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By LuAnn Schindler

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August 6, 2020

Who is your favorite sitcom dad?

Think about it before committing to a final answer.

Several come to mind - strong role models who believe in family, the hate-to-love protagonist who struggles with inner demons but has a heart of gold, the love-to-hate man who protects family at all costs.

What I discovered, after reading the article titled, “Why are sitcom dads still so inept?” is this: I must watch a lot of older TV shows. Or, at least, I gravitate toward characters who exhibit the aforementioned qualities.

I also discovered current television shows don’t do dad justice.


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