Too Close for Comfort (1980–1986)

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Jackie and Sarah Rush are two grown sisters who live in half of a duplex. Their parents, Henry and Muriel, live in the other half. Though one might think this proximity may be fun, both ... See full summary »

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 Henry Rush (129 episodes, 1980-1987)
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 Muriel Rush (129 episodes, 1980-1987)
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 Monroe Ficus (118 episodes, 1980-1987)
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 Jackie Rush (107 episodes, 1980-1985)
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 Sara Rush (106 episodes, 1980-1985)
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Jackie and Sarah Rush are two grown sisters who live in half of a duplex. Their parents, Henry and Muriel, live in the other half. Though one might think this proximity may be fun, both sides often feel that it's "too close for comfort", in this half-hour situation comedy. Written by Phil Fernando

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After being canceled by ABC, the series aired in first run syndication. The original syndicated episodes were produced by Metro Media, and aired largely by Metro Media's owned and operated stations. This was an attempt by Metro Media to help develop a fourth commercial TV network, and helped pave the way for the FOX TV Network. See more »

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Too Close for Comfort
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The late Ted Knight gives his last T.V. role with style!
19 March 1999 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

"Too Close For Comfort" is one of the best hilarious TV comedy series I have ever seen. When I first saw the show on a TV station in the northeast, it made me laugh a lot. That Monroe Ficus (Jim J. Bullock) is so funny, and the fact of the matter is the show could have stayed on the air a few years more, but due to the fact the main actor of the show, Ted Knight, who played Henry Rush on this show, and as anchorman Ted Baxter, on the "Mary Tyler Moore Show", had passed away in August of 1986 of Cancer, and that was a blow to both the TV series and also its favorite viewers. This show should be on syndication all the time, because this show is the best comedy show of the 1980's.


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