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On March 31, 1985, ABC aired the 200th episode of "The Love Boat". Love is in the air... or should I say sea?
Love Boat Facts
- The show ran for 10 season from 1977 through 1987 with a total of 248 episodes.
- Two Princess cruise line ships were used in the series: The Island Princess and The Pacific Princess.
- Lauren Tewes was chosen over 100 actresses for the role of Julie McCoy.
- This series was based upon Jeraldine Saunders novel titled, "The Love Boats". She wrote the book from her personal observations while serving as a hostess on a cruise ship.
- Prior to the show, there was a made-for-TV movie that aired in 1976, serving as a basis for the new TV Show.
Watch the show's opening here:
The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Phillip Sousa was performed for the first time on May 14, 1897 at a ceremony unveiling a statue of George Washington. Listen here (as performed by the United States Marines Band): ... Read More