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15th Feb '17 4:59:38 PM marcoasalazarm
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* SoapboxSadie: Alice and Chet take turns being this (or double-team on Ralph), depending on the episode and whatever if the "hot political issue" of the week (and that Ralph has managed to stir up accidentally). Anything from a decision to be a nude model up to raging against having a new baby brother or sister because they are against overpopulation.
15th Feb '17 4:07:18 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ChildSoldiers: One episode has Irma having a pregnancy scare and Ralph having to deal with their children hating the fact that a new child may be coming (because they believe this is their parents cooperating with the "demographic explosion"). Ralph's (CreepyAwesome, although Ralph obviously finds it more "creepy") idea is to raise from the cradle to be ultra-patriotic, with his help.

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* ChildSoldiers: One episode has Irma having a pregnancy scare and Ralph having to deal with their children hating the fact that a new child may be coming (because they believe this is their parents cooperating with the "demographic explosion"). Ralph's (CreepyAwesome, although Ralph obviously finds it more "creepy") idea is to raise the child from the cradle to be ultra-patriotic, with his help.
15th Feb '17 4:06:01 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ChildSoldiers: One episode has Irma having a pregnancy scare and Ralph having to deal with their children hating the fact that a new child may be coming (because they believe this is their parents cooperating with the "demographic explosion"). Ralph's (CreepyAwesome, although Ralph obviously finds it more "creepy") idea is to raise from the cradle to be ultra-patriotic, with his help.
5th Dec '16 6:59:30 PM darkchiefy
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* ReactionaryFantasy: Harry, a moderate conservative, typically ''wins'' his arguments with his liberal children.
12th Sep '16 6:08:42 PM BatmanKalEl
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* AbsenteeActor: Old Sara Whittaker who provided most of the ensuing hijinks in the series barely appeared in the second season episodes wherein the first season, she's in almost every episode and was just as important a character as Ralph who she's mostly alongside due to their shared political views. In the third season and of the only four episodes, she disappeared completely.
6th Aug '16 1:56:04 PM themisterfree
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* ConspiracyTheory: Ralph believes in a lot of these.



* TheGhost: Ralph has mentioned several times about his wife, but she has not appeared throughout the series' run.

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* TheGhost: Ralph has mentioned his wife several times about his wife, times, but she has did not appeared appear throughout the series' run.


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* RightWingMilitiaFanatic: Ralph was this before they really were widely known (and mocked).
29th Apr '16 1:10:25 PM ParkedCarAnne
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Creator/HannaBarbera produced this 1972-1974 animated prime time series. Harry Boyle (voiced by a pre-''Series/HappyDays'' Tom Bosley) is a conservative businessman whose elder son, Chet, is a hippie who dropped out of college and does charity work, but won't get a job. His high-school aged daughter, Alice, is a sexually liberated feminist who, despite her weight, isn't afraid to wear skimpy clothes or be interested in sex. Only his younger son, Jamie, shows any signs of sharing Harry's values, and his wife, Irma, stays out of the conflict (though she has dreams of finding her own identity and being more than just a wife and mother). Meanwhile, his neighbor Ralph (comedian Jack Burns) masterminds an anticommunist organization so far to the right that they make the John Birchers (and more importantly, Harry) look pinko. Convinced of the imminent arrival of the godless Red hordes, Ralph and his followers have turned one end of the block into an armed camp. Poor Harry finds himself forced to navigate his life safely between all the extremes that surround him.

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Creator/HannaBarbera produced this 1972-1974 animated prime time series. Harry Boyle (voiced by a pre-''Series/HappyDays'' Tom Bosley) is a conservative businessman whose elder son, Chet, is a hippie who dropped out of college and does charity work, but won't get a job. His high-school aged daughter, Alice, is a sexually liberated feminist who, despite her weight, isn't afraid to wear skimpy clothes or be interested in sex.sex (much to her parents' shock, who think she's too young and naïve to fully understand sex in the modern age or the fact that not everyone is appreciative of overweight people). Only his younger son, Jamie, shows any signs of sharing Harry's values, and his wife, Irma, stays out of the conflict (though she has dreams of finding her own identity and being more than just a wife and mother). Meanwhile, his neighbor Ralph (comedian Jack Burns) masterminds an anticommunist organization so far to the right that they make the John Birchers (and more importantly, Harry) look pinko. Convinced of the imminent arrival of the godless Red hordes, Ralph and his followers have turned one end of the block into an armed camp. Poor Harry finds himself forced to navigate his life safely between all the extremes that surround him.



