Daddy Dearest

Jim 1990s

Aired: 1993(FOX)Daddy Dearest

DAD: Steven Mitchell (Richard Lewis) / Divorced

DAD’S JOB: Psychologist

KIDS: Danny (Jeffrey Bomberger) (11)

WHERE’S MOM?: Unknown

STAND-IN “MOM”: Al Mitchell (Don Rickles) / Grandfather

Same question posed in The Odd Couple: “Can two divorced men share an apartment without driving each other crazy?” Richard Lewis played Dr. Steven Mitchell, a single dad/psychologist in New York City. His father, played by Don Rickles, recently separated from his wife (Steven’s stepmom). Of course, having Don Rickles for a dad was no picnic, and living in the same apartment with him was no joy, either. The stories focused on Steven’s attempts to get his dad reconciled with his stepmom. Strangely enough, this show was in the same time slot as Top of the Heap.

In the pilot episode, Danny was played by Jonathan Gibby.