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Mr. Belvedere 

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The humourous adventures of an English housekeeper working for an American family.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Christopher Hewett ...  Mr. Lynn Aloysius Belvedere 118 episodes, 1985-1990
Ilene Graff ...  Marsha Cameron Owens 118 episodes, 1985-1990
Rob Stone Rob Stone ...  Kevin Owens 118 episodes, 1985-1990
Tracy Wells ...  Heather Owens 118 episodes, 1985-1990
Brice Beckham ...  Wesley T. Owens 118 episodes, 1985-1990
Bob Uecker ...  George Owens 118 episodes, 1985-1990
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Popular 1980s sitcom based on the Gwen Davenport novel "Belvedere," which in turn was thrice adapted to the big screen. Like its earlier novel and big-screen brethren, "Mr. Belvedere" featured British butler Lynn Belvedere, who takes a job as a live-in nanny for a typical American family and records their everyday experiences in his diary for future use in writing a novel. In the 1985 small-screen version, the Owens family served as that "typical American family" and the source of fodder for Belvedere, who had previously worked as a gentry for Winston Churchill and had connections to British royalty. Family patriarch George (played by sportscaster Bob Uecker) was, in an example of art imitating life, a sportswriter; the matriarch was Marsha, a law student. The couple, who had settled in suburban Pittsburgh, had three children: awkward teenager Kevin; precocious, easily-embarrassed Heather; and mischievous prankster Wesley. George was initially uncomfortable hiring the worldly ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

15 March 1985 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (117 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

George always referred to Mr. Belvedere as "Big Guy". See more »

Goofs

There are three clocks on the same wall in the living room, but none of them show the same time. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Lynn Aloysius Belvedere: [In the back yard, lustily humming 'Ride of the Valkyries,' and beating a rug in time to the music] Kill da wabbit! Kill da wabbit! Kill da WABbit! Da-da-daaah!
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Alternate Versions

Originally, the show had 5 different opening sequences: The version seen on the pilot episode, the version from seasons 1 & 2 (1985-1986), the version from season 3 (1986-1987), the version from seasons 4 & 5 (1987-1989), and the version from season 6 (1989-1990). In syndication, a truncated version of the season 4 & 5 opening was used on every season, except for season 6. However, Shout! Factory's DVD releases, have the proper openings reinstated depending on the episodes/seasons. See more »

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Belvedere goes to the small screen
18 June 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The role that brought fame and a Best Actor Oscar nomination for Clifton Webb some 40 years after it was in theater got developed into a TV comedy series. Christopher Hewett played Mr. Belvedere who resided with his movie family because he was doing research for a book on suburban mores.

On the big screen Robert Young and Maureen O'Hara only had littler children. But making the kids older here allowed for more plot situations to develop around the kids. The kids were in descending order, Rob Stone, Tracy Wells, and Brice Beckham. The parts that Young and O'Hara played were done on the small screen by Bob Uecker and Ilene Graff.

Christopher Hewett who was Zero Mostel's director for Springtime For Hitler in The Producer's plays Belvedere. Webb played the part with an acid wit as he did his usual early screen roles. Hewett took a bit off it for a family show.

Nothing special about Mr. Belvedere, your usual TV comedy. I'd check out the film and see how much this one comes up short in comparison.


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