Mr. Belvedere (1985)
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Country: USA

Genres: Comedy, Family

Director: Don Corvan, Noam Pitlik, Tony Sheehan, Michael Zinberg, ...

Writers: Gwen Davenport, Frank Dungan, Jeff Stein, Fredric Weiss, ...

Stars: Christopher Hewett, Ilene Graff, Brice Beckham, Tracy Wells, ...

Popular 80s sitcom based on the Gwen Davenport novel, "Belvedere," which in turn was thrice adapted to the big screen. Like its earlier novel and big-screen brethren, "Mr. Belvedere" featured British butler Lynn Belvedere, who takes a job as a live-in nanny for a typical American family and records their everyday experiences in his diary for future use in writing a novel. In the 1985 small-screen version, the Owens family served as that "typical American family" and the source of fodder for Belvedere who had previously worked as a gentry for Winston Churchill and had connections to British royalty. Family patriarch George (played by sports-caster Bob Uecker) was, in an example of art imitating life, a sports writer; the matriarch was Marsha, a law student. The couple, which had settled in suburban Pittsburgh, had three children: Awkward teen-ager Kevin, precocious (and easily embarrassed) Heather and mischievous prankster Wesley. George was initially uncomfortable hiring the worldly ...

Seasons:   6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1

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