ISLAND, now that would have been a dream job

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqSSDvNlb4w&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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  8. This show is a bit old for me so I cant say much about it. However, I also was the girl who idealized a lot of jobs growing up. I went through phases of wanting to be an artist, a teacher, a journalist...you name it I thought it was "cool". The idea of work to me was a place to go and have fun. I have plenty of shows that drove me down one path or another so I can definitely relate to this! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have an awesome weekend!

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  9. Oh Ron, thank you for making me laugh this morning because I'm having such a frustrating day at work. When I saw the picture of you as Julie the cruise director, I laughed out loud at my desk. I love the expression on your face. You are so cute. How did you do that?

    I've never watched The Love Boat when it was on TV, but I've have seen it on cable at couple of times. And you're so right, the two female action figures do look men in DRAG! I think you would have been a much prettier cruise director.



    Thanks for the laughs this morning, Ron. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  10. Good morning Valerie!

    No, I don't think it was on your televisions, but it's probably on cable at this point. Like I shared, CORNY show, but back then I LOVED it!

    "However, I think you would have made a very good cruise director. I've met a few in my time so I KNOW you would have fitted the bill one hundred percent. Anyway, as you've now proved, those hats suit you."



    Aw...thank you :) It always looked like such a FUN job!


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by and I hope all goes well with hubs tests! Have a super weekend!


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  11. Hiya Mel!

    It's funny because I've been listening to that theme song for the past two days and CAN'T get it out of my head!

    "And boy do I remember Charo. *laughing* She's a bit unforgettable with her shaking and shimmying."

    HA! Isn't she??? She was/is bigger than life and so flamboyant. But with I met her in person, she was actually very quiet and soft-spoken. Very sweet lady.

    "Lovely coolness--almost fall like. I'm looking forward to time with the small child."



    Oh, don't you just love this cooler weather we're having? You're right, it feels like FALL. I'm sooooooo enjoying it!


    Thanks oodles for stopping by, dear lady. Enjoy your weekend with the BUG!


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  12. Hey there Rob!


    Cuchi-cuchi!

    Yes, I met Charo while in Lake Tahoe. And it's funny because her onstage persona is so different than what she is really like in person. She was very quiet and soft-spoken. When I walked into her dressing room, she was sitting on a couch with her sister, playing the guitar.

    ". It's amazing how these old TV programs were once so prominent in our lives."

    So true. And when I look back on it now, the show was SO corny!!!

    ". And those opening credits--Ron Palillo, Abe Vigoda, Nancy Walker--a Seventies hit parade!"



    I know, can you believe all the various celebrities they had on that show? In fact, I remember seeing Fred Astair on the show once. At that time, he must have been about 80 years old!


    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a faaaaaabulous weekend!


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  13. Hey there Bijoux!

    "Well, while you were partying with your friends after the show, I was on the phone with my BFF, lamenting why we were home on a Saturday night watching Love Boat instead of on hot dates! Poop!"


    Oh, how funny!

    Back then, I was a HUGE party boy! I used to buy a new polyester shirt almost every Saturday so that would have different shirt at the clubs. And I didn't have that many dates, I mainly went out with my friends who were also not dating anyone.

    " I got a lot of mileage from having the same name as the cruise director though. Whenever friends asked me what we were going to do, I would say, "My name may be Julie, but I'm not your cruise director!""



    OMG...I never thought of that?!?!? And I loved your response!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Have super weekend!


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  14. Hiya Babs!

    I think this show was primarily in the US. However, it may be on cable presently. When I look at it now, I think, "OMG...how CORNY!" It even had a CANNED laughter soundtrack.

    "You would have made a good sea captain - assuming you didn't suffer with motion sickness which, by the way, I do also :)"

    And that's my fear of going on a cruise. I fear getting nauseous :(



    Thanks so much for stopping by, Babs! Have a super weekend!


    X to you and Mo!

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  15. Hey there Suzi!

    "Those figures crack me up!"

    Aren't they HYSTERICAL? The two females look like football players - HAHAHAHAHAHA!

