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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Great Ted Knight Vehicle
28 September 2004 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This was probably Ted Knight's second most famous role behind that of Ted Baxter. This show allowed him to pretty much play a role that was totally the opposite of that character. While Baxter was an annoying and vain dim bulb, Henry was more or less a very intelligent man who had a hard time dealing with the changing world around him. Also, the running gag on the show was that he was still trying to get over the fact that his daughters were growing up and that even though they technically didn't live in "his" house, they still were under the same roof. Also, Nancy Dussault was great in the role of Muriel. She pretty much was the middle ground between Henry's conservatism and the girl's more liberal attitude. The only thing that keeps it from being more fondly remembered is Jm J. Bullock as Monroe. He and the character of Steve Urkel were two of the most annoying characters ever created for television.


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