Wait Till Your Father Gets Home: Season 1
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The Age of Aquarius dawned. And Harry Boyle forgot to set his alarm. From the era of the live-action All in the Family comes the animated generation gap comedy Wait Till Your Father Gets Home. Tom Bosley provides the voice of Harry, an affable, forty something Everyman and suburban father of three whose daily routine is anything but, when he faces the burning questions of the "Make Love Not War" era. His eldest son Chet is a college dropout; his teenage daughter Alice finds female solidarity with Harry's independent wife Irma; while their nine-year-old Jamie is a…Capitalist! Women's Lib, Civil Rights, hippies, sexuality, communes, music and the Cold War are some of the hot-button petals in the series' flower-powered laugh fest. They're all part of Harry's world, where a man's home is his hassle. Mellow out and enjoy some peace, love and laughs!]]>
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The Boyle family included father Harry Boyle(voiced by Tom Bosley of Happy Days), wife Irma, oldest son Chet, daughter Alice, and youngest son Jamie. The oldest son Chet was a college dropout, who still lived at home and never really wanted to work. Alice was the sweet overweight daughter who was always the free thinker, and wanting to try new things, and the youngest son Jamie was the little capitalist always trying to make a fast buck! The mother Irma was just plain hilarious in her way of thinking and that whiney nasal voice simply added to the humor! There was also Harry's nextdoor neighbor Ralph, who was this military fanatic, that was paranoid about so-called communist, and being ready to attack at anytime.
Althought Wait til your father gets home only lasted about 2 full seasons, they included some very funny episodes and funny guest stars like the voices of Don Knotts, Phyliss Diller, and Monty Hall. One of my favorite episodes was when Dad Harry Boyle decided to build a swimming pool and the nightmare that came along with it. I also loved the episode when the Boyles go on a summer vacation and there are nudist hanging around on the beach. Wow! I can't wait to enjoy this show all over again on dvd!!! June 5th can't come fast enough!!!
Also, THANK YOU to this set's producers for keeping the show's laugh track, as it originally aired. Given that the series is a bonafide sitcom and aired in primetime, the laugh track is totally appropriate here -- and actually adds to the fun.
If you are a "Simpsons" fan, that show would be unthinkable had WAIT TIL YOUR FATHER GETS HOME not paved the way. And even if you're not, this 4-disc set makes for hours of terrific watching.
1. The Fling: Harry helps a female customer and so people have the impression that he cheats on his wife. He does his best to change their assumptions, but it just makes things worse.
2. Alice's Dress: The Boyles are invited to a party. Alice decides to buy a dress for the event, but it turns out to be way too revealing.
3. The Hippie: After Chet brings home a hippie, Harry does everything he can to get him to leave. Meanwhile, Ralph and his Company B Anti-Communist Force track the hippie, thinking he's a communist. They construct the "Great Wall of Elm Street" in an attempt to save the rest of the neighborhood from being exposed to the "traitors".
4. The Beach Vacation: The Boyles rent a beach house and Harry is horrified when he sees young people sunbathing nude nearby. Hilarity ensues.
5. Help Wanted: Harry fires his Jewish driver, but soon learns that this was a big mistake. Now all different minorities start competing to get the job.
6. Love Story: Alice gets engaged to a beggar. Her parents are horrified, but when they find out that his parents are very rich, they're suddenly pleased with him.
7. The Victim: Harry gets beaten and mugged in the park. Chet and Alice try to help the young criminal, but Harry has other plans: he wants to sue him.
8. Chet's Job: Harry starts demanding Chet pay rent and forces him to get a job. But soon Chet's new opportunity is paying more money than Harry is comfortable with.
9. Chet's Fiancee: Chet brings a young, attractive and decent young woman home as his girlfriend. Of couse Harry and Alice are surprised.Read more ›
Though, after buying this collection this morning and having watched a couple of episodes, I have to say that I actually like this old classic. With a touch of modern animation (for its time) and with the real life issues that were plaguing the baby boomer generation as they were growing up, this show will actually entertain (perhaps even shock) you as you become engrossed in it.
Compariable to the Simpsons and Family Guy, this is the show that started prime time network animation as we know it today. As due with All in the Family, this show seems to tackle issues that many considered too liberal for tv (then and now).
The animation drawings were a bit suprising to me at first. Not exactly "state of the art", but after watching these episodes more, I believe the different forms of drawing in the backgrounds (even the charecters) were a signature of its time and generation. It's different, and even looks a bit cheap. But after watching it more, its apparent that all the art work took as much time to create and construct as the other Hanna-Barbera cartoons before did. From a historical perspective, and as a tribute, I really like this new "groovy" animation.
I can't wait to watch the rest of the DVD release and anticipate news of the 2nd Season's release. Keep 'em coming Hanna-Barbera and Warner Bros.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
"Wait Till Your Father Gets Home" series story writer/editor Norman Paul had worked for Norman Lear and wrote episodes of "All In The Family" and "Good... Read morePublished 1 month ago by A. Yee
Best bit (from Ralph): Communists, Minorities, liberals, Catholics, hippies, they're all trying to take over the country.
Harry: Ralph, that is the country.... Read more
Me and my girlfriend did see this cartoon i saw the first disc and She seen the three disc on it.i do like this alot.i did see this on tv back in the day.thanks albert.Published 3 months ago by Albert Carpenter
I Remember watching this cartoon as a child, and even though the issues covered on this series were adult-oriented in nature, I thought that 'Wait Till Your Father Gets Home' was... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lito Keaton
I remember this show as a kid. It had its funny moments, and its serious moments. But mostly fun moments.
Now it's pure nostalgia. Read more
Excellent quality and great set to catch up on favorites as a child.Published 12 months ago by Gerald M. Butler
It was really good to catch old those old episodes again. Before The Simpsons there was WTYFGH. In a way I prefer this to simpsons or family guy as its less weird and translates... Read morePublished 14 months ago by David Chiang