    "And Charo? She was something else!"



    She sure was. And she STILL looks GREAT!


    Thanks for stopping by, Suzi! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  16. OMG, Dale...thank you sooooooo much for sharing that link!

    And you're not going to believe this, but I was actually going to mention "Fantasy Island" at the end of this post because that was another show I used to watch and loved it. I think it came on right after The Love Boat.

    "Boss....ze plane, ze plane!"



    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a super weekend!


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  17. Hola Denise!

    Glad you had a giggle, girl :)

    I made that photo (and also the other one as Captain Stubing) over at Face In Hole. And I was so excited to find the exact matching photographs from the TV. I got lucky!

    I don't get cable myself, but people at work have told me that they've see the show while surfing.

    "And you're so right, the two female action figures do look men in DRAG!"



    Isn't that HILARIOUS? Their heads, necks and hands look SO BIG!!!


    Thanks for stopping by, girl. Have a fantabulous weekend!


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  18. Helloooooooo Shae!

    "This show is a bit old for me so I cant say much about it."

    If you're interested, they have some episodes over at You Tube. But I'm going to warn you, its soooooo CORNY. But back then, I thought it was the COOLEST show ever - HA!

    " I went through phases of wanting to be an artist, a teacher, a journalist...you name it I thought it was "cool". The idea of work to me was a place to go and have fun."



    Oh me too. When I was younger, I changed my mind every month about what I wanted to do as far as a career. At one point I even thought about doing something in the MEDICAL field.


    I've had so many different occupations in my life, I've lost track.


    Thanks for stopping by, Shae! Have an AWESOME weekend!


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  19. I'm with you -- I couldn't do a cruise because sitting atop moving waters makes me ill! Seasickness runs in my family way back.


    But that was a fun show to watch. And it did look like fun working on a cruise ship (if you don't dwell on the moving waters, you know!)


    You met Charo?? What a fascinating past you've got, Ron. You'll have to tell us more some time.


    Happy weekend, my friend (did you get any relief from the heat and humidity yet??)

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  20. hhaHAHAHA. i watched the love boat too. wow and fantasy island (though not mentioned i think they came on one after the other, i think). i don't remember too much about it though, but i'm sure i've seen many episodes because i had nothing else to do growing up.


    and yes, the action figures do look like men in drag. i laughed out loud to that one.


    i would have said something similar, like OMG .... first reaction. can't help it.


    enjoy the weekend and this cool weather. brrrrrr

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  21. ah ha, so i was right. it did come on after. i thought so or around the same time.

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  22. i have motion sickness pills if you want.

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  23. Ron, those two female action figures like football player stowaways, impersonating Vicki and Julie!!


    Yes, I remember watching The Love Boat as well. And the theme song is one you cannot ever forget.


    Thanks for the memories, Ron!

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  24. Hello there Debbie!

    "I'm with you -- I couldn't do a cruise because sitting atop moving waters makes me ill! Seasickness runs in my family way back."

    Same here! My Dad was the same way! And yet, when we moved to Florida, my father bought a speed boat for water skiing and it didn't bother either of us. I think as along as the boat is moving, I'm okay, but when it stops...that's when I feel ill.

    "You met Charo?? What a fascinating past you've got, Ron. You'll have to tell us more some time."



    Yes, I performed in a Vegas musical review over the summer and we went to Reno and Tahoe as well. It was a BLAST! I met a lot celebrities during that time because we would see their shows in the casinos and then go backstage to meet them in person. I may share a post later on about the time I met Liberace. He was SUCH a nice man!


    Yup, we finally got relief from the horrible heat we've had for NINE consecutive days. Actually the weather right now is gorgeous. It almost feels like Fall because it's chilly.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady, and have a beautiful weekend!


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  25. "Ron, those two female action figures look like football player stowaways, impersonating Vicki and Julie!!"

    Bwhahahahahhahaha!

    OMG, Matt....that made me HOWL! Stellar!

    Yes...that's exactly what they look like. I mean look at their necks and hands!!! They're bigger than MINE!