* AbsenteeActor: Old Sara Whittaker who provided most of the ensuing hijinks in the series barely appeared in the second season episodes wherein the first season, she's in almost every episode and was just as important a character as Ralph who she's mostly alongside due to their shared views. In the third season and of the only four episodes, she disappeared completely.

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* AbsenteeActor: Old Sara Whittaker who provided most of the ensuing hijinks in the series barely appeared in the second season episodes wherein the first season, she's in almost every episode and was just as important a character as Ralph who she's mostly alongside due to their shared political views. In the third season and of the only four episodes, she disappeared completely.
24th Apr '16 12:51:51 PM KingLyger
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%%* DomCom

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%%* DomCom* DomCom: A downplayed example, in that it was more focused on the politics of the day than skewering suburban lifestyles.



* FrivolousLawsuit: Harry is encouraged to file one when he has a minor accident that coincides with a tight time in the family finances. Ultimately, he decides against it.
* GameShowAppearance: To earn money for an anniversary gift, Irma appears on ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'', complete with Special Guest Voice [[InkSuitActor Monty Hall]] as himself.

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* FrivolousLawsuit: Subverted. Harry is encouraged to file one when he has a minor car accident that coincides with a tight time in the family finances. Ultimately, The subversion comes when he ultimate decides against not to go through with it.
* GameShowAppearance: To earn money for an anniversary gift, Irma appears on ''Series/LetsMakeADeal'', complete with Special Guest Voice [[InkSuitActor Monty Hall]] as himself.{{as himself}}.



* GranolaGirl: Alice

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* GranolaGirl: AliceAlice is a parody of the 1960s and 1970s version of the sexual liberation going on during that time. She's convinced that everything wrong is because of male chauvinism, and is a very left-leaning daughter of a right-leaning father. The parody comes from when she's also portrayed as ignorant of how the world works.



* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Ralph and Whitaker

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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Ralph and WhitakerWhitaker.



* {{Meganekko}}: Irma and Alice.

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* {{Meganekko}}: Irma and Alice.Alice both wear huge glasses that frame their faces.
25th Mar '16 11:27:45 AM ParkedCarAnne
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Like ''Happy Days'', ''Wait Till Your Father Gets Home'' started life as an episode of the anthology ''Series/LoveAmericanStyle'' called "Love and the Old-Fashioned Father," about a dad who worries that his daughter's upcoming lake trip with her free-love hippie boyfriend and his friends will turn into APartyKnownAsAnOrgy. The first season is available on DVD.

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Like ''Happy Days'', ''Wait Till Your Father Gets Home'' started life as an episode of the anthology ''Series/LoveAmericanStyle'' called "Love and the Old-Fashioned Father," about a dad who worries that his daughter's upcoming lake trip with her free-love hippie boyfriend and his friends will turn into APartyKnownAsAnOrgy.lead to an orgy. The first season is available on DVD.
25th Mar '16 11:26:50 AM ParkedCarAnne
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Creator/HannaBarbera produced this 1972-1974 animated prime time series. Harry Boyle (voiced by a pre-''Series/HappyDays'' Tom Bosley) is a conservative businessman whose elder son, Chet, is a hippie who dropped out of college. His high-school aged daughter, Alice, is a sexually liberated feminist. Only his younger son, Jamie, shows any signs of sharing Harry's values, and his wife, Irma, stays out of the conflict (though she has dreams of finding her own identity and being more than just a wife and mother). Meanwhile, his neighbor Ralph (comedian Jack Burns) masterminds an anticommunist organization so far to the right that they make the John Birchers (and more importantly, Harry) look pinko. Convinced of the imminent arrival of the godless Red hordes, Ralph and his followers have turned one end of the block into an armed camp. Poor Harry finds himself forced to navigate his life safely between all the extremes that surround him.

