Dads (1986 TV series)

Starring Barry Bostwick
Carl Weintraub
Skye Bassett
Eddie Castrodad
Jason Nylor
Composer(s) Alf Clausen
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 9 (list of episodes)
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Columbia Pictures Television
Distributor Sony Pictures Television
Original network ABC
Original release December 5, 1986 – February 6, 1987

Dads is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from December 5, 1986 until February 6, 1987.


Two single fathers live together in a house in Philadelphia.[1]



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"The Doing of The Dishes and The Cleaning of The Room"Zane BuzbyTBADecember 5, 1986 (1986-12-05)
Rick wants Kelly to do the dishes and clean her room.
2"On Changing The Status Quo"Zane BuzbyTBADecember 12, 1986 (1986-12-12)
Rick is going on his first date since his debut.
3"The Thing on Allan's Nose"Zane BuzbyTBADecember 26, 1986 (1986-12-26)
Allan has a blemish on his nose on the day of his prom.
4"Why Algebra?"Zane BuzbyTBAJanuary 2, 1987 (1987-01-02)
Kelly has to write an essay about algebra.
5"The Shadow of Pompasso"Zane BuzbyTBAJanuary 9, 1987 (1987-01-09)
Kenny is being bullied at school.
6"Especially Thy Father"Zane BuzbyTBAJanuary 16, 1987 (1987-01-16)
The dads struggle when they have to rearrange the furniture.
7"Of Mice and Dirty Jokes"Zane BuzbyTBAJanuary 23, 1987 (1987-01-23)
Ricky and Louie argue over profanity. Allen uses 30 mice for a science experiment.
8"The Rivals"Zane BuzbyTBAJanuary 30, 1987 (1987-01-30)
When Kelly asks Louie for some advice, Rick gets jealous.
9"Waiting"Zane BuzbyTBAFebruary 6, 1987 (1987-02-06)
The gang prepares for dinner at a very nice restaurant.


  1. TV Guide. "Dads Cast and Details". TV Guide. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
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