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Wait Till Your Father Gets Home

Wait Till Your Father Gets Home is probably one of the lesser-known Hanna-Barbera productions (unless you remember it of course). Meet the Boyle family who live at 35 Elm Street.

Harry Boyle is the father of the family, who struggles his way though life supporting his family with a “why was I put on this planet attitude”. Pretty much your average worrying, old-fashioned father who constantly does battle with their “free thinking” kids really.

Irma is his wife who tries to put a bit of perspective in Harry’s life, permanently trying to convince him that everything isn’t as bad as it seems.
Between them, they have three children.

The eldest is Chet, a 22 year-old college drop out who just sponges off the family, and doesn’t really have two braincells to rub together. He has a motorcycle, but not a job. Attempting to “find himself”, surfing, and postponing any direction for as long as possible are his main past times.

Alice is the eldest daughter, and the largest. She’s a 16 year-old romantic radical who only has one obsession in life, food. Trouble is that her life revolves around trying to lose weight.

And finally, there is the 9 year-old son, Jamie who always up for making a quick buck.

Their next-door neighbour is Ralph who probably invented the phrase “conspiracy theory”. He is convinced that everyone is a communist.

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Harry – The Father

Irma – The mother




Ralph – The Neighbour

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