Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Who's The Boss . . . 1984-1992

Who's The Boss was one of the most popular sitcoms of the 1980's, 
winning multiple Emmy and Golden Globe awards.

The sitcom broadcast from 1984-1992 
with the same cast . . .
Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano,
 Danny Pintauro and Katherine Helmond

We loved watching the perils of the male housekeeper and
the workaholic woman he was employed by.  Together, along with
her mom Mona, they struggled with the difficulties of raising
children, dealing with everyday ups and downs of life, death
and of course my favorite part, romance.

Tony Micelli, a widower and retired professional baseball second baseman, wanted a better life for his daughter Samantha . . . away from Brooklyn.

They ended up in the yuppie community of Fairfield, Connecticut where Tony accepts a job as a live-in housekeeper for Angela Bower, a divorced advertising executive with a son Jonathan.  

Her mother Mona could have possibly been the first "cougar woman" portrayed on television . . . quite unusual for those times.  The powers that be took much liberty and sexual innuendo with this character and her men friends who ranged from preppy college age hotties to silver haired foxes.

Mona was my favorite character!

Throughout the course of the eight seasons, there were hints of mutual attraction between Tony and Angela, although they dated others and denied their feelings for each other for many years.  What developed through the years was an awesome friendship . . . they were best friends and relied on each other for emotional support.  In my opinion, it was a wonderful message of the "friends first" mentality.

In the final season, they enjoy a whirlwind romance that continued until the close of the sitcom . . . leaving the audience to wonder . . . and possibly open the door for another sitcom at another time.

So . . . who was the real boss?

Tony and Angela's Top 10 Moments

A reunion show would be awesome . . . 
and the rumors have been flying around
 for the past couple of years.


ZippyChix said...

I use to LOVE Who's the Boss. It was one of my fave 80's sitcoms :) I also liked The Nanny....which you last featured. Visiting from the Sunday Surf'in blog hop. Thanks for the great memories!

Gina Alfani said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting :-)

The Nanny is my all time favorite!

eof777 said...

Following you from the Psychedelic Sunday blog hop. Have a great week ahead!

Gina Alfani said...

Thanks Elizabeth! I'm following you back . . . have an awesome week :-)

Christy said...

I must admit I loved the show as well. And that don't make shows like this anymore. I wish they did. More family sitcoms would do the world some good. I remember the Growing Pains reunion though and it wasn't very good. I loved Growing Pains as well growing up. I have their first season on DVD and my seven year old likes to watch it with me.

Nancy said...

I am a new follower. I hope you will follow me back.

Jen M said...

New follower via The Cornucopia Blogs Hop :)
Jen @ My Secret Home

icedgurl said...

ChEeRs! bLoGwAlKiNG hErE... ViSiT bAcK mY SiTe T00.. :] THANKZ A LOT!

~SALLY~ said...

I am your newest follower from Welcome Wednesday and would love a follow back on my review and giveaway blog, "In My Opinion...". Here is the link:

I do have several blogs, but this one is where I am looking to get followers. Thanks so much!! :)

Linda... said...

Enjoyed browsing around. Following you via Welcome Wednesday. Hope you will follow me back. have a great day.

Jana said...

My kids are 7 and 10 and they watch the re-runs of this show. I love it too! Jana New follower, com on by for a visit. Jana

Ruth said...

Cute blog! Just popping in from the Wednesday hop (better late than never) and I'm now following. Please stop by when you get a chance.

living well, spending less

Skye said...

Followed your blog! Please follow back
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Cindy said...

newest follower #17 from Thursdays hop

Who's the Boss was one of my favs also!

come on over to my place

Heather said...

Following from Traveling Through Thursday. I'd appreciate a follow back!

Amanda said...

I'm a new follower visiting from Traveling Through Thursday! Thank you for this blog hop. I would appreciate a follow back if you have the time!


Just Married with Coupons said...

I used to love that show!

I am a new follower, hope you will follow back to our blog:
Just Married with Coupons

Happy Thursday!

April said...

i'm following you from the Traveling Thursday blog hop! i hope you'll come visit my blog and follow back :)


Danielle said...

I am your newest follower and I look forward to hopping around your site and visiting all the other great blogs along the hop. You can find us at The Mommy Chronicles

Jo Frances said...

What a fun blog! I'm a new follower from Blog Hop Thursday.

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Gina Alfani said...

Thanks for visiting, commenting and following my blog . . . I'm following you all back :-)

Happy Thursday . . . Gina

Sandee said...

I too loved this show. It was good to watch the video. Thanks and thanks for stopping by.

Have a terrific day. :)


I'm here via Over 40 Blog Hop, I'm so glad I stopped by, I am your newest follower. Hoping you will come stop by my blog as well.

Lisa xxc

Gina Alfani said...

Thanks for visiting . . . I enjoyed my visit to both of your blogs!

Happy Friday . . . Gina

Kirsten said...

I remember watching this show, then "Growing Pains" was on right after it!

Rumtruffle said...

Found you while blog hopping, I used to love I'm the Boss, we had a series in the UK based on this as well but its title inludes me at the moment!

Gina Alfani said...

Thanks for visiting and following my blog . . . I'm following you both back :-)

I didn't know there was a similar sitcom in the UK . . . interesting!

kristen said...

I used to watch this show! Now The Nanny is one I could never get into though...

p.s. new blog follower via blog hopping! :)


Kristin said...

I LOVE your blog! This is right up my alley! And, ummm...I watch the reruns of Who's The Boss ALL the time, still. LOL.

New follower from FFF!

Kristin :)
Keenly Kristin

Johnnie said...

Hi! I am a new follower from Monday's blog hop. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog. Blessings...
Saved By Love Creations

Jenilee said...

New Follower here!

I would love if you could follow me back! :)

Six in the Nest

sound proud international said...

i enjoyed reading your post, thanks for sharing it to us.

Casey said...

Hi, I am following you from Totally Tuesday blog hop! I hope you have a wonderful day and a Happy Thanksgiving

Show Me Mama said...

I am your new follower. You can follow me back at Make sure you leave a comment so I know you visited.
Have a great day and Happy Thanksgiving :)

Melissa Jackson said...

I am your newest follower!

I would love a follow back!

Thank you!

Jodi said...

Oh my goodness, I used to LOVE this show!

I am a new follower of yours from the Totally Tuesday Blog Hop! Please stop by and follow back when you get a chance.

Happy Thanksgiving.


2 Kids and a Coupon said...

Following you from the Tuesday Blog Hop one day late on GFC, Twitter, FB and Networked Blogs.

Anonymous said...

Who's The Boss ruled! I had Alyssa Milano pix all over my room.

I'm stopping by from the Friday Hop...and am now a follower!

Stop by if you get a chance.

Coupon Clippin' Daddy

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