CTVA US Comedy - "Who's The Boss" (Embassy/ABC) Season 1 (1984-85)

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Starring Tony Danza, Judith Light & Katherine Helmond
Season 1 (ABC) (1984-85)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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ABC Thursdays 8:30-9:00pm Eastern

1.1 [--] Who's The Boss
(Pilot)
20Sep84 ABC Thur
Tony leaves Brooklyn to start a new life as a housekeeper at Angela
Bower's in Fairfield, Conn. He was hired by Mona, Angela's mom,
and Angela isn't very delighted about the fact that a man now runs
her household.

Directed by: Bill Persky
Written by : Martin Cohan & Blake Hunter
Guest Cast : Rhoda Gemignani .............. Mrs. Rossini
Dennis Holotan ............... Grant Paxton

1.2 [--] Who's The Boss: Briefless Encounter
27Sep84 ABC Thur
While everyone is out for the day, Tony decides to take a foam bath in
Angela's bathtub in her private bathroom. However, what Tony doesn't
know is that Angela stayed home that day, and when he enters the bathroom
he accidentally sees Angela getting out of the tub, naked!.

Directed by: Sam Weisman
Written by : Martin Cohan & Blake Hunter
Guest Cast : Cindy Morrell ................ Nancy Lane

1.3 [--] Who's The Boss: Samantha's growing up
8Jan85 ABC Thur
... and suddenly can't catch a football. The problem is that Sam is growing up
and is no longer the tomboy that she used to be, in fact it's time for her first bra,
and Tony decides to buy it himself. Sam is not really happy with the model
Tony has bought so she goes shopping with Angela. But Angela buys a
complete new outfit for her, which upsets Tony.

Directed by: Linda Day
Written by : Paul Robinson Hunter
Guest Cast : Leslie Chain ................. Salesclerk

1.4 [--] Who's The Boss: Angela's first Fight
23Oct84 ABC Thur
Sam and Jonathan get into a little fight with other kids. When Angela
finds this out she makes a scene. This bothers Sam, because Angela
acts like being her mother. As a result she runs away and goes back
to Brooklyn - with Jonathan who accompanies her.

Directed by: Jim Drake
Written by : Robert Sternin & Prudence Fraser
Guest Cast : Julie Carmen ................. Theresa
Rhoda Gemignani .............. Mrs. Rossini
Roberto Roman ................ Punk
Greg Lewis ................... Bartender

1.5 [--] Who's The Boss: Mona gets pinned
30Oct84 ABC Thur
Mona and Jason, a young guy in her studying group, fall for each
other. But due to the great age-difference Mona fears telling this Angela.
But of course Angela does find out, and it turns into a mess.

Directed by: Jim Drake
Written by : Ellen Guylas
Guest Cast : Dean Butler .................. Jason
Bibi Besch ................... Hilary
Bill Erwin ................... Ted
Earl Theroux ................. Ralph

1.6 [--] Who's The Boss: A rash Decision
13Nov84 ABC Thur
Angela agrees to take Tony and Mona along to the shooting of a new
commercial. There Tony is 'discovered' and he's now the star of the
spot. But Tony gets a rash from the shampoo which used in the commercial.

Directed by: Linda Day
Written by : Robert Sternin & Prudence Fraser
Guest Cast : Matthew Laurence ............. J.J.
John Ingle ................... Larson
James Hampton ................ Herb
Randi Brooks ................. Ginger

1.7 [--] Who's The Boss: Dinner for Two
20Nov84 ABC Thur
Mona and the kids go camping, Tony has a date, and so does Angela,
but when Angela's date doesn't show up, Tony calls off his to stay home
with Angela and they end up having a romantic dinner togehter.

Directed by: Sam Weisman
Written by : Bud Wiser
Guest Cast : John Reily ................... Mitchell
Robert Costanzo .............. Robaire

1.8 [--] Who's The Boss: Sorority Sisters
27Nov84 ABC Thur
At Angela's high school reunion, she runs into an old fo, Trish
who has eyes for Tony!.

