Wordsworth April 29, 2015 Share April 29, 2015 In watching the MeTV reruns, I've noticed how often Captain Stubing prays. The Christmas episode with Mickey Rooney, he prays what would be considered a very religious prayer over dinner. He also prayed on the deserted island when he and the crew were being held captive by John Astin. I knew Gavin MacLeod was a Christian, so I thought that was very neat that he would be able to put some of himself into Stubing. But I've learned that his conversion was very late into "The Love Boat"'s run. Interesting that the writers would give that material to the captain 1) when he showed no other outward signs of religiosity and 2) without knowing that their actor would someday embrace it. Link to comment
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