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5) Al Bundy (Ed O'Neill)
Does your dad sit around with his hand down his pants when he's not selling shoes? Aside from his alleged impotence with wife, Peg, just look at his kids, Bud and Kelly. Based off those two alone, it's clear Al was more into doing nothing that instilling the annoyingly painful life lessons that every kid should (probably) have.
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4) Hank Hill
KING OF THE HILL
His inability to support his son, Bobby, and his interests that aren't completely in line with the stereotypical male gender is aggravating and equally hilarious. His staunch conservative viewpoint made for the perfect way in which to make Bobby, who enjoys gardening and dancing, feel inadequate in basically every way. I'm foreseeing severe identity issues in his animated future.
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3) Peter Griffin
Can we potentially even count the ways in which the patriarch of the Griffin family is one of the worst fathers ever? He attempted to breast feed his infant bent on world domination, ruin the lives of his family on a weekly basis with his asinine and idiotic ways that (admittedly) make for great animated TV, oh, and his daughter is basically nothing more than the butt of a joke to him. Dad of the year, right here.
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2) Don Draper (Jon Hamm)
Well, first of all, is this guy even home? Talk about an absentee father. His multiple affairs and love for his job keep him in New York City more often than not - and it certainly doesn't help that he's a barely-functioning alcoholic who's also just plain mean.
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1) Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini)
Well, if this isn't self-evident, I don't know what to tell you. Aside from the fact that he's a jackass, he also subjected his children to the daily doings of MOBSTERS. Every kid should grow up in a household where bullet wounds and burying dead bodies are the norm, right? Right?
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Tyler is currently finishing his senior year of college in Chicago while working on the News Desk at BroadwayWorld. He has also worked in the public relations industry at Margie Korshak Inc., working on campaigns for Broadway In Chicago, including The Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots, Jersey Boys, and more.|
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