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Sunday is Father's Day in the USA. Which television dad is most like your own father?

Posted - June 17

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  • 42150
    I can't think of one who ran off with another woman and left six children, who neither saw, nor heard from him again. This post was edited by Element 99 at July 22, 2022 5:55 PM MDT
      June 17, 2022 12:18 PM MDT
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  • 638
    "or" not "nor."
      June 18, 2022 4:13 PM MDT
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  • 42150
    I think I'll re-write the answer. It's awkward.
      June 18, 2022 4:46 PM MDT
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  • 49413

     

     The comma after the word “saw” does not belong there.
    ___

      June 25, 2022 3:01 PM MDT
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  • 42150
    Stop that...or I shall bombard your house with Vegemite covered guac.
      June 25, 2022 8:24 PM MDT
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  • 49413

     

      (Vegemite covered Vegemite-covered)

    Hyphen-neglect.

      June 25, 2022 10:47 PM MDT
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  • 7122
    Closest I can think of is Dan Conner but with a white collar job. This post was edited by Jaimie at July 22, 2022 5:55 PM MDT
      June 17, 2022 12:45 PM MDT
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  • 9162
    Well I don't know who my daddy is but I like to think he would be a lot like Gomez Addams  from the Addams Family TV series. Cheers and happy weekend!
      June 17, 2022 4:53 PM MDT
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  • 638
    Could do worse. :)
      June 17, 2022 7:57 PM MDT
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  • 9162
    For sure he was a good father a good husband and he had a cool train set and explosives. Cheers and happy weekend!
      June 17, 2022 8:02 PM MDT
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  • 638
    Happy weekend to you, too. :)
      June 18, 2022 10:56 AM MDT
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  • 49413

     

      I tried to find a TV show that featured a completely absent dad, and the closest I could come to was the 1970s sitcom “One Day At A Time”, starring Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips, and Valerie Bertinelli. However, I think that in later years of the show, there were at least a few episodes that featured a character introduced to the audience as the father making an attempt to get back together with the mother. I’m not sure if that’s accurate based on it being so long ago, I don’t really remember for sure.







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      June 17, 2022 8:24 PM MDT
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  • 638
    I didn't watch that show, so I can't help you there.
      June 18, 2022 10:57 AM MDT
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  • 8857
    Their dad was around, he just lived in another city. I remember an early episode where Julie ran away to try to live with her dad. Or maybe it was Barbara. I don't know. He wasn't a totally absent dad, though. They visited him. 
      June 24, 2022 6:07 PM MDT
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  • 49413

     

      Thank you.
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      June 24, 2022 6:19 PM MDT
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  • 11404
    Donald Trump is my father with money and social skills. Similar narcissism.
      June 17, 2022 8:47 PM MDT
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  • 8138
    Possibly Archie Bunker, but not as pleasant to be around.
      June 17, 2022 9:10 PM MDT
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  • 49413

     

      Wow. 

     :|

      June 17, 2022 10:15 PM MDT
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  • 638
    Jane, we have a lot in common in this regard.  Archie Bunker would be my pick, too.
      June 18, 2022 10:57 AM MDT
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  • 29726
    Dan Conner. 
      June 18, 2022 6:34 AM MDT
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  • 1452
    A cross between James Evans from Good Times and Homer Simpson.
      June 18, 2022 8:16 AM MDT
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  • 20845
    I saw your question when you posted  - and I still don't think I have an answer.
      July 22, 2022 5:56 PM MDT
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