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Too Close For Comfort

Too Close For Comfort Dates : 1980 - 1986
129 episodes of 26 min
First broadcasting : 5 Février 1983
Creator(s) : Earl Barret, Arne Sultan et Aaron Ruben
Producer(s) : Earl Barret, Arne Sultan et Aaron Ruben
Music : Johnny Mandel
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Jackie and Sarah Rush are two grown sisters who live in half of a duplex. Their parents, Henry and Muriel, live in the other half. Though one might think this proximity may be fun, both sides often feel that it's "too close for comfort", in this half-hour situation comedy.

The Actors

Ted Knight - Henry Rush

Ted Knight

(Henry Rush)


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In one episode, Ted Knight wore a sweatshirt with the name and logo of an actual university on it. Soon, college and university students, who were fans of the show, began sending logo sweatshirts for Knight to wear on the air. From then on, Knight began wearing as many different sweatshirts as possible in each episode to please the fans.

The house used for exterior shots in the opening sequence as well as various points throughout the show's run is 171-173 Buena Vista St, San Francisco, California. One episode in particular shows Monroe pulling out of the garage of this home on his motorcycle, another episode shows Norman giving directions to the house over the phone and offering correct bearings.

In the second season, it is revealed that Muriel was adopted. Her mother was an Englishwoman who had an affair with an American soldier during World War II. She later found out that her birth mother became a nun soon after giving her up for adoption.

The show was an American adaptation of Brian Cooke's British TV sitcom "Keep It in the Family" (1971). Another of his successful transatlantic adaptations was the UK show "Man About the House" (1973) becoming the US show "Three's Company" (1977).

The name of Henry's comic book was "Cosmic Cow".

A seventh season of episodes was intended for production, but was halted by Ted Knight's death.

'Ted Knight''s final TV production.


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  • Creation date: 2008/09/08 by davidnonoise

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