ABC (ended 1980)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 23

    Angie and Joyce Go to Jail

    Aired 9/4/80

  • S 2 : Ep 22

    Friends in Need

    Aired 8/7/80

  • S 2 : Ep 21

    The Kid Down the Block

    Aired 7/31/80

  • S 2 : Ep 20

    The President's Coming, the President's Coming!

    Aired 4/26/80

  • S 2 : Ep 19

    February Fever

    Aired 4/19/80

  • Cast & Crew
  • Donna Pescow

    Angie Falco Benson

  • Robert Hays

    Brad Benson

  • Sharon Spelman

    Joyce Benson

  • Debralee Scott

    Marie Falco

  • Doris Roberts

    Theresa Falco

  • show Description
  • Angie was a situation comedy starring Donna Pescow, an actress best-known at the time for her appearance in Saturday Night Fever. Pescow played the optimistic Angie Falco, a working-class Italian-American waitress from Philadelphia who meets and marries a wealthy pediatrician (played by Robert Hays). Comedy ensued because of the strong differences among their families, with Angie and husband Brad eloping and moving into Brad's family mansion. During the course of the series, Angie would change careers and friends, and the couple would change homes a few times. Though the program started with good ratings and a theme song that made the pop music charts, multiple changes in time slot and recurring characters resulted in a loss of viewers and the show was cancelled during the second year of its run.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Didi: I can tell you like Brad. You saved another danish for him, didn't you? Angie: So what? Didi: So what? In Denmark, that means you're engaged.

    Notes (12)

    • Many people associated with the series' production have said that Angie was originally titled "Different Worlds" (the same as the title of the theme song) but that naming it after the lead character was thought to better emphasize Donna Pescow's starring role.

    • The theme song for Angie ("Different Worlds"), written by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel and performed by Maureen McGovern, reached Number 18 on the Billboard charts. While the television version of the song was shorter and somewhat different in orchestration, it still clocked in at well over a minute in length.

    • Though she was a recurring actress on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Angie was the first television series in which Doris Roberts got star credit. Donna Pescow and Roberts became quite close during filming and Pescow has credited Roberts with helping her adjust to on-camera television work.

    • For this season's work, Donna Pescow was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Actress in a Television Comedy or Musical. With Mork & Mindy as a lead-in, the first half season of the program managed to rank in the top 10 in ratings for the year.

    • Apparently this episode (the second-to-last to be filmed) never aired as an original network broadcast.

    • The show moves to Tuesdays at 8:30 PM.

    • With this episode, the show moved to Mondays at 8:30 PM.

    • Gianni was created partly to remind viewers of Warren Beatty's role in the popular 1975 movie Shampoo.

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    Trivia (10)

    • Angie originally believed that pediatrician Brad must have been an inept doctor and that he was broke. So she secretly served him extra pastry at the coffee shop (the "Liberty Diner").

    • Here, Angie re-enters the working world. Later, with Brad's monetary help, she eventually comes to own the coffee shop where she once worked as a waitress.

    • Joyce's daughter Hillary and Angie's friend DiDi have vanished from the series and are not mentioned again.

    • As part of the numerous changes in the series, the Benson's leave Brad's mansion for smaller quarters - Brad's pediatric office is located on the ground floor of the town home.

    • Angie's sister Marie is so desperate in her obsession that she joins a convent.

    • Brad purchases the coffee shop for Angie in this episode.

    • The rich and snobbish Benson family is rather helpless at guessing popular answers to the signature Family Feud surveys. For example, when asked, "what is most likely to be found in your refrigerator?" they answer, "caviar."

    • The self-obsessed and womanizing hairdresser Gianni is introduced in this installment.

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  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Top-notch sitcom for its brief run

    By CaitlynUS, Jul 31, 2005