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Season 6 - 1989-1990

122. In Search of Tony
123. Life's a Ditch
124. In Your Dreams
125. Sam's Novel Romance
126. Tony and the Professor
127. Mother and Child Disunion
128. Sam Can Manage
129. Supermom Burnout
130. Sex, Lies and Exercise Tape
131. To Tony, with Love
132. The World Accordion to Jonathan
133. Gambling Jag
134. Sam Accelerates
135. Tony Kills
136. Dear Landlord
137. Mona & Walter & Sam & Eric
138. Micelli's Marauders
139. Her Father's Daughter
140. Take Me Back to the Ballgame
141. I Dream of Genealogy
142. Couple Trouble
143. Operation Mona
144. Road Scholar
145. Beautician Heal Thyself
146. Sit Down and be Counted
147. The All-Nighter

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Average Season Rating 17.9
Rank 12
 
122. In Search of Tony (b: 19-Sep-89 pc: 0601)

The family goes to a tropical island. Everyone else is having fun without Tony and he becomes lonely. After Angela nearly drowns, they argue and decide they are having more fun apart from each other. After they compete in a talent contest and Tony hurts his leg, they talk “passionately” about their future.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: David James Alexander (man #2), Lisa Aliff (Jill), Cristy Dawson (woman), Kenny Eckman (Dave), Alan Haufrect (Hank Whiteman), Tommy Hinkley (Kyle Fletcher), John Robert LaFleur (Ted), Ursula Lentine (Monique), Bobbi Panter (Sue), Chuck Sloane (man #1)
w: Gene Braunstein and Bob Perlow d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
Read the transcript for this episode
View the picture gallery for this episode
123. Life's a Ditch (b: 26-Sep-89 pc: 0603)

Charlie, Sam's girlfriend from Brooklyn, visits while Angela is preparing for a dog food commercial. Charlie talks Sam into ditching school for the day and going to the beach, but Tony catches them before they leave the house. When Tony calls Charlie's mother to tell her, he learns that her mother doesn't care about Charlie and doesn't want her in her life. Charlie is asked to be a stand-in model for the dog food commercial and her future changes.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Robert Briscoe Evans (Bill), Kenneth Hoyt (Eddie), Michael Learned (Trish Curtis (SGS)), Leah Remini (Charlie Brisco)
w: Ross Brown d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
The series premiere for Living Dolls originally aired right after this episode.
124. In Your Dreams (b: 03-Oct-89 pc: 0605)

Tony and Angela are apartment-sitting for Mrs. Rossini. After meeting two couples Tony used to be friends with, Angela dreams that she and Tony are married and living in Brooklyn with four children and another one on the way. She learned that she has a little bit of Brooklyn in her and Tony has left a little of Brooklyn behind.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Rhoda Gemignani (Mrs. Rossini), Louis Mustillo (Dennis), Valerie Perri (Lynn), Carol Ann Susi (Ginger)
w: Daniel Palladino d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
View the picture gallery for this episode
125. Sam's Novel Romance (b: 10-Oct-89 pc: 0604)

Sam joins a book discussion group when she develops a crush on the instructor, a young college professor, unaware that he is married.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Jeff Benson (Bubba), Richard Israel (Ethan), Tara Karsian (Student #1), Shana Lane-Block (Bonnie), Lou Liberatore (Andrew Booth), Eileen Seeley (Janet Booth), Dan Stockenberg (Student #2)
w: Richard Albrecht and Casey Keller d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
126. Tony and the Professor (b: 24-Oct-89 pc: 0608)

On the spur of the moment, Tony accepts a date with a woman he meets at a bar. Having second thoughts, he cancels the date the next day, only to learn later that the woman is the professor of his new class.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Debra Armani (Susan), Dennis Burkley (Pee Wee), Christine Kellogg (Joan), Tory Polone (Lori), Michelle Reese (hostess)
w: Mindy Schneider d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
127. Mother and Child Disunion (b: 31-Oct-89 pc: 0602)

