In another thread - it was brought up that TV dads are not proper head of households. Many of them are portrayed as silly, dumb and afraid of their wives. For example - Tim of Home Improvement Ray of Everybody Loves Raymond Steven of Family Ties Jason of Growing Pains Even Cliff of the Bill Crosby Show was sometimes kept in place by his wife. Why are there no more Ward Cleavers or Ben Cartwright's? thoughts?