Since Father's Day is this Sunday I thought this week would be a good chance to explore TV Dads! TV Moms got their chance and now it's Dad's turn! So in honor of all those hard working and lovable dads out there, this one's for you! :)
1. Which TV Dad would you have most liked to have for your own dad? On the flipside, who was the TV Dad you'd have least liked to have had?
I think it'd be great to have Mr. C from Happy Days as my TV father. As for the TV father I wouldn't want, I'm gonna go with Al Bundy from Married With Children.
2. Who do you consider the most realistic TV Dad? Who did you consider simply too good to be true?
I hate to say it, but at least early on in the series, Homer Simpson was the best example of a realistic TV Dad. He struggled with things, but in the end he loved the family and the kids and was just trying to do what was best for them. As for a dad that is simply too good to be true, I'd have to say most of the ones from the early 50s sit-coms like Ozzie Nelson, Ward Clever and the dad from Father Knows Best.
3. Let's play a little Dad word association, what's the first word that comes to mind when you see the following names:
George Jetson :: His boy Elroy...
Cliff Huxtable :: Wacky stories
Dan Conner :: Plaid shirts
Gomez Addams :: "Dah-duh-dum-dum! ::snap! snap!::
Archie Bunker :: Old-fashioned
Jed Clampett :: Unpretentious
Ward Cleaver :: Lectures to the Beaver
Tony Micelli :: Housekeeper
Ozzie Nelson :: VERY old-fashioned
Homer Simpson :: "D'oh!"
~BONUS~ Use the letters F-A-T-H-E-R-S D-A-Y to describe your own dad!
E--Every day, he does his best.
S--Silly and funloving.
Y--Young at heart.
And a VERY Happy Father's Day to all you Dad's out there!! :)
posted by Michael Hickerson at 6/15/2004 09:38:00 AM