: Bad Dads
11-10-2004, 05:18 AM
Today on TV there was a segment about "Bad Dads,"..not REAL bad dads but TV Dads that are always the dumb ones in the family. (Or maybe just no real redeaming qualities.) Actually, I think certain Ads cause more damage. It's been a little pet peeve of mine.Yeah they usually cloak it with humor and some of it IS funny. My wife thinks I'm being too critical...of course she might just think I'm too dumb,incompetent, bumbleing or dishonest for a real opinion. I guess one of the newer ones is the Verizon one. They are talking (on this TV segment ) about the Group "Dads and Daughters" that are writing Verizon about it and behind a campaign to limit the bad dads image. I think I can take needling for the dumb things I do in life as well and probably better than most. However at a certain point you start to be labled in these ways because they expect it of you because you are a male is,... over the line. Well, thats my little vent for the day.
11-10-2004, 05:25 AM
I knew this was gonna happen when they took GI Joe, Cowboys & Injuns and war out of kids fun times.
Change the channel dude. Somewhere out there in TV broadcast land there is a Manly Miller High Life commercial playing for you. :)
11-10-2004, 07:29 PM
Lets see,..Father Knows Best and Dr. Huxtable against Ralph Kramden, Al bundy, Homer Simson, The King of Queens, Everybody Love Raymond, Archie Bunker, to name a few.
11-11-2004, 04:01 AM
Still not as good as the best three ever Moe Curly And Larry .
11-11-2004, 05:50 AM
This morning watching the news in 15 minutes they had a Dad telling his kids to watch his "form" in a serious way,..then he proceeds to take a running start and does a very bad bellyflop onto one of those summer slider things kids put on lawns. Who ever the stunt man was it looked like it really hurt. I don't know what they were selling as I was busy with other things and didn't catch it. Then a Mercury SUV commercial in which a guy is going on a first date and the lady is driving in the rain. Another lady almost hits her and the guy mutters "women drivers" ,..the next scene the SUV speeds away and he's left standing in the rain. While not in the dumb , dufus dad catagory I wonder if Mercury would have done it the other way around. So Men stooopid and insenitive bigots-wemen smart and sensitive.
11-11-2004, 06:10 AM
I have had this in my mind since Archie Bunker. Why are all the dads shown as bumbling idiots or with diminished intelligence? This is Hollywoods day of appealing to women. Although I am stereotyping a little, with todays movement toward women's rights and equality, it has gone overboard. It is Hollywoods way of swinging the pendulum too far the other way to compensate for the way women were treated years ago...those days are long gone and even though women may not get the same pay as men in equal positions, that gap has narrowed to nearly nothing.
Do you think anyone would watch a show with a smart, caring, sensitive and always right husband? Only the womens role does that. Men to some degree have earned some of that but trust me, there are as many women in this world that are just as bad, it just doesn't seem to make as good of an entertaining show. Maybe men actors are more humerous and better actors!?? Hmmmmm.....
11-11-2004, 06:51 AM
I thought I was the only one who noticed this. I called it "male bashing" but never said much about it to my wife. I figured that she would say that I was over reacting.
To see if was being overly sensitive or biased I would do exactly what Saunders said and reverse the roles putting "mom" in the position and let the family make fun of her. And just like the Mercury commercial, there is no way it would have been acceptable to bash, make fun of, or degrade a women.
It's in the commercials and it's often in the sitcoms. I suppose Hollywood feels that the strong male is the last group that they can make fun of without hearing a cry of descimination.
11-11-2004, 07:14 AM
It's gonna be a looooooooooooong winter!
Good luck and be safe...See Ya! :)
11-11-2004, 10:23 AM
Yeah... being a Dad of two grown daughters.... that Verizon one kinda hit home for me, too. It was too close to the bone for me. Brought back not fond memories.
But, hey!.... the kids are up and gone and turned out great and still like to fish...even with me. So... I guess I shouldn't take that commercial too seriously.
11-11-2004, 01:18 PM
I really hope you guys arent serious. If so you need to get a life.