Angela decides to merge her business with an associate company, despite Mona’s misgivings. The new associate begins to take control and tells Angela she must get rid of her smaller clients. Mona volunteers to work for Angela for fewer benefits if she will withdraw from the merger.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Heidi Banks (Stacy), Marcia Cross (Kelly), Michael Durrell (Richard Braden), Nancy McNamara (Amy), Jonathan Palmer (Guy), Mark Morocco (Dennis)
w: Clay Graham and John Donley d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
128. Sam Can Manage (b: 07-Nov-89 pc: 0607)

Al and his friends are visiting from Brooklyn. They have started a new rock band, but are in desperate need of help. Sam agrees to take on the role of the band manager. Tony doesn't think she will be able to handle it, and his attempts to help her only make her angry with him.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: David Coburn (Greer), William Gallo (Al), Michael Garrity (waiter), Seth Jaffe (Eddie), Bryan Law (Billy), Matthew Walker (Dale)
w: Daniel Palladino d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
129. Supermom Burnout (b: 14-Nov-89 pc: 0609)

Angela brings the family to a psychiatrist for counseling when she thinks Sam and Jonathan's fighting is getting to be too much. The psychiatrist reassures them that their family is emotionally healthy. But his evaluation of Tony's busy life prompts him to ask Tony to continue counseling with a group of parents who risk burning out.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Kathleen Coyne (Lisa), Kit McDonough (Rosey), Marilyn McIntyre (Sonja), Allan Miller (Dr. Berl), Lawrence Parks (distraught man), Mariangela Pino (Polly)
w: Eric Gilliland d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
130. Sex, Lies and Exercise Tape (b: 21-Nov-89 pc: 0610)

Angela joins a health club, where she quickly makes friends with a group of three women. After they meet Tony, Angela tells them she and Tony are a couple. Tony learns of Angela's lie, and she explains that, just like in high school, she felt pressured to do it in order to fit in.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Mary Cadorette (Deb), Randee Heller (Carol), Brad Kepnick (Chuck), Sandra Kerns (Patti) , Ralph P. Martin (Ernie), Debra Sandlund (Vickie)
w: Seth Weisbord d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
131. To Tony, with Love (b: 28-Nov-89 pc: 0611)

Tony needs an extra class to fill up his semester schedule and Sam suggests that he become a teacher’s assistant, an easy “A” and he use the class time to do his other homework. The course puts him in a third-grade class, where the teacher orders him to assist her on the first day. After an initial struggle, he finds he is able to work well with the students, and is soon considering becoming a teacher.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Shiri Appleby (kid #1), Justin Burnette (Brandon), Joel Carlson (Timothy), Steven Gilborn (Dr. Purcell), Anne Haney (Mrs. Bunch), Jaime McEnnan (kid #2), Billy O'Sullivan (Michael), Lindsay Parker (Holly)
w: Clay Graham d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
132. The World According to Jonathan (b: 05-Dec-89 pc: 0613)

Some bad experiences at school, including being assigned to play the accordion, have Jonathan's self-esteem at rock bottom. Tony helps him overcome his discouragement by introducing him to an old friend of his, who is now an accordion player. Jonathan soon enjoys playing the accordion, but when Tony encourages him not to restrict himself to one activity, Jonathan misinterprets Tony's intentions as disapproval for the accordion, and bans Tony from his first recital.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Erinn Canavan (Amethyst), Bobby Governale (Himself)
w: Bob Perlow and Gene Braunstein d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
Tony's real-life friend, Bobby Governale, appeared in this episode.
133. Gambling Jag (b: 12-Dec-89 pc: 0606)

When Mona’s luck with men takes a turn for the worse, Tony, Angela, and Mona visit Atlantic City for a weekend to help her forget her troubles. Mona hits rock bottom and can only go up from there, when she meets a professional gambler who begins winning things from her -- including the keys to Angela's Jaguar.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Robert Culp (Jason (SGS)), Michael Forest (Croupier), Ben Frank (Pit Boss), Tracy Shaffer (Roxy), David Wilson (Dean)
w: David Nathaniel Titcher d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
Robert Culp (Jason) and Katherine Helmond would go on to have recurring roles on Everybody Loves Raymond.
134. Sam Accelerates (b: 02-Jan-90 pc: 0612)

