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Aretha Franklin ‘Kept Asking’ to Be On ‘The Love Boat’ But It Never Happened

40 years after the series premiere of The Love Boat, the crew of the sexiest boat on the high seas joined Today where they were presented with a very pleasant surprise. But first, they dished on all that went on behind the scenes, touching on all the Hollywood stars that wanted to appear on the show with one notable absence: Aretha Franklin.