We Got it Made


We Got it Made

Infobox Television
show_name = We Got it Made


caption =
genre = Sitcom
writer = Michael S. Baser
Lynn Farr Brao
Bob Brunner
David Chambers
Chet Dowling
Gordon Farr
Jeffrey Ferro
Ken Hecht
Arnold Kane
Sandy Krinski
Susan H. Lee
Bowie Lennon
C.M. Leon
Laura Levine
Chick Mitchell
Geoffrey Neigher
Kim Weiskopf
Margaret Weisman
Fredric Weiss
director = James R. Drake
Alan Rafkin
starring = Teri Copley
Tom Villard
Matt McCoy
theme_music_composer = Tom Wells
opentheme = "We Got it Made"
composer = Tom Wells
country = USA
language = English
num_seasons = 2
num_episodes = 46
list_episodes =
executive_producer = Fred Silverman
producer = Lynn Farr Brao
Gordon Farr
Alan Rafkin
sup_producer = Simon Muntner
runtime = 30 mins.
channel = NBC (1983-1984)
Syndication (1987-1988)
first_aired = September 8, 1983
last_aired = September 3, 1988

"We Got it Made" is an American television series that aired on NBC (during the 1983-1984 season) and in syndication (1987-1988).

ynopsis

1983 NBC version

The show focused on Mickey Mackenzie (Teri Copley), a stunningly beautiful woman in her early 20s who applies for a housekeeping job in Manhattan. Her employers are two bachelors who share the two-bedroom apartment – attorney David Tucker (Matt McCoy) and salesman Jay Bostwick (Tom Villard). Mickey is the first – and only – applicant for the job; in fact, both David and Jay are so taken by her beauty they immediately hire her.

Both David and Jay had girlfriends – David's was Claudia (Stepfanie Kramer, who left midway through the first season), while Jay dated kindergarten teacher Beth Sorensen (Bonnie Urseth). Both Claudia and Beth were skeptical about their boyfriends having such an attractive maid living with them, but they eventually grew to accept Mickey as a friend.

When it first premiered, it appeared "We Got it Made" would be successful, winning its time slot early in the run.cite book|last=Hofstede|first=David|title=What Were They Thinking: The 100 Dumbest Events in Television History|publisher=Back Stage Books|date=2004|pages=89|isbn=0-823-08441-8] But before long, negative reviews from both critics and the general viewing public eroded its viewership. By March 1984, "We Got it Made" became the latest casualty of NBC's disastrous 1983-1984 season.

1987 syndicated version

"We Got it Made" was revived in first-run syndication for the 1987-1988 season, with Teri Copley and Tom Villard the only returning cast members. Jay and Beth no longer were a couple (Bonnie Urseth had decided not to participate this time), and David was now played by John Hillner. David, Jay and Mickey had new neighbors as well – Max Papavasiolios Sr. (Ron Karabatsos) and his son, Max Jr. (Lance Wilson-White). [cite web|url=http://www.tvobscurities.com/articles/syndicated_1987.php|title=The Syndicated Season: 1987-1988|date=2005-02-15|publisher=tvobscurities.com]

As they had with the NBC version, critics lambasted against the syndicated episodes, and "We Got it Made" lasted one year.

Cast

*Teri Copley..... Mickey Mackenzie
*Tom Villard.....Jay Bostwick
*Matt McCoy.....David Tucker (1983-1984)
*John Hillner.....David Tucker (1987-1988)
*Bonnie Urseth.....Beth Sorensen (1983-1984)
*Stepfanie Kramer.....Claudia (1983-1984)
*Ron Karabatsos.....Max Papavasilios Sr. (1987-1988)
*Lance Wilson-White.....Max Papavasilios, Jr. (1987-1988)

Episode list

eason 1

eason 2

In popular culture

Around the original network airing of the show, "SCTV" did a satirical television ad for a show starring Pirini Scleroso (Andrea Martin) called 'We Got a Maid' in which Pirini is the maid to two bachelors instead of the expected Terri Copley type that people would usually see.

ee also

* List of programs broadcast by NBC

References

External links

*imdb title|id=0085108|title=We Got it Made
*Tv.com show|id=2487|title=We Got it Made
* [http://www.jumptheshark.com/topic/got-general-comments/2143 "We Got it Made" at Jump The Shark]
* [http://www.nostalgiacentral.com/tv/comedy/wegotitmade.htm "We Got It Made" at Nostalgia Central]


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