Mr. Belvedere title card, from seasons 3-6
|Created by||Gwen Davenport|
|Developed by||Frank Dungan|
|Directed by||Don Corvan|
|Opening theme||According to Our New Arrivals, by Judy Hart-Angelo & Gary Portnoy, performed by Leon Redbone|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. Noam Pitlik ( November 4, 1932 &ndash February 18, 1999) was an Emmy - SAG Award, and Golden Globe -winning Howard Storm (born May 15, 1947, in Flushing New York) is a former art professor and chairman of the art department at the Northern Kentucky Michael Zinberg is an American Television director, writer and producer having directed episodes of several American television series such as The Bob Newhart Christopher Hewett, ( April 5, 1922 &ndash August 3, 2001) was an English Actor best known for his role as Lynn Belvedere Ilene Graff (born February 28, 1949) is an American actress and Singer. James Brice Beckham (his real name born on ( February 11, 1976 in Long Beach California) is an actor most famous for his role as Wesley Robert George "Bob" Uecker (ˈˈjǀõkeǀur(born January 26, 1935 in Milwaukee Wisconsin) is an American former Major League Gary Portnoy (born June 8, 1956) is a singer/ songwriter from New York best known for co-writing and singing the theme songs to two U Leon Redbone (August 26 1949 He has cited his date of birth as October 29 1929 this wildly inaccurate date was the day of the U The United States of America —commonly referred to as the of seasons||6|
|No. of episodes||117 (8 unaired)|
|Location(s)||ABC Television Center|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Lazy B/F. The Prospect Studios (also known as ABC Television Center ') is a lot containing several Television studios located at 4151 Prospect Avenue in the Los Feliz O. B. Productions|
20th Century Fox Television
|Original run||March 15, 1985 – July 8, 1990|
Mr. Twentieth Century Fox Television Inc (on-logo as 20th Century Fox Television) is the television production division of the 20th Century Fox movie studio a subsidiary The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. Events 44 BC - Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) Events 939 - The Major Occultation or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi 1099 - First Crusade: 15000 Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Belvedere is an American sitcom based on the Lynn Belvedere character created by Gwen Davenport for her 1947 novel Belvedere. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The series stars Christopher Hewett in the title role, who takes a job with an American family headed by George Owens (Bob Uecker). Christopher Hewett, ( April 5, 1922 &ndash August 3, 2001) was an English Actor best known for his role as Lynn Belvedere Robert George "Bob" Uecker (ˈˈjǀõkeǀur(born January 26, 1935 in Milwaukee Wisconsin) is an American former Major League
The show was originally broadcast on the ABC network from March 15, 1985 until July 8, 1990. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. Events 44 BC - Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) Events 939 - The Major Occultation or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi 1099 - First Crusade: 15000 Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar)
The character of Lynn Belvedere was originally created by Gwen Davenport in her 1947 novel, Belvedere. The following year, the title character was portrayed by Clifton Webb in the film Sitting Pretty. for the New Zealand politician see Thomas Clifton Webb Clifton Webb ( November 19, 1889 – October 13, Sitting Pretty ( 1948) is a Comedy film which tells the story of a family who hires a man with a mysterious past to babysit their children Webb's performance earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Sitting Pretty told the story of an arrogant genius who answers an employment ad for a baby sitter for three bratty kids. He accepts such employment because he is secretly writing a novel about a community filled with gossips and busybodies. Clifton Webb reprised his role as Mr. Belvedere in two more movies, Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949) and Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951).
As early as the 1950's, attempts were made to adapt the character to the small screen, with 3 pilots made during the 50's and 60's, including a 1965 version starring Victor Buono in the title role. Charles Victor Buono ( February 3, 1938 - January 1, 1982) was an Academy Award - and Golden Globe-nominated American The title role in the Performing arts is the performance Part that gives the title to the piece as in Aida, Giselle, All efforts were however, unsuccessful, until 1985 when ABC was finally able to get the show up and running with British actor Christopher Hewett playing Lynn Belvedere, this time accepting employment as a housekeeper for the Owens Family in Beaver Falls, PA.
