'''Hey Dad..!''' is an Australian SitCom from TheEighties, about a widower dad of three kids.

The characters:
* Martin Kelly, an architect
* Betty: His cousin from the countryside, became his secretary (not a very good one)
* Simon: His son
* Debbie: His teenage daughter, often goes on dates
* Jenny: His little daughter (who grows from preteen to teen then reverts to preteen when they [[{{TheOtherDarrin}} Other Darrin her]])
* Nudge: Simon's best mate

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!!Examples:

* AllGirlsLikePonies: Jenny definitely wants one.
* BigEater: Nudge. Regularly plundering Martin's fridge.
* BirthdayHater: One episode revolves around Betty refusing to reveal the date of her birthday, and even claiming that she doesn't ''have'' a birthday. It's eventually explained that she once knew a dying child who wasn't going to live to see his next birthday, so she gave him hers.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Martin did this during the early episodes, but stopped soon. The entire cast did so at the end of the series finale to take a bow.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Nudge's disappearance from the series was never explained. So much for being Simon's best friend.
* CountryMouse: Betty, from Walgett
* CousinOliver: Arthur [=McArthur=], a.k.a. "the little fat kid"
* CreditCardPlot: Done multiple times.
* DawsonCasting: Christopher Mayer (26) as Simon (18)
* DeadpanSnarker: Martin tries to be this. His kids still don't think he's cool.
* DisappearedDad: Towards the end of the series, Martin Kelly goes to Saudi Arabia for a highly-paid job, and a friend of the family will play the father's role instead.
* TheDitz: Betty the secretary. Also, Nudge.
* DropInCharacter: Had several drop in characters over the years, most famously "Nudge". Inexplicably, one of the drop in characters, Ben, ended up moving into the family proper.
* EverybodyDies: The bizarre finale in which the family is taken hostage by a bank robber who ''blows up their house''. The "dad" of the show's title lived on by virtue of having been absent from the show for some time by then.
* GagDub: The WebVideo/MrDoodleburger are a series of extremely offensive gag dubs of the show.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff
* GrouchoGlasses: In one episode where Debbie dated the famous triathlete Craig Ridlington (AsHimself). Everyone who knew about her date followed them while wearing these.
* TheHeart: Betty, since the family lacks a mother.
* LiteralMinded: Once Nudge wore a baseball cap with "Press" on it. Jenny used this as an excuse to ''press'' the cap on his head (he was sitting down).
* MissingMom: Martin Kelly is a widower. In the first episodes, this is sometimes mentioned; later, not so much.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Nudge's real name is Gerald Noritis, but probably even he doesn't remember.
* RoyalWe: Nudge used it, when he became convinced that he was long-lost royalty.
--> Nudge: I'm doing the Royal We here.
--> Martin: Well, don't do it on the carpet!
* SpinOff: ''Hampton Court'' was only linked to its parent show through the Betty character. It was critically panned and cancelled after 13 episodes.
* StandardizedSitcomHousing: by contrast, is set in what appears to be a realistic Australian house. Certainly, most Australian houses will have a separate lounge room (or living room) and kitchen, and many lounge rooms will have more than one comfy chair.
* StealthInsult / InsultBackfire: Martin often does this to Betty, who never gets it.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Continued for a 13th and 14th season after the titular character left, with a family friend serving as an unofficial father figure. Over its long lifespan, the show had a nearly complete changeover of cast, with replacements alternating between thinly-disguised substitutes and unexplained Other Darrins.
* ThirtyMinutesOrItsFree: One episode about a diet, or a hunger strike, or something, that ended with the starving characters giving up and ordering pizza - which then never arrives, because one of the other characters deliberately misdirects the delivery guy in an attempt to get the pizza free.
* WomenDrivers: Debbie
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