Who’s The Boss?

Who’s The Boss? is an American sitcom that aired from September 20 1984 to April 25, 1992. The show consisted of 196 episodes over 8 seasons

TV Intro

Arguably one of the most popular TV sitcoms during the eighties.

The Show

Tony

Tony

The main cast consisted of Tony Danza playing the role of a housekeeper called Tony Micelli. The owner of the house Angela Bower was played by Judith Light.

Angela

Angela

Angela had a son called Jonathan Bower (Danny Pintauro). Tony’s Daughter Samantha Micelli (Alyssa Milano) lived with them.

Alyssa and Danny

Mona

Mona Robinson was played by Katherine Helmond.

Mona

Tony is a retired Major League Baseball player, and seeks to move out of Brooklyn for the sake of his daughter Samantha or “Sam”. He finds a housekeeping job in Fairfield. The owner of the house is a divorced advertising executive. Tony and his daughter move in to live with his new boss and her mother.

Tony meets Angela

Angela’s mother, Mona, turns out to be this unreserved outgoing character with a sexual appetite to match. Angela and Tony grow attracted to each other but avoid this for the best part of the show’s run. Tony plays a father role for the son (Jonathan Bower) and Angela plays a mother’s role to Sam.

Tony Danza
Tony Danza

Throughout the show, various characters were added that appeared on a regular basis. During the last season, Sam finds new love in Hank Thomopoulos, a fellow college student. After a couple of weeks of engagement, they get married.

The kitchen

Sam, Tony and Angela
Sam, Tony, and Angela

The popularity of the show is proven by the 40 award nominations throughout its lifespan. Winning one Primetime Emmy and a Golden Globe. Tony and the rest of the family will always be remembered as one of TV’s highlights during the eighties. It was nominated for more than forty awards and won one Golden Globe (Helmond, Best Supporting Actress) and one Emmy Award (Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Comedy Series)

The Cast

  • Tony Danza as Tony Micelli
  • Judith Light as Angela Robinson Bower
  • Alyssa Milano as Samantha Micelli
  • Danny Pintauro as Jonathan Bower
  • Katherine Helmond as Mona Robinson

TV Intro

Reference

Who’s the Boss? – Wikipedia