The humourous adventures of an English housekeeper working for an American family.
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Complete series cast summary:
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 Mr. Lynn Aloysius Belvedere (117 episodes, 1985-1990)
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 Marsha Cameron Owens (117 episodes, 1985-1990)
Tracy Wells ...
 Heather Owens (117 episodes, 1985-1990)
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 Wesley T. Owens (117 episodes, 1985-1990)
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 George Owens (117 episodes, 1985-1990)
Rob Stone ...
 Kevin Owens (116 episodes, 1985-1990)

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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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Two ABC family comedy and weekly shows, Mr. Belvedere (1985) and The Brady Bunch (1969), each contain 117 episodes total, 111 solo episodes apiece and six of them, from each show are multi-part episodes. There are six, apiece. The Brady Bunch (1969) has two three-part special episode sets and Mr. Belvedere (1985) has three two-part special episode sets. Mr. Belvedere (1985)'s three two-part shows, First, Mr. Belvedere: Deportation: Part 1 (1986). Mr. Belvedere: Deportation: Part 2 (1986). Second, Mr. Belvedere: The Trip: Part 1 (1988) Mr. Belvedere: The Trip: Part 2 (1988). Third, Mr. Belvedere: Mr. Belvedere's Wedding: Part 1 (1990) and Mr. Belvedere: Mr. Belvedere's Wedding: Part 2 (1990). The Brady Bunch (1969)'s two three-part special episode shows were season opening trips to the Grand Canyon and Hawaii, the next year. Grand Canyon's special 3 part set is The Brady Bunch: Ghost Town, U.S.A. (1971), The Brady Bunch: Grand Canyon or Bust (1971) and The Brady Bunch: The Brady Braves (1971). Hawaii's three-part episode set are The Brady Bunch: Hawaii Bound (1972), The Brady Bunch: Pass the Tabu (1972) and The Brady Bunch: The Tiki Caves (1972). See more »

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There are three clocks on the same wall in the living room, but none of them show the same time. See more »

Quotes

George Owens: Who are these from?
Marsha Cameron Owens: They're from Robbie Rogers.
George Owens: Robbie Rogers? You mean that wimp you met before you met me?
Marsha Cameron Owens: He was not a wimp. He was sweet and kind and I'm not throwing these away.
George Owens: Okay, then I will.
[George throws out Marsha's mash letters]
Marsha Cameron Owens: George!
[Marsha throws out George's girlie magazines]
George Owens: Hey, those are collector's items!
Marsha Cameron Owens: Yeah, the trash collector.
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Referenced in The King of Queens: Screwed Driver (2002) See more »

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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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