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22nd Sep '17 11:00:43 PM annette12
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* Billy's dad in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. We're talking a guy so dumb he can make ''Billy'' look good by comparison.

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* Billy's dad in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. We're talking a guy so dumb Like his son, he can make ''Billy'' look good by comparison.often doesn't care about anything and has a small IQ.
22nd Sep '17 10:57:32 PM annette12
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* One of the most notoriously hated examples would be Buck Cluck, from ''Disney/ChickenLittle'', who means well and wants to protect his son from harm; but also acts neglectful and even kind of jerkish to him in the process, often coming across like he cares more about his reputation than his son's emotional well-being.
15th Sep '17 7:08:22 AM MsCC93
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* Goku by ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. Despite being one of the strongest beings in the universe, he still has traits of this trope. Mostly in the "doesn't get modern civilization" department, though; Goku does have quite several skills outside of combat, like wilderness survival skills, including first aid and hunting and fishing, construction work, something he learned as a kid in his training with Master Roshi and he is implied to have built the modern Son Family house besides his grandfather's shrine. Problem is, the story just keeps him from one fight to another and doesn't really let him show off these skills at all.
** 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.
23rd Aug '17 9:32:15 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* Boggy from ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' is a polar bear who is utterly incompetent at parenting. In the original game, he abandons his kids at Christmas to go sled racing, leaving Banjo and Kazooie to find their missing presents. In ''Banjo-Tooie'', he has given up sled racing to watch his big-screen television set, leaving his wife to take his kids to [[AmusementParkOfDoom the Witchyworld amusement park]], and Banjo and Kazooie to round them up for her.
21st Aug '17 6:00:27 AM CosmicFerret
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* Papa [[SpeciesSurname Bear]] of ''TheBerenstainBears''.

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* Papa [[SpeciesSurname Bear]] of ''TheBerenstainBears''.''Literature/TheBerenstainBears''.
10th Aug '17 2:07:50 PM thecarolinabull01
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** It's easier to just include every father from Family-Based sitcoms than naming then, from ''Series/StillStanding'' to ''GroundedForLife''.

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** It's easier to just include every father from Family-Based sitcoms than naming then, from ''Series/StillStanding'' to ''GroundedForLife''. (Though in the former, the mother is just as bad as the father).
9th Jul '17 10:57:21 PM Jupree
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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Cheaper by the Dozen}}''. Tom is unable to control the kids at times, but he's clearly frustrated, not stupid. Although many claimed Tom was stupid, this clearly is not the case.
9th Jul '17 10:54:22 PM Jupree
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** I don't know. He seemed like he was running the household. Yes he was more liberal than most fathers, but he was portrayed in a positive way. Ralph Kramden is more what you're thinking of, bumbling, but not tame compared to day

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** I don't know. He seemed like he was running the household. Yes he was more liberal than most fathers, but he was portrayed in a positive way. Ralph Kramden is more what you're thinking of, bumbling, but not tame compared to daytoday
9th Jul '17 10:53:48 PM Jupree
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** I don't know. He seemed like he was running the household. Yes he was more liberal than most fathers, but he was portrayed in a positive way. Ralph Kramden is more what you're thinking of, bumbling, but not tame compared to day
25th Jun '17 12:05:17 AM shonengirl
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* As pointed out by ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick'' in her episode on Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es, there was a pretty huge trend in "infantile, impotent fathers" that the Disney girls had to put up with during the company's Renaissance era; while they were always well-meaning and wanted the best for their daughters, they either tended to get easily fooled, were intelligent but eccentric, were too caught up in traditional values, etc..

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* As pointed out by ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick'' in her episode on Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es, there was a pretty huge trend in "infantile, impotent fathers" that the Disney girls had to put up with during the company's Renaissance era; while they were always well-meaning and wanted the best for their daughters, they either tended to get easily fooled, were intelligent but eccentric, were too caught up in traditional values, etc..
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