The Love Boat/Rent a Romeo / Matchmaker, Matchmaker / Y' Gotta Have Heart

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Rent a Romeo / Matchmaker, Matchmaker / Y' Gotta Have Heart
Season 3, Episode 20
Airdate January 26, 1980
Written by "Rent a Romeo"
R.S. Allen
"Matchmaker, Matchmaker"
Anitra Earle
"Y' Gotta Have Heart"
R.S. Allen
Directed by Roger Duchowny
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Rent a Romeo /Matchmaker, Matchmaker / Y' Gotta Have Heart is the twentieth episode of the third season of The Love Boat, and the seventy-second episode overall.

Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order: Ja'net DuBois (Evelyn Hopkins), Phil Harris (Harvey Cronkle), Vicki Lawrence (Carol Holtham), Cleavon Little (Andrew Hopkins), Joe Namath (Rod Baylor), Misty Rowe (Sherry Holtham), Brett Somers (Sarah Cronkle)

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 Stubing)

and Lauren Tewes (Julie, Your Cruise Director)

Co-Starring: Mark James (Jimmy), Taurean Blacque (Mike)

Uncredited: Leon Frederick (Waiter)


Plot Overview

Doc's plans for a rendezvous are spoiled when the woman's recently dumped (and extremely depressed) sister tags along on the cruise. Doc tries to get some privacy by having a playboy romance the sister. Vicki helps a young boy's efforts to reunite his divorced parents. A woman tries to keep her husband on a short leash, as he has recently undergone heart surgery and she fears he will drop dead at any moment.


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