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Creator/HannaBarbera produced this 1972-1974 animated prime time series. Harry Boyle (voiced by a pre-''Series/HappyDays'' Tom Bosley) is a conservative businessman whose elder son, Chet, is a hippie who dropped out of college. college and does charity work, but won't get a job. His high-school aged daughter, Alice, is a sexually liberated feminist.feminist who, despite her weight, isn't afraid to wear skimpy clothes or be interested in sex. Only his younger son, Jamie, shows any signs of sharing Harry's values, and his wife, Irma, stays out of the conflict (though she has dreams of finding her own identity and being more than just a wife and mother). Meanwhile, his neighbor Ralph (comedian Jack Burns) masterminds an anticommunist organization so far to the right that they make the John Birchers (and more importantly, Harry) look pinko. Convinced of the imminent arrival of the godless Red hordes, Ralph and his followers have turned one end of the block into an armed camp. Poor Harry finds himself forced to navigate his life safely between all the extremes that surround him.



For two years this was Hanna-Barbera's second most popular primetime animated show, and as a result a number of [[SpecialGuest celebrity guest stars]] appeared in the second season, including perennial favorites such as Creator/JonathanWinters, Creator/DonKnotts, [[Series/GetSmart Don Adams]] and Phyllis Diller. Though it didn't last as long as ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', it was the inspiration for FOX's dysfunctional family animated sitcoms that became popular in the 1990s and the 2000s (''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', and all of Creator/SethMacFarlane's dysfunctional family shows, with ''King of the Hill'' being the most like it in tone and characterization. ''The Simpsons'' uses the show's penchant for guest star appearances and creating stories based on social issues of the day while Seth [=MacFarlane=] pretty much redesigned and [[{{Flanderization}} exaggerated]] Harry, Irma, Chet, Alice, Jamie, and Julius the dog as Peter, Lois, Chris, Meg, Stewie, and Brian for ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''; Stan, Francine, Steve, Hayley, Roger, and Klaus for ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''; and Cleveland, Donna, Cleveland Jr., Rallo, and Roberta[[note]]the Browns-Tubbs have a pet dog, but he isn't prominently featured and the only talking animals ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' has are Tim the Bear, Tim's wife Ariana, and Tim's stoner son, Raymond[[/note]] for ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'').

Like ''Happy Days'', ''Wait Till Your Father Gets Home'' started life as an episode of the anthology ''Series/LoveAmericanStyle''. The first season is available on DVD.

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For two years this was Hanna-Barbera's second most popular primetime animated show, and as a result a number of [[SpecialGuest celebrity guest stars]] appeared in the second season, including perennial favorites such as Creator/JonathanWinters, Creator/DonKnotts, [[Series/GetSmart Don Adams]] and Phyllis Diller. Though it didn't last as long as ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', it was the inspiration for FOX's dysfunctional family animated sitcoms that became popular in the 1990s and the 2000s (''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', and all of Creator/SethMacFarlane's dysfunctional family shows, with ''King of the Hill'' being the most like it in tone and characterization. characterization, though Mark Hentamenn's ''{{Bordertown}}'' is more like ''Wait Till Your Father Gets Home'' in this regard. ''The Simpsons'' uses the show's penchant for guest star appearances and creating stories based on social issues of the day and subject matter that most other TV shows don't or can't do, while Seth [=MacFarlane=] pretty much redesigned and [[{{Flanderization}} exaggerated]] Harry, Irma, Chet, Alice, Jamie, and Julius the dog as Peter, Lois, Chris, Meg, Stewie, and Brian for ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''; Stan, Francine, Steve, Hayley, Roger, and Klaus for ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''; and Cleveland, Donna, Cleveland Jr., Rallo, and Roberta[[note]]the Browns-Tubbs have a pet dog, but he isn't prominently featured and the only talking animals ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' has are Tim the Bear, Tim's wife Ariana, and Tim's stoner son, Raymond[[/note]] for ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'').

Like ''Happy Days'', ''Wait Till Your Father Gets Home'' started life as an episode of the anthology ''Series/LoveAmericanStyle''.''Series/LoveAmericanStyle'' called "Love and the Old-Fashioned Father," about a dad who worries that his daughter's upcoming lake trip with her free-love hippie boyfriend and his friends will turn into APartyKnownAsAnOrgy. The first season is available on DVD.
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