Comedy Clicks USA Edition – Who’s The Boss?

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that started in 1984 and ended up running for many seasons. Today we look at Who’s The Boss?

 

Opening Sequence / Theme Tune

 

About the Show

Summary of Plot

Tony Micelli, a retired baseball player, becomes the housekeeper of Angela Bower, an advertising executive in New York. Together they raise their kids, Samantha Micelli and Jonathon Bower, with help from Mona Robinson, Angela’s man-crazy mother.IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

8 seasons

Characters:

Tony Danza – Tony Micelli

Judith Light – Angela Bower

Alyssa Milano – Samantha Micelli

Danny Pintauro – Jonathan Bower

Katherine Helmond – Mona Robsinson

 

Trivia

+Premiered on the same night as The Cosby Show, and ended on the same night as Growing Pains and MacGyver.

+1500 girls auditioned for the role of Samantha Micelli.

+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.

+Tony Micelli played baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals.

+Mona was originally intended to be Angela’s older sister, but producers were unable to find an age appropriate actress they liked for the part. As a result, they decided to redevelop Mona to be Angela’s mother instead.

+Both Judith Light and Danny Pintauro are only children.

+In the episode Paint Your Wagon There is a house keeper who’s name is Phoebe Well. Alyssa Miliano would go on to play a Character named Phoebe Halliwell in the WB show Charmed.

 

Classic Clips

 

Top 5 Funny Clips

 

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