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Rebel Yell
05-17-2010, 10:08 AM
It's raining.

TOTD: Who's your favorite TV dad? Favorite, as in a good, but realistic, Dad.

05-17-2010, 10:27 AM
Hugh Beaumont.

05-17-2010, 10:34 AM
Hank Patterson

Rebel Yell
05-17-2010, 10:37 AM

05-17-2010, 10:46 AM
It will be fair and in the low 70s today. I finally got my tomatoes in but they hiding inside the Walls 'O Water.

TOTD: In terms of "realistic" I'd have to go with Red Forman also. Except with even more eye-rolling.

05-17-2010, 10:48 AM
Homer Simpson. :D

ralph wiggum
05-17-2010, 11:04 AM
Homer Simpson. :D

Ditto. :D

Red Forman isn't a bad one either.

05-17-2010, 12:36 PM
Al Bundy


05-17-2010, 12:47 PM
TOTD: Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable

Rebel Yell
05-17-2010, 01:18 PM
Red Forman, quote machine...

Eric: [on the new water heater] This is the best water heater ever. God bless us, every one.
Red Forman: Do you know why Tiny Tim walked with a crutch?
Eric: Because he had a smart mouth?
Red Forman: That's right.

[Eric catches his parents having sex, and they find out]
Kitty Forman: Red, say something.
Red Forman: It's more fun than it looks.

Eric: [badly hungover] My head hurts.
Red Forman: That's your brain trying to comprehend its own stupidity.

Red Forman: When used separately, women and alcohol can be a lot of fun. But if you mix them, they can turn you into a dumbass.

Kitty Forman: Eric, your father and I have noticed that you've been acting very strange lately.
Red Forman: Like a hippie.
Kitty Forman: Is there something you want to tell us?
Red Forman: Are you on dope? Are you?
Kitty Forman: Because we can help get you clean. There's counseling, hospitalization...
Red Forman: ...my foot kickin' your ass.

[After Red's Mother Passes Away]
Kitty Forman: Red, there are five stages of grieving: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
Red Forman: Kitty, I've got two stages: anger, and drinking.

Red: Son, you don't have bad luck. The reason that bad things happen to you is because you're a dumbass.

Red reminds me of my old man. He loved me, I knew it, but he didn't coddle me. Made a man out of me, even if he did have to drag me there kicking and screaming.

05-17-2010, 02:36 PM
Steve Douglas:


05-17-2010, 02:44 PM

05-18-2010, 06:34 AM
Sleeping with the windows open for about five hours after working the late shift then nature calls. I'm now wide awake and it's about 64 inside the house and I'm guessing it's the same outside.

On Tuesdays at work our semi truck load of inventory shows up and this Tuesday also brings a team of independent auditors working for two different insurance companies. We have a morning audit and afternoon audit. Someone dropped the ball and did not get us extra help from Vegas for this mess.

The auditors there are for one reason, and one reason only. To seek chargebacks for the insurance companies..one location was hit for over $250,000.....

With the audtiors come a host of managers from the district office that are about in tune with our day to day operations as Elvis.

Did I mention the guy in charge called in sick today leaving all the last minute stuff to others? :D

movie buff
05-19-2010, 10:38 AM
A bit late, but I wanted to contribute:
For best dad in general: Jonathan Kent (John Schneider) from 'Smallville.' While not totally realistic of course (Considering Clark's little problem), he was shown to be a good, strong father who always put family first. Clark's relationship with his parents in the first few seasons, Jonathan in particular, was a nice change of pace from the usual style for teen drama shows: Usually in such shows, the main characters keep all kinds of secrets from their parents, but in 'Smallville,' the opposite was true, as Jonathan and Martha were Clark's closest confidantes who he regularly turned to for advice. The show hasn't been the same since they had Jonathan die.
As for best REALISTIC dad, I'd say probably Sean Finnerty (Donal Logue) from 'Grounded for Life.' He was shown to be a decent enough guy in a bit over his head trying to raise three rather difficult kids when he himself is just in his mid 30s or so, but trying his hardest to be the best husband and father he can in spite of the circumstances. Sean Finnerty, I salute you.

05-19-2010, 06:49 PM
Mr. Cunningham. Especially in the episode where he "ripped" that poker card.