Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mr. Belvedere v. Tony Danza

The Blog O' Cheese is prepared to ask the hard hitting questions that the regular media is afraid to cover. (Except of course "Extra", which I am sure would be ready to ask this question, if they were creative enough to think of their own questions.)

The Question?: Mr. Belvedere v. Tony Danza  - which was the better man maid, chamberman, manny and housekeeper?  It is a inquisition that has been asked throughout the ages, or at least since 1986, when both shows aired.

As the apostle Jonah exclaimed, "Choose ye this day which bro-keeper ye shall serve; for no man can serve two man-servants." (1 Thadeus 16:22)

1. Jovial
2. Pastoral in the face of chaos 
3. Mustached 
4. Excellent pronunciation of the word "Wesley"
5. Drop kicks jackets

1. Never met him before (But who cares?)
2. Is friends with Bob Uecker 
3. Ends each day by writing in his diary much like that weirdo, Doogie Howser, MD.
4. British
5. Frequently makes fun of Wesley's friends with orthodontic headgear.

1. Daughter is Alyssa Milano 
2. Muscly 
3. Drives a van
4. Knows a thing or two
5. Handsome, single father


1. He is Tony Danza
2. His pronunciation of "Jonathan" 
3. Italian 
4. "The Tony Danza Show"
5. Played for the Cardinals 

Now is the time for you to weigh in.  Belvedere or Danza. If this was a fighting competition, clearly the victor would be a much more carnal, savagely tenacious Belvedere. Nevertheless, this is not a fist fight we're talking about.  We're talking 100% man-cleaning and in this competition it is neck and neck.  However, I'd certainly like to hear the thoughts of the reading audience.  

(That means write your thoughts in the comments.)


Tammy said...

Hands down Tony Danza is the winner!!!! I always hated the show "Mr Belvedere". He's annoying!

Lori said...

I hate Tony Danza! Worst actor next to Keanu on television. Mr. Belvedere was hilarious. I loved Bob Eucker. Belvedere would sit on Tony and win!

Lori said...

By the way, I know it's not a fist fight your talking about. However, I did always find it hilarious that these shows portrayed a full time Butler/cleaner/maid or whatever they were cleaning a 1500 sq. foot home! That must have been some stressful housecleaning.

Nancee said...

I can't vote on this yet, because first I need to know what "Pastoral in the face of chaos" means. Mr. Blevedere never struck me as being particularly rustic. Do tell.

Ike said...

This is a great discussion, and when you do the '09 Blog recap, don't forget to include this post as I believe this is one of the most pressing issues of our time.

A huge argument against Tony is the fact that he was attracted to Angela, an annoying, unattractive PR executive who couldn't market her way out of a paper bag. Had he gone for Mona on the other hand...

I'm gonna have to go with Belvedere on this one. I remember an episode which Bob Uecker was pissed because the thermostat was turned up to 90 and the family was roasting hot. They went upstairs and Belvedere was in a hawaiian shirt and shorts drinking a margarita. The man knew how to clean, but just as important - he knew how to party.

I also remember an episode where Wesley made fake money with Belvedere's face on it. The man is a legend - right up there with the likes of Washington, Jefferson and Franklin.

Oh ah - ah-oh...Belvedere gets my vote.

Cheeseboy said...

Ike, you certainly make some interesting points and it is clear that you are very well researched. (How in the world do you remember all these plots and subplots from bad 80's sitcoms?!)

Angela was certainly annoying. Mike makes a good point about the small houses. If we are going purely on size of house, I think Danza wins.

I need to give this more thought...

Nancee said...

Ok I'm SERIOUS, Abe, what the hell does "Pastoral in the face of chaos" mean???

Cheeseboy said...

On, sorry Nancee - Pastoral is like a Pastor - cool, calm, collected. So, it would be like an adjective describing a pastor. (It is a real word, I looked it up... but only after you called me on it,)

So, he is calm in the face of chaos. I should have just written that, but I wanted to sound professional.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I vote for Mr. French. HE was the best.

litanyofbritt said...

My vote is for Alf.

Unknown said...

Charles in charge.