Home Television Comedy Wait Till Your Father Gets Home

Wait Till Your Father Gets Home

1 9 7 2 – 1 9 7 4 (USA)
48 x 30 minute episodes

This animated sitcom featured the generation-gap laughs of old-fashioned father, Harry Boyle (president of the Boyle Restaurant Supply Company in Los Angeles) and his “with-it” 1970s kids; Alice, Chet and Jamie.


Harry was married to Irma, a woman who has bridged the generation gap. Ralph was the Boyle’s neighbour and Julius their family dog.

The show was wildly funny and clearly indebted to All In The Family, and although it was broadcast in a children’s timeslot the humour was almost certainly wasted on anyone below the age of puberty.

Many celebrities appeared on the show, sometimes voicing cartoon representations of themselves. Among them were Don Knotts, Phyllis Diller, Don Adams, Rich Little, Jonathan Winters, and Monty Hall.

Tom Bosley continued playing the suburban pop in Happy Days.

Harry Boyle
Tom Bosley
Irma Boyle
Joan Gerber
Alice Boyle
Kristina Holland
Chet Boyle
David Hayward
Jamie Boyle

Jackie Haley

Jack Burns