[[caption-width-right:254:"Angry Dad, you're fired."]]
->''"That's opinion, NOT NEWS!"''
-->-- '''Angry Dad''', after reading the newspaper's insulting headline about him

'''''Angry Dad''''' is a series of Internet cartoons based on the amateur comic of Springfield independent comic book artist [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]] debuting in the early 2000s. It became a landmark Internet sensation, at one point in 2002 becoming the Internet's number-one [[TheInternetIsForPorn non-pornographic]] website (according to hearsay). [[WriteWhoYouKnow Simpson's own father, Homer, provided the inspiration for the series]], and the comic book became a hit among his fellow students. From there, ''Angry Dad'' was developed into an Internet cartoon series (known as "Barttoons") that brought the character to life. Although its production site fell victim to the collapse of the dot-com bubble, the ''Angry Dad'' shorts remained a popular hit.

These cartoons highlight Angry Dad's daily life. In one particularly notable feature, he becomes infuriated with the local newspaper insulting him, resulting in his eyes exploding. Another portrays his workplace, a simulation of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, where Angry Dad unwittingly detonates the cooling towers. Even at the dinner table, Angry Dad finds that trying to get ketchup out of a glass bottle results in disaster.

The character briefly saw a resurgence in 2011 when Simpson produced an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-winning short film based on the ''Angry Dad'' cartoons. By then, Simpson described the web cartoon as "semi-autobiographical" because his father legally forced him to say "semi".

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Implied by the headline "YOU SUCK, ANGRY DAD"
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: In the ''Angry Dad'' short film, he grows to immense size after being told there's no free refills at a fast food joint. He then proceeds to rampage, and then punch a hole in Hoover Dam and drink the water behind it.
* BerserkButton: Just about everything seems to set Angry Dad off.
* BigRedButton: Which apparently causes the Power Plant's cooling towers to explode.
* BlownAcrossTheRoom: [[RuleOfFunny By a spraying bottle of ketchup, no less.]]
* BullyingADragon: The Ay Carumba Entertainment VanityPlate shows Bart Simpson vandalizing a growling Angry Dad's behind with spray paint.
* ButtMonkey: Angry Dad
* CompositeCharacter: Angry Dad himself; a spoof within his universe. Bart Simpson cites him as a composite of his own father and of his sisters' father.
* CrapsackWorld: The cartoons hint at this.
* CreatorCameo: Bart Simpson himself provides the voice of Mr. Burns in the power plant segment.
* EverythingMakesAMushroom: The cooling towers and Angry Dad's head in the work short.
* EyeScream: When he sees the newspaper proclaiming he sucks, Angry Dad's head inflates in anger. His eyes then pop.
** In a later short, Angry Dad walks along the sidewalk at night and gets stabbed in the eye by the crescent-shaped moon.
* TheFilmOfTheSeries: The UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-winning short film.
* HairTriggerTemper: Need we say more?
* IncrediblyLamePun: After Angry Dad punctures Hoover Dam and drinks from its water, he utters "Dam, that's good!"
* {{Jerkass}}: Angry Dad appears to be.
* JerkassHasAPoint: One does have to recognize the difference between opinions and news.
** While Angry Dads' boss is a caricature of Homer's MeanBoss Mr. Burns, if Angry Dad has blown up his power plants' cooling towers they should at least be fired.
* OhNoNotAgain: Angry Dad yelled this when he accidentally blew up the power plant's cooling towers.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The title character is only known as "Angry Dad", [[NoNameGiven if he even has a name]].
* PerpetualFrowner: Angry Dad
* ProtagonistTitle
* SilenceIsGolden: Not counting Angry Dad's roar, the ketchup and night-walking shorts are free of any dialogue.
* StylisticSuck: The animation matches Simpson's drawings, which are about as good as the average ten-year-old boy's. Nevertheless, it contributes to the humor of the series.
* TemptingFate:
-->'''Angry Dad:''' Oh, what a day! Maybe the headlines will cheer me up!
* TooDumbToLive: Angry Dad shows signs of this.
-->This job sure is easy. [[TemptingFate Now to press this]] [[BigRedButton button]]. {The cooling towers outside explode in a mushroom cloud.}
* WorstNewsJudgmentEver: Would a newspaper really devote its headline to insulting one normal (albeit angry) dad?
* YourHeadASplode: Angry Dad's response to being fired by Mr. Burns after blowing up the Power Plant.