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Daddy Dearest is an American television sitcom that aired on Fox, on Sunday nights from September 5 to December 5, 1993.[1]

Daddy Dearest
Created byBilly Van Zandt
Jane Milmore
StarringDon Rickles
Richard Lewis
Renee Taylor
Barney Martin
Composer(s)Ed Alton
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes11 (1 unaired)
Executive producer(s)Billy Van Zandt
Jane Milmore
Howard Klein
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Van Zandt/Milmore Productions
3 Arts Entertainment
HBO Independent Productions
Original networkFox
Original releaseSeptember 5 –
December 5, 1993



The series revolved around Dr. Steven Mitchell, a psychologist who lived in Manhattan with his young son and, despite his constant insults and put downs, his father Al (Don Rickles), an obnoxious used car salesman who was recently separated from his wife Helen (Renee Taylor).



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Pilot"TBATBASeptember 5, 1993 (1993-09-05)
2"Raging Bully"Howard StormMike Barker & Matthew WeitzmanSeptember 12, 1993 (1993-09-12)
3"Private Lives"David SteinbergRichard Vaczy & Tracy GambleSeptember 19, 1993 (1993-09-19)
4"Al vs. DMV"TBATBASeptember 26, 1993 (1993-09-26)
5"You Bet Your Life"Howard StormHoward Bendetson & Terrie CollinsOctober 3, 1993 (1993-10-03)
6"Mother Love"TBATBAOctober 10, 1993 (1993-10-10)
7"Mount St. Helen's"TBATBAOctober 17, 1993 (1993-10-17)
8"The Tortoise and the Scare"TBATBAOctober 24, 1993 (1993-10-24)
9"American We"TBATBANovember 7, 1993 (1993-11-07)
10"Thanks, But No Thanks"TBATBADecember 5, 1993 (1993-12-05)
11"Offensive Care"TBATBAUNAIRED


  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 268. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.

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