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Who's the Boss? 

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 Jonathan Bower, with help from Mona Robinson, Angela's man-crazy mother.
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Complete series cast summary:
Tony Danza ...  Tony Micelli / ... 196 episodes, 1984-1992
Judith Light ...  Angela Bower 196 episodes, 1984-1992
Alyssa Milano ...  Samantha Micelli 196 episodes, 1984-1992
Danny Pintauro ...  Jonathan Bower 196 episodes, 1984-1992
Katherine Helmond ...  Mona Robinson 196 episodes, 1984-1992
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Former major-league baseball player 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 Robinson, is a man-hungry vixen. Tony soon wins them over with his laid-back style, and they 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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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Angela's father---Robert Robinson---and Mona's former husband was only seen once, in Who's the Boss?: Operation Mona (1990). He was played by Efrem Zimbalist Jr.. See more »

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The production didn't exactly "go all out" when it came to decorating Angela's office. As can be seen in Who's the Boss?: Junior Executive, instead of a solid and stylish mahogany desk worthy of an agency president, Angela's "desk" is simply a distressed wooden table, without a single drawer, better suited for a country kitchen than an exec's office. 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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Referenced in Family Guy: Candy, Quahog Marshmallow (2016) See more »

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There's a time for love and a time for living
7 July 2003 | by boycebrown-1See 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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20 September 1984 (USA) See more »

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