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Too Close for Comfort 

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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Complete series cast summary:
Ted Knight ...  Henry Rush 129 episodes, 1980-1987
Nancy Dussault ...  Muriel Rush 129 episodes, 1980-1987
Jim J. Bullock ...  Monroe Ficus 118 episodes, 1980-1987
Deborah Van Valkenburgh ...  Jackie Rush 107 episodes, 1980-1985
Lydia Cornell ...  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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11 November 1980 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Both Nancy Dussault and Lydia Cornell guest starred in the tv series full house but not in the same episode with Lydia Cornell guest starring in season 2 in the episode entitled El Problema Grande de DJ and Nancy Dussault in season 3 in the episode entitled Aftershocks See more »

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The DVD release of the first season is made up of the syndicated versions of episodes which are missing 2 minutes from the original network versions. See more »


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Too Close for Comfort
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Written by Johnny Mandel
Performed by David Pomeranz
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Great Ted Knight Vehicle
28 September 2004 | by SargebriSee 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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