Thursday, October 20, 2011

I Loved The Love Boat in 1980

The Love Boat rocked my Friday
nights between 1978-1982.

Like most TV-lovers in the late 1970s and early 1980s, I spent my Saturday nights glued to the TV waiting to "set a course for adventure, my mind on a new romance." I'd sit about two feet away from the screen (even though Dad warned me that I would ruin my eyes) and anxiously wait for The Love Boat

I loved the theme song. I loved the special guests like Charo and Adam Rich. I loved the warm and welcoming crew and yeah, I had a small crush on Gopher. I thought Vicki Stubing was the luckiest girl. The Love Boat made cruising on the Pacific Princess look heavenly, and to this day if all of my vacations were cruises, I'd be fine with that.

This classic Aaron Spelling show ran from 1977-1986, however I'm quite sure that by the mid 1980s I was no longer tuning in. I had other shows to watch with cute boys like Jason Bateman or Kirk Cameron, but I will forever remember loving The Love Boat and wishing I could be a special guest. How about you?

Remember this theme song?


Ms. A said...

Watched it all the time. Be willing to bet, if I watched it now, I'd wonder what the heck I ever saw in it. I'm a much different person than I was then.

Pat Tillett said...

I worked swing shift during those years, but I know it was really popular.

Nina said...

Babysitters were left with strict instructions- bedtime after love boat- NO fantasy island! This because of recurring nightmares from the one episode I watched involving evil dolls


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