Thursday 26 September 2013

Top 10 Father sitcoms - No 3 Wait Till Your Father Gets Home

In the wake of BBC 1's new hit sitcom Father Figure, a remarkable number of people seem to be suggesting they could write a better sitcom than that. Really? well if you want to prove it, why not enter a script into the next Sitcom Trials - deadline October 20th, entry is free, details are here. In the meantime, we continue our look at the Top 10 "Father" sitcoms. And at Number 3 we have...

Wait Till Your Father Gets Home was the first primetime animated sitcom to run for more than a single season since The Flintstones and would be the only one until The Simpsons 15 years later. Running for 48 episodes between 1972 and 1974, WTYFGH was a Hanna Barbera production, voiced by Tom Bosley (before Happy Days), with a good line in satire. Fascinatingly, imdb tells us that there was a live action version of the pilot filmed shortly after the animated version. The live action version would have starred Van Johnson as Harry, but that version never aired.

The Sitcom Trials takes place at The Ring O' Bells, Bath, Nov 29 2013. 5 sitcoms go head to head, who wins? You decide. To enter a script, follow this link, deadline October 20th 2013.

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