    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have a SUPER weekend!


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  26. Hey there V Girl!

    Did you watch it TOO?!?!?!? Back then it was like THE show to watch on Saturday nights!

    And yes....and I shared with Dale in my comment to him that I also watched and LOVED Fantasy Island! Yup...I'm pretty sure it came on right after The Love Boat.

    "and yes, the action figures do look like men in drag. i laughed out loud to that one."



    I'm telling you....they look like really BAD drag queens! They should have at least put some LIPSTICK on them.


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, Val. Yes, hasn't this sudden change in our weather been strange? It almost feels like FALL is coming. However, I'm not complaining because it's such a wonderful relief from last week.


    Have a super weekend!

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  27. hahahahahhaha!


    Okay, I may have to borrow a few if I go on a cruise!
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  28. Yup...pretty sure it came on directly after The Love Boat.


    It was like when Dallas came on and then right after was Knots Landing - Thursday nights.

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  29. Hey there Ronnie,

    Happy TGIF, my friend!

    You really made my "day's ending". Does this bring memories? Oh boy!!!

    That is hilarious; a "pre Disco" ritual before heading down to Boogy wonderland.

    You did whoop it up as a Young stallion :)

    Reactions to some off your stuff; I prefer you more than Captain than cruise director ; those dolls are a scream (Vicki & Julie are not who we think but Vic & Julian) and... YES, I remember Charro! She lived in Hawaii at one time.
    Thank you for the trip down memory lane, Buddy and with the video clip, too!
    xo

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  30. Bonjour Barb!

    Happy TGIF to you too!

    "That is hilarious; a "pre Disco" ritual before heading down to Boogy wonderland."

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! Yup...it was my ritual every single Saturday night before going to Boogie Wonderland! When I think back to how much I used to go out and partied back then, it's such a HUGE contrast to how I don't do that at all now.

    " those dolls are a scream (Vicki & Julie are not who we think but Vic & Julian)"

    Bwhahahahaha! Hilarious, Barb!!!!

    WOW...I had no idea Charo once lived in Hawaii. How cool is that! I also away's forget that Bette Midler was BORN in Hawaii!

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a SUPER weekend!

    X to you and D!

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  31. Ron, Ron, Ron....you are a pisser! Those photos you made of your face inside the images are hysterical, especially the one of you as the cruise director.

    And...In fact, I get seasick just seeing too many waves in someone’s hair.

    ROFLMAO!



    I've been on several cruises and really like them. Only once did I get a bit queasy during some rough weather, but it passed. The food and drink on cruise ships are out of this world. And the ships are HUGE.


    The Love Boat action figures are a riot. Julie and Vicki do look like men in DRAG!


    Thanks for always making my laugh, Ron!

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  32. BenzekneesJuly 26, 2013

    I also used to love "Love Boat" I actually have been on a cruise & loved every minute of it, but it's not for everyone

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  33. You are totally right about how masculine the two female action figures are. Wow. They have squarer faces than the male figures.


    Just watching that clip brought back a wave of nostalgia. Such a silly show and yet so enjoyable. It was harmless, you know? The world needs good-natured silly shows.


    I've never been on one of the huge cruise ships, but I did go on a smaller cruise in the Mediterranean. But with my mother, so no chance of meeting anyone, alas. And I went on a Barefoot Cruise on one of those 100-passenger sailing ships. Windjammer did lots of different types of cruises, and I was on one of the family-oriented ones. I asked the activities director (I'm not exactly sure if that was her title) about the most interesting cruise she'd worked. She said it was the naked gay men's cruise! I'd think for a woman that would be one of those "so close and yet so far" deals.

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  34. Mark PetruskaJuly 26, 2013

    The theme song is catchy as hell, but I never really got into The Love Boat. I think I was just a little too young to fit that demographic (younger than 10 during its heyday), but I loved Fantasy Island. Who among us hasn't uttered "de plane, de plane" in response to passing aircraft at one point or another in our lives? Herve Villachez, you are sorely missed, my friend.

    "I get seasick just seeing too many waves in someone’s hair."



