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Mr. Belvedere 

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The humourous adventures of an English housekeeper working for an American family.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Christopher Hewett ...  Mr. Lynn Aloysius Belvedere 118 episodes, 1985-1990
Ilene Graff ...  Marsha Cameron Owens 118 episodes, 1985-1990
Rob Stone Rob Stone ...  Kevin Owens 118 episodes, 1985-1990
Tracy Wells ...  Heather Owens 118 episodes, 1985-1990
Brice Beckham ...  Wesley T. Owens 118 episodes, 1985-1990
Bob Uecker ...  George Owens 118 episodes, 1985-1990
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Storyline

Popular 1980s sitcom based on the Gwen Davenport novel "Belvedere," which in turn was thrice adapted to the big screen. Like its earlier novel and big-screen brethren, "Mr. Belvedere" featured British butler Lynn Belvedere, who takes a job as a live-in nanny for a typical American family and records their everyday experiences in his diary for future use in writing a novel. In the 1985 small-screen version, the Owens family served as that "typical American family" and the source of fodder for Belvedere, who had previously worked as a gentry for Winston Churchill and had connections to British royalty. Family patriarch George (played by sportscaster Bob Uecker) was, in an example of art imitating life, a sportswriter; the matriarch was Marsha, a law student. The couple, who had settled in suburban Pittsburgh, had three children: awkward teenager Kevin; precocious, easily-embarrassed Heather; and mischievous prankster Wesley. George was initially uncomfortable hiring the worldly ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Belvedere See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (117 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

The show was not on ABC's fall line-up for the 1987-1988 TV season, but was added when Max Headroom (1987) was abruptly canceled. See more »

Goofs

There are three clocks on the same wall in the living room, but none of them show the same time. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Lynn Aloysius Belvedere: [In the back yard, lustily humming 'Ride of the Valkyries,' and beating a rug in time to the music] Kill da wabbit! Kill da wabbit! Kill da WABbit! Da-da-daaah!
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Alternate Versions

Originally, the show had 5 different opening sequences: The version seen on the pilot episode, the version from seasons 1 & 2 (1985-1986), the version from season 3 (1986-1987), the version from seasons 4 & 5 (1987-1989), and the version from season 6 (1989-1990). In syndication, a truncated version of the season 4 & 5 opening was used on every season, except for season 6. However, Shout! Factory's DVD releases, have the proper openings reinstated depending on the episodes/seasons. See more »

Connections

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Written by Judy Hart-Angelo and Gary Portnoy
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Wes-leeeeey!
11 November 2014 | by getme-157-663229See all my reviews

This was a really fun show that is a good example of the old school, very family friendly, situational comedies that ate up most of my family's TV watching time throughout the wonderful decade of the nineteen-eighties.

The lead character (the title-named Mr. Belvedere) is a stuffy but very wise and very professional, stuck-in-his-ways butler who actually was the butler for the royal family. I forget why he leaves them and moves to the U.s.

Anyway he settles in with this American family of blue collar people in Pittsburgh, PA, where the father is a gruff former baseball player (played by Bob Uecker) and the youngest son Wesley is a trouble maker and a constant thorn in Mr. Belvedere's side but also becomes his best friend.


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