Hero in the Family (television) Two-hour television show; aired on September 28, 1986. Directed by Eric Fraser. A boy’s astronaut father accidentally has his brain switched with that of a chimp, but when he goes home, the boy cannot find anyone to believe the story. If they cannot get the transfer reversed in a short time, it will become permanent. After some exciting escapades, the father is returned to normal, and he has a new respect for his son. Stars Christopher Collet, Cliff De Young, Annabeth Gish, Darleen Carr, Keith Dorman, M. Emmet Walsh.