Directed by: John Tracy
Written by : Dawn Aldridge & Judith Bustany
Guest Cast : Nancy Stafford ............... Trish

1.9 [--] Who's The Boss: Truth in a dating
4Dec84 ABC Thur
Tony meets a woman at the supermarket, but doesn't tell her he's
a housekeeper. Angela dissaproves of Tony lying, but later covers up
for him by pretending to be his secretary.

Directed by: Jim Drake
Teleplay by: Bud Wiser
Story by : Monica Parker
Guest Cast : Michael Goodwin .............. Harry Dolan
Victora Bass ................. Wanda Benedict
Diane Robin .................. Rosie
Earl Boen .................... Jim Petersen
Ben Cooper ................... Manager

1.10 [--] Who's The Boss: Sports Buddies
11Dec84 ABC Thur
Angela has a new flame, an attorney named Jeffrey. But he doesn't take his
relationship with Angela as serious as she does, and ends up spending more
time with Tony at the bar, than with Angela. In the end, Tony sets Jeffrey straight,
and he and Angela stop seeing each other.

Directed by: Asaad Kelada
Teleplay by: Robert Sternin & Prudence Fraser
Story by : Richard Baer
Guest Cast : Kenneth Gilman ............... Jeffrey Michaelson, Esq.
Lana Clarkson ................ Nannette
Nova Ball .................... Sally
Tony Longo ................... Bruiser at Pool Table
Stephen Lee .................. Bruiser
Steven Nevil ................. Bruiser
Tim Haldeman ................. Bruiser

1.11 [--] Who's The Boss: Requiem
18Dec84 ABC Thur
Tony gets a second job to pay the rent for his father's apartment.
His father died the previous year and Tony doesn't want to give up
the apartment.

Directed by: Asaad Kelada
Teleplay by: Paul Robinson Hunter and
Robert Sternin & Prudence Fraser
Story by : Blake Hunter and Martin Cohan
Guest Cast : [no guest cast] Who's The Boss:

1.12 [--] Who's The Boss: Paint your Wagon
15Jan85 ABC Thur
Angela decides to have her Jaguar repainted in a boring color, but Tony
tells the painter to paint it red, behind Angela's back, feeling that Angela
has no wild side. When Angela finds out, she is furious, and tells Tony
that he is only in charge of the household and all decisions should be
directed to her. And Tony takes this very literally.

Directed by: Jim Drake
Written by : Lissa Devin
Guest Cast : Delta Burke ................. Diane Wilmington
Linda Hoy ................... Vivian
Melanie Vincz ............... Phoebe
Alan Blumenfeld ............. The Man
Deborah Lacey ............... Desiree

1.13 [--] Who's The Boss: Protecting the President
22Jan85 ABC Thur
Grant, who has Angela made president of Wallace & McQuade, leaves
the firm. To welcome the new chairman, Angela gives a party at her house,
and her arch-rival for the Presidents job, Jim Petersen, arrives. While he's
drunk Jim says some nasty things about Angela and Tony throws him
out of the house.

Directed by: Harvey Medlinsky
Teleplay by: Ellen Guylas
Story by : George Tibbles
Guest Cast : Earl Boen .................... Jim Petersen
Richard Stahl ................ Mr. McKenna
Betty Bunch .................. Mrs. McKenna
Hart Sprager ................. Herold

1.14 [--] Who's The Boss: Guess who's coming forever
29Jan85 ABC Thur
Mona is thrown out of her apartment and moves in into the room above
Angela's garage, which of course, causes problems.

Directed by: John Bowab
Written by : Bud Wiser
Guest Cast : Pat Harrington .............. Dominic Battaglia
Michael Harrington .......... Joey Battaglia

1.15 [--] Who's The Boss: Angela's Ex -part 1
5Feb85 ABC Thur
Angela's husband Michael comes back to settle the things with the
divorcing papers Angela has sent. But after reliving some old memories,
they decide to get back togehter, and Michael fires Tony.

Directed by: Linda Day
Written by : Robert Sternin & Prudence Fraser
Guest Cast : James Naughton .............. Michael Bower

1.16 [--] Who's The Boss: Angela's Ex -part 2
12Feb85 ABC Thur
Conclusion. Tony gets a new job at Mrs. Randolf's. After a short
time, Angela and Michael start fighting again, and then Michael is
offered a new job and he decides to accept it.

