What it was like Growing Up in the Eighties (1980s)
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Whos the Boss – 80s TV Sitcom

Who’s the Boss? is an 80s sitcom television series which aired on ABC from September 20, 1984, to April 25, 1992. The series starred Tony Danza as Tony Micelli, a former major league baseball player who relocates to Fairfield, Connecticut, to work as a live-in housekeeper for a divorced advertising executive, played by Judith Light. Also featured were Alyssa MilanoDanny Pintauro and Katherine Helmond.

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Tony Danza as Tony Micelli
Judith Light as Angela Bower
Alyssa Milano as Samantha Micelli
Katherine Helmond as Mona Robinson
Danny Pintauro as Johnathan Bower
Robin Thomas as Geoffrey Wells (1986-1987)
Shana Lane-Block as Bonnie (1986-1991)
Scott Bloom as Jesse Nash (1987-1988)
Rhoda Gemignami as Mrs. Rossini
Jonathan Halyalkar as David (age 5) (1990-1991)
Kate Vernon as Kathleen Sawyer (1990)
Doug Ballard as Andy (1990)
Curnal Achilles Aulisio as Hank Thomopolous (1992)

Series Run

Fisrt Telecast: September 20, 1984
Last Telecast: September 10, 1992

Broadcast History

  • September 1984, ABC, Thursday 8:30-9:00pm
  • October 1984- April 1985, ABC, Tuesday 9:00-9:30pm
  • April 1985- July 1985, ABC, Tuesday 8:00-8:30pm
  • August 1985- August 1991, ABC, Tuesday 8:00-8:30pm
  • August 1991- September 1991, ABC, Tuesday 8:30-9:00pm
  • September 1991- January 1992, ABC, Saturday 8:00-8:30pm
  • February 1992- March 1992, ABC, Saturday 8:30-9:00pm
  • March 1992- June 1992, ABC, Saturday 8:00-8:30pm
  • June 1992- July 1992, ABC, Wednesday 9:30-10:00pm
  • July 1992- September 1992, ABC, Thursday 8:00-8:30pm


Widower Anthony Morton “Tony” Micelli is a former Major League Baseball player who was forced to retire due to a shoulder injury. Wanting to move out of Brooklyn to find a better environment for his daughter, Samantha, he ends up taking a job in upscale Fairfield, Connecticut as a live-in housekeeper for divorced advertising executive Angela Bower and her son Jonathan. He and Samantha move into the Bower household. Appearing frequently is Angela’s feisty, sexually progressive mother Mona Robinson, who dates all kinds of men, from college-age to silver-haired CEOs.

More info at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who%27s_the_Boss%3F

Theme Song

“Brand New Life,” by Larry Carlton, Robert Kraft, Martin Cohan, and Blake Hunter.

Whos the Boss Theme Song Lyrics

There’s a time love
And a time for livin’
So take a chance and face the wind.
An open road
And a road that’s hidden.
A brand new life around the bend.
There are times when (you’ve/I’ve) lost a (friend/dream) or two
Round the bend, and at the end was you
There’s a chance I’m takin’
a road not taken
The choice is up to you my friend
Nights are long but you might awake
To a brand new life,
Brand new life,
A brand new life around the bend.