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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11 November 1980 (USA)  »

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The show was retitled The Ted Knight Show when revamped for the sixth season. The episodes aired under the Too Close For Comfort title upon reruns entering into syndication. See more »

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Referenced in Psych: Autopsy Turvy (2012) See more »

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Too Close for Comfort
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Written by Johnny Mandel
Performed by David Pomeranz
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A Sitcom Worth Watchimg!!
18 April 2000 | by (Revere,Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

I first saw "Too Close for Comfort" last fall as reruns on a local WLVI-TV in Boston.Ted Knight, in his last TV role, was excellent in the role of Henry Rush, cartoonist of "Cosmic Cow". Oh sure.....I also thought Henry's wife Muriel and and two grown up daughters Sara and Jackie added comic relief but my all time favorite character has to be Monroe Ficus (JM J. Bullock) who was a very geeky and stupid person. He became a very big part of Henry's family in later episodes originally passed as Sara's student friend from college.


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