History Series / MrBelvedere

22nd Sep '17 6:37:34 PM glickmam
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** In season 3's "Grandma", in which Wesley joins an Adopt-a-Grandparent program with Heather and Angela and befriends an older woman names Eunice Townsend who has Alzheimer's disease, while Heather and Angela befriend a grumpy old man named Mr. Sparks who does nothing but complain, the Mr. Sparks is pretty much a clone of Inspector Frank Luger from ''Series/BarneyMiller''. Again, both roles were played by the same actor, James Gregory. Amusingly, as mentioned below in ShoutOut, Frank Dungan, Jeff Stein, Tony Sheehan, and Noam Pitlik had all previously worked on ''Barney Miller'' before working on ''Mr. Belvedere''.

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** In season 3's "Grandma", in which Wesley joins an Adopt-a-Grandparent program with Heather and Angela and befriends an older woman names Eunice Townsend who has Alzheimer's disease, while Heather and Angela befriend a grumpy old man named Mr. Sparks who does nothing but complain, the Mr. Sparks is pretty much a clone of Inspector Frank Luger from ''Series/BarneyMiller''. Again, both roles were played by the same actor, James Gregory. Amusingly, as mentioned below in ShoutOut, Frank Dungan, Jeff Stein, Tony Sheehan, and Noam Pitlik had all previously worked on ''Barney Miller'' before working on ''Mr. Belvedere''.
20th Sep '17 2:39:40 PM glickmam
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** In the season 3 episode, "The Spelling Bee", in which Wesley has a crush on a girl he's competing with in a spelling bee, Kevin gives him romantic advice. The advice he tells Wesley is that he should put on his ''Sesame Street'' album. In real life, Ilene Graff's brother, Todd Graff, was one of the original children who sang the theme song to ''Sesame Street'' when it first premiered in 1969, in addition to playing Short Circus member Jesse on ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971''.

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** In the season 3 episode, "The Spelling Bee", in which Wesley has a crush on a girl he's competing with in a spelling bee, Kevin gives him romantic advice. The advice he tells Wesley gives out is that he Wesley should put on his ''Sesame Street'' album. In real life, Ilene Graff's brother, Todd Graff, was one of the original children who sang the theme song to ''Sesame Street'' when it first premiered in 1969, in addition to playing Short Circus member Jesse on ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971''.
20th Sep '17 2:38:38 PM glickmam
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** In season 3's "Grandma", in which Wesley joins an Adopt-a-Grandparent program with Heather and Angela and befriends an older woman names Eunice Townsend who has Alzheimer's disease, while Heather and Angela befriend a grumpy old man named Mr. Sparks who does nothing but complain, the Mr. Sparks is pretty much a clone of Inspector Frank Luger from ''Series/BarneyMiller''. Again, both roles were played by the same actor, James Gregory. Amusingly, Frank Dungan and Jeff Stein had previously worked on ''Barney Miller'' before developing ''Mr. Belvedere''. In addition, writer and executive producer Tony Sheehan and director Noam Pitlik also worked on ''Barney Miller'' as well.

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** In season 3's "Grandma", in which Wesley joins an Adopt-a-Grandparent program with Heather and Angela and befriends an older woman names Eunice Townsend who has Alzheimer's disease, while Heather and Angela befriend a grumpy old man named Mr. Sparks who does nothing but complain, the Mr. Sparks is pretty much a clone of Inspector Frank Luger from ''Series/BarneyMiller''. Again, both roles were played by the same actor, James Gregory. Amusingly, as mentioned below in ShoutOut, Frank Dungan and Dungan, Jeff Stein Stein, Tony Sheehan, and Noam Pitlik had all previously worked on ''Barney Miller'' before developing working on ''Mr. Belvedere''. In addition, writer and executive producer Tony Sheehan and director Noam Pitlik also worked on ''Barney Miller'' as well.



** In the season 1 episode, "What I Did for Love", when Kevin is arrested for spray-painting a mink coat, the squad room he is brought to looks eerily similar to the squad room set on ''Series/BarneyMiller''. In real life, developers and executive producers Frank Dungan and Jeff Stein previously worked on ''Barney Miller'' as writers, producers, and story editors.

