Played by: Judith Light and Tony Danza

Tony Micelli was the hunky Italian former ballplayer hired as a housekeeper (is this a logical job for an ex-ballplayer?) for a driven, divorced, WASPy ad exec. It's like a bunch of writers sat around a table trying to come up with a show that could run multiple seasons (eight, in fact) fueled completely by sexual tension.

It's obvious from the jump that these two will want to get it on, but differences in class and concern for "the kids" in the household will get in the way. Angela was a nice looking woman, after all, and Tony had the kind of wear-you-down charm that no one could (ultimately) resist.

In the final season, they did acknowledge their feelings for each other, and became engaged. Fireworks.