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TV Dads

Discussion in 'TV Shows and Movies' started by Salty, May 5, 2017.

  1. Salty

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    Are there any strong TV dads on current TV shows?

    Back in the day - we had Father Knows Best, Leave it to Beaver, Andy Griffin....

    But beginning in the late 60's dads got to be the butt of the joke - a weak family leaders.

    Found this on ImDb - Esther Rolle ( portrayed Florida Evans on Good Times) was compelled to fight racial stereotypes, she insisted before accepting the series that a strong father figure be central in the show (actor John Amos). And while she still played the role of a lower middle-class maid, the show's emphasis was to be on her home and family life, not her outside work.

    So what are your thoughts about Dads on current TV shows?

    Open for discussion
     
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    The only new show I watch is s
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    Huh? I don't remember the Cleavers ever attending church as a family. Just one early episode mentioned the boys being sent off to Sunday School.

    On the other hand, here are some later TV family show patriarchs with their broods at church:

    Mike Brady
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    Charles Ingalls
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    Cliff Huxtable
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    Eric Camden
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    Josh Duggar
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    Fred Sanford, the best TV dad of all time.
     
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