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Recast Who's the Boss? and Win a Prize!

Recast Who's the Boss? and Win a Prize!

Every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!

This heartwarming 1980s comedy about an unconventional family taught me that "There's a time for love/ And a time for livin.'" Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano and the others were so endearing in their roles, but if you could recast this show with new actors, who would you pick to play powerful businesswoman Angela Bower and her live-in housekeeper Tony Micelli? What about their respective children, spunky tomboy Samantha and little Jonathan? And don't forget about snappy old Mona — who could fill Katherine Helmond's shoes?

Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, November 6, complete with a "new" cast photo.

To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,


Characters to recast:
Tony Micelli (Tony Danza)
Angela Bower (Judith Light)
Samantha Micelli (Alyssa Milano)
Jonathan Bower (Danny Pintauro)
Mona Robinson (Katherine Helmond)

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lola555 lola555 8 years
Tony Micelli (Tony Danza) - Tom Hanks Angela Bower (Judith Light) - Jennifer Aniston Samantha Micelli (Alyssa Milano) - Ellen Page Jonathan Bower (Danny Pintauro) - Michael Cera Mona Robinson (Katherine Helmond) - Sally Field These are my choices for a remake, I think it is a great cast for it! I hope you agree! Thanks! :)
psterling psterling 8 years
Thanks! Yeah, I saw her on Betty last week and I was like, "Omg, she would be perfect!"
ChrissyBaby ChrissyBaby 8 years
Marlo Thomas is a great choice for Mona psterling. :-)
Soapboxer Soapboxer 8 years
Yeah I don't knwo who any of these people are.
psterling psterling 8 years
Tony Micelli- Scott Baio Angela Bower- Elizabeth Mitchell Samantha Micelli- Vanessa Hudgens Jonathan Bower- Cole Sprouse Mona Robinson- Marlo Thomas
mamaseacat mamaseacat 8 years
Tony Micelli - Matt LeBlanc Angela Bower - Elizabeth Mitchell Samantha Micelli - Vanessa Anne Hudgens Jonathan Bower - Brett or Shane Kinsman Mona Robinson - Kate Flannery
brittemik brittemik 8 years
Tony Micelli- Matt LeBlanc or Ben Affleck Angela Bower- Charlize Theron Samantha Micelli- Katie Holmes (Dawson's Years) Jonathan Bower- Haley Joel Osment Mona Robinson- Dolly Parton
Jinx Jinx 8 years
Tony Micelli - Rory Cochrane Angela Bower - Courtney Thorne Smith Samantha Micelli - Amanda Gallo Jonathan Bower - Sawyer or Sullivan Sweeten Mona Robinson - Susan Sarandon
Dasha Dasha 8 years
Tony Micelli -- Danny Nucci Angela Bower -- Jenny McCarthy Samantha Micelli -- Alyson Stoner Jonathan Bower -- Dylan/Cole Sprouse Mona Robinson -- Julia Barr (from all my children, although her comedic timing might be off)
jadenirvana jadenirvana 8 years
Angela Bower-Kim Catrall Tony Micelli-Rupert Everett Samantha Micelli-Emanuelle Chiqri Mona Robinson-Alan Arkin (The Grandpa from Little Miss Sunshine) Jonathan Bower-Hunter Parish
LilyBiscuit7 LilyBiscuit7 8 years
Tony Micelli-John Stamos Angela Bower-Jenny McCarthy Samantha Micelli-Hillary Duff Jonathan Bower-Angus Jones Mona Robinson-Betty White
jlynn122 jlynn122 8 years
Tony Micelli - Adam Sandler Angela Bower - Felicity Huffman Samantha Micelli - Alyson Stoner (the tomboy in Cheaper by the Dozen) Jonathan Bower - Jimmy Bennett (Poseiden, Daddy day Care (Flash/Tony) Mona Robinson - Blythe Danner
kersalli kersalli 8 years
Tony Micelli: Robert Downey Jr. Angela Bower: Amanda Peet Samantha Micelli: Ellen Page Jonathan Bower: Bobby Coleman (from the upcoming movie: The Martian Child) Mona Robinson: Ellen Burstyn
ChrissyBaby ChrissyBaby 8 years
Tony Micelli: John Corbett Angela Bower: Kate Walsh Samantha Micelli: Alyson Stoner (Cheaper by the Dozen and The Suite Life of Zach and Cody) Jonathan Bower: Angus T. Jones (Two and a Half Men) Mona Robinson: Shirley MacLaine
-Maryan- -Maryan- 8 years
Tony Micelli-Ray Romano Angela Bower-Jean Louisa Kelly (Yes, dear) Samantha Micelli-Rachel Bilson Jonathan Bower-Macaulay Culkin Mona Robinson-Holland Taylor
Amanda-La Amanda-La 8 years
Hey sfmastiffmom! I guess great minds think alike! I swear i didn't read the comments before I posted! That's hilarious
Amanda-La Amanda-La 8 years
Tony Micelli - Vince Vaughn Angela Bower - Amy Poehler Samantha Micelli - Emma Watson Jonathan Bower - Bobby Coleman Mona Robinson - Sissy Spacek
shopper10024 shopper10024 8 years
Tony Micelli - Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid) Angela Bower - Teri Hatcher Samantha Micelli - Tina Majorino (Deb from Napolean Dynamite) Jonathan Bower - Mark Indelicato (Justin on Ugly Betty) Mona Robinson - Loni Anderson
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I enjoy WhiplashGirlchild's choices!
Sweet-Tea Sweet-Tea 8 years
Tony Micelli--Jerry O'Connell Angela Bower--Julie Bowen Samantha Micelli--Jenna Boyd (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) Jonathan Bower--Jimmy Bennett (Evan Almighty) Mona Robinson--Cathy Moriarity
sfmastiffmom sfmastiffmom 8 years
Tony Micelli - Vince Vaughn Angela Bower - Renee Zellweger Samantha Micelli - Emma Roberts Jonathan Bower - Bobby Coleman (Martian Child) Mona Robinson - Swoosie Kurtz
alynn alynn 8 years
Tony Micelli - Dominic West (Jimmy McNulty on The Wire - GREAT show) Angela Bower - Julia Louis-Dreyfus Samantha Micelli - Tania Raymonde (Alex on Lost) Jonathan Bower - Alexander Gould (Shane on Weeds) Mona Robinson - Cloris Leachman
audreystar audreystar 8 years
Tony Micelli - Matt LeBlanc Angela Bower - Christina Applegate Samantha Micelli - Miley Cyrus Jonathan Bower - Cole Sprouse Mona Robinson - Shirley Maclaine
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Tony Micelli - Matthew Settle Angela Bower - Kelly Rowan Samantha Micelli - Miranda Cosgrove Jonathan Bower - Cole Sprouse Mona Robinson - Jane Fonda
KenzieChevelle KenzieChevelle 8 years
Tony Micelli (Adrien Brody) Angela Bower (Ashley Judd) Samantha Micelli (Abigail Breslin)I would have said Daveigh Chase but Abigail is closer to the age of 10...I think that is how old Alyssa was when she started the show... Jonathan Bower (Daryl Sabara) Mona Robinson (Stockard Channing)
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