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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).
15th Jul '16 12:20:51 PM Fangusu
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Husband to the HouseWife. Father to the SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl and TheAllAmericanBoy.

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Husband to the HouseWife. Father to the SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl GirlNextDoor and TheAllAmericanBoy.
15th Jul '16 8:02:24 AM Willbyr
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* Koudai Ohzaora, father of the titular ''CaptainTsubasa'', when at home. (He works as a marine merchant captain so he spends lots of time travelling through the world.)

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* Koudai Ohzaora, father of the titular ''CaptainTsubasa'', ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'', when at home. (He works as a marine merchant captain so he spends lots of time travelling through the world.)
3rd Jul '16 6:08:06 PM TMNTFanGirl
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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 going 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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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 into labor]], 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).
6th May '16 6:27:54 AM RingSlinger
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* Mr. Fantastic has played a Standard Fifties Father pretty straight since his conception (Although ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' #1 was release 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 release 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.
21st Apr '16 10:06:18 AM Theriocephalus
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** Played with: at first, Mr. Egbert appears to be one of these -- a caring, pipe-smoking, hat-wearing, sensible man -- albeit with a bizarre passion for harlequins that convinces his son John that the elder Egbert is a street performer. And then it turns out that he's secretly a.) [[spoiler:a perfectly ordinary businessman whose apparent harlequin fixation is in fact an attempt to support John's [[{{Brainwashing}} chucklevoodoo-induced]][[TomatoInTheMirror love of clowns]]]] and b.) [[spoiler:a superhumanly strong, MadeOfIron PapaWolf capable of taking out enormous monsters with his bare hands. And he's also John's half-brother via cloning. It's complicated.]]

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** Played with: at first, Mr. Egbert appears to be one of these -- a caring, pipe-smoking, hat-wearing, sensible man -- albeit with a bizarre passion for harlequins that convinces his son John that the elder Egbert is a street performer. And then it turns out that he's secretly a.) [[spoiler:a perfectly ordinary businessman whose apparent harlequin fixation is in fact an attempt to support John's [[{{Brainwashing}} chucklevoodoo-induced]][[TomatoInTheMirror chucklevoodoo-induced]] [[TomatoInTheMirror love of clowns]]]] and b.) [[spoiler:a superhumanly strong, MadeOfIron PapaWolf capable of taking out enormous monsters with his bare hands. And he's also John's half-brother via cloning. It's complicated.]]
13th Feb '16 2:16:01 PM eroock
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->''It was an elderly car, but well preserved. Not using Crowley's method, though, where dents were simply wished away; this car looked like it did, you knew instinctively, because its owner had spent every weekend for two decades doing all the things the manual said should be done every weekend. Before every journey he walked around it and checked the lights and counted the wheels. Serious-minded men who smoked pipes and wore mustaches had written serious instructions saying that this should be done, and so he did it, because he was a serious-minded man who smoked a pipe and wore a mustache and did not take such injunctions lightly, because if you did, where would you be? He had exactly the right amount of insurance. He drove three miles below the speed limit, or forty miles per hour, whichever was the lower. He wore a tie, even on Saturdays.\\\
Archimedes said that with a long enough lever and a solid enough place to stand, he could move the world. He could have stood on Mr. Young.''

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->''It ->''"It was an elderly car, but well preserved. Not using Crowley's method, though, where dents were simply wished away; this car looked like it did, you knew instinctively, because its owner had spent every weekend for two decades doing all the things the manual said should be done every weekend. Before every journey he walked around it and checked the lights and counted the wheels. Serious-minded men who smoked pipes and wore mustaches had written serious instructions saying that this should be done, and so he did it, because he was a serious-minded man who smoked a pipe and wore a mustache and did not take such injunctions lightly, because if you did, where would you be? He had exactly the right amount of insurance. He drove three miles below the speed limit, or forty miles per hour, whichever was the lower. He wore a tie, even on Saturdays.\\\
Archimedes said that with a long enough lever and a solid enough place to stand, he could move the world. He could have stood on Mr. Young.''"''
4th Feb '16 1:49:28 PM EricaB
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* ''Webcomic/RedMeat'': [[http://www.redmeat.com/max-cannon/MeatLocker?topic=2131683 Ted Johnson]] looks like one of these, with this slicked hair and pipe, but is yet another subversion. He's as much of a perverse CloudCuckoolander as any other character in that strip.
20th Jan '16 6:41:18 PM henry42
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When played straight, the Standard '50s Father's primary function is to offer object lessons and moral instructions to the various members of his family. When PlayedForLaughs, he's the butt of jokes and the perfect example of dorkishness. When played DarkerAndEdgier, he's often the male version of a StepfordSmiler, hiding his neuroses, insecurities, and other issues behind the fatherly facade. Note that [[ForgottenTrope he is rarely played straight anymore]], although the zeal with which writers try to subvert and avert this trope carries its own UnfortunateImplications that audiences simply won't accept a husband or father who's anything other than [[BumblingDad stupid]] and/or [[DomesticAbuser violent]].

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When played straight, the Standard '50s Father's primary function is to offer object lessons and moral instructions to the various members of his family. When PlayedForLaughs, he's the butt of jokes and the perfect example of dorkishness. When played DarkerAndEdgier, he's often the male version of a StepfordSmiler, hiding his neuroses, insecurities, and other issues behind the fatherly facade. Note that [[ForgottenTrope [[DeadHorseTrope he is rarely played straight anymore]], although the zeal with which writers try to subvert and avert this trope carries its own UnfortunateImplications that audiences simply won't accept a husband or father who's anything other than [[BumblingDad stupid]] and/or [[DomesticAbuser violent]].
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