Description
    Close
    39730
    Wait Till Your Father Gets Home was an animated television series produced from 1972 to 1974.

    The 49 episodes features Tom Bosley as Harry Boyle, the long-suffering suburban everyman dad and restaurant equipment dealer. The Boyle family consists of father Harry, wife Irma (voiced by Joan Gerber), overweight daughter Alice, lazy, unemployed young adult son Chet and a younger son, Jamie. Harry often bickers with the more liberal Alice and Chet over various social attitudes of the day with Irma endeavoring to remain neutral while Jamie is more sympathetic to his father's beliefs. To balance out Harry's conservativism, there is Ralph Kane, Boyle's neighbour who is a right wing militant vigilante. Ralph's fanatically intolerant and potentially violent obsessions allow the disapproving Harry to appear reasonable and sympathetic in comparison. Ralph is possibly the model for Dale Gribble on King of the Hill.

    Many of the stories revolve around the generation gap between Boyle and his children.

    The show was inspired by All In The Family, itself a remake of the British series Til Death Us Do Part

    The show premiered as a one-time segment on Love, American Style (as did the show Tom Bosley is better known for, Happy Days) and was spun off into a syndicated series.


    Voice actors:
    Tom Bosley as Harry
    Joan Gerber as Irma
    Kristina Holland as Alice
    David Hayward as Chet
    Jackie Hayler as Jamie
    Jack Burns as Ralph

    For two years this was Hanna-Barbera's second-most-popular primetime animated show, and as a result a number of celebrity guest stars appeared in the second season

    Guest Stars Included:
    Phyllis Diller
    Don Knotts
    Don Adams
    Rich Little
    Monty Hall
    Jonathan Winters