Wait Till Your Father Gets Home began as a one-shot animated segment on Paramount's Love American Style series on ABC-TV in 1972. Entitled "Love and the Old-Fashioned Father", it served as the pilot for the syndicated 1972-74 series. The pilot was originally purchased by the NBC owned stations to help fill up the then new FCC prime-time access rule time slots.
The series was created by Harvey Bullock and R. S. Allen. It showcased the generation gap clashes between dad Harry Boyle (voiced by Tom Bosley) and his three modern day kids, Chet, Alice and Jamie. In it's second year, the show featured many celebrity guest voices, including Don Knotts, Phyllis Diller, Don Adams, Rich Little, Jonathon Winters and Monty Hall.
This was around the same time that many of these stars also lent their voices to another Hanna-Barbera cartoon, The New Scooby Doo Movies. Other voices included Joan Gerber as Irma Boyle, Kristina Holland as daughter Alice, David Hayward as son Chet (replaced by Lennie Weinrib in season two), Jackie Haley as youngest son Jamie, and comedian Jack Burns as the vigilante neighbor Ralph.
Originally syndicated by Rhodes Productions, this Hanna-Barbera cartoon was
rerun in the US on the Cartoon Network.
|The Fling||Alice's Dress|
|The Hippie||Beach Vacation|
|Help Wanted||Love Story|
|The Victim||Chet's Job|
|Chet's Fiancée||The Mouse|
|Duty Calls||Expectant Papa|
|The New Car||The New House|
|The Prowler||Mama's Identity|
|Papa the Patient||The Swimming Pool|
|The Neighbors||Papa in New York|
|Sweet Sixteen||The Commune|
|The Music Tycoon||Accidents Will Happen|
|The Lady Detective (with Phyllis Diller)||Alice's Diet|
|Bringing Up Jamie||The Boyles on TV|
|Permissive Papa||My Wife, the Secretary|
|Papa, the Housewife||Papa's Big Check|
|Maude Loves Papa (with Jonathon Winters)||Alice's Crush|
|Back to Nature||Marriage Counselor|
|Car 54||Jamie's Project|
|Rich Little, Supersleuth (with Rich Little)||Birdman Chet|
|Alice's Freedom||Chet's Pad|
|Don for the Defense (with Don Adams)||Model Alice|
|Mama Loves Monty (with Monty Hall)||Don Knotts, the Beekeeper (with Don Knotts)|
|Papa, the Coach||Mama's Charity|
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UPDATED JULY 10, 2006