Who's the Boss? (1984–1992)
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Without consulting Angela, Angela's mother Mona told Tony Micelli he can be Angela's new housekeeper.


Bill Persky

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Episode complete credited cast:
Tony Danza ... Tony Micelli
Judith Light ... Angela Bower
Alyssa Milano ... Samantha Micelli
Danny Pintauro ... Jonathan Bower
Katherine Helmond ... Mona Robinson
Dennis Holahan ... Grant Paxton
Rhoda Gemignani ... Mrs. Rossini


Widower and former unemployed baseball player Tony Micelli meets up with Mona, the mother of Angela Bauer at the local community college. (A scene later shown in flashback in a later show) She tells Tony about the vacant position of housekeeper at her daughter's home and says there's "no problem". Tony then uproots himself and his 11 year old Samantha from Brooklyn and takes them in his less than beautiful blue van to Angela's New England suburbs home. Angela is none to thrilled about a man applying for the job, or that her mother said okay to him without checking with her. After much bartering and discussion Tony is hired but only because she sees how good he is with her son Johanthan. A few first week difficulties result (like Tony threatening her boss with a baseball bat,thinking he's attacking Angela), but she later thanks him for his concern and the show concludes with Tony telling Samantha "Looks like we got our work cut out for us Sam." Written by happipuppi13

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Comedy | Family | Romance





Release Date:

20 September 1984 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Angela comes downstairs in her robe and a towel around her wet hair, to meet Tony at the door. Moments later she removes the towel and her hair changes back & forth from messed up, to almost too neat for having just taken a shower. See more »


Tony: I'm Tony Micelli. I'm here about the job.
Angela: Oh, I'm sorry. There must be a mistake. This job is for a housekeeper.
Tony: That's me, Mr. Goodmop.
Angela: Well, my mother's screening everyone. Did you meet her?
Tony: Yeah yesterday. She gave me the once over, kicked me in the tires, put me up on the rack...
Angela: Well, she should've checked under your hood, 'cause you're the wrong sex.
Tony: Oh, wait a minute; she said that wouldn't be any problem.
Angela: My mother didn't think World War II was a problem.
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References Conan the Barbarian (1982) See more »


Brand New Life
Music by Larry Carlton and Robert Kraft
Lyrics by Martin Cohan and Blake Hunter
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