1 9 7 2 (USA)
10 x 30 minute episodes
All Joe Girelli (Richard S. Castellano) wanted was a cold beer, a pizza, and a TV.
But Joe was the superintendent of an old, nearly-condemned walk-up apartment building in a lower-middle-class section of New York City, so what he got instead was tenants banging on the pipes, tenants complaining about him and about each other, a family that wouldn’t leave him alone, and a city that wanted to condemn his building.
Francesca (Ardell Sheridan, Castellano’s real-life wife) was his wife; Joanne (Margaret E. Castellano) his daughter (also in real-life); Anthony (Bruno Kirby) his disobedient, wise-cracking son; and Frankie (Phil Mishkin) his big-shot lawyer brother.
The tenants encompassed every possible ethnic group. Among the most visible tenants were Officer Clark (Ed Peck); his wife, Dottie (Virginia Vincent); Mrs Stein (Janet Brandt); and Louie (Louie Basile).
10 episodes of this ABC sitcom were taped before a live studio audience and broadcast on Wednesday nights at 8.00 pm between June and August 1972.
Richard S. Castellano
Margaret E. Castellano