Too often when we go back to revisit a cherished show from childhood, it disappoints. Not so with Father Dear Father, I laughed out loud continually, which I don't do with many shows.
Bottom line it was genuinely funny, with a great cast and wonderful scripts! I'd say even better than you remembered, if you were dubious. Please buy this DVD and maybe, just maybe we might get more seasons of a high quality comedy, rather than some of the dross that fills the screens, with big budgets and tiny talents. Naming no names, you know who they are!
Don't get me wrong, there are some great comedies being developed and running, but that doesn't preclude enjoying something funny from the past. Go on, enjoy yourself!