Bea Arthur returned briefly to series
television in this obvious (though unacknowledged) copy of the popular British series
was the formidable owner of "Amanda's By The Sea," a homey little
hotel overlooking the Pacific. Her
fractious staff included Marty, her hotel-management-graduate son; Arlene, his spoiled
citified wife; Earl, the excitable chef, and Aldo, the confused bellhop of
indeterminate foreign extraction.
concerned burnt steaks, fussy guests, travel-guide writers who had to
be impressed, and the threatening banker, Mr. Mundy, who was always about to
foreclose. In the last few episodes, brother-in-law Zack showed up to meddle and
to woo Amanda.