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"Love Boat" Goes To The Breakers ... Decrepit Pacific Princess Hulk Awaits Turkish Scrappers
Opposite Lock ^ | February 22, 2014 | Opposite Lock

Posted on 02/22/2014 7:19:18 PM PST by DogByte6RER

Love Boat Goes To The Breakers

"Love Boat" Pacific Princess in Turkish Scrap Yard

"Love Boat" Pacific Princess in Turkish Scrap Yard

For those of us of a certain age, we remember the cheesy, comedic voyages of the Love Boat as a staple of late 1970s TV. Captain Stubing, Gopher, Doc, Isaac and the blond chick would sleep their way through the passengers, smile and serve drinks. All this happened in a tidy hour format complete with laugh track. Well, the ship that was at the core of the show, the Pacific Princess, has finally sailed its last and is at the wreckers in Turkey. Unfortunately, the Turkish ship breakers are not known for saving furnishings or artwork, so all we will likely have are photos of the ship to remind us of its prime.

love boat tv show photo: The Love Boat the_love_boat_tv_show_image_of_the_cast1.jpg

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Society; TV/Movies; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: loveboat; loveexcitingandnew; maritme; pacificprincess; scrap; turkey
Pacific Princess photo: The Love Boat at Cabo PacificPrincessDone.jpg Happier days ... Princess Lines Pacific Princess LOVE BOAT of TV Fame at Cabo (oil painting)
1 posted on 02/22/2014 7:19:20 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Bill Clinton crying in his beer over this.


2 posted on 02/22/2014 7:21:12 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: DogByte6RER

Exciting and junk.


3 posted on 02/22/2014 7:21:53 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Iconic ship.

Probably did more to save the cruise industry than any other single thing.

4 posted on 02/22/2014 7:23:02 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: DogByte6RER

Love Boat Bump!


5 posted on 02/22/2014 7:25:19 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Mom I miss you! (8-20-1938 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
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To: DogByte6RER

It was a visual joke with the minions in Despicable Me 2 — those writers must have figured it was more recognizable than by just those “of a certain age”!


6 posted on 02/22/2014 7:30:38 PM PST by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: DogByte6RER

THE LOVE BOAT LOL

BTW I don’t know if you know this ME TV show on Sunday afternoon at 2pm est/pst every week


7 posted on 02/22/2014 7:31:37 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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8 posted on 02/22/2014 7:34:36 PM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: DogByte6RER

9 posted on 02/22/2014 7:37:00 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: DogByte6RER

Cruised with Princess Lines a couple of times, but not the Pacific Princess. Loved their ships and the service was outstanding. Definitely beats Carnival.


10 posted on 02/22/2014 7:50:49 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: DogByte6RER

Julie is deeply saddened.


11 posted on 02/22/2014 7:58:21 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: DogByte6RER

Maybe it’s just me but the boat doesn’t look as big as it once did.


12 posted on 02/22/2014 8:07:26 PM PST by FAA
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To: SevenofNine

Cheesy TV ping.


13 posted on 02/22/2014 8:11:42 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: FAA

Compared to some of the modern cruise ships, it is a bit small.


14 posted on 02/22/2014 8:12:43 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: FAA

I looked into the specifications for the ship and it appears that she could carry 626 passengers; a fraction of a modern cruise ship’s capacity.


15 posted on 02/22/2014 8:19:05 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: DogByte6RER

16 posted on 02/22/2014 8:31:18 PM PST by oblomov
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To: oblomov

Ayn Rand...a spoof from The Onion, right?


17 posted on 02/22/2014 8:38:39 PM PST by twister881
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Maybe if we asked nicely, the Turks would recycle the footage from all the episodes. Thanks DogByte6RER.


18 posted on 02/22/2014 8:39:11 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: DogByte6RER

Sad when I heard about this. Hate it for any good ship, but much so for this happy memory of my youthful days of nice TV.


19 posted on 02/22/2014 8:55:20 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: DogByte6RER
My wife and I cruised on the Love Boat through the Panama Canal. It was a great trip.

My wife decided to play a couple of dollars worth of quarters in the casino. After just a couple of spins the machine "jammed". She had won the $1200 jackpot. We didn't sweat the incidental expenses on the trip after that.

She gave away the t-shirt which had on it, "I won the jackpot on the Love Boat". Might have been worth something today.

20 posted on 02/22/2014 9:32:15 PM PST by William Tell
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To: DogByte6RER

She will suffer the fate of most ships, the bottom or the breakers.


21 posted on 02/23/2014 5:36:11 AM PST by X Fretensis
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To: X Fretensis

She is listing because all the used condoms shifted to one side.


22 posted on 02/23/2014 5:46:48 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: DogByte6RER

Never did work out which one was the Lido deck.

I do recall a coked out of her mind Lauren Toews appearing on all star Family Feud....


23 posted on 02/23/2014 6:25:02 AM PST by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: relictele

Oops

Lauren TEWES

Loren Toews was a Steelers linebacker


24 posted on 02/23/2014 6:27:38 AM PST by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: DogByte6RER

They’re going to bring the show back, but this time they’re calling it “The Meaningful Overnight Relationship Boat.”

I’ll be here all week. Enjoy the chicken.


25 posted on 02/23/2014 6:30:58 AM PST by PLMerite
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To: oblomov

Ayn Rand! I am in literal tears. What a payoff for reading every name in the dais!


26 posted on 02/23/2014 6:31:31 AM PST by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: DogByte6RER

I don’t know whether to breathe a sigh of relief, or wonder how the heck I got so old so quickly......


27 posted on 02/23/2014 9:42:12 AM PST by Sarajevo (Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this taste funny to you?")
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To: relictele

The “Lido deck” is the disco deck.

When I was on Capitol Hill, supposedly Rep. Fred Grandy was on the elevator in one of the House Office Buildings. An intern got on, and quipped, “Lido deck, please” and was fired shortly thereafter.


28 posted on 02/23/2014 11:10:35 AM PST by oblomov
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To: DogByte6RER

McClean Stevenson, Forrest Tucker, Sonny Bono, and Ethel Merman are rolling over in their graves.


29 posted on 02/23/2014 11:16:38 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: oblomov

Fred turned out to be an old school Republican but seemed to lose his goofy sense of humor along the way, assuming he ever had one.


30 posted on 02/23/2014 2:00:18 PM PST by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: GreenHornet

Ahh yes, “The Love Boat”, where washed-up actors could go to make a quick buck.


31 posted on 02/23/2014 2:03:23 PM PST by dfwgator
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