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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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 18 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Volvic French water was the official drink for this sitcom, and characters are often seen drinking from its bottles. Fran Drescher promptly copied this minute detail by having Evian French water be seen in many The Nanny's characters' hands. Ironically, Fran Fine is often portrayed as "cheap", yet Volvic was France's cheaper alternative to pricier Evian. 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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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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A classic family sitcom
1 January 2001 | by BatPhrOgSee all my reviews

Who's the Boss? is no exception to the classic family sitcoms of the 80's and early 90's. It was a really great show and it was definitely Alyssa Milano's best acting job to date. Just like everyone else said I was also too young to realize the chemistry between Tony Danza and Judith Light but now that I watch reruns on Fox Family I understand it more. Mona was just a hilarious character to the show and I'm glad she was on it. It was definitely an underrated show. It lasted for a healthy 8 or 9 seasons but isn't quite as popular as the other sitcoms of it's time which is truly sad.


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20 September 1984 (USA) See more »

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