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Who's the Boss? 

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.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Tony Danza ...  Tony Micelli / ... 196 episodes, 1984-1992
Judith Light ...  Angela Bower 196 episodes, 1984-1992
Alyssa Milano ...  Samantha Micelli 196 episodes, 1984-1992
Danny Pintauro ...  Jonathan Bower 196 episodes, 1984-1992
Katherine Helmond ...  Mona Robinson 196 episodes, 1984-1992
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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. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

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English

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20 September 1984 (USA) See more »

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Who's the Boss? See more »

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Mono

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4:3
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This was Judith Light's only foray into comedy; every other project has been a drama. She has said in interviews that while she tutored Tony Danza in dramatic acting he helping get her comedy chops up to speed. See more »

Quotes

Tony: Hey look at this nose. I fractured this nose three times and I can still smell.
Samantha Micelli: Yeah! I broke my finger twice and I can still dial.
Mona Robinson: I once fractured my pelvis.
Tony: Yeah, and she can still walk.
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Up On The Roof
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Sung by The Drifters
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If you were alive in the 80s you have at least heard of this show
7 October 2002 | by TedMcGriff008See all my reviews

I am so glad to see reruns of this show again. It is so much fun to watch, and it's nostalgic. I like all the characters except for Danny (when he was older his voice sounds....well we won't go there) As the seasons go on, though, Angela and Tony are the main focus of the show anyway. I don't get the whole Billy thing, why do shows always do that? It's almost a guarantee that it's going to be dead in its track within a year or two. Anyway it did run for a long time, and I love the final episode. You get to decide how they end. They need to do a reunion show.


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