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Mr. Belvedere (1985–1990)

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The humourous adventures of an English housekeeper working for an American family.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »



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Complete series cast summary:
 Mr. Lynn Aloysius Belvedere (117 episodes, 1985-1990)
 Marsha Cameron Owens (117 episodes, 1985-1990)
Tracy Wells ...
 Heather Owens (117 episodes, 1985-1990)
 Wesley T. Owens (117 episodes, 1985-1990)
 George Owens (117 episodes, 1985-1990)
Rob Stone ...
 Kevin Owens (116 episodes, 1985-1990)


Popular 80s sitcom based on the Gwen Davenport novel, "Belvedere," which in turn was thrice adapted to the big screen. Like its earlier novel and big-screen brethren, "Mr. Belvedere" featured British butler Lynn Belvedere, who takes a job as a live-in nanny for a typical American family and records their everyday experiences in his diary for future use in writing a novel. In the 1985 small-screen version, the Owens family served as that "typical American family" and the source of fodder for Belvedere who had previously worked as a gentry for Winston Churchill and had connections to British royalty. Family patriarch George (played by sports-caster Bob Uecker) was, in an example of art imitating life, a sports writer; the matriarch was Marsha, a law student. The couple, which had settled in suburban Pittsburgh, had three children: Awkward teen-ager Kevin, precocious (and easily embarrassed) Heather and mischievous prankster Wesley. George was initially uncomfortable hiring the worldly ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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15 March 1985 (USA)  »

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Belvedere  »

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Scene of Mr. Belvedere turning a television off with a remote control is in Mr. Belvedere: The Teacher (1986), a commercial break comes after it occurs (except on pre-recorded DVD's). It is also used in the 90 seconds of opening credits and is the very last clip of the opening credits, for the last four seasons, containing the shows final 88 episodes. See more »


Kevin Owens: What is that? You can't eat that. That's a cookie.
Mr. Lynn Aloysius Belvedere: What? It's a graham cracker.
Heather Owens: You're cheating on your diet.
Wesley T. Owens: You're eating it with milk so that makes it a cookie.
Heather Owens: He's right, you know.
Wesley T. Owens: Neener, neener, neener.
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Referenced in American Wedding (2003) See more »


According To Our New Arrivals
Written by Judy Hart-Angelo and Gary Portnoy
Performed by Leon Redbone
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Enjoyable show.
30 January 2000 | by (Castro Valley, U.S.A) – See all my reviews

I saw the re-runs on TV and my whole family love it. I found out how talented Brice Beckham was. He plays Wesley, who always puts his family into trouble. My little sis fancys him. I mostly liked the looks on Mr. Belvedere's face- especially when he was caught by George while dancing in the opera music. I also liked the part that Wesley broke the TV and waving "Hallelujah!" to Mr.Belvedere to hide the smoke. The casts are great and "Mr.Belvedere" is one of the funniest shows in the 80's.

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