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Where Is 'The Ted Knight Show' House Located in Marin?

Mid-1980s sitcom was a reworked version of 'Too Close for Comfort,' in which the main character moves from SF to Mill Valley to run the 'Marin Bugler' newspaper. Do you know where his supposed house was?

David Grossman and his team of volunteer docents in the Mill Valley Library's History Room are rarely stumped.

When they were approached late last month to find out the location of the purported home (in the photo and video of the show's opening sequence – both above) of the main character of ABC's short-lived sitcom The Ted Knight Show, they determined that it was not in Mill Valley. The show's storyline had protagonist Henry Rush of the Too Close for Comfort spin-off moving from San Francisco to Mill Valley to take over the Marin Bugler newspaper.

But if it's not in Mill Valley, where is the house located? 

"We're not sure," Grossman says. "We think it's in Marin, but we don't know exactly where."

So we're turning to you. Do you know where this house is located? 

The Ted Knight Show lasted only one season, airing in 1986 but ending when Knight, who had been battling colon cancer, passed away in August 1986. The show had been an update of Too Close for Comfort, which aired from 1980 to 1983 and featured Knight's character Henry Rush as a conservative cartoonist who pens the Cosmic Cow comic strip.

Knight was perhaps best known for playing Ted Baxter in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and and Judge Elihu Smails in Caddyshack

If you know where this house is, let us know in the Comments below!


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Scott Rubin from Mathnasium April 05, 2013 at 02:58 PM
I believe the show was shot in LA so my guess is the house is in LA. Totally a guess.
Jean Patterson April 05, 2013 at 05:03 PM
Per Nancy Dussault, Knight's wife "Muriel" in the show, the house is in San Francisco.
Ralston Throckmorton April 05, 2013 at 05:15 PM
From imdb.com: "The house used for exterior shots in the opening sequence as well as various points throughout the show's run is 171-173 Buena Vista St, San Francisco, California. One episode in particular shows Monroe pulling out of the garage of this home on his motorcycle, another episode shows Norman giving directions to the house over the phone and offering correct bearings." There is reference to 1986 episodes being filmed in Mill Valley but no details offered.
Jim Welte April 05, 2013 at 05:20 PM
Just to clarify: The house in the opening sequence of Too Close for Comfort was the 171-173 Buena Vista house in San Francisco. The Ted Knight Show house is different and supposed to be in Mill Valley. But who knows?
Chris Sheehan Jr. June 02, 2013 at 09:02 AM
does anybody atleast know the address of the house
Jim Welte June 02, 2013 at 03:10 PM
Sorry, Chris, I don't.

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