    I swear, you're a natural born comedian disguised as a scent salesman. I don't think you've ever shied away from a pun, Ron.


    With that said, have a fantastic weekend!

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  35. Hey Ho Robert!

    Tee, hee...thank you :) I made them over at Face In Hole. I LOVE that website!

    "I've been on several cruises and really like them. Only once did I get a bit queasy during some rough weather, but it passed. The food and drink on cruise ships are out of this world. And the ships are HUGE."

    I work with a gentleman who goes on cruises a lot and he really likes them as well. He and his partner go together. They usually take one in the Fall and then one in the Spring. And yes, he showed me photographs of the interior and exterior of the ship and I couldn't get over how HUGE that thing was. OMG..there was even a bowling alley and movie theater on them. One of these days I must try one. I think I would enjoy a cruise to Alaska!

    Aren't the actions figures a RIOT? VIcki and Julie have hands and necks bigger than me - HA!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have a terrific weekend!

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  36. Hey there Linda!

    "I actually have been on a cruise & loved every minute of it, but it's not for everyone."

    Yes, I've heard others say the same. I know many people who LOVE cruises. I really should try one. Although, I don't feel drawn to go on a tropical cruise, I could see myself doing an Alaskan cruise!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, my friend. Have a lovely weekend!

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  37. Hey there Secret Agent Woman!

    "Wow. They have squarer faces than the male figures"

    Yes, you're right! And look at the neck and hands.

    " Such a silly show and yet so enjoyable. It was harmless, you know? The world needs good-natured silly shows."

    I soooooooo agree! Yes, the show was silly, but it had a sorta innocence to it. Everything nowadays is a REALITY show. And who wants to see reality when we see it all day, you know? Many times I watch a movie just to escape reality.

    Yes, I've heard of both Windjammer and Barefoot cruises before. I think they're more of like a BIG sailboat, aren't they? They look beeeautiful!

    " I asked the activities director (I'm not exactly sure if that was her title) about the most interesting cruise she'd worked. She said it was the naked gay men's cruise! I'd think for a woman that would be one of those "so close and yet so far" deals."



    Bwhahahahahaha! That CRACKED ME UP!!! I knew a woman who used to go on gay men's cruises ONLY (but not the nude ones) because she said they were so much fun. She could be around guys and party, but have to worry about getting 'hit' on.


    Thanks for stopping by, girl. Have a most EXCELLENT weekend!


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  38. Helloooooooo Mark!

    "...but I loved Fantasy Island. Who among us hasn't uttered "de plane, de plane" in response to passing aircraft at one point or another in our lives? Herve Villachez, you are sorely missed, my friend."

    HA! You're right!

    And yes, I used to watch that show as well, and loved the hell out it too! That's another show that had celebrity guests on the island!

    "I swear, you're a natural born comedian disguised as a scent salesman. I don't think you've ever shied away from a pun, Ron."



    Tee, hee...I couldn't resist!


    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a FANTASTIC weekend as well!


    X to you and Tara!

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  39. Ron, I have always wanted to visit Alaska, but never imagined cruising there. Now that's a thought!

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  40. Yes, I met someone who said that the BEST way to see Alaska is to cruse in because it's so beautiful. And being someone who loves snow, I think that would be the way to go. God, can you imagine the great pictures you could get?

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  41. AkelamaluJuly 27, 2013

    Oh I loved that programme! That was what made me want to go on a cruise, which I did when I retired. However it was nothing like Love Boat, but it was good.

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  42. "Oh I loved that programme! That was what made me want to go on a cruise, which I did when I retired."

    HA! Yup, I had a feeling you enjoyed this show, Pearl, with the several cruises you've taken over the years! And from the photos you've shared, cruise ships look AMAZING!

    Thanks for stopping by, m'dear! Have a lovely weekend!

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  43. Ron, I went over to Face In Hole and played around with some of their photos. What fun! Thanks for letting me know.

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  44. Isn't it a FUN? I discovered it several years ago. They keep updating the photo images so that anytime you go over, you'll see new photos. I LOVE that website!

