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OK, funny story: I’ve always had a general unease about the Homer Simpson formula of using clueless, clumsy dads for cheap comedy. Yet, I’d always end up laughing nonetheless. My wife was the one who took a stand and provoked me to take a hard look at who stood in as the butt of the humor. I guess I’d been a little…clueless.

Now that we have kids, we steer toward shows with positive role model dads like….uh…hm… Let me get back to you on that.