History Series / TooCloseForComfort

19th Apr '16 3:17:00 AM gallium
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* HeyItsThatGuy!: Ted Knight is probably most recognizable as egocentric news anchor Ted Baxter on ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow''.
21st Nov '15 10:45:51 AM nombretomado
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* UnCancelled: Metromedia Producers Corporation, a television syndication division of Metromedia (which was bought by RupertMurdoch's NewsCorporation in 1986 to use its stations to form the original O&O group for the {{Fox}} network), decided to pick up the series for a fourth season and began producing first-run episodes for broadcast syndication in 1984 (Don Taffner's DLT Entertainment continues to hold the syndication rights); the show lasted three additional seasons as a syndie series.

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* UnCancelled: Metromedia Producers Corporation, a television syndication division of Metromedia (which was bought by RupertMurdoch's UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch's NewsCorporation in 1986 to use its stations to form the original O&O group for the {{Fox}} network), decided to pick up the series for a fourth season and began producing first-run episodes for broadcast syndication in 1984 (Don Taffner's DLT Entertainment continues to hold the syndication rights); the show lasted three additional seasons as a syndie series.
15th Nov '15 12:09:27 PM nombretomado
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* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: Subverted in the episode "Cosmic Cow vs. the Oval Office", [[spoiler: when Henry is fired by Mr. Wainwright when he refuses to publish an apology for a recent Cosmic Cow comic strip that pokes fun at President RonaldReagan. He goes to file for unemployment compensation, but doesn't go through with it; he then decides to pursue his passion for painting (which doesn't go well when Monroe accidentally destroys the picture he painted of him as a Roman warrior). Wainwright sends his female limousine driver Regis (whom he sent earlier in the episode to inform him of his firing) to the house to tell him he is rehired after learning that President Reagan liked the piece for its satire.]]

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* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity: Subverted in the episode "Cosmic Cow vs. the Oval Office", [[spoiler: when Henry is fired by Mr. Wainwright when he refuses to publish an apology for a recent Cosmic Cow comic strip that pokes fun at President RonaldReagan.UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan. He goes to file for unemployment compensation, but doesn't go through with it; he then decides to pursue his passion for painting (which doesn't go well when Monroe accidentally destroys the picture he painted of him as a Roman warrior). Wainwright sends his female limousine driver Regis (whom he sent earlier in the episode to inform him of his firing) to the house to tell him he is rehired after learning that President Reagan liked the piece for its satire.]]
28th Sep '15 6:27:01 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Too Close for Comfort''''' is a [[DomCom family sitcom]] that originally made its debut on the Creator/{{ABC}} network on November 11, 1980. The series was adapted from the Creator/ThamesTelevision sitcom ''KeepItInTheFamily'' (which debuted nine months before ''Too Close'' made its U.S. premiere) from Brian Cooke, who also created the American series with the help of Arne Sultan and Earl Barret, the latter two served as the series' showrunners for the first four seasons. Don L. Taffner (who died in 2011), had successfully helped adapt another Thames sitcom ''ManAboutTheHouse'' into ''ThreesCompany'', and also produced this series.

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'''''Too Close for Comfort''''' is a [[DomCom family sitcom]] that originally made its debut on the Creator/{{ABC}} network on November 11, 1980. The series was adapted from the Creator/ThamesTelevision sitcom ''KeepItInTheFamily'' ''Series/KeepItInTheFamily'' (which debuted nine months before ''Too Close'' made its U.S. premiere) from Brian Cooke, who also created the American series with the help of Arne Sultan and Earl Barret, the latter two served as the series' showrunners for the first four seasons. Don L. Taffner (who died in 2011), had successfully helped adapt another Thames sitcom ''ManAboutTheHouse'' ''Series/ManAboutTheHouse'' into ''ThreesCompany'', ''Series/ThreesCompany'', and also produced this series.
28th Aug '15 10:52:03 AM tmanokc
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* SyndicationTitle: After Ted Knight's death from colon cancer in 1986, DLT Entertainment syndicated the final season of the show, retitled as ''[[TheEponymousShow The Ted Knight Show]]'', as ''Too Close for Comfort'' (in line with the first five seasons, which feature three of the same characters/actors); reruns aired on Antenna TV starting in 2011, kept the ''Too Close for Comfort'' title for the ''Ted Knight Show'' episodes (odd considering the network aired fellow DLT series ''Three's a Crowd'' and ''Series/TheRopers'', both of which had their titles altered in their original syndication runs to fall in line with parent series ''ThreesCompany'', with the original program titles and opening themes restored).

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* SyndicationTitle: After Ted Knight's death from colon cancer in 1986, DLT Entertainment syndicated the final season of the show, retitled as ''[[TheEponymousShow The Ted Knight Show]]'', as ''Too Close for Comfort'' (in line with the first five seasons, which feature three of the same characters/actors); reruns aired on Antenna TV Creator/AntennaTV starting in 2011, kept the ''Too Close for Comfort'' title for the ''Ted Knight Show'' episodes (odd considering the network aired fellow DLT series ''Three's a Crowd'' and ''Series/TheRopers'', both of which had their titles altered in their original syndication runs to fall in line with parent series ''ThreesCompany'', with the original program titles and opening themes restored).
22nd May '15 6:33:48 PM WillBGood
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* HeyItsThatGuy!: Ted Knight is probably most recognizable as ego-centric news anchor TedBaxter on ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow''.

