New York City bus company's lost-and-found department manager and bachelor Stanley Belmont lives with his bossy mother, his sister Olive and her unemployed husband Arthur all of who live ... See full summary »
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 Stanley Belmont (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
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 Iris Belmont (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Wynn Irwin ...
 Arthur Swann (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Beverly Sanders ...
 Olive Swann (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jack Knight ...
 Bummy Pfitzer (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
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New York City bus company's lost-and-found department manager and bachelor Stanley Belmont lives with his bossy mother, his sister Olive and her unemployed husband Arthur all of who live off Stanley. Arthur is perfectly content to live with Stanley and avoid finding a job. Bummy is Stanley's long time friend and co-worker who drives a bus. They take lunch breaks together when they scheme to resolve Stanley's problems. Written by J.E. McKillop <jmckillo@notes.cc.bellcore.com>

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Based on the UK series On the Buses (1969). All the characters kept their original first names except Bummy - called Jack in Britain - although ironically the actor's name was Jack. See more »

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One of the best of the '73 season
17 February 2006 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

I was just a kid at the time, but I remember this show as being hilarious. The cast was SUPER, and you simply can't do better than Kathleen Freeman if a script needs a loud, frumpy pain-in-the-A. I once remember reading a description of her as being someone particularly adept at opening doors rudely. The show revolved around her and her ever-bathrobed husband versus Dom DeLuise as the bus company lost-&-found department employee who supports them.

Dom DeLuise has never been better - he's sadly underused, considering there's a lot more to him than being a professional cuddly Italian.

What probably killed this show was that everybody was trying to get their noisy urban sitcom on the air ("The Montefuscos" anyone?) in the wake of All in the Family, and this -- DEFINITELY one of the best -- somehow got lost in the shuffle. Sad. It was just as funny as All the the Family, but without the occasional tastelessness and Norman Lear's annoying politics.


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