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Watch The Love Boat Reunite on The Talk

The Love Boat Reunites on The Talk

Originally posted 11/06/2013 01:15PM

The Talk co-hosts were all aboard this week, dressing up as characters from The Love Boat to celebrate a reunion for the series.

Most of the boat's crew was in attendance Tuesday, including Gavin MacLeod (the Captain), Bernie Kopell (Dr. Adam Bricker), Ted Lange (Isaac Washington), Fred Grandy (Burl "Gopher" Smith), Lauren Tewes (Cruise Director Julie McCoy) and Jill Whelan (Vicki Stubing).

Even Charo, who would often appear on the show as entertainer April Lopez, made a surprise visit.

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Nostalgia Sets Sail! The Love Boat's Gavin MacLeod Tells All in New Book

Love Boat Captain Gavin MacLeod Reveals Alcohol, Depression Battles in Autobiography

Originally posted 07/30/2013 12:40PM

Gavin MacLeod jauntily helmed The Love Boat for nine seasons, but the 82-year-old's upcoming autobiography, This Is Your Captain Speaking: My Fantastic Voyage Through Hollywood, Faith & Life, reveals that his real life wasn't always quite so sunny and carefree.

Despite securing a spot in television history with his roles as Captain Merrill Stubing and Murray Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, the book, out Oct. 22, also chronicles darker times, which include a battle with depression and alcoholism. (He got sober in 1974.)

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