Heartwarming / Parenthood

1989 film

  • Gil laughing after his youngest son trashes a school play, showing he can take joy in the roller coaster of life.
  • Tod, bonding with Garry and showing signs of being a positive parental substitute for Garry's worthless Disappeared Dad.
    • Highlighted by Tod's speech about parenting:
    You know, Mrs. Buckman, you need a license to buy a dog, to drive a car. Hell, you even need a license to catch a fish. But they'll let any butt-reaming asshole be a father.
  • Paired with Tearjerker, Frank's achingly simple, yet bizarrely gentle version of Brutal Honesty in his conversation with grandson Cool:
    Cool: My dad's going away.
    Frank: Yes.
    Cool: He's leaving right away.
    Frank: Yes
    Cool: Is he ever coming back?
    Frank: No.(beat) Would you like to stay here with us?
    (Cool nods)
    Frank: Okay, then.
  • The ending. Admit it, you teared up.

2010 TV Series

  • Zeek's "I did not give you permission to mess with my dreams" speech in the season 2 finale.
  • Towards the end of season 3 when Sarah trusts Amber to figure out her own problems when she and her boss have romantic feelings for each other. Also a show of Character Development on her part.


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