The premise of the program was that a middle-class family in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, takes in an English butler after he immigrates to the United States. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A butler is a senior servant in a large Household. In the Great houses of the past the household was sometimes divided into departments with the butler The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
The posh butler, Lynn Belvedere, struggled to adapt to the Owens household. The breadwinner, George, was a sportswriter. Sports journalism is a form of Journalism that reports on Sports topics and events While the sports department within some Newspapers has been His wife Marsha was attending law school. At the time the show started, Kevin was a senior in high school, Heather was a freshman, and Wesley was in elementary school. Over time, Marsha graduated from law school and started a career as a lawyer, Kevin went off to college and got his own apartment, and Heather moved up in high school.
Several episodes dealt with Belvedere and Wesley, with whom he shared a close, if often adversarial, relationship. In one of many very special episodes, one of Wesley's classmates contracted HIV via Factor VIII, not unlike what happened to the real-life teenager Ryan White. Very special episode is an Advertising term originally used in American Television commercials to refer to an Episode of a Human immunodeficiency virus ( HIV) is a Lentivirus (a member of the Retrovirus family that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome Factor VIII (FVIII is an essential Clotting factor A deficiency of FVIII causes Hemophilia A, a bleeding disorder Ryan Wayne White (December 6 1971 – April 8 1990 was an American teenager from Kokomo Indiana who became a national Poster child for HIV When all of Wesley's classmates shunned him for still associating with his friend (due to believing the stereotypes of AIDS being mainly associated with drug addicts and gay men), Belvedere was there for him and the child, and he helped the other students befriend the boy. A stereotype (from Greek: stereo + týpos = "solid impression" is a generalized perception of first impressions behaviors presumed by a group Drug addiction is widely considered a pathological state. The disorder of addiction involves the progression of acute Drug use to the development of drug-seeking In the English language, gay is an Adjective that in modern usage refers to Homosexuality. In another episode, Wesley confronts a scout leader who had touched him inappropriately. Mr. Belvedere served as a mentor to Wesley any time he had trouble, and also helped the other children when needed.
Each episode ended with Mr. Belvedere writing in his diary about the day in the Owens home.
A frequent gag on the show involved Heather's best friend Angela Chatsikovich, played by Michelle Matheson, often mispronouncing Mr. Belvedere's name, with such variations as "Mr. Velveeta" and "Mr. Bellpepper". Another frequent gag involved Mr. Belvedere making fun of Wesley's best friend Miles Knobnoster, played by Casey Ellison, because of his "headgear" (braces). Casey Ellison (born May 27, 1975) is a former American Child actor, best known for his role as Allen Anderson on Punky Brewster
Still another frequent gag was Wesley's highly acrimonious relationship with the never-seen next door neighbor family, the Hufnagels. Apparently, they meant to make all sorts of trouble between them and the Owenses, but usually, the Owenses won out.
The show's theme song was performed by popular ragtime singer Leon Redbone. Leon Redbone (August 26 1949 He has cited his date of birth as October 29 1929 this wildly inaccurate date was the day of the U It was written by Judy Hart Angelo and Gary Portnoy, who had previously written the theme songs to Cheers and Punky Brewster. Gary Portnoy (born June 8, 1956) is a singer/ songwriter from New York best known for co-writing and singing the theme songs to two U Cheers is an American Situation comedy television series that ran eleven seasons from 1982 to 1993 Punky Brewster was an American Sitcom about a girl named Punky Brewster ( Soleil Moon Frye) being raised by her Foster parent A never before heard full length version of the theme was recently released by Gary Portnoy on his latest CD, Destiny. Gary Portnoy (born June 8, 1956) is a singer/ songwriter from New York best known for co-writing and singing the theme songs to two U
Mr. Belvedere had an average-sized ratings base, but it was never a phenomenally popular show; the show did not rate in the Top 30 shows in any of its six seasons. The show was quietly canceled in 1987, but was brought back due to higher-than-expected fan interest, and premiered its fourth season in December of that year.
In late 1989, in the middle of its sixth season, Mr. Belvedere was shelved and no episodes aired for the rest of the season. Speculation emerged that the show had been abruptly canceled, so ABC aired the final two episodes (the two-parter series finale, in which Mr. Belvedere marries and moves to Africa) in the summer of 1990. The show was seen in syndication for a time, but has since disappeared from the air. Currently, there are no plans for the show to be released on DVD or aired in syndication.