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* HeyItsThatGuy!: Ted Knight is probably most recognizable as ego-centric egocentric news anchor TedBaxter Ted Baxter on ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow''.
25th Apr '15 3:51:20 PM glickmam
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In 1983, after ABC cancelled the series following its third season because of a ratings dive it suffered that year, Metromedia (a predecessor to {{Fox}}) began producing the series for FirstRunSyndication starting in 1984. The show was then [[ReTool retooled]] for the sixth season in 1986 into ''[[TheEponymousShow The Ted Knight Show]]'', with only Knight, Dussault and Bullock returning, two new cast members added (Pat Carroll as Hope Stinson, majority owner of a newspaper Henry purchased a 49%/51% stake in, of which he was the minority owner and editor; and Lisa Antille as Lisa, Henry and Muriel's new maid) and its setting moved to Marin County, located south of San Francisco. The show continued to be successful under its new format, but did not go on for another season due to Knight's death from cancer that year with its final episode airing on September 27, 1986; all episodes of ''The Ted Knight Show'' were then [[RetCon retroactively retitled]] under the show's original ''Too Close for Comfort'' name.

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In 1983, after ABC cancelled the series following its third season because of a ratings dive it suffered that year, Metromedia (a predecessor to {{Fox}}) Creator/{{Fox}} and successor to Creator/{{DuMont}}) began producing the series for FirstRunSyndication starting in 1984. The show was then [[ReTool retooled]] for the sixth season in 1986 into ''[[TheEponymousShow The Ted Knight Show]]'', with only Knight, Dussault and Bullock returning, two new cast members added (Pat Carroll as Hope Stinson, majority owner of a newspaper Henry purchased a 49%/51% stake in, of which he was the minority owner and editor; and Lisa Antille as Lisa, Henry and Muriel's new maid) and its setting moved to Marin County, located south of San Francisco. The show continued to be successful under its new format, but did not go on for another season due to Knight's death from cancer that year with its final episode airing on September 27, 1986; all episodes of ''The Ted Knight Show'' were then [[RetCon retroactively retitled]] under the show's original ''Too Close for Comfort'' name.
16th Sep '14 1:46:17 AM StClair
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* MsFanservice: For the character of Sara, Lydia Cornell she would often wear negligees during scenes set at night cut high to a whole lot of leg, and in a few episodes (and even in the season four opening credits), wear some pretty form-fitting shirts. The pilot episode even had one scene in which she was clad only in a towel.

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* MsFanservice: For the character of Sara, Lydia Cornell she would often wear negligees during scenes set at night night, cut high to show a whole lot of leg, and in a few episodes (and even in the season four opening credits), wear some pretty form-fitting shirts. The pilot episode even had one scene in which she was clad only in a towel.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In many episodes, Monroe shows his clumsiness or just general bungling of things, such as making huge messes in the kitchen while cooking, clogging the garbage disposal with sardines that are still in the can or tripping and destroying a painting of a Roman warrior that Henry painted using Monroe as his muse for the artwork with the sword he's holding for the painting.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In many episodes, Monroe shows his clumsiness or just general bungling of things, such as making huge messes in the kitchen while cooking, clogging the garbage disposal with sardines that are still in the can can, or tripping and destroying a painting of a Roman warrior that Henry painted using (modeled on Monroe as his muse for the artwork himself) with the sword he's holding for the painting.
24th Jun '14 2:49:08 AM garrisonskunk
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In 1983, after ABC cancelled the series following its third season because of a ratings dive it suffered that year, Metromedia (a predecessor to {{Fox}}) began producing the series for first-run syndication starting in 1984. The show was then [[ReTool retooled]] for the sixth season in 1986 into ''[[TheEponymousShow The Ted Knight Show]]'', with only Knight, Dussault and Bullock returning, two new cast members added (Pat Carroll as Hope Stinson, majority owner of a newspaper Henry purchased a 49%/51% stake in, of which he was the minority owner and editor; and Lisa Antille as Lisa, Henry and Muriel's new maid) and its setting moved to Marin County, located south of San Francisco. The show continued to be successful under its new format, but did not go on for another season due to Knight's death from cancer that year with its final episode airing on September 27, 1986; all episodes of ''The Ted Knight Show'' were then [[RetCon retroactively retitled]] under the show's original ''Too Close for Comfort'' name.

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In 1983, after ABC cancelled the series following its third season because of a ratings dive it suffered that year, Metromedia (a predecessor to {{Fox}}) began producing the series for first-run syndication FirstRunSyndication starting in 1984. The show was then [[ReTool retooled]] for the sixth season in 1986 into ''[[TheEponymousShow The Ted Knight Show]]'', with only Knight, Dussault and Bullock returning, two new cast members added (Pat Carroll as Hope Stinson, majority owner of a newspaper Henry purchased a 49%/51% stake in, of which he was the minority owner and editor; and Lisa Antille as Lisa, Henry and Muriel's new maid) and its setting moved to Marin County, located south of San Francisco. The show continued to be successful under its new format, but did not go on for another season due to Knight's death from cancer that year with its final episode airing on September 27, 1986; all episodes of ''The Ted Knight Show'' were then [[RetCon retroactively retitled]] under the show's original ''Too Close for Comfort'' name.
4th Jun '14 4:34:49 PM tmanokc
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* TheCouch: In season one, Henry can't seem to keep from falling behind the backless couch in Jackie and Sara's apartment, yet somehow everyone else can sit on it just fine without falling over.

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* TheCouch: In season one, Henry can't seem to keep from falling behind the backless couch or the armrest-less chair in Jackie and Sara's apartment, yet somehow everyone else can sit on it them just fine without falling over.
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