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Ted Lange sails into ''General Hospital.'' The former bartender on ''The Love Boat'' is set to star as a judge in three episodes of the ABC soap

Ted Lange | JUDGE LANGE The former bartender on ''The Love Boat'' will guest star on ''General Hospital'' as a more stern figure
Image credit: Ted Lange: Tom Queally
JUDGE LANGE The former bartender on ''The Love Boat'' will guest star on ''General Hospital'' as a more stern figure

You can't see this, but we're making double guns with our fingers: ''The Love Boat'''s Ted Lange -- a.k.a. nice-guy bartender Isaac -- is coming to ''General Hospital''! Happy hour starts Dec. 10, when Lange begins a three-episode arc on the ABC soap as a judge in the murder trial of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard). Playing a tough-as-nails jurist may not get Lange out of parking tickets, but Isaac's legacy gets the 55-year-old actor free drinks from barkeeps raising a glass to their idol. ''I don't mind questions about 'The Love Boat.' They're sweet,'' says the acting vet, who's recently appeared on UPN's ''Half & Half'' and ''The Hughleys.'' ''But one thing they can't do is get me on a cruise. I get offers all the time, but I'm not getting on those damn boats again.'' Not even if Charo were on board?

Originally posted Dec 04, 2003 Published in issue #741 Dec 12, 2003 Order article reprints