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Season 2 - 1985-1986

23. It Happened One Summer I
24. It Happened One Summer II
25. Ad Man Micelli
26. The Heiress
27. Tony the Matchmaker
28. Custody I
29. Custody II
30. Hunk of the Month
31. Thanksgiving at Mrs. Rossini's
32. The Prodigal Father-in-Law
33. The Graduate
34. Tony the Nanny
35. Junior Executive
36. Educating Tony
37. Gotta Dance
38. The Babysitter
39. Jonathan Plays Cupid
40. When Worlds Collide
41. Losers and Other Strangers
42. Tony for President
43. Not with My Client, You Don't
44. Angela's New Best Friend
45. There's No Business Like Shoe Business

46. The Unnatural

47. The Anniversary Show

48. Charmed Lives

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Average Season Rating 21.1
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23. It Happened One Summer I (b: 24-Sep-85 pc: 0205)

The family visit Jonathan's summer camp when his counselor calls Angela to say he is homesick. While picnicking on the way, Angela and Tony realize they both attended camp in the same area many years earlier. Their individual stories of their first kiss seem to coincide, and they soon suspect they may have met each other a long time ago.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Christopher Burton (Steven), Danny Gellis (Young Tony), Lani Golay (Young Angela), Michael Michaud (Foreman), Richard Sanders (Bob Wormser), Vincent Schiavelli (Motel Manager), Troy Slaten (David)
w: Martin Cohan and Blake Hunter d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
Read the transcript for this episode
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24. It Happened One Summer II (b: 01-Oct-85 pc: 0206)

After visiting the site in the woods each remembers from their past, a thunderstorm prevents Tony and Angela from returning to the campsite in time. They end up having to share a room at a cheap hotel. Meanwhile, Mona and the campers tell scary stories and play pranks on the counselor.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Christopher Burton (Steven), Vincent Chiavelli (Motel Manager), Richard Sanders (Bob Wormser), Troy Slaten (David)
w: Blake Hunter and Martin Cohan d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
Read the transcript for this episode
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25. Ad Man Micelli (b: 08-Oct-85 pc: 0201)

Samantha has just begun junior high school, and has a little trouble becoming friends with the popular girls. Since they are all from wealthy families, Samantha is afraid they will not like her if they know of her true past, so she tells them that Tony owns Angela's house and is an advertising executive.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: John Allen (Andrew), Tonya Crowe (Robin Fraser), Nicole Eggert (Marci Ferguson), Shana Lane-Block (Bonnie), Angela Lee (Julia)
w: Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
26. The Heiress (b: 15-Oct-85 pc: 0207)

The family is thrilled when a recently deceased stranger leaves Mona a sizable chunk of money in his will. Mona soon realizes who the man was, and suddenly doesn't want the money. The man turns out to be a former family friend with whom Mona had an affair many years ago.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Fran Drescher (Carole Patrice), Nicholas Hormann (Larry Lieber), Peggy Mannix (delivery woman)
w: Alan L. Gansberg d: Gary Brown
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
27. Tony the Matchmaker (b: 29-Oct-85 pc: 0204)

Wally, a recently dumped friend of Tony's, is down on his luck, so Tony convinces Angela to go out with him. She is not interested in seeing him again, until Mona dates him. Then a mother-daughter rivalry begins for Wally's attention.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Mark Costello (Man #1), Paul Sand (Wally), Michael Shepard (Man #2)
w: Paul Robinson Hunter d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
28. Custody I (b: 05-Nov-85 pc: 0210)

Michael, Angela's ex-husband, returns to announce he is going to be married again soon. He asks Jonathan to be his best man, so everyone goes to California for the wedding. Jonathan takes an instant liking to Heather, his father's new wife-to-be, and to the California lifestyle. Michael tells Angela that he thinks their son would have a better life in California, and that he wants custody of Jonathan.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Suzanne Barnes (Heather), Janice Falconer (Bellhop), James Naughton (Michael Bower (SGS)) Dawn Schneider (Doorwoman)
w: Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
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29. Custody II (b: 12-Nov-85 pc: 0211)

While everyone prepares for the wedding, Angela and Michael plan for a legal battle for custody of Jonathan. Soon, Angela is ready to give up, but a messy incident at the ceremony proves to Michael and Heather that they are not ready to be parents.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Jack Battersby (Harry), Suzanne Barnes (Heather), Frank Dicopoulos (Lifeguard), Todd Jeffries (Minister), Ric Krause (Scott), James Naughton (Michael Bower (SGS)), Frank Pesce (Walter), Liz Sheridan (Gertrude)
w: Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
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30. Hunk of the Month (b: 19-Nov-85 pc: 0208)

After posing for a calendar, Tony becomes the object of a seductive woman's affections. Angela doesn't want him to date her, but her views change when one of the calendar's other stars takes an interest in her.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Grant Aleksander (Guss McGee), Leslie Bevis (Cassandra), Dori Brenner (Wendy Wittner), Joe E. Davis (Mr. December), Keri Houlihan (Jenny Wittner)
w: Karen Wengrod and Ken Cinnamon d: Michael Zinberg
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
31. Thanksgiving at Mrs. Rossini's (b: 26-Nov-85 pc: 0202)

