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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The character "Tony Micelli" was ranked #23 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue). 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 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.98 (2009) See more »

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Sung by The Drifters
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I LOVE WHO'S THE BOSS!!!!!!!!!!!
19 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

I adore Who's the Boss! Who's the Boss is suspenseful with Angela and Tony's relationship, and adorable with all of the childish problems of Sam and Jonathon. Plus, the boy cray Mona reminds me of a teenager. I think the acting skills of the cast was remarkable! Judith Light played the perfect respectable business woman. She could go from uptight and angry to love sick over Tony at any moment... And Tony Danza could do the same. He could be angry or sad or whatever and then transition right into "oh Angela... you... you look nice." And he wasn't very hard on the eyes, if you know what I mean. (Also, Light and Danza played great drunk people.)Alissa Milano played the best teenager TV has seen yet. I would know... I am a teenager myself. She could make her self laugh, cry, look angry, or have any expression needed at any moment! The part of a teenage girl is very demanding and she played it well. Danny Pintauro played a cute little kid. He was always happy which was very important. And Katherine Helmond could not have played her part any better. She could yell like an out of control teen, she could act like an grandmother/mother. She was amazing. As you can see, Who's the Boss was a sensational series


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