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  45. Dianne WilsonJuly 28, 2013

    Love Boat and Love American Style were 2 of my faves, everyone showed up as a guest!!

    love the too many waves in the hair remark
    you kill me!!

    hugs

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  46. Helloooooooo Lady Dianne!!!!

    OMG...YES...Love American Style!!! I totally forgot about that show, but it was one I used to watch as well! I loved the opening theme song and the all fireworks!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady! Hope you're feeling better. I've been sharing a lot 'good energy' with you, hope you're feeling it!

    (((((((( You ))))))))

    X and hugs to you and the gang!

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  47. Herman TurnipJuly 28, 2013

    Oh man, this post is bringing back the memories. I loved watching The Love Boat, The A-Team, Simon & Simon, Magnum PI, Three's Company, Mork & Mindy, CHiPs, The Jeffersons, and Night Court. CHiPs was without question my favorite show back then.

    This was an era when "reality television" wasn't yet invented, and I sorely miss those days. I'd gladly take a repeat season of Knight Rider over nearly anything that's currently airing on television.

    Heck, tonight I'm going to throw in a few blu-ray episodes of the orignal Star Trek in honor of your awesome post! Heh...

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  48. Hey Herman!

    Great list of TV shows!!!!

    "CHiPs was without question my favorite show back then.'

    Hell yes, I remember that show as well - Erik Estrada!

    And the Jeffersons. Another GREAT, GREAT show!!!!

    "This was an era when "reality television" wasn't yet invented, and I sorely miss those days. I'd gladly take a repeat season of Knight Rider over nearly anything that's currently airing on television."

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I agree with you 100%!

    The only thing I can say about that is, thank GOD for DVD's and Blu-rays!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, bud. Hope you and the family had a super weekend!

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  49. Ron, did you ever see the movie March of the Penguins? Beautiful documentary which is set in Antarctica. Lots of snow and ice!

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  50. OMG...Yes! Yes! I can't believe you mentioned that film because it's one of my favs! I saw it many years ago, but really need to purchase it because I would LOVE to see it again. It's both beautiful and heart-wrenching. And yes, LOTS of snow and ice!!!!

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  51. Too funny! I'm younger than you so remember watching the show faithfully but then hopping into my pajamas. I wanted to be Julie McCoy. She was too cool for school back then. Can you believe those haircuts back then? Ahh.... the 70's.

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  52. Hiya Jen!

    "I wanted to be Julie McCoy. She was too cool for school back then. Can you believe those haircuts back then?"



    HAHAHAHAHAHA! You wanted to be Julie too?????? And it's funny you mentioned her HAIR because if you look back at the evolution of the seasons, her hairstyle would change with the times!


    LOVED that show!!!!

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  53. How did I miss this post?! I loved watching Love Boat. They certainly don't make comedy shows like that anymore. I've heard that Charo is not the ditz she portrays on screen. Sometimes it takes a very intelligent person to play an airhead. :-)


    Love the Photoshop Fun effects!

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  54. Hey there Lisa!

    "I've heard that Charo is not the ditz she portrays on screen. Sometimes it takes a very intelligent person to play an airhead. :-)"



    No, she's not at all. In fact, she's just the opposite - SMART.


    And she's also very, very sweet and soft-spoken.


    Thanks for stopping by, my friend! Hope you're having a super week!


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  55. Semi MadmanAugust 11, 2013

    True story - Fred Grandy (Gopher) was a US Representative here in Iowa. I met him at a fundraiser once and tried to get him to talk about his Love Boat days, but he wasn't going there. No inside scoops or anything. Needless to say, I was bummed. I could care less about his political views, I just wanted to know what the deal was with Charo!!!

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  56. "I could care less about his political views, I just wanted to know what the deal was with Charo!!!"


    HA!..how funny! Yeah, she was on that show several times.


    And how cool that you met Fred Grandy!


    Yes, saw a documentary about The Love Boat, in which he was narrator, and spoke of his involvement as a US Rep in Iowa. I had no idea that he moved into politics!?!?

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