This is Australia's longest running comedy series, following the hilarious adventures of top architect Martin Kelly, who gives up his business to raise his three children. And the kid next door Nudge.




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Series cast summary:
Julie McGregor Julie McGregor ...  Betty Wilson / ... 293 episodes, 1987-1994
Robert Hughes ...  Martin Kelly 267 episodes, 1987-1994
Sarah Monahan ...  Jenny Kelly / ... 232 episodes, 1987-1994
Christopher Truswell Christopher Truswell ...  Gerald 'Nudge' Noritas / ... 176 episodes, 1987-1994
Simone Buchanan ...  Debbie Kelly / ... 168 episodes, 1987-1994
Christopher Mayer Christopher Mayer ...  Simon Kelly 148 episodes, 1988-1991


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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Around the time he was forced to leave the show, Paul Smith (Simon I) suffered from a gambling addiction, stress attacks, and was admitted to hospital after a suicide attempt. See more »


At one point during the show's first season, Martin states that the street address of the Kelly house is 33 Jacaranda Avenue. In the series finale, Greg mentions that the address is 26 Jacaranda Avenue. 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 »


Spoofed in Real Stories: Episode #1.6 (2006) See more »

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Funny show!
14 July 2001 | by nina_jSee all my reviews

Did this show only run in Australia and Germany or why are all those who commented on it from either of those countries?

I really liked this show. I used to watch it every afternoon when it was on the air here..which was sometime in the early 90s. I don't think I've ever seen it since then, and I had no idea that the main characters were replaced until 5 minutes ago when I read it here.

But I did enjoy the episodes I saw a lot- the episodes from the very early seasons. They were entertaining, funny, and the characters were very likeable.

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1987 (Australia) See more »

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