Sunday, April 18, 2021

Flopcast 467: Love Boat FlopFight Part 1 - Mermaid Mummies

Come aboard, we're expecting you for a Love Boat edition of our ridiculous tournament, the FlopFight! And we're joined by a special guest who knows a thing or two about ridiculous tournaments: DragonCon American Sci-Fi Classics Track Director Joe Crowe! With Joe on board, we'll figure out which Pacific Princess crew member will survive to celebrate on the Aloha deck with a 1970s cocktail from Isaac's bar. Captain Stubing is an easy favorite, of course — a respected commander, despite the silly white shorts. But perhaps the Captain's daughter Vicki can sneak in with a surprise victory. And let's not forget... the Charo factor. Anything goes in a FlopFight, so Gopher only knows what's gonna happen. This week's winner advances to the final round next week. Set a course for adventure and join us. Just don't let any weird celebrity guests into your cabin.

Show Notes

Our guest Joe Crowe is one half of the team that took Virtual Dragon Con and ran with it, now bringing you American Sci-Fi Classics panels all year round on their YouTube channel! Don't forget, we maintain a playlist of all the virtual panels Kevin, Kornflake, and the Mayor have appeared on.

Yes, there is a band called The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, and you can buy their merch. Tony himself appeared on The Love Boat in a 1983 two-parter.

The Mermaids joined the cast in Season 9 (1985-86).

Teri Hatcher is second from the left in the back row. You can also see series-killer Ted McGinley and Judy McCoy (Pat Klous), who temporarily replaced Julie McCoy (Lauren Tewes) during a leave of absence from the show.

Whenever Charo and her guitar were onboard, hijinks would ensue!

Phil Morris appeared in Love Boat: The Next Wave (1998-99).