Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Who is the New Mr. C?
Two things happened in the past 10 years or so: TV fragmented and family sitcoms largely disappeared. We have so many more channels and programs that no one show will be nearly as influential as the Brady Bunch, Happy Days or Roseanne were. Plus the popular comedies are relationship shows (Friends, How I Met Your Mother) or workplace comedies (The Office, 30 Rock), not family sitcoms. Perhaps we will have more in the Teens with Modern Family and its imitators. Of course, which father is most likely to be an icon in Modern Family? Probably Cam! Wouldn't that be something--a gay man as the iconic father!
So, I ask the readers, who is your favorite TV father of the Aughts?