‘The Love Boat’ Cast Reunites And Gets A Big Surprise About Walk Of Fame Star | TODAY


HEARTS.
>>SO MUCH MAKING OUT ON THE LOVE BOAT.
IT FEELS SO GOOD. GAVIN MacLEOD.
JILL WHELAN, WHO PLAYED DAUGHTER, VICKI.
TED LANGE, IF YOU DON’T DO THE TWO-FINGER SALUTE THING.
>>CYNTHIA LAUREN TEWES, JULIE, OUR CRUISE DIRECTOR.
AND FINALLY, FRED GRANDY, THE LOVABLE GOPHER, IS IN THE HOUSE.
A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR “THE LOVE BOAT.”
COME ON. OUR STUDIO.
40 YEARS. >>NOW, YOU GUYS REUNITE ALL THE
TIME. WHAT I GET FROM THTHIS, YOU
ACTUALLY LIKE EACH OTHER STILL. >>YEAH.
IT’S TERRIFIC. >>WE ACTUALLY DO.
>>HOW OFTEN TO YOU GET TOGETHER?
>>E WE WERE TOGETHER LAST NIGHT AT MY APARTMENT.
>>WE’RE SPREAD OUT, THOUGH. FRED IS IN NORTH CAROLINA.
GAVIN IS IN PALM SPRINGS. BERNIE COMES OVER.
WE WATCH THE FIGHT TOGETHER. >>WE COULD HOPE WE COULD CALL
YOU BY YOUR CHARACTER NAMES FOR THE REST OF THE INTERVIEW.
>>WE WOULD GET TOGETHER, WHEN PRINCESS CRUISES HAS AN EVENT.
THEY’RE PLEASED AND HAPPY ABOUT THAT.
>>JUST WATCHING THAT LITTLE
CLIP, IT WAS INTERESTING HOW MANY GUEST STARS WERE JONESING
TO BE ON THE SHOW WITH YOU. DID THEY SAY, PLEASE, PICK ME.
>>THERE WAS A LOT OF SUPPLICATING, BEGGING AND
PLEADING. >>AARON SPELLING TREATED PEOPLE
WELL. >>EVERYONE WANTED DOC.
>>ARETHA FRANKLIN WANTED TO BE ON THE SHOW.
>>AND? >>THEY DIDN’T BELIEVE ME.
SHE KEPT ASKING. THERE WERE PEOPLE THAT WANTED TO
BE ON THE SHOW AND DIDN’T GET A CHANCE.
>>WE HAD ETHEL MURMEN, AND HAYES.
IT WAS A HISTORY OF SHOWBIZ. >>DID YOU KNOW, THIS IS GOING
TO BE A HIT? >>NO.
>>WE GOT THE WORST REVIEWS. >>CAPTAIN STUBING.
>>BEFORE WE HAD CINDY, WE HAD A READING IN THE OFFICE.
JUST THE GUYS. WE FINISHED THE READING AND THEY
DIDN’T GET THE LEADING LADY. THEY WANTED TO GET A SPECIAL ONE
OF ALL-TIME. WE WERE WALKING DOWN, AND I HOPE
IT GOES — I’M TELLING YOU, WE’RE GOING AT LEAST SEVEN
YEARS. REMEMBER?
>>YEAH. >>I’M NOT A RISK-TAKER.
I WAITED UNTIL THE SHOW WAS A HIT.
>>YEAH. JULIE, THE CRUISE DIRECTOR, YOU
STARTED RIGHT BEFORE THE SHOW STARTED.
>>THE DAY BEFORE. >>CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?
>>YES, I CAN. I WAS THERE.
>>IT WAS TOUCH AND GO. THEY HAD ANOTHER ONE, THE AN SA
PEDRO BEACH BUMS. THEY CAN’T GO ON.
WE WENT ON. YIPEE.
>>THERE WAS NOTHING LIKE IT ON THE AIR.
IT WAS ROMANCE. AND TELEVISION WAS MOSTLY COP
SHOWS AND SITCOMS. THIS WAS FILLING A NEED THAT
ONLY AARON SPELLING REALLY UNDERSTANDS.
>>WE HAVE THREE DIFFERENT STORIES.
WE HAD THE COMEDY. OUR FUNNY ONE AND THE POIGNANT
ONE. THE POIGNANT ONE MADE A
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “LOVE AMERICAN STYLE” AND “THE BOAT”
AND US. THEY WERE TOUCHED AND THEY WERE
HAPPY ENDINGS. >>AND YOU GOT TO TRAVEL THE
WORLD. >>WE DID.
IT WAS AMAZING. >>I CAME FROM A SMALL TOWN.
TO BE ABLE TO STUDY AND WHEN I WAS STUDYING THE ASIAN HISTORY,
I WAS READING ABOUT THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA AND ACTUALLY
SITTING ON IT. >>YOU WENT TO ALL THOSE PLACES.
>>MEXICO AND MEXICO. AND PEOPLE SAID, WE CAN GO OTHER
PLACES. ALL OVER THE WORLD.
>>TALK ABOUT GOING A LOT OF PLACES, DOC, HOW MANY PEOPLE DO
YOU THINK YOU MADE OUT WITH OVER THE COURSE OF ALL THOSE SEASONS?
>>HOW MANY HE WANTED TO? OR HOW MANY HE DID?
>>YOU ALL GOT — EXCEPT FOR YOU, LITTLE VICKI.
>>I LOST COUNT. >>CAN YOU TELL WHO THE BEST
KISSER WAS? >>I THINK GAVIN.
>>THEY ALL TALK ABOUT THAT. >>YOU GUYS ARE HERE FOR ANOTHER
REASON. WE HAVE A SURPRISE FOR YOU.
>>A SURPRISE? >>IT’S A BIG SURPRISE.
SHOULD WE BRING OUT THE SURPRISE?
YOU HAVE A STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME.
>>NO. >>IT’S HAPPENING.
>>IT’S HAPPENING ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME.
YOU DIDN’T KNOW THIS? >>NO.
>>ARE YOU KIDDING? >>YES.
ON BEHALF OF PRINCESS CRUISES. >>OH, MY GOODNESS.
SO EXCITING. >>THE COOLEST THING EVER.
>>THEY TOLD YOU BEFORE THEY TOLD US.
>>YES. WE WERE HERE.
>>SOMETHING HAPPENED IN THE FALL.
WE NEVER PUT IT TOGETHER. >>THIS IS IT.
YOU HAVE TO STAND ON YOUR STAR TOGETHER AT ONE TIME.
>>CONGRATULATIONS. >>PRINCESS CRUISES IS SO GREAT.
SOMETHING TO DREAM ABOUT. >>THANK YOU, DOC.
>>THAT’S GOOD. WE SHOULD MENTION, SOME OF YOU
ARE PAID SPOKESPEOPLE FOR PRINCESS CRUISES.
I’LL LET YOU GUESS WHICH ONES.

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