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Who's the Boss ?

Who's the Boss ? Dates : 1984 - 1992
196 episodes of 23 min
First broadcasting : 26 Janvier 1987
Creator(s) : Martin Cohan et Blake Hunter
Producer(s) : Martin Cohan, Blake Hunter et Danny Kallis
Music : Larry Carlton, Blake Hunter (générique), Robert Kraft et Jonathan Wolff
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Synopsis

Former major-leaguer Tony Micelli and his daughter Samantha arrive at the Connecticut household of executive Angela Bower, where Tony has taken a job as live-in housekeeper. The Bowers are an interesting family, to say the least. Angela is uptight and obsessed with her work. Her son Jonathan is shy and lacks self-esteem, and her mother, Mona, is a man-hungry vixen. Tony soon wins them over with his laid back style, and the Bowers soon begin to loosen up. Over time, romantic tensions begin to surface between Angela and Tony, and we see the children grow up.

The Actors

Tony Danza - Tony Micelli

Tony Danza


(Tony Micelli)

Judith Light - Angela Bower

Judith Light


(Angela Bower)

Alyssa Milano - Samantha Micelli

Alyssa Milano


(Samantha Micelli)

Danny Pintauro - Jonathan Bower

Danny Pintauro


(Jonathan Bower)

Katherine Helmond - Mona Robinson

Katherine Helmond


(Mona Robinson)

Photos

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Trivia

ABC originally planned to cancel the show at the end of the seventh season but that the producers were able to convince the network to renew the show for an eighth season. As part of the deal to renew the show (and to revive fan interest) it was decided to base the entire eight season around Tony and Angela finally becoming a couple. When ratings for the eighth season failed to increase, the show was cancelled.

The original ending for the series, as proposed by the writers, was for Angela and Tony to get married. ABC executives however balked at this ending and were supported by Tony Danza, who was against having Tony and Angela get married in the series finale. So the series ended with Tony and Angela breaking up but with Tony appearing on Angela's doorstep to apply for the housekeeper job in a scene that is almost identical to the opening scene in the pilot episode.

The pilot episode was filmed in October 1983 but held back from ABC executives for nearly a year do to the producers of the series being afraid that the show would be rejected by ABC executives if pitched as a mid-season replacement series.

At the end of season three, the producers of the show decided to spin-off the Mona character into her own series. As a result, the season ended with a two-part episode where Mona moves away in order to run a hotel with her brother while Tony and Samantha move into Mona's loft apartment. However, due to the fear that Mona's departure might harm the success of the show, the plans for the spin-off were squashed by ABC executives and a tag sequence was added at the end of the two-parter which featured Mona returning home and Tony and Samantha moving back into Angela's house.

Episode #115 (Living Dolls) was never shown during the series' original prime time run and instead premiered when "Who's the Boss" first entered syndication. The episode, which was meant to be a pilot for a new ABC series "Living Dolls", was pulled from the schedule do to last minute casting changes to the series. Several months later, a second episode (episode #123 "Life's A Ditch") was filmed to serve as a pilot for "Living Dolls", which aired on the same night "Living Dolls" premiered.

The exterior shots of the home used in the opening sequence as well as various points throughout the show's run is in real life located on 13 Onondaga St., Rye, New York.

The character 'Tony Miceli' was ranked #23 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue).

German network RTL showed a German version of the show called "Ein Job fürs Leben" (A life-time job). The scripts and every single joke of the original's 1984-1985 season were translated, but it was canceled after one season (1992).

Filming

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Authors of the card

  • Creation date: 2003/07/01 by stals

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