Daddy Dearest: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Daddy Dearest: Season 1 (1993)



Critic Consensus: Even with master comedians Don Rickles and Richard Lewis at the helm, Daddy Dearest fails to rise above being a mean-spirted, uninspired sitcom.

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A divorced Manhattan psychologist takes in his abrasive dad in an insult-driven comedy that was gone in two months.

Critic Reviews for Daddy Dearest: Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (7)

This annoying sitcom pairs Don Rickles with Richard Lewis, each stand-up comic doing what he does best: Rickles insults Lewis, who alternates between guilt and anguish.

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Daddy Dearest is long on volume and insults and short on real humor.

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Fox's new sitcom is so bad - so utterly unredeemable - that it's difficult to know where to begin with a description of it.

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Don Rickles likes to boast that he was doing Archie Bunker before Archie Bunker was cool. Problem is, he's still doing Archie Bunker long after it ceased being cool.

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"Daddy Dearest" may be the most unlikeable show of the 1993-94 television season -- a prime-time series so loudly, so relentlessly in-your-face rude, obnoxious and irritating, it almost qualifies as a sadistic act of genius.

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The show's humor is labored. The timing and delivery of the entire cast is inappropriate and amateurish. Everyone talks too loud and walks around in a curious hunched posture, gesticulating madly.

June 13, 2019 | Rating: D | Full Review…

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