The family go to Mrs. Rossini's apartment for Thanksgiving. Angela is disgusted by the antiquated custom of women waiting on men, hand and foot. She also feels threatened by one of the guests, an attractive young girl who used to know Tony and is interested in him romantically. Meanwhile, Mona appears in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as one of Santa's elves.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Bill Erwin (Santa Claus), Rhoda Gemignani (Mrs. Rossini), Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini (Joey Rossini), R.C. Mancini (Joe Rossini), Donna Ponterotto (Theresa Rossini), Al Ruscio (Joseph), Rosemarie Thomas (Gina Bonafetti), Betty White (Macy's Parade Hostess (SGS - voice only))
w: Dawn Aldredge and Judith Bustany d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
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32. The Prodigal Father-in-Law (b: 03-Dec-85 pc: 0203)

Nick, Samantha's grandfather, is denied parole from prison, so he breaks out and prepares to run from the law. First, though, he must confront Samantha, who refuses to speak to him for what he is doing.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: James Coco (Nick Milano (SGS)), Sid Conrad (Chairman), Blackie Dammett (Torch), Sam Scarber (Parole Officer)
w: Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
33. The Graduate (b: 10-Dec-85 pc: 0209)

Recent college graduate Mona is asked to secretly participate in a sting against age discrimination by applying for a job, then getting turned down. But when Angela learns that her mother has this job interview, she pulls some strings to get Mona hired.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: John Hancock (Dr. Jack Emerson), Rick Lieberman (Sid Hadley), Mona Marshall (Shirley), Lisa Savage (Carla)
w: Bud Wiser d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
34. Tony the Nanny (b: 17-Dec-85 pc: 0214)

A distant relative of Tony's comes to town to meet the man she is to marry through an arranged marriage. Upon learning that the intended groom is a male chauvinist, Tony throws him out of the house and forbids him to marry his cousin. But this infuriates her father, who flies from Italy to confront Tony.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Peter Iacangelo (Carlo Garabaldi), Ana Obregon (Ana), Vito Scotti (Uncle Aldo Micelli)
w: Ellen Guylas d: Katherine Helmond and Gail L. Bergmann
Additional Information
Nielsen rating - 22.8/35 #9
This was Katherine Helmond's first (and only) time directing a Who's the Boss? episode.
35. Junior Executive (b: 07-Jan-86 pc: 0212)

When Samantha needs more money to participate in activities with her cheering squad, Angela hires her to work for her on Saturdays. But Samantha soon realizes that by working weekends, she is missing all the events she wanted money for. So she decides to do a poor job, hoping to get fired.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Tonya Crowe (Robin), Don Draper (Pete Willis), Nicole Eggert (Marci Ferguson), Angela Lee (Julia), Shana Lane-Block (Bonnie), Howard Stevens (Howie Mendelson)
w: Cheri Eichen & Bill Steinkellner d: Tony Danza and Gail L. Bergmann
Additional Information
This was Tony Danza's first time directing the show.
36. Educating Tony (b: 14-Jan-86 pc: 0217)

Angela is teaching a class on advertising, and Tony is one of her students. For the students' first assignment, they are to make a commercial for a laundry detergent. Tony is overbearingly proud of his ad, but Angela despises it and gives him an F.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Larry Cedar (Bradley Guylas), Dana Gordon (Karen), Elizabeth Maloney (Jungle Jane), Lawrence Mandley (William), Brad O'Hare (Jeremy Eichen), Pam Santini (Gritty Gertie)
w: Michael Poryes d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
37. Gotta Dance (b: 21-Jan-86 pc: 0216)

Tony signs Samantha up for ballet lessons. He is pleased when her instructor tells him she has great potential, but the compliment may not have been sincere.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: George C. Grant (Sergei), Lisa Marie Moore (Cindy Potter), Laura Waterbury (Clarissa Potter)
w: Howard Meyers d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
38. The Babysitter (b: 28-Jan-86 pc: 0218)

A sitter's last-minute cancellation leaves Samantha to watch Jonathan while Angela and Tony go to a parents' meeting at school. Samantha panics when Jonathan inadvertently tosses a piece of jewelry down the sink drain. Although Tony had told her not to have any guests, the house is soon full of her friends: Chad, a boy who thinks he can retrieve the missing jewelry, and four of Samantha's friends who come to admire Chad. Tony and Angela return home just as the kids are sneaking out.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Tonya Crowe (Robin Fraser), Helen Duffy (Chairwoman), Nicole Eggert (Marci Ferguson), Scott Grimes (Chad McCann), Michael Keys Hall (Mike McCann), Shana Lane-Block (Bonnie), Angela Lee (Julia), Georgie Paul (Woman)
w: Bud Wiser d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
39. Jonathan Plays Cupid (b: 11-Feb-86 pc: 0215)

