Geek Dads Weekly – Dads in Popular Culture [Poll]

It seems that for every Cliff Huxtable (Cosby Show) we had twenty Al Bundys (Married With Children). For every Mike Brady (The Brady Bunch) or Eric Camden (7th Heaven) we had dozens of Peter Griffins (Family Guy), Ray Barones (Everybody Loves Raymond) or well, just about any father on any soap opera you can name. Dads aren’t all bumbling idiots, womanizers or misogynistic man-children. I daresay most of us aren’t – so why do most shows on TV portray us that way?

But is it really that bad out there in TV land? I haven’t watched all the shows airing these days, so maybe things have changed? The poll question for this week is:



We’d love to know what you think about the current state of dads in pop culture in the comments below, and if you’d like to participate in our episode next Sunday, our voicemail feedback line is always open at 281-826-2112. Please keep voicemails less than two minutes or so, and make sure you leave your name and Twitter handle or website along with your comment!

We also want to know who YOU think are the best and worst dads on TV and why. Shoot us a few names and we’ll compile them into a nice, orderly list.

Published by Daniel M. Clark

Daniel M. Clark is a podcaster and proprietor of QAQN, a writer at, and an all-around cool dude everywhere else. God, I hate talking about myself in the third-person.

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