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Too Close for Comfort (TV Series 1980–1987) Poster

(1980–1987)

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In one episode, Ted Knight wore a sweatshirt with the name and logo of an actual university on it. Soon, college and university students, who were fans of the show, began sending logo sweatshirts for Knight to wear on the air. From then on, Knight began wearing as many different sweatshirts as possible in each episode to please the fans.
Ted Knight's final TV production. A seventh season was planned, but was halted by Knight's death.
The show was an American adaptation of Brian Cooke's British TV sitcom Keep It in the Family (1971). Another of his successful transatlantic adaptations was the UK show Man About the House (1973) becoming the US show Three's Company (1977).
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The house used for exterior shots in the opening sequence as well as various points throughout the show's run is 171-173 Buena Vista St, San Francisco, California. One episode in particular shows Monroe pulling out of the garage of this home on his motorcycle, another episode shows Norman giving directions to the house over the phone and offering correct bearings.
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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.
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Monroe was only intended for one episode, but became popular enough to be brought back for more, and eventually became a regular character on the series.
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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.
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The first university sweatshirt that Ted Knight wore on the show was.... University of Michigan.
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