Are all dads schmucks?
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|Wed, 04-09-2003 - 7:14am|
If you didn't, in a nutshell, it's about a father who has been so career driven that he barely knows his own kids. Once his wife threatened divorce, he's decided to make up for lost time. So to speak.
The roles were *very* clearly divided. She was home manager, he didn't even know his son was allergic to strawberries. He found out on a trip to take him for his allergy shot. He had to set off the fire alarm to find his kid to pick him up for school. The usual "Dad is an ignorant bafoon" type sitcom. Which is why I usually stray away from sitcom television. I just find it a very negative portrayal of American dads. Not too mention offensive.
How accurate is this portrayal? I know maybe dad's don't *always* remember to add the fabric softner when doing laundry, but are they really that dense? I know NO fathers like that. I also wonder if a lot of men (dads) don't play 'stupid' because that is the societal expectation.
I usually don't get too worked up over this, and yes, I KNOW it's only television, but I think this one really goes over the top.