Who Was Your Favorite TV Maid or Butler?
By | May 25, 2019
A surprising number of TV sitcom families are able to afford live-in maids or butlers to help with housework and raising the kids. Of course, these characters are more than just behind-the-scenes house cleaners—they added another character to the show. They could be motherly or unorthodox, or stuffy or sassy. Do you remember these TV butlers and maids? Which one was your favorite?
Geoffrey from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The super wealthy Banks family of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air had a British, Oxford-educated, aristocratic butler named Geoffrey. Played by Joseph Marcell, Geoffrey was always ready for a dry one-liner and was often the butt of Will Smith’s good-natured jokes and pranks. Geoffrey is often aloof and haughty. He is also frustrated with the spoiled and lazy Banks children, Carlton, Hilary, and Ashley.