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13th Jul '17 8:14:00 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* Played for all the horror possible in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', where the Joker sets himself up as a mockery of one (complete with pipe) to herald... [[WouldHurtAChild Well...]]
13th Jun '17 8:30:34 PM nombretomado
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* The father in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfUkQy8lz6Q this]] YoutubePoop is TheFifties incarnate, despite what his mangled lines.

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* The father in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfUkQy8lz6Q this]] YoutubePoop WebAnimation/YouTubePoop is TheFifties incarnate, despite what his mangled lines.
5th Jun '17 2:20:25 PM MagBas
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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 [[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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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 [[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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25th Feb '17 1:13:52 PM nombretomado
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* BradPitt is surprisingly effective as one of these in ''Film/TheTreeOfLife'', with strong elements of DadTheVeteran and ToughLove as well: he demands respect and strict decorum from his sons at all times and believes his sweet-natured wife to be "naive."

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* BradPitt Creator/BradPitt is surprisingly effective as one of these in ''Film/TheTreeOfLife'', with strong elements of DadTheVeteran and ToughLove as well: he demands respect and strict decorum from his sons at all times and believes his sweet-natured wife to be "naive."
1st Jan '17 5:39:36 PM Terran117
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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 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 to have a baby (and her later 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).
hysterics). If RedScare is in effect, he'll go berserk at the thought of someone close to him being a communist.
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.
** Oh,
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.
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