The 1986 episode “All Shook Up” of the TV comedy Sledge Hammer! contains this dialogue:
Yamamoto: I’m not answering any more questions! Leave! Right now! I want to get home in time to watch “Mr. Robert George "Bob" Uecker (ˈˈjǀõkeǀur(born January 26, 1935 in Milwaukee Wisconsin) is an American former Major League Casey Ellison (born May 27, 1975) is a former American Child actor, best known for his role as Allen Anderson on Punky Brewster Jack Dodson ( May 16, 1931 - September 16, 1994) Born John S Dodson in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, was an American Robert Gerard Goulet ( November 26 1933 – October 30 2007) was a Canadian Grammy - and Tony Award - winning Sledge Hammer! was a satirical Police sitcom produced by New World Television that ran for two seasons on ABC Belvedere”.
Sledge Hammer: I guess somebody has to.
This started a feud between the producer of Sledge Hammer!, Alan Spencer, and the producers of Mr. For the English cricketer please see Alan Spencer (cricketer. Belvedere. Bob Uecker responded to the Sledge Hammer! insult with one of his own on The Tonight Show. Alan Spencer retaliated with an even bigger insult on the second season episode "The Last of the Red Hot Vampires. " The dialogue in this episode included the following lines:
Dori Doreau: How did your father die?
Malovia Lagarski: He was watching television, and he just fell asleep and never woke up.
Sledge Hammer: I hope he wasn't watching Mr. Belvedere. I'd hate to think the poor fella went out suffering.
Ironically, both shows were on the same network – ABC.
In 1991, Saturday Night Live did a sketch entitled "The Guy Who Played Mr. The year 1991 in television involved some significant eventsBelow is a list of Television -related events in 1991. Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Belvedere Fan Club. " In the sketch, a group of the actor's fans are meeting to discuss their mutual love for "Mr. Belvedere" (no mention of Christopher Hewett's actual name is ever made). Christopher Hewett, ( April 5, 1922 &ndash August 3, 2001) was an English Actor best known for his role as Lynn Belvedere As the meeting progresses, it quickly becomes evident that most or all of the fan club members are insane. Traditionally insanity or madness is the behaviour whereby a person flouts societal norms and may become a danger to himself and others The first order of business the fans undertake is to vote on a nickname for Mr. Belvedere. Several ridiculous ideas are brought forth until they finally settle on one: Brocktoon . Tim Meadows plays a stand-up comic who shows up in the middle of their meeting, intending to wait for his show later in the day. Tim Meadows (born February 5 1961) is an American Actor and Comedian. The chairman (played by Tom Hanks) promptly asks him if he is a fan of "Brocktoon" (an odd question, considering they had just created the name). Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks (born July 9 1956 is an two-time Academy award and Emmy winning American Film actor, director Tim Meadows sits and observes the fans and the many abhorrent ideas they present as to what they would like to do with "Mr. Belvedere" if they ever meet him (one wants to kill him, which is promptly dismissed, until another member interjects that they "usually vote"). Chris Farley states that he wants to "keep him in a big jar" in his basement. Christopher Crosby "Chris" Farley (February 15 1964 &ndash December 18 1997 was an American Comedian and Actor. Tim Meadows finally interjects, shouting that what they are doing is wrong. The sketch ends with a cut to a shot of Meadows inside a giant glass jar, screaming for help. The sketch eventually appeared on the DVD Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks. DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is
The "Mr. Belvedere" character was later parodied on the MTV animated series Clone High in which a mad scientist creates electronic butler named "Mr. Butlertron", who refers to everyone as "Wesley" (originally, the creators wanted to name it Mr. MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City. Clone High (occasionally referred to in the US as Clone High U Mr Lynn Butlertron is a fictional animated character from Clone High. Belvetron, but did not for legal reasons).
