The Jane Show (2004–2007)

Daddy's Home 

Jane tries the grown-up approach with her retired dad when he continues to embarrass her with his hapless puttering and botched inventions.


Ralph Chapman


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Episode cast overview:
Teresa Pavlinek ... Jane Black
Patricia Zentilli ... Susan
Darren Boyd ... Walton
Andrew Misle ... Iggy
Hardee T. Lineham ... Carey
Kate Trotter ... Stella
John Hemphill John Hemphill ... Janes Dad - Dave Black
Robin Duke ... Jane's Mom
Nigel Shawn Williams Nigel Shawn Williams ... Desmond
Clare Stone ... Young Jane
Polina Eremeeva Polina Eremeeva ... Young Susan
Kayla Perlmutter Kayla Perlmutter ... Daughter


Jane's retired dad pays her a surprise visit and, just like the old days, he embarrasses her in front of her friends with his hapless puttering and botched inventions. Susan suggests that Jane establish a grown up relationship with her father; and the first step is to start calling him "Dave". In their first grown-up conversation, Dave confides to Jane that retirement has left him feeling useless; Jane suggests that Dave cultivate some new interests - some that don't involve mom. Jane thinks their talk went well, but the next day Dave shows up at Spirits and announces he's leaving mother and moving back to the "Big Smoke". Meanwhile, the puttering continues and finally Jane's resolve crumbles - along with her vacuum cleaner, and Walton's office chair. As much as she loves her dad, his inept puttering embarrasses her and messes up her life. But when she tells him so, Dave breaks down and rues his squandered life. He once had dreams of being an inventor; an entrepreneur. Instead he ... Written by Shaftesbury

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29 June 2006 (Canada) See more »

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