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** In the season 1 episode, "What I Did for Love", when Kevin is arrested for spray-painting a mink coat, the squad room he is brought to looks eerily similar to the squad room set on ''Series/BarneyMiller''. In real life, developers and executive producers Frank Dungan and Jeff Stein previously worked on ''Barney Miller'' as writers, producers, and story editors. In addition, writer and executive producer Tony Sheehan and director Noam Pitlik also worked on ''Barney Miller'' as producers.
20th Sep '17 2:34:18 PM glickmam
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* {{Expy}}:
** Wesley's accordion teacher, Peter Zabriskie (see below in IWishedYouWereDead) is pretty much a carbon clone of music teacher Benjamin Shorofsky in ''Film/{{Fame}}''. Not really surprising, however, since both roles were played by Albert Hague.
** In season 3's "Grandma", in which Wesley joins an Adopt-a-Grandparent program with Heather and Angela and befriends an older woman names Eunice Townsend who has Alzheimer's disease, while Heather and Angela befriend a grumpy old man named Mr. Sparks who does nothing but complain, the Mr. Sparks is pretty much a clone of Inspector Frank Luger from ''Series/BarneyMiller''. Again, both roles were played by the same actor, James Gregory. Amusingly, Frank Dungan and Jeff Stein had previously worked on ''Barney Miller'' before developing ''Mr. Belvedere''. In addition, writer and executive producer Tony Sheehan and director Noam Pitlik also worked on ''Barney Miller'' as well.



* IWishedYouWereDead: In Season 2's "Requiem", Wesley silently wished death on his Accordion teacher, Mr. Zabriskie, after being constantly scolded by him during Accordion lessons. [[spoiler: Mr. Zebriskie ''does'' die, and Wesley blames himself for it]].

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* IWishedYouWereDead: In Season 2's "Requiem", Wesley silently wished wishes death on his Accordion teacher, Mr. Peter Zabriskie, after being constantly scolded by him during Accordion lessons. [[spoiler: Mr. Zebriskie ''does'' die, and Wesley blames himself for it]].
2nd Aug '17 8:34:28 PM glickmam
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* AccidentalMisnaming: Heather's best friend, Angela (Michele Matheson), frequently mispronounces Mr. Belvedere's name with such variations as "Mr. Bumpersticker" and "Mr. Bellybutton". She has pronounced Belvedere's surname correctly twice: in "Cheerleader" and "The Crush". The second instance {{Retcon}}s the first as Belvedere acknowledges that this is the first time she has called him "Mr. Belvedere" (though in this instance, it's chalked up to Angela not being herself as she's developed a major crush on Kevin).

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Heather's best friend, Angela (Michele Matheson), frequently mispronounces Mr. Belvedere's name with such variations as "Mr. Bumpersticker" and "Mr. Bellybutton". She has pronounced Belvedere's surname correctly twice: in "Cheerleader" and "The Crush". The second instance {{Retcon}}s the first as Belvedere acknowledges that this is the first time she has called him "Mr. Belvedere" (though in this instance, it's chalked up to Angela not being herself as she's developed a major crush on Kevin).


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** In addition, Robert Goulet, mentioned below in AsHimself, would frequently mangle Kevin's name in his various guest appearances.
2nd Aug '17 8:32:39 PM glickmam
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The series spanned six seasons from 1985 to 1990.[[note]]The first season only had seven episodes, due to premiering as a MidseasonReplacement for ''Series/Webster'', which was moved up half an hour earlier.[[/note]] It returned to the air in reruns on [=FamilyNet=] in October 2011, and can currently also be seen on Creator/AntennaTV.

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The series spanned six seasons from 1985 to 1990.[[note]]The first season only had seven episodes, due to premiering as a MidseasonReplacement for ''Series/Webster'', ''Series/{{Webster}}'', which was moved up half an hour earlier.[[/note]] It returned to the air in reruns on [=FamilyNet=] in October 2011, and can currently also be seen on Creator/AntennaTV.
2nd Aug '17 8:32:16 PM glickmam
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The series spanned six seasons from 1985 to 1990.[[note]]The first season only had seven episodes, due to premiering as a MidseasonReplacement.[[/note]] It returned to the air in reruns on [=FamilyNet=] in October 2011, and can currently also be seen on Creator/AntennaTV.

