"The Love Boat Reunion" on "Oprah: Where Are They Now?"
L to R: Charo, Dave Coulier and D.B. Sweeney
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Premieres Sunday, June 8 at 9pm ET/PT
on OWN:Oprah Winfrey Network
The popular series “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” returns for an all-new season, tracking down favorite “Oprah Show” guests who made you laugh... and made you cry. Get a glimpse inside the lives of the biggest newsmakers and most memorable celebrities of all time in the premiere episode of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” airing this Sunday, June 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
The all-new season kicks off with compelling updates from the stars of the ‘80s hit television show “The Love Boat,” Ted Lange, Cynthia Lauren Tewes and Jill Whelan, as they reunite and reminisce about life aboard The Pacific Princess. Then, in a rare interview at her Beverly Hills home, the one and only Latin music sensation Charo shares the secrets of her success and sets the record straight about the real meaning of her multimillion-dollar catchphrase “Cuchi-Cuchi.” Next, Dave Coulier charmed millions as the goofy and loveable Uncle Joey on the popular sitcom “Full House.” Now, he reveals his real-life relationships with former co-stars Bob Saget and John Stamos, the priceless advice Jay Leno gave him about standup comedy, and the truth about those Alanis Morissette rumors. Plus, actor D.B. Sweeney, best known for his role in the ‘90s classic film "Cutting Edge," talks about why he left Hollywood and how he ended up on OWN!
EXCERPT: Love Boat Cast Members Explain Why The Show Was So Popular
CINDY: I don't think I knew how successful the show was until it was over.
JILL: Why do you think people liked it so much?
CINDY: At the time nobody could afford to go on a cruise or they thought they couldn't.
CINDY: And so here - they were able to take a vacation every week - a lot of people love seeing the guest stars. Especially the older guest stars. And now people remember the show in a whole different reality than it really was.
JILL: I know it's so true.
CINDY: Which I think is funny because they remember it being this sweet, lovey, show - and I remember People giving us trouble for you know being all about sex and free sex. Cause it was about free sex. Julie never actually had any but she tried to hook people up 3 and 4 times a cruise if possible. I mean that was her - my job.
TED: Yeah, I was getting them soused so they could do it.
CINDY: So they could go do it. And if it didn't work out Julie will find you another one.
EXCERPT: The real meaning of Cuchi-Cuchi
CHARO: What Cuchi-Cuchi come from it is such a disappointment for everybody when they know because everybody thinks that is sex. C-U-C-H-I-L-L-O, that was the name of my dog. He was a mix between a St. Bernard and a pit bull. I make a joke about that. First he bite you and then he run for help. But I call him Cuchi. He have a problem in the back so when the dog wiggle he don't wiggle like the dog. He wiggle up front and front I swear. Never in my mind was sex. Cuchi-Cuchi showed me the way to the bank so thank you very much everybody.
EXCERPT: Dave Coulier Explains the Remarkable Thing About Full House
DAVE: Full House. We have not gone off the year since 1987, which in itself is remarkable. There is something in the Kool-Aid with Full House. We have no idea what it is but it really has had staying power and I think it’s more popular now that it’s ever been just because of syndication.
EXCERPT: DB Sweeney Shares His Love of the Midwest
DB: You know I think I kind of have the perfect set up because I get to go to LA and work and I come back here to Chicago and I get to raise my family in a normal kind of Midwestern town and I get to play hockey with all these great former Blackhawks and you know other Midwestern hockey players and uh I really just enjoy being here and I feel like it's called the heartland for a reason and this is where my heart is now.
About Oprah: Where Are They Now?
“Oprah: Where Are They Now?” features updates on some of the biggest newsmakers and most memorable Oprah show guests of all time. This all-new season offers revealing, never-before-seen follow ups with Candy Spelling, “Full House” star Dave Coulier, “The Love Boat” and “Knots Landing” co-stars, Sheila E., Spice Girl Mel B., Fran Drescher, Brigitte Nielsen, original Dreamgirl Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jaclyn Smith, Geraldo, Olympian Scott Hamilton, Charo, D.B. Sweeney, Scott Wolf, Antonio Sabato Jr., Tom Green, Elvira and more. “Oprah: Where Are They Now” is executive produced by Harpo Studios’ Jill Van Lokeren, Jon Sinclair, Julie Simpson and Veronica Votypka.