Calling Captain Stubing
We’ve all heard of designated drivers. But, in the wake of New York’s OpSail, in which ships from all nations cruised the Hudson River on July 4th, Anheuser-Busch looked into some designated skippers — sober captains who might steer less-than-sober crews, if need be. Conducting a poll into boat safety for the beer people, the Data Development Corporation discovered that Captain Stubing of “The Love Boat” was the favored designated celebrity skipper, selected by 38% of those Americans polled. He was followed by Captain Kirk from “Star Trek” (26%), the Skipper from “Gilligan’s Island” (22%) and Captain Kangaroo (9%). And who would those Americans polled like to be stranded on a deserted island with? They picked the cast of “Baywatch,” hands down.