The Stewie Griffin character (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) attempts to watch the program in an episode of Family Guy and is forced to loudly sing the theme song aloud when characters in the background drown out the TV volume. Stewart Gilligan "Stewie" Griffin, is a Fictional character in the animated series Family Guy. Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (born October 26 1973 is an Emmy award-winning American Comedian, Animator, Screenwriter, producer Family Guy is an animated American television sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane that airs on Fox and regularly on other Another one of MacFarlane's shows, American Dad, also references Mr. American Dad! is a satirical American animated series produced by Underdog Productions and Fuzzy Door Productions for 20th Century Belvedere. Roger mentions that he is a fan of the show. Biography Little is known about Roger's past his planet is never seen or described in-depth though according to him it sounds fairly similar to Earth though in a deleted scene During Late Night with David Letterman one of David Letterman's top 10 was "Things I, Peter Griffin, would say" and number six was "This is the best moment of television since Mr. Late Night with David Letterman was a nightly hour-long comedy Talk show on NBC hosted by David Letterman. Peter Griffin is a Fictional character and the Protagonist of the animated television series Belvedere sat on his own nuts and fainted!"
In the Family Guy Video Game!, Mr. Family Guy Video Game! is a 2006 Video game released by 2K Games and developed by High Voltage Software, based on the Animated Belvedere is Peter Griffin's nemesis. Peter gets hit on the head throughout the game and constantly thinks that Belvedere is real and has kidnapped his family. Peter destroys half of Quahog looking for his family and revenge on Mr. Belvedere. He follows a spotlight in the sky which has an outline of Belvedere's head depicted in it, similar to the signal used by Batman. Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a fictional Comic book Superhero co-created
In an episode of Futurama, entitled "A Leela of Her Own," the head of Bob Uecker (voiced by Bob Uecker) is announcing a blernsball game when he comments, "This is the most bizarre thing I've ever seen, and I've seen Mr. Futurama is an Emmy Award -winning animated American sitcom created by Matt Groening, and developed by Groening and Robert George "Bob" Uecker (ˈˈjǀõkeǀur(born January 26, 1935 in Milwaukee Wisconsin) is an American former Major League "A Leela of Her Own" is the sixteenth episode in the third season of the animated series Futurama. Belvedere naked. Woooo. "
In the television show The King of Queens, there is an episode in the 9th season where Spence Olchin (Patton Oswalt) is a butler for the Palmers. The theme from Mr. Belvedere is played, and the family gathers around the couch as the Owens family did during the credits of the show.
In the bachelor party scene of American Wedding, Bear comes up with the name Belvedere when asked by Mrs. A bachelor party (United States South Africa also known as a stag party or stag night or stag do (UK Ireland Canada and New Zealand bull's American Wedding (also known as American Pie The Wedding outside of America or American Pie 3) is a 2003 Sequel Flaherty.
In the musical adaptation of The Wedding Singer, Robbie Hart wakes up with a hangover and says, "It feels like Mr. The Wedding Singer is a 1998 Film written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank Coraci that stars Adam Sandler as Robbie A hangover ( veisalgia) describes the sum of unpleasant physiological effects following heavy consumption of drugs particularly Alcoholic beverages The most commonly Belvedere sat on my skull. "
In the song "8 Millions Stories" by early 1990s hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, a lyric is "Who the hell do you think I am, Mr. A Tribe Called Quest is an American hip-hop group formed in 1988 Belvedere?"
Pop-punk band Nerf Herder mentions Mr. Nerf Herder is a Pop punk band from Santa Barbara formed in 1994 by Parry Gripp (vocals guitar Charlie Dennis (bass and Steve Sherlock (drums Belvedere in the songs "Love Sandwich" and "Welcome to My World. "
In the song "Triple Trouble" by the Beastie Boys, there is a line "If you want a drink call Mr. Triple Trouble is a silent film that was released in 1918. It starred Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance and Leo White. Belvedere".
Mr. Belvedere makes a cameo appearance in Start of Darkness, one of the prequel books to The Order of the Stick, in which it is implied that he is killed by the character of Eugene Greenhilt. The Order of the Stick is a comedic Webcomic that satirizes tabletop Roleplaying games and medieval Fantasy through the ongoing tale of the titular This is a list of characters from the Webcomic The Order of the Stick. Greenhilt's narrative describes Belvedere as having "more hitpoints than [he] expected".
In the movie, " Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls" he calls the owner of the mansion Mr. Belvedere.