Home Television Comedy Foot In The Door

Foot In The Door

1 9 8 3 (USA)
5 x 30 minute episodes

After 40 years of marriage to a boring, straight-laced woman, recent widower Jonah Foot (Harold Gould), discovers the pleasures of New York nightlife, much to the dismay of his straitlaced son and daughter-in-law.


Jonah sells his home in Pitts Valley, New Hampshire, and moves to Manhattan to live with his son, Jim (Ken Gilman), and Jim’s wife, Harriet (Diana Canova).

The five-episodes relate the misadventures that befall the Foots as they attempt to live together in a small apartment.

Marian Mercer co-starred as their landlady Mrs Griffin.

Foot In The Door was based on the British sitcom Tom, Dick and Harriet and premiered on 28 March 1983.

Jonah Foot
Harold Gould
Jim Foot
Ken Gilman
Harriet Foot
Diana Canova
Mrs Griffin
Marian Mercer