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Wait Till Your Father Gets Home 

Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy | TV Series (1972–1974)
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A conservative father butts heads with his family on various social attitudes of the day.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Tom Bosley ...  Harry Boyle 48 episodes, 1972-1974
Joan Gerber Joan Gerber ...  Irma Boyle / ... 48 episodes, 1972-1974
Jack Burns ...  Ralph Kane 46 episodes, 1972-1974
Kristina Holland Kristina Holland ...  Alice Boyle 45 episodes, 1972-1974
Lennie Weinrib ...  Chet Boyle / ... 39 episodes, 1972-1974
Willie Aames ...  Jamie Boyle 35 episodes, 1972-1974
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Harry Boyle, a mostly conservative businessman, has a son, Chet, and a daughter Alice. Chet is a hippie and Alice is sexually liberated. Harry's shrewd youngest son Jamie is often an ally, but Harry's wife Irma is a neutral in the ongoing generational war. Their paranoid reactionary neighbor, Ralph, prepares them for the oncoming takeover by the Communists. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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USA

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English

Release Date:

12 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aspettando il ritorno di papà See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The family's dog was named Julius. See more »

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Featured in 100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) See more »

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Hanna Barbera does adult! I miss this show!
22 January 2005 | by au_law2001See all my reviews

Wow! When I first saw this when I was a kid, I had no idea this was Hanna Barbera. And I though to myself, finally, they made a show down to Earth, and something that reflected society, as the story of a dad, normal, white, tries to live a good life in the '70s despite his hippie son, and teenage liberal daughter, and each episode has a good lesson or a message filled with social commentary, much like The Simpsons, or King Of the Hill in the "Me Generation", or The Flintstones or Jetsons in the 70s. And Ralph is the most unforgettable and perhaps the funniest character in the whole series, as the conservative McCarthyist, as he said things about commies. Yes, it had the feel and sentiments of the Cold War days. Recommended to all those who love The Simpsons, King Of the Hill, and the Adult Swim shows. If they were to remake this, they should make Ralph the same, except they should make him say things about terrorists instead of the Reds. No swearing or violence.


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