Sam is accepted to the Accelerated Scholastic Program, which will allow her to graduate from high school a year early. She is excited at first, and begins looking at colleges. But soon she wonders what will happen between Tony and Angela after she has gone away. Her fear that Tony may end up alone prompts her to reconsider her decision.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Jeffrey Allan Chandler (Dwayne), Shana Lane-Block (Bonnie), Mike Tyson (Himself (SGS))
w: Richard Albrecht and Casey Keller d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
135. Tony Kills (b: 09-Jan-90 pc: 0614)

Tony challenges an obnoxious neighbor, Fred, to a tennis match after he makes a pass at Angela. He is devastated after Fred drops dead on the court. Soon Fred’s twin brother, Ed, shows up and takes advantage of Tony’s guilt over Fred. When he makes a pass at Angela, Tony rashly challenges him to play tennis, then wonders if he’ll kill Ed too.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Jeffrey Tambor (Fred/Ed Hartwell), Tom Troupe (Father Marconi)
w: Clay Graham d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
136. Dear Landlord (b: 16-Jan-90 pc: 0616)

Angela buys a house to rent for profit. She and Tony choose a tenant together, a retired gentleman. When Angela returns from a brief business trip, she finds that Tony has instead rented it to an attractive, young, aspiring actress.
She becomes to focus of everyone’s attention, especially Tony’s, and Angela has to take control again before harmony returns.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Dan Gilvecan (Russ), Ralph P. Martin (Ernie), David Sage (Don Lester), Sherilyn Wolter (Michelle)
w: Daniel Palladino d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
137. Mona & Walter & Sam & Eric (b: 23-Jan-90 pc: 0615)

Tony and Angela arrange a date between Mona and Walter, the grandfather of Sam's boyfriend, Eric. Disaster strikes when it turns out Walter and Mona knew each other long ago -- and were engaged. Mona swallows her pride to help keep Sam and Eric together.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Lloyd Bochner (Walter), Christopher Gartin (Eric)
w: Gene Braunstein and Bob Perlow d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
138. Micelli's Marauders (b: 30-Jan-90 pc: 0617)

Angela and her friends from the health club have formed a volleyball team, and Tony accepts the request to be their coach. The girls play poorly at first, but after some coaching from Tony, both athletic and personal, the team's performance improves. The one exception is Angela, who Tony is inadvertently neglecting.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Debrae Barensfeld (volleyball player #1), Mary Cadorette (Deb), Diane Delano (Bev), Randee Heller (Carol), Diana Meier (Inga), Dayna Meredith (volleyball player #2), Wendie Jo Sperber (Lori)
w: Adam I. Lapidus d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
139. Her Father's Daughter (b: 06-Feb-90 pc: 0618)

Tony and Angela are chaperones on Sam's spring break vacation to Ft. Lauderdale Beach. Two guys hit on Sam and Bonnie, and Sam suspects the boys plan to move too fast. When Sam tries to warn Bonnie, Bonnie accuses her of being too motherly, and they end up fighting. Sam tells Tony about Bonnie and the boys, and realizes Tony is right when he says she is a lot like him when it comes to protecting her friends. Meanwhile, back at home, Mona helps Jonathan find a date.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Steve Burton (Tim), Debbe Dunning (woman), Tim Griffin (Gene), Eric Kay (man #2), Craig Kiley (lifeguard), Shana Lane-Block (Bonnie), Jason Majik (man #1), Annabelle Weenick (Dorothy)
w: Toni Perling d: Tony Danza and Gail L. Kennedy
Additional Information
This was Tony Danza's fifth time in the director's seat.
Read the transcript for this episode
140. Take Me Back to the Ballgame (b: 13-Feb-90 pc: 0619)

A client of Angela's, a baseball player, upsets Tony when he demonstrates that he is only in baseball for the money and the fame. Tony wonders whatever happened to pride in the game.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Zachary Bostrom (Kevin), Sean Kanan (Charlie), Tommy Lasorda (Himself (SGS)), Heidi Marshall (Annie), Justin Shenkarow (Jason)
w: Sheldon Krasner and David Saling d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
Tony Danza and Tommy Lasorda are real-life friends. They were interviewed on Pat Sajak Weekend on July 6, 2003.
141. I Dream of Genealogy (b: 20-Feb-90 pc: 0620)