Jonathan's friend gets him worrying that, one day, Tony may no longer be part of his life. Hoping to ensure against Tony leaving, Jonathan arranges for him and Angela to meet on Valentine's Day at a restaurant for a romantic dinner for two. But they think that the "Mr. Bower" behind this evening is really Michael, Angela's ex-husband.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Christopher Burton (Steven), Richard Louis Klein (Delivery Man), Elias Zarou (Rene)
w: Paul Robinson Hunter d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
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40. When Worlds Collide (b: 18-Feb-86 pc: 0219)

Tony's poker game has run late, and Angela hurries him to clean up the house in time for her friend who will soon be arriving. Just as his last guest (a raucous Brooklynite) is ready to leave, Angela's friend (a quiet, straight-laced woman) arrives, and the two end up as an item.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Dennis Burkley (Pee Wee), Robert Krantz (Eddie Carpucci), Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini (Joey Rossini), Jeanna Michaels (Emily), John Del Regno (Philly Fingers)
w: Karen Wengrod & Ken Cinnamon d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
Read the transcript for this episode
41. Losers and Other Strangers (b: 25-Feb-86 pc: 0220)

Tony is excited about his bowling trophy. But his victory is overshadowed when Angela, who was quite certain she would win an advertising award for which she'd been nominated, comes home empty-handed. Tony suggests that Angela might feel better about her loss if she congratulated the winner.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Deck McKenzie (Todd), Kelly Lynn Pushkin (Lisa), John McKinley Robertson (Reporter), Frank Schuller (Charles), Rita Wilson (Shirley)
w: Seth Weisbord d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
42. Tony for President (b: 04-Mar-86 pc: 0221)

Tony's campaign for PTA president is clouded by his opponent's mudslinging. He attempts to justify her accusations by explaining some past misunderstandings (this is done through clips of earlier episodes).

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Vinny Argiro (Man), Dori Brenner (Wendy Wittner), Pamela Galloway (Joanne Parker), Rebecca Gilchrist (Beverly)
w: Howard Meyers d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
43. Not with My Client, You Don't (b: 18-Mar-86 pc: 0222)

A wealthy international client of Angela's sends his daughter to handle his affairs. She takes a liking to Tony, who agrees to be her escort. But Angela soon feels that she forced the woman on Tony, and goes to break them up.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Marisa Berenson (Genevieve Pescher (SGS)), Earl Boen (Jim Peterson), Krista Newmann (Cindy), Howard Stevens (Howie Mendelson)
w: Dawn Aldredge and Judith Bustany d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
44. Angela's New Best Friend (b: 25-Mar-86 pc: 0223)

Arrogant, obnoxious neighbor Diane is devastated by her husband's recent decision to leave her for their maid. She temporarily moves in with the Bowers and Micellis, and nobody in the family enjoys her company.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Marilu Henner (Diane Wilmington (SGS))
t: Carrie Honigblum, Michele Buehler Glazer, and Renee Phillips s: Cheri Eichen and Bill Steinkellner d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
Tony Danza and Marilu Henner starred together in Taxi.
45. There's No Business Like Shoe Business (b: 01-Apr-86 pc: 0224)

After hearing a colleague from the shoe factory describe his boredom with his life, Mona encourages him to be spontaneous and pursue a new life. He takes her advice a little too far when he leaves his wife and infant in search of Hollywood stardom.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Erika Cox (Baby Clint (alternating)), Melissa Cox (Baby Clint (alternating)), Patricia Harty (Eleanor), Carol King (Libby), Paul Lieber (Norman Bass)
w: Karen Wengrod and Ken Cinnamon d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
46. The Unnatural (b: 08-Apr-86 pc: 0213)

One of Tony's old baseball friends visits and the two end up in a competition to organize a team of players, then play each other. Tony wants to have Angela play for his team, but when he turns out to be a demanding coach, she decides to play for the other team.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Jim Jansen (Dr. Ferguson), Billy Martin (Himself), Casey Sander (Josh Brady), Steve Sax (Himself), Bob Uecker (Himself)
w: Ellen Guylas d: Jim Drake
Additional Information
The baseball jerseys worn in this episode were sold on eBay in 2002.
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47. The Anniversary Show (b: 06-May-86 pc: 0225)

Angela had planned a special dinner for five, in honor of Tony and Samantha's two-year anniversary in Connecticut, but Tony is the only one who doesn't have other plans. During the meal, Tony falls ill and is rushed to the hospital in need of surgery. After he has been given sedatives, but just before he falls asleep, he says "I love you" to Angela.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Keri Houlihan (Jenny Wittner), Lillian Lehman (Nurse Honigblum), Nicholas Wyman (Dr. Carter)
w: Robert Sternin, Prudence Fraser, and Ellen Guylas d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
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48. Charmed Lives (b: 13-May-86 pc: 0226)

Angela has found a model to play the part of a princess in a series of pasta commercials. But the client instead chooses a shy photographer, who didn't even want the job.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Linda Darlow (Barbara), Donna Dixon (Lauren Sullivan), Fran Drescher (Joyce Columbus), John Kapelos (Mickey Day), Paula Pecerni (Peasant), John Randolph (Frank Vionelli)
t: Paul Haggis s: Paul Haggis, Eve Brandstein, and Peter Marc d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
Charmed Lives was originally aired as the pilot for a spin-off of the same name.