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29th Mar '17 5:51:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* None of the fathers in shows created by SethMacFarlane are the sharpest knives in the kitchen:

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* None of the fathers in shows created by SethMacFarlane Creator/SethMacFarlane are the sharpest knives in the kitchen:
11th Feb '17 12:38:09 AM Daylight
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** UpToEleven in Anime/DragonBallSuper. While Goku in DBZ was clever at times, in Super he is portrayed as completely childish most of the time, until it comes to fighting which he's even more obsessed over. In DBZ, Goku fought to protect those he cared about, in Super he acts like he can't live unless he's in some form of combat.
5th Feb '17 4:43:26 PM LentilSandEater
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* ''Film/MrMom'' is about a bumbling dad who has to stay at home and take care of the kids while his wife works.
** Really a subversion. Once he stops feeling sorry for himself about being unemployed and his wife being the breadwinner, he gets it together and gets quite good in the role.

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* ''Film/MrMom'' is about a bumbling dad who has to stay at home and take care of the kids while his wife works.
** Really a subversion.
works. Once he stops feeling sorry for himself about being unemployed and his wife being the breadwinner, he gets it together and gets quite good in the role.
30th Dec '16 2:42:37 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Mace Tyrell is entirely PlayedForLaughs as a bumbling, sycophantic MommasBoy.
29th Nov '16 6:19:43 AM Morgenthaler
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[[caption-width-right:300:If you're guessing that he falls, [[BaitAndSwitch you're half right]]. [[note]]The roof caves in and he falls into the living room.[[/note]]]]

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you're guessing that he falls, [[BaitAndSwitch you're half right]]. [[note]]The roof caves in and he falls into the living room.[[/note]]]]
26th Nov '16 9:52:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''PennyAndAggie'' with Aggie's father Nick, a widower who is intelligent, compassionate and wise, and with whom Aggie has a close relationship. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the first chapter, when Penny fails to trick him into allowing her access to Aggie's diary and thinks, "Why can't he be clueless like every other dad?"
* In [[Webcomic/ZeusGodlyGoodtime Zeus' Godly Goodtime]], Zeus is a well-meaning but [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents very embarrassing]] father to [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]].

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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''PennyAndAggie'' ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'' with Aggie's father Nick, a widower who is intelligent, compassionate and wise, and with whom Aggie has a close relationship. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the first chapter, when Penny fails to trick him into allowing her access to Aggie's diary and thinks, "Why can't he be clueless like every other dad?"
* In [[Webcomic/ZeusGodlyGoodtime Zeus' Godly Goodtime]], ''Webcomic/ZeusGodlyGoodtime'', Zeus is a well-meaning but [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents very embarrassing]] father to [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]].
11th Nov '16 1:21:51 PM DustSnitch
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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' Isshin Kurosaki, Ichigo's widower father. [[spoiler:However, we learn later on that Isshin is in fact an exiled captain-level shinigami, and that his goofiness is a put-on. He's still goofy after TheReveal, just more of a {{Badass}}. Also, most of his goofiness with relation to Ichigo was actually him being a StealthMentor, teaching Ichigo how to fight without Ichigo even realizing it]]. He is still, however, a complete incompetent boob when it comes to Yuzu and Karin.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' Isshin Kurosaki, Ichigo's widower father. [[spoiler:However, we learn later on that Isshin is in fact an exiled captain-level shinigami, and that his goofiness is a put-on. He's still goofy after TheReveal, just more of a {{Badass}}.badass. Also, most of his goofiness with relation to Ichigo was actually him being a StealthMentor, teaching Ichigo how to fight without Ichigo even realizing it]]. He is still, however, a complete incompetent boob when it comes to Yuzu and Karin.
9th Nov '16 10:38:59 AM nombretomado
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* Both Fred and Barney from ''TheFlintstones'' were bumbling dads when Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm came along. They'd been bumbling husbands since the start of the show, though, so it wasn't really new for them.
* In a similar vein, George from ''TheJetsons'' is also quite bumbling.

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* Both Fred and Barney from ''TheFlintstones'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' were bumbling dads when Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm came along. They'd been bumbling husbands since the start of the show, though, so it wasn't really new for them.
* In a similar vein, George from ''TheJetsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' is also quite bumbling.
3rd Nov '16 5:20:31 PM Mswordx24
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Naturally, filled with UnfortunateImplications about dads, and potentially men in general --and often-- used as an enabler of several [[DoubleStandard Double Standards]]. Sometimes, on the rare occasions that a mom does something dumb, she's cut more slack than she otherwise would be, since the BumblingDad is there to make her look better by comparison. On the other hand, if everyone just gets used to tolerating Dad's incompetence, they might still hold Mom to the standards of a competent adult - in fact, she may end up being held responsible for fixing his screw-ups. After all, somebody's got to be the grownup in a family, and you can't hold Dad accountable for not acting like one if he's just an idiot. The frustrating and stagnant gender roles enforced by this trope are often pointed to by feminists as an example of how sexism hurts men as well as women.

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Naturally, filled with UnfortunateImplications about dads, and potentially men in general --and often-- used as an enabler of several [[DoubleStandard Double Standards]]. Sometimes, on the rare occasions that a mom does something dumb, she's cut more slack than she otherwise would be, since the BumblingDad is there to make her look better by comparison. On the other hand, if everyone just gets used to tolerating Dad's incompetence, they might still hold Mom to the standards of a competent adult - in fact, she may end up being held responsible for fixing his screw-ups. After all, somebody's got to be the grownup in a family, and you can't hold Dad accountable for not acting like one if he's just an idiot. The frustrating and stagnant gender roles enforced by this trope are often pointed to by feminists as an example of how sexism hurts men as well as women.
against men.
29th Oct '16 12:11:22 PM BatmanKalEl
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* Also averted with Leo Callisto from ''WesternAnimation/MilesFromTomorrowland''; he may be a bit more laid-back and goofy than his wife Phoebe, but he's certainly no idiot.

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* Also averted Downplayed with Leo Callisto from ''WesternAnimation/MilesFromTomorrowland''; he may be a bit more laid-back and goofy than his wife Phoebe, but he's certainly no idiot.
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