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27th Nov '16 6:12:04 AM LentilSandEater
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* During one episode of ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'', Ren and Stimpy pretend to be babies for a while. The father featured in this episode was a Mister Cleaver.
** Oh, he's shown up a few other times, too. He's the slightly [[{{Gasshole}} flatulent]] guy [[TheFaceless depicted by two black-sock-and-garter-clad legs and a meerschaum-style pipe hanging down onscreen]].

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* During one episode of ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'', Ren and Stimpy pretend to be babies for a while. The father featured in this episode was a Mister Cleaver.
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Cleaver. The father's appeared before: he's shown up a few other times, too. He's the slightly [[{{Gasshole}} flatulent]] guy [[TheFaceless depicted by two black-sock-and-garter-clad legs and a meerschaum-style pipe hanging down onscreen]].
13th Oct '16 11:56:06 PM BURGINABC
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* [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill Hank Hill]].

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* [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': Hank Hill]].Hill fits this archetype in many ways. Could be seen as a {{Deconstruction}}, as this personality type is portrayed more as an eccentric quirk, than as normal, and is constantly clashing with the fact that the world he lives in is ''not'' like a 50's sitcom. Sometimes crosses over with TheComicallySerious.
13th Oct '16 11:44:43 PM BURGINABC
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* Bob from ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' is a modernized example.
13th Oct '16 11:43:47 PM BURGINABC
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* J. R. "Bob" Dobbs, icon of the Church of the [=SubGenius=], is a parody of this type.
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* J. R. "Bob" Dobbs, icon of the Church of the [=SubGenius=], is a parody of this type.
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11th Oct '16 4:49:05 PM nombretomado
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* {{Goofy}} in the [[ClassicDisneyShorts Disney cartoons]] where he plays a [[BumblingDad bumbling suburban father]] named George Geef.

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* {{Goofy}} WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} in the [[ClassicDisneyShorts [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Disney cartoons]] where he plays a [[BumblingDad bumbling suburban father]] named George Geef.
18th Sep '16 12:09:53 PM nombretomado
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* {{asdfmovie}}: The dad of the I Like Trains Kid

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* {{asdfmovie}}: WebAnimation/{{asdfmovie}}: The dad of the I Like Trains Kid
16th Sep '16 12:31:36 PM eroock
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* Kent Mansley from ''TheIronGiant'' was designed to resemble this, and could be considered a deconstruction. He was even voiced by Christopher [=McDonald=], who played Ward Cleaver in the 90s ''Leave it to Beaver'' movie.
27th Jul '16 10:27:42 AM KoopaKid17
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* Bob from ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' is a modernized example.
21st Jul '16 3:00:40 PM margdean56
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* Mr. Fantastic has played a Standard Fifties Father pretty straight since his conception (Although ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' #1 was released in 1961.) and after marrying his college-sweetheart. "Wives should be kissed and not heard!" indeed. Modern interpretations make him more subtly--and egalitarianly--condescending. So while his archnemisis is mocked for being medieval, he is merely Rockwellian.

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* Mr. Fantastic has played a Standard Fifties Father pretty straight since his conception (Although ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' #1 was released in 1961.) and after marrying his college-sweetheart. "Wives should be kissed and kissed--and not heard!" indeed. Modern interpretations make him more subtly--and egalitarianly--condescending. So while his archnemisis archnemesis is mocked for being medieval, he is merely Rockwellian.
21st Jul '16 2:58:42 PM margdean56
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The Standard '50s Father is solid, dependable, and responsible. He's HappilyMarried to his wife, whom he met [[HighSchoolSweethearts when they were both teenagers]]. And if the love he gives his children is slightly distant, it is no less heartfelt for being so. He's an upstanding citizen who rarely swears or drinks to excess, [[GoodSmokingEvilSmoking if he smokes he]] [[DistinguishedGentlemansPipe smokes a pipe]], and attends a regular "bowling night" with his friends ("darts" if British). If he plays cards it will be bridge, probably in partnership with his wife, ''not'' poker in a dingy room full of cigar smoke. He wears a shirt and tie with dress pants and a cardigan during the day (even while he cuts the lawn on Saturday morning) and sleeps in sensible cotton pajamas. He usually wears glasses. He's buttoned-down, calm, wise, and thoughtful. None but a few things can rattle him: 1.) [[OverprotectiveDad His daughter getting a boyfriend]], 2.) [[PanickyExpectantFather His wife revealing that she's going to have a baby (and her later going in labor)]], 3.) His wife deciding that she wants a job (assuming that it's her idea and not his), or 4.) The threat of losing ''his'' job (combining 3 and 4 could send him into open hysterics).

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The Standard '50s Father is solid, dependable, and responsible. He's HappilyMarried to his wife, whom he met [[HighSchoolSweethearts when they were both teenagers]]. And if the love he gives his children is slightly distant, it is no less heartfelt for being so. He's an upstanding citizen who rarely swears or drinks to excess, [[GoodSmokingEvilSmoking if he smokes he]] [[DistinguishedGentlemansPipe smokes a pipe]], and attends a regular "bowling night" with his friends ("darts" if British). If he plays cards it will be bridge, probably in partnership with his wife, ''not'' poker in a dingy room full of cigar smoke. He wears a shirt and tie with dress pants and a cardigan during the day (even while he cuts the lawn on Saturday morning) and sleeps in sensible cotton pajamas. He usually wears glasses. He's buttoned-down, calm, wise, and thoughtful. None but a few things can rattle him: 1.) [[OverprotectiveDad His daughter getting a boyfriend]], 2.) [[PanickyExpectantFather His wife revealing that she's going to have a baby (and her later going in into labor)]], 3.) His wife deciding that she wants a job (assuming that it's her idea and not his), or 4.) The threat of losing ''his'' job (combining 3 and 4 could send him into open hysterics).
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