Hey Dad..! (1987–1994)

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Comedy series about a top architect, Martin Kelly, who gives up his business to cope with his three children when his wife dies. With the help of eccentric country cousin Betty, Martin soon... See full summary »

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14 | 13 | 12 | 11 | 10 | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | See more »

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1994 | 1993 | 1992 | 1991 | 1990 | 1989 | 1988 | 1987
4 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
Julie McGregor ...
 Betty Wilson / ... (293 episodes, 1987-1994)
Robert Hughes ...
 Martin Kelly (267 episodes, 1987-1994)
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 Jenny Kelly / ... (233 episodes, 1987-1994)
Christopher Truswell ...
 Gerald 'Nudge' Noritas (177 episodes, 1987-1994)
Simone Buchanan ...
 Debbie Kelly / ... (169 episodes, 1987-1994)
Christopher Mayer ...
 Simon Kelly (148 episodes, 1988-1991)
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Comedy series about a top architect, Martin Kelly, who gives up his business to cope with his three children when his wife dies. With the help of eccentric country cousin Betty, Martin soon finds that looking after Jenny, Debbie and Simon means more decisions, problems and crises than he ever faced at work. Martin later departs to take on a high paying architectural job in Saudi Arabia, leaving his friend, divorced father of two, Greg Russell, to take over the Kelly family business. Written by Anonymous

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11 February 1987 (Australia)  »

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Robert Hughes was an unpopular person amongst his colleagues. He was also the only cast member to have his own dressing room, which the other actors occasionally used. As a child, Sarah Monahan proudly told her close castmates of how she had urinated in Robert's shampoo bottle while he was out of the room, "so he could wash with it". See more »

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The glass panes above the external office doors are opaque and curved when viewed from the inside, whereas in exterior shots, the glass panes above the office doors are transparent and rectangular. See more »

Crazy Credits

Each episode ends with a voiceover by one of the cast members, saying "Hey Dad..! is recorded in front of a studio audience. This has been a Gary Reilly Production for the Seven Network". Julie McGregor's version ends with "This is Betty speaking", while, in his earlier seasons, Ben Oxenbould's version ends with a stammer "...for the Se-Se-Se-Seven Network". See more »

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The best Australian sitcom ever
14 March 2000 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Hey Dad..!'s appeal is in making the lives of the characters something we all wish we could have. It is so easy to identify with them, and although their lives seem crazy, we wish sometimes our lives could be a little crazy, which would be better than our day-to-day lives. Hey Dad..!'s comedy is usually reliant on sarcasm, the quintessential feature of Aussie humour, although by today's standards it doesn't seem so bad anymore. It takes us back to the good old days of comedy without necessarily criticising other people, as well as some decent morals, things today's television lacks.

Its finest hour would have to be its 1992 season, probably the reason Channel Seven runs it so often. This is when the writing quality reached its peak.

Don't criticise it because of its non-aggressive humour. Just take it as it is. It'll do you good.


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