Wait Till Your Father Gets Home chronicles the lives of the Boyles, your average 1970's American family. Harry Boyle, the father, owns a restaurant supply company. His wife Irma portrays the typical housewife, with an occasional independent flare. Harry and Irma have three children: Chet, Alice, and Jamie. Chet, who is 22, is a college dropout, who spends most of his time sleeping. Alice is a rather robust 16-year-old, who teams up with her mother, to display the independence of women, in the 70's. Jamie is the Capitalist of the family, even though he is only 9.
The show is set in the suburbs of Los Angeles, on Elm Street, to be precise.
During the 1973 season, the show was host to many celebrity voices, including: Don Knotts, Phyllis Diller, Maude, and many more. The reason for this was that many of these guests were carried over from The New Scooby-Doo Movies, which was recording at the time.
According to Joe Barbera's biography the show should have been a hit; however, the show was produced on a low budget at another studio, so it did not see the success that it might have, if it was produced at Hanna-Barbera Studios.
Opening Song Lyrics:
I love my Mom and Dad and my brothers too, And the groovy way we get along, But every time the slightest little thing goes wrong, Mom starts to sing this familiar song.
Wait till your father gets, until your father gets, Wait till your father gets home.
Dad's not so bad, and he seldom gets mad, And we aren't about to desert him. Kids today like to have their own way, And what Dad doesn't know won't hurt him.
I think my Mom's just swell, but she starts to yell, Everytime we have a ruck, Just wait till your father gets, until your father gets, Wait till your father gets home.moreless