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The series spanned six seasons from 1985 to 1990.[[note]]The first season only had seven episodes, due to premiering as a MidseasonReplacement.MidseasonReplacement for ''Series/Webster'', which was moved up half an hour earlier.[[/note]] It returned to the air in reruns on [=FamilyNet=] in October 2011, and can currently also be seen on Creator/AntennaTV.
1st Aug '17 3:16:50 AM Mdumas43073
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A DomCom developed and executive produced by Frank Dungan and Jeff Stein, produced by their production company, Lazy B/F.O.B. Productions and Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, and airing on Creator/{{ABC}} in TheEighties, about a posh British butler being employed by an otherwise typical American NuclearFamily. The Belvedere character had been created by novelist Gwen Davenport in her 1947 book, ''Belvedere'', and portrayed by Clifton Webb in three late-1940s/early-'50s films.

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A DomCom developed and executive produced by Frank Dungan and Jeff Stein, produced by their production company, Lazy B/F.O.B. Productions and Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, and airing on Creator/{{ABC}} in TheEighties, about a posh British butler being employed by an otherwise typical American NuclearFamily. The Belvedere character had been created by novelist Gwen Davenport in her 1947 book, ''Belvedere'', and portrayed by Clifton Webb in three late-1940s/early-'50s a trio of late-'40s and early-'50s films.
23rd Jul '17 10:04:10 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:350: The cast. Back row: Christopher Hewett (Mr. Belvedere). Front row (from left to right): Bob Uecker (George Owens), Tracy Wells (Heather Owens), Rob Stone (Kevin Owens), Brice Beckham (Wesley Owens), and Ilene Graff (Marsha Owens).]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: [-[[caption-width-right:350: The cast. Back row: Christopher Hewett (Mr. Belvedere). Front row (from left to right): Bob Uecker (George Owens), Tracy Wells (Heather Owens), Rob Stone (Kevin Owens), Brice Beckham (Wesley Owens), and Ilene Graff (Marsha Owens).]]
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A DomCom developed and executive produced by Frank Dungan and Jeff Stein, produced by their production company, Lazy B/F.O.B. Productions and Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, and airing on Creator/{{ABC}} in TheEighties, about a posh British butler being employed by an otherwise typical American NuclearFamily. (The Belvedere character had been created by novelist Gwen Davenport in her 1947 book, ''Belvedere'', and portrayed by Clifton Webb in three late-1940s/early-'50s films.) The series spanned six seasons from 1985 to 1990 (the first season only had seven episodes, due to premiering as a MidseasonReplacement).

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A DomCom developed and executive produced by Frank Dungan and Jeff Stein, produced by their production company, Lazy B/F.O.B. Productions and Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, and airing on Creator/{{ABC}} in TheEighties, about a posh British butler being employed by an otherwise typical American NuclearFamily. (The The Belvedere character had been created by novelist Gwen Davenport in her 1947 book, ''Belvedere'', and portrayed by Clifton Webb in three late-1940s/early-'50s films.) The series spanned six seasons from 1985 to 1990 (the first season only had seven episodes, due to premiering as a MidseasonReplacement).
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The show returned to the air on [=FamilyNet=] in October 2011, and can currently also be seen on Creator/AntennaTV.

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The show series spanned six seasons from 1985 to 1990.[[note]]The first season only had seven episodes, due to premiering as a MidseasonReplacement.[[/note]] It returned to the air in reruns on [=FamilyNet=] in October 2011, and can currently also be seen on Creator/AntennaTV.
23rd Jul '17 9:59:30 AM Mdumas43073
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A DomCom developed and executive produced by Frank Dungan and Jeff Stein, produced by their production company, Lazy B/F.O.B. Productions and Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, and airing on Creator/{{ABC}} in TheEighties, about a posh British butler being employed by an otherwise typical American NuclearFamily. The Belvedere character had been created by novelist Gwen Davenport in 1947 in her book, ''Belvedere'', and portrayed by Clifton Webb in three late 1940s/early 1950s films. The series spanned six seasons from 1985 to 1990 (the first season only had seven episodes, due to premiering as a MidseasonReplacement).

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A DomCom developed and executive produced by Frank Dungan and Jeff Stein, produced by their production company, Lazy B/F.O.B. Productions and Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox, and airing on Creator/{{ABC}} in TheEighties, about a posh British butler being employed by an otherwise typical American NuclearFamily. The (The Belvedere character had been created by novelist Gwen Davenport in her 1947 in her book, ''Belvedere'', and portrayed by Clifton Webb in three late 1940s/early 1950s films. late-1940s/early-'50s films.) The series spanned six seasons from 1985 to 1990 (the first season only had seven episodes, due to premiering as a MidseasonReplacement).
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