Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The wonderful performances of three developmentally challenged teenage actors placed House Gang several cuts above the usual Australian sitcom. The plot got under way when builder Mike Wilson (Chris Haywood) went bankrupt, forcing him to give up ownership of his house. With nowhere else to go, Mike and his contentious 15-year-old daughter Chloe (Jocelyn Rosen) decided to move in with their tenants: a trio of handicapped young adults named Belinda (Ruth Cromer), Trevor (Saxon Graham), and Robert (Chris Greenwood), and their special-ed teacher Jack (Jeanette Cronin), who had an iconoclastic streak a mile wide and who loved motorbike racing. At first appalled by their new roommates, the Wilsons soon discovered that they had a lot to learn from the industrious, well-adjusted Belinda, Trev, and Robert, who in many ways were the cleverest and most resourceful characters on the show. Created by Diana Emry, Gaby Mason, and Craig Pearce, the 12 episodes of House Gang were originally telecast in Australia from 1996 to 1998.