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Jan 06 2022
Love, Exciting And Old: A LOVE BOAT Smorgasbord Comments (0)

Andy warholMarion Ross said Andy Warhol was a terrible actor — and a delight to work with. (Image via ABC)

I had a blast aka lost my mind putting together a MONSTROUS post about The Love Boat, listing all 900+ stars who received porthole-credit treatment.

Tom-hanks-love-boatTom Hanks and some bosom buddies in 1980 (GIF via GIPHY)

It's worth your click HERE, especially if you were a fan of the show's lack of wardrobe.

Brian-kerwin-stripper-boycultureBrian Kerwin was a male stripper Julie McCoy accidentally hired. (GIF via GIPHY)

Ted-mcginley-love-boatTed played an escort before he joined the cast as Ace, photographer. (GIF via GIPHY)

There was also some fabulous Betty White content. She had three spectacular duets with Carol Channing:

And I loved these moments:

Betty-white-stripA little happy strip on her first cruise. (GIF via GIPHY)

Betty-white-reactionCheck out her last-second reaction to the Village People. (GIF via GIPHY)

The show was camp as fuck, but there were precious few actually gay moments. Still, we did get a 1984 episode with Doc's frat brother (Roy Thinnes), who was traveling with his hot-piece younger BF:

ROY-THINNES-LOVE-BOAT-GAY-BOYCULTUREThe Love (that dare not speak its name) Boat (Image via ABC)

Nancy-KulpLesbian Nancy Kulp figured something out across three appearances. (GIF via GIPHY)

I loved the idiotic storylines, like fortysomething Linda Evans suddenly becoming a high-fashion model:

GiphyQue Linda! (GIF via GIPHY)

I could go on. It was such a bizarre show!