As everyone knows, the original Love, American Style spawned two spin-offs during its 5 year run (1969-74). The more famous one, of course, is Happy Days, which begat five more series. The other was Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home, which, amazingly, wasn't picked up by ABC, CBS, or NBC, but rather was sold into syndication by Hanna-Barbera. Locally, the then-ABC affiliate ran Father on Sunday nights.
Well, then, gang, let's take a time trip to 1972, and the pilot, which aired on Style, a few months before Father bowed. Tom Bosley, later of Happy Days, and Kristina Holland (The Courtship of Eddie's Father) are part of the ensemble, along with Jack Burns (ex-The Andy Griffith Show).
The minimalist animation style would prove to be Father's ultimate undoing.