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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Complete series cast summary:
...  Tony Micelli / ... 196 episodes, 1984-1992
...  Angela Bower 196 episodes, 1984-1992
...  Samantha Micelli 196 episodes, 1984-1992
...  Jonathan Bower 196 episodes, 1984-1992
...  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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ABC originally planned to cancel the show at the end of the seventh season but the producers were able to convince the network to renew the show for an eighth season. As part of the deal to renew the show (and to revive fan interest) it was decided to base the entire eight season around Tony and Angela finally becoming a couple. When ratings for the eighth season failed to increase, the show was cancelled. See more »

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Tony: Hey look at this nose. I fractured this nose three times and I can still smell.
Samantha Micelli: Yeah! I broke my finger twice and I can still dial.
Mona Robinson: I once fractured my pelvis.
Tony: Yeah, and she can still walk.
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Referenced in Living Single: Who's the Boss? (1994) See more »

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Up On The Roof
Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King
Sung by The Drifters
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Too great for words!
28 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

Who's the Boss? was a hit television show that was too great for words, but I guess I have to use them. I love the spectacular acting of Judith Light and Tony Danza. Their characters were in love and nobody could have played love better. The way they could look deeply into each other's eyes on the set, and act as if they couldn't breath, couldn't talk, couldn't move, all they could do was love. Katherine Helmond played the boy-crazy mother so well. She has this zany, saucy character that would be far too dificult for some, but she knew how to act as if every guy that crossed her path was the hottest man alive. Alissa Milano played the character of a young teenager better than TV has ever seen! She could go from mad, to sad, to excited, to happy, to any emotion within a matter of seconds which is a vital talent when are playing the part of a young teen. Danny Pintauro was the perfect young, annoying, little brother type, "King Cobra"... it was as if he transformed into Jonathon and really felt the part. He probably loves snakes as much as Jonathon did, after acting so much, so well, it tends to rub off oen, ten being the best, one being the worst, I would give it 20! WHO'S THE BOSS? ROCKS!!!!!!!n you. The clothes were very nice also. The perfect outfits to go along with the perfect hairstyles of the 80s. TV has never seen a TV series so well planned, produced, directed, acted out, or anything. If I were to rate Who's the Boss? on a scale of one to ten, ten being the best, one being the worst, I would give Who's the Boss? a 20! WHO'S THE BOSS? ROCKS!!!!!!!


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