Tony Micelli, a retired baseball player, becomes the housekeeper of Angela Bower, an advertising executive in New York. Together they raise their kids, Samantha Micelli and Jonathon Bower, with help from Mona Robinson, Angela's man-crazy mother.
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 Tony Micelli / ... (196 episodes, 1984-1992)
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 Angela Bower (196 episodes, 1984-1992)
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 Samantha Micelli (196 episodes, 1984-1992)
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 Jonathan Bower (196 episodes, 1984-1992)
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 Mona Robinson (196 episodes, 1984-1992)
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Former major-leaguer Tony Micelli and his daughter Samantha arrive at the Connecticut household of executive Angela Bower, where Tony has taken a job as live-in housekeeper. The Bowers are an interesting family, to say the least. Angela is uptight and obsessed with her work. Her son Jonathan is shy and lacks self-esteem, and her mother, Mona, is a man-hungry vixen. Tony soon wins them over with his laid-back style, and the Bowers soon begin to loosen up. Over time, romantic tensions begin to surface between Angela and Tony, and we see the children grow up. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

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20 September 1984 (USA)  »

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1500 girls auditioned for the role of Samantha Micelli. See more »

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Samantha Micelli: Now dad remember. Smile, be polite, and whatever you do don't tell the pig joke.
Tony: That one is the real ice breaker.
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Up On The Roof
Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King
Sung by The Drifters
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There's a time for love and a time for living
7 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

This show warmed my heart for many years. At first, I must say that Samantha was my favourite character. I'm sorry but everything was just a little too perfect for her. I loved Jonathon, and Mona, I guess is my favourite now. She was the bubbling brown sugar of the show. Between Angela and Tony, I do think that they should have hooked up sooner, I wish I saw their wedding. It could have easily run for ten years, but what can you do? I think the mistake that got the show cancelled was marrying Sam off too fast. I despised her husband from the moment I first saw him.


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