CTVA US Comedy - "The Montefuscos" (NBC) (fall 1975) Joseph Sirola, Naomi Stevens

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The Montefuscos (1975)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King,  Charnetha Kimbrough
references:
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THE MONTEFUSCOS
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Persky-Denoff Production
for
NBC (Thursdays 8:00 PM EST) (4Sept75-23Oct75)
created by Executive Producers Bill Persky and Sam Denoff
Produced by Don Van Atta and Bill Idelson

US Situation Comedy series 1975 13 ? episodes x 30 min color videotape
(8 ? episodes aired)

starring
Joseph Sirola as Tony "Papa" Montefusco
Naomi Stevens as Rose "Mama" Montefusco
*
Ron Carey as Frank Montefusco (Tony & Rose's son/dentist)
Phoebe Dorin as Theresa Montefusco (Frank's wife)
Sal Viscuso as Nunzio Montefusco (Frank & Theresa's son/ actor)
John Aprea as Joseph "Joey" Montefusco (Frank & Theresa's son/ priest)

*
Linda Dano as Angelina "Angie" Montefusco Cooney (Frank & Theresa's married daughter)
Bill Cort as Jim Cooney (Angelina's husband)
Damon Raskin (as Anthony Patrick Cooney (Jim & Angie's son)
*
Dominique Pinassi as Gina Montefusco (Frank & Theresa's daughter)
Jeffrey Palladini as Anthony Carmine Montefusco (Frank & Theresa's son)
Robby Paris as Jerome Montefusco (Frank & Theresa's son)

Premise:
Three generations of an Italian-American family live in Connecticut.

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NBC (Thursdays 8:00 PM Eastern) (4Sept75-23Oct75)

    1.1 [--] The Montefuscos: BEHIND PAPA'S BEHIND
04Sep75 NBC Thur
Debut: Proud Tony and matronly Rose Montefusco preside over a weekly
dinners with their children and grandchildren in this new comedy. In the opening 
episode, Mama is worried about Papa's health: rumor has it he has written a will. [JK]

1.2 [--] The Montefuscos: MY SON, THE ACTOR
11Sep75 NBC Thur
Mr. Showbusiness, as Nunzio (Sal Viscuso) is sarcastically called by his father,
 makes it big in his family's eyes. He lands a one-line role on a religious TV show. [JK]

1.3 [--] The Montefuscos: NUNZIE'S GIRL
18Sep75 NBC Thur
Frank nervously awaits thee arrival of Nunzio's girl friend ( Candy
Azzara) who he thinks is the same woman he secretly dated while courting Theresa. [JK]

1.4 [--] The Montefuscos: THE LAST OF THE RED HOT DINNERS
25Sep75 NBC Thur
Jim, the Protestant, commits the ultimate heresy. He makes plans to go
to a football game instead of attending the Montefuscos' Sunday dinner. [JK]

1.5 [--] The Montefuscos: DO YOU TAKE THIS MONTEFUSCO?
02Oct75 NBC Thur
The Montefuscos' 40th wedding-anniversary celebration begins on a sour
note. Tony is infuriated to hear folk music during Mass, and Rose is upset
by his outburst in church. [JK]

1.6 [--] The Montefuscos: TOO MANY COOKS
09Oct75 NBC Thur
Rose's illness manages to bring out the worst in everyone when the family
tries to cook dinner without her. [JK]

1.7 [--] The Montefuscos: HERE COMES THE PRIEST
16Oct75 NBC Thur
The family postpones supper while anxiously awaiting the arrival of the
Bishop, who they hope will appoint Joey pastor of his own parish. [JK]

1.8 [--] The Montefuscos: FILOMENA'S VISIT aka TONY'S SISTER (final episode)
23Oct75 NBC Thur
Guest Cast:
Kaye Ballard ....... Filomena
Synopis:
Tony's sister, Filomena, whose feud with Rose predates the
Monterfuscos wedding, does the unthinkable: she pays a visit to the house. [JK]
[Last show of the series.]

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