After researching her family tree, Sam discovers that her great-grandfather, assumed to be deceased, is still alive in Italy. He is flown to Connecticut to meet the family. Tony soon discovers that the man is not who they believe he is.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Mary Betten (Mrs. Anna Camisa), Rhoda Gemignani (Mrs. Rossini), George O. Petrie (Grandpa Romano), John Rensenhouse (airline official), Naomi Serotoff (Mrs. Rose Laudicina)
w: Clay Graham d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
142. Couple Trouble (b: 27-Feb-90 pc: 0621)

Tony and Angela make friends with another couple at the country club. The couple is about to become engaged, but their relationship with Tony and Angela may pose a problem.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Christine Healy (Jane), Terrence E. McNally (Brad)
w: Dan Palladino d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
View the picture gallery for this episode
143. Operation Mona (b: 13-Mar-90 pc: 0622)

After a fire at Mona's apartment, Angela’s offer to buy her a new condo is met with hostility. Angela is angry and leaves the house. Mona becomes ill and is rushed to the hospital, where she will need surgery to remove her gall bladder. Mona’s dead husband appears to her and encourages her to make up with Angela. Mona tells Angela she reacted because she wanted to stay near her little girl.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Kevin Bourland (Fireman #1), Anne Gee Byrd (Nurse), Rick Lohman (Dr. Anderson), Doug Shanklin (Fireman #2), Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (Robert Robinson (SGS))
t: David Lesser s: Joe Fisch d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
Nielsen rating - 18.1/29 #9
144. Road Scholar (b: 27-Mar-90 pc: 0623)

Sam has her heart set on attending Tate University, but Tony insists she keep an open mind, so the two take a road trip to visit some schools. Sam eventually gets a letter from Tate requesting an interview, but things don't go as she hoped. She was as surprised as Tony at which college she chose.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Marianne Hagan (Lynn), Shana Lane-Block (Bonnie), Paige Pengra (Student), Armin Shimerman (Mr. Warner), Carole Ita White (Receptionist)
w: Gene Braunstein d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
Nielsen rating - 13.8/23 #25
145. Beautician Heal Thyself (b: 10-Apr-90 pc: 0625)

Al has graduated beauty school, and Tony helps him set up his own salon in Brooklyn. Al's behavior to the customers upsets them, and when Tony explains that Al will never make it unless he changes his ways, Al decides to close the shop.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Brooke Friedman (Little Girl), William Gallo (Al), Rhoda Gemignani (Mrs. Rossini), Jill Jacobson (Lisa Hansen), Naomi Serotoff (Mrs. Laudicina), Cynthia Szigeti (Marilyn Miller)
w: Linda Va Salle and Mike Teverbaugh d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
There is no Additional Information for this episode.
146. Sit Down and be Counted (b: 01-May-90 pc: 0626)

A census taker visits Tony and Angela, just as they are hoping to leave for the movies. Using flashbacks from previous episodes, Mona gives the man a brief run-down of the history of Tony and Angela's relationship.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Ray Buktenica (Hank Sloan)
w: Karen Wengrod, Ken Cinnamon, Danny Kallis, and Joe Fisch d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
Nielsen rating - 14.1/25 #25
147. The All-Nighter (b: 08-May-90 pc: 0624)

Tony and his study group are cramming for exams. After everyone goes home except for Kathleen, she and Tony sleep together. He feels somewhat guilty, particularly when he tells Angela about it. Angela and Tony assess their relationship and decide that they don't know exactly where it is going, but that it is best if they let it run its course.

Guest Cast & Crew
gs: Jordan Brady (Dave), Stan Ivar (Peter Gerber), Tara Karsian (Debbie), Dick Miller (Hotel Manager), John Sanderford (Jon Petrie), Dan Stockenberg (Kyle), Kate Vernon (Kathleen Sawyer)
w: Clay Graham d: Asaad Kelada
Additional Information
Nielsen rating - 11.1/20 #43
Read the transcript for this episode
Read WTB? writer Clay Graham's thoughts on this episode here
This was Asaad Kelada's last time directing Who's the Boss?