History Series / TooCloseForComfort

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* ObnoxiousInLaws: Henry's mother-in-law Iris (played by [[TheHoneymooners Audrey Meadows]]) is constantly ribbing on her son-in-law, she has never really warmed up to him.

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* ObnoxiousInLaws: Henry's mother-in-law Iris (played by [[TheHoneymooners [[Series/TheHoneymooners Audrey Meadows]]) is constantly ribbing on her son-in-law, she has never really warmed up to him.
27th Aug '17 4:03:22 PM nombretomado
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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 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).

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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 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'', ''Series/ThreesCompany'', with the original program titles and opening themes restored).
24th Aug '17 9:39:28 AM CosmicFerret
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* AsHimself: ''{{Garfield}}'' creator Jim Davis appears in an episode in which Henry gets the rights to publish the comic in the ''Marin Bugler''.

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* AsHimself: ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' creator Jim Davis appears in an episode in which Henry gets the rights to publish the comic in the ''Marin Bugler''.
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* TheCastShowoff: Nancy Dussault (Muriel Rush) is featured singing in at least one episode.
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* ChannelHop: From Creator/{{ABC}} to first-run syndication.



* TheDanza: Lisa in the final season.
* DawsonCasting: Deborah Van Valkenburgh started playing Jackie Rush (a 21-year-old at the start of the series) when she was 27 (she was 28 when the series first premiered).
** Surprisingly averted with Lydia Cornell, who started playing Sara Rush (who was 18 years old at the start of the series) when she was 17 (she was 18 when the series first premiered).



* OutOfOrder: "For Every Man, There's Two Women", "Finders Keepers" and "These Stupid Things Remind Me of You" were all aired during the fifth season, but were produced for the fourth season.



* RealLifeRelative: "The Runaway" guest stars Ted Knight's real life daughter Elyse Knight as Sam, a runaway girl from Florida who Monroe lets stay in his apartment to help with the rent. Elyse Knight also appears in the episode "Freddy Loves It, We Love It, You're Cancelled", as another character.



* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Perhaps an unintentional screwing by ABC. For the 1982-83 season, the Alphabet Network moved the series to Thursday nights, paired alongside sitcom bombs like ''JoanieLovesChachi'', ''Star of the Family'' and ''It Takes Two''; ratings for the show plummeted as a result of the move and the show got canceled by ABC at the end of the season.



* [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim The Show Died With Him]]: Ted Knight died from colon cancer in August 1986, effectively ending the show's run without a proper series finale.



* YouLookFamiliar: Lisa Antille played two different characters, both of whom had a heavy Latin accent and worked as the Rushes' maid: in the season five episode "No Mas, Monroe", Antille plays Evon, a woman from a war-torn Central American country whose work visa is about to expire that Monroe falls in love with, ends up dating, and decides to marry in order for her to stay in the U.S. (they don't get married, and Lisa only accepted his proposal to marry in order to stay in America, and wasn't ''in'' love with Monroe). When the series became ''The Ted Knight Show'', Antille played [[TheDanza Lisa]], who had a mutually flirty relationship with Monroe.
21st Dec '16 3:04:19 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted in the episode "A Friend in Need", centering on Monroe's struggles with still being a virgin, leading him to see a psychologist for help. The psychologist suggests Monroe hire a sex surrogate to solve the problem, [[spoiler: but HilarityEnsues when Monroe mistakes Mrs. Rafkin for the surrogate, though he does not go through with it in the end; the surrogate then arrives and mistakes Henry for Monroe.]]
16th Dec '16 4:24:03 PM Xtifr
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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 ''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 ''Series/ManAboutTheHouse'' into ''Series/ThreesCompany'', and also produced this series.

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'''''Too ''Too Close for Comfort''''' 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 ''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 ''Series/ManAboutTheHouse'' into ''Series/ThreesCompany'', and also produced this series.
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.]]
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