Who’s The Boss
Go ahead and sing along to the Who’s The Boss theme song. You know you want to.
There’s a time for love and a time for living. So take a chance and face the wind.
An open road and a road that’s hidden, brand new life around the bend.
There were times, 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.
I really only watched this show when I was visiting relatives in North Dakota during the summer. They seemed to like the show. Who’s the Boss was okay, but I never made time to watch it during my regular life. I remember thinking the old lady on there was funny. I like funny.
Who’s the Boss ran on ABC for eight years from 1984-1992 and shot a then unknown young Alyssa Milano to fame. It also helped prolong Tony Danza’s career. He had just ended a six-year run on the TV show Taxi when he got the part on Who’s the Boss. Other stars of the show were little Danny Pintauro, Katherine Helmond (from the show SOAP), and Judith Light (from the soap One Live to Live).
I guess Tony Danza was pretty much a bitch on the set. I hated hearing that because I was a fan. He pulled a Kirk Cameron on Growing Pains or Robert Reed on The Brady Bunch. He was a Mr. Big Dick and allegedly threw his weight around. Bummer. Hopefully that info is incorrect or blown out of proportion, but I think Tony even admits he wasn’t wonderful. That makes him okay in my mind. If you can admit to being a dick, it’s all good.
Who’s the Boss Trivia
- The exterior shots of the home used in the opening sequence in real life was located at 13 Onondaga St., Rye, New York.
- The fake address on the show was 3344 Oakhills Drive in Fairfield, Connecticut.
- The character “Tony Micelli” was ranked #23 in TV Guide’s list of the “50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time”.
- The show premiered on the same day as The Cosby Show.
- 1500 girls auditioned for the role of Samantha Micelli.
- The original title was You’re the Boss.
- The pilot was shot on 11/4/83 but didn’t air until almost a year later in 9/84. If you look closely, Tony’s hairstyle is a lot different from the first episode to the second one.
When the show ended in 1992, the stars went on to mostly have success. Tony Danza
appeared in more sitcoms and, coincidentally, his characters were all named Tony. He also had his own failed talk show and appeared on Broadway. Oh yeah, he took time to break his back skiing in 1993 and lost his house in the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Is that what they call karma? Don’t be a bitch, Tony. Hey, that could be a new sitcom! I should be a writer. Tony did attempt to be a teacher about ten years ago and I respect that.
Alyssa Milano went on to get lots of tattoos, make albums in Japan, and pose naked in a magazine. She also appeared in Melrose Place, Charmed, and other shows. Little Samantha Micelli is 45 years old as of this writing [November 2018].
Judith Light and Katherine Helmond have continued to act. Helmond is 89 and still hilarious. She and Betty White should hook up. Helmond has done mainly voiceover work recently. Judith Light has had a long career and continues to nab great roles.
Danny Pintauro went on to become gay. That’s cool. I’m glad he’s out and not hiding it. Nobody should have to hide it.
So yeah, Who’s the Boss was a cute show. I saw it awhile back on the Hallmark channel, so I guess it’s being shown. The episode I saw was where Sam gets her first hickey. Slut. I like the concept of Who’s the Boss. Everyone should have their own manservant.