ABC Sitcom: Hudson Street

8/12/2009:

Do you remember this show?

Hoboken411 reader Chris sent me an email earlier in the week – to remind many Hoboken residents that we once had a TV sitcom based in our Mile Square!

Hudson Street – which only lasted one season in 1995 on ABC – was set in Hoboken, NJ.

“Tony Danza starred as Tony Canetti, a divorced detective in Hoboken, New Jersey, who shares custody of his son Mickey with his ex-wife. In between work and raising his son, Tony also starts a romance with an idealistic crime reporter, Melanie (Lori Loughlin). The series received good reviews and placed in the top 10 (partly due to its placement between the ABC hits Roseanne and Home Improvement), but the series was canceled after one season.”

Fun with Episode Titles!!

I could have just let this entry be – but after seeing the titles of the 22 episodes that aired – we could draw some similarities between then – and now!! Such as….

  • “Bells & Whistles” – any given night in Hoboken as police, fire and ambulance vehicles scream around town…
  • “Crime, Per Se” – Hoboken City Hall – every day of the week…
  • “Road Warriors” – What we need to be to deal with the foot-deep potholes…
  • “Dear Cyberspace” – What City Hall said when they banned access to Hoboken411 back in 2007…
  • “Saturday Night’s the Loneliest Night of the Week” – The story of my life the past couple years… haha!
  • “Tony’s 15 Minutes” – About a councilman’s short stint in city hall…
  • “To Bob or Not to Bob” – I’ll leave this up to you to fill in the blanks…

What funny similarities can you come up with?

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7 Comments on "ABC Sitcom: Hudson Street"

whewwhewwhew
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Tony’s Greatest Hits:

Whoops

Tough Guy

NotBornButRaised
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NotBornButRaised

I was a young teenager when this show came out and was naive enough to think that sitcoms actually shot in the towns they are set in. I watched this show with great anticipation but was disappointed because, as I remember it, only the theme song had actual shots of Hoboken.

Around the same time, there was a cop drama on Fox, New York Undercover, and they shot one show about a college frat murder or something up in Stevens. I think the whole show was shot on campus.

historybuff
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historybuff

Sure, I remember when they filmed that — they cleaned up the old warehouse at the north end of Garden, now the Garden St. Lofts, and set it up as a refrigeration factory or something like that. It was pitched as a blue-collar alternative to thirtysomething. Not a fan of ABC shows, so I don’t remember watching it.

john14
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john14

Those titles are hilarious!

I have one

“The Man’s Man”, and episode about our acting mayor!

escaped68
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There was a sitcom starring Richard Castellano,clemenza from the godfather, playing a single parent working as a janitor some where in hoboken. I can’t remember much else about it but it didn’t last very long.

KG Hoboken
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KG Hoboken

It was Brooklyn, not Hoboken.

The Super (1972)

“The Super” depicted the trials and tribulations of a blue-collar Italian-American family in Brooklyn. Richard Castellano starred as patriarch Joe Girelli, a superintendent of a squalid apartment… less

“The Super” depicted the trials and tribulations of a blue-collar Italian-American family in Brooklyn. Richard Castellano starred as patriarch Joe Girelli, a superintendent of a squalid apartment building. Bruno Kirby co-starred as his dimwitted teen-aged son, who assisted with–and often bungled–building maintenance.

In response to escaped68 who said:
There was a sitcom starring Richard Castellano,clemenza from the godfather, playing a single parent working as a janitor some where in hoboken. I can’t remember much else about it but it didn’t last very long.

escaped68
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I stand corrected

In response to KG Hoboken who said:
It was Brooklyn, not Hoboken.

The Super (1972)

“The Super” depicted the trials and tribulations of a blue-collar Italian-American family in Brooklyn. Richard Castellano starred as patriarch Joe Girelli, a superintendent of a squalid apartment… less

“The Super” depicted the trials and tribulations of a blue-collar Italian-American family in Brooklyn. Richard Castellano starred as patriarch Joe Girelli, a superintendent of a squalid apartment building. Bruno Kirby co-starred as his dimwitted teen-aged son, who assisted with–and often bungled–building maintenance.

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