Directed by: Linda Day
Written by : Robert Sternin & Prudence Fraser
Guest Cast : James Naughton .............. Michael Bower
Helen Kleeb ................. Mrs. Randolf
Ian Abercrombie ............. Leo
Earl Boen ................... Voice of Mr. Petersen

1.17 [--] Who's The Boss: Eye on Angela
19Feb85 ABC Thur
The show 'Eye on Hartford' broadcasts an episode about Angela.
The film crew are set to film Angela at home the next morning, but
that evening the family watch a horror movie, giving Sam nightmares,
so she goes to sleep in Tony's bed, but she makes so much noise that
Tony can't sleep, so he goes to Jonathans room, a whole mix up occurs
and in the end Tony and Angela wind up in the same bed, just as the
film crew arrive and are let in by the kids, they see Tony and Angela
coming out of the same bedroom!

Directed by: John Bowab
Written by : Ellen Guylas
Guest Cast : Betty White ................. Bobby Barnes

1.18 [--] Who's The Boss: Double Date
26Feb85 ABC Thur
Sam is asked to her first dance, and Tony doesn't want to miss it, so
he volunteers/insists on being her chapperone. Whle at the dance Tony
flirts with Sam's teacher, the 'witch' Scranton.

Directed by: Michael Linberg
Written by : Bud Wiser
Guest Cast : Michelle Nicastro ........... Lois Scranton
Peter Billingsly ............ Bobby Walsh

1.19 [--] Who's The Boss: Tony's Father-in-Law
5Mar85 ABC Thur
Nick, Tony's father-in-law, wants to spend some time with his grand-
daughter before he has to go to jail. But because he doesn't want
to tell Sam that he is a criminal, so he instead tells the family that he is
dying.

Directed by: Richard Sakai
Written by : Ellen Guylas
Guest Cast : James Coco .................. Nick Milano
James Louis Watkins ......... Thomas Retain

1.20 [--] Who's The Boss: Just like Tony
12Mar85 ABC Thur
Jonathan comes home with a stolen hub cap and Tony fears telling
Angela. When she finds it out through an officer she holds Tony
responsible for this because he has told Jonathan stories about his wild
youth, (among them stealing a road sign) She decides that from now on
she has the final word in every decision concerning Jonathan.

Directed by: Asaad Kelada
Written by : Ken Cinnamon & Karen Wengrod
Guest Cast : James Hampton ............... Officer
Claude Earl Jones ........... Mr. Beeman
Howard Stevens .............. Howie Mandelson

1.21 [--] Who's The Boss: Keeping up with the Marcis
9Apr85 ABC Thur
Sam absolutely wants to join the ski club but Tony can't afford it. But Tony
feels so bad when he see's how easy all of Sams friends have it, that he sells
his cherished 1962 baseball autographed by the entire New York Mets. When
Sam finds out she feels really bad and gets the baseball back.

Directed by: Asaad Kelada
Written by : Michael Poryes
Guest Cast : Jim Jansen ................... Dr. Doyle Ferguson
Nicole Eggert ................ Marci Ferguson

1.22 [--] Who's The Boss: First Kiss
16Apr85 ABC Thur
It's Angela's birthday. But no one remembers. In the evening she goes
out to celebrate with her friends, and ends up drinking a lot. When she
comes home she is drunk, and so is Tony, because he took part in a police
experiment dealing with how alcohol effects the senses. Angela tells Tony
it's her birthday and he immediately wants to bake a cake. They end up
making a huge mess of the kitchen during a food fight, that ends in a kiss.

Directed by: Asaad Kelada
Teleplay by: Robert Sternin & Prudence Fraser and Ellen Guylas
Story by : Bud Wiser
Guest Cast : Jeff Conaway ................. Jeff
Rhoda Gemignani .............. Mrs. Rossini
Dori Brenner ................. Wendy Wittener
Fern Fitzgerald .............. Dr. Isabel Schaeffer
Hugh Gillin .................. Officer

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