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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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
Rehearsals often took place at the Woolloomooloo office of Gary Reilly Productions, and in a church hall just west of the Sydney Central Business District. See more »
From episode 20 and onward, Betty often displays an inability to correctly pronounce the words "architect" and "secretary". In prior episodes, she never has any difficulty in saying those words properly. See more »
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 »
Hey dad, may'be you're not that funny, but we still love ya
Hey Dad was moderately funny, not overly funny. Each show had it's moments, but for the viewers sake, it didn't reach that laugh quota, to maintain it's 23 minute episode. But there are other misfiring comedies, The Hogan Family, that was more drama suited, and the dreaded News Radio. Different comedies cater to different viewers. What one person may find funny, ten other people don't. When first making it's Adelaide debut on Valentines, 1987, the show incredibly aired only three episodes before being taken off, where later some characters, actors, left, where new ones came on board, like little Matthew Krok, and Comedy's Inc's Ben Oxenbould, where the comedy had soured a bit. In the early shows, the character stealer was of course the annoying neighbour, food seeking Nudge. One line in the very first show had Nudge, asking the infamous Hughes, an unexceptional actor, (and I'm not being personal) if he had the Rolling Stones, to which Hughes's Martin Kelly character replied, being a master architect and all "No, I've only got the parallel rulers". Truswell who starred as a rotten apple cop in the third Underbelly series, was a great asset to the show, he departure would so angered a lot of viewers. Okay it may of not of been a comedy hit, but being part of this likable family, sharing their lives, if too admiring some of the actors, makes up for the low denominator of laughs, and I say this for all low on laughs comedies, where if you've become involved in these families, and the interesting and well developed characters, this is a good replacement.
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