Happy Fathers’ Day!
Who’s the Boss?, 1984-92
Tony Danza starred as a widowed retired baseball player, Tony Micelli. He takes his daughter to Connecticut to be the live-in housekeeper to Angela (Judith Light), a high powered advertising executive & divorced single mother. They flipped the stereotypes of man the breadwinner and woman the homemaker, thus, “who’s the boss?” Angela’s mother, Mona (Katherine Helmond) was described as a “man hungry vixen”.
There were 3 attempts to spin-off showers, but none of them made it.
There's a time for love and a time for living.
You take a chance and face the wind.
An open road and a road that's hidden
A brand new life around the bend.
There were times when I lost a dream or two.
Found the trail, and at the end was you.
There's a path you take and a path not taken
The choice is up to you my friend.
Nights are long but you might awaken
To a brand new life,
Brand new life,
Brand new life around the bend.
Quote from the show:
Samantha Micelli: Now dad remember. Smile, be polite, and whatever you do don't tell the pig joke.
Tony: That one is the real ice breaker.
I just added a random pig joke - have no idea what the actual joke was)