Television’s Best Dads Power Rankings

Earlier in the year, on Mother’s Day in fact, I compiled a list of the hottest television moms. Since today is Father’s Day I tried to make sure both sides were represented, but let’s be honest, there aren’t many good looking dads on television. Instead, casting directors forced my hand and made me write a blog about the best television dads. A lot of television dads are great for different reasons, so while some people might see certain guys as “bad dads”, I’ve tried to appreciate them for who they are. Life as a dad is about more than just making sure food is on the table and yelling at the referees from the sideline and I think this list provides a well rounded appreciation for dads of all shapes, sizes and mental capacities.  So without further ado…

lets get it on

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I’m Moving to Washington for the Bigfoot License Plate

homer simpson big – OLYMPIA, Wash. – Sasquatch may or may not be roaming through the woods of Washington state right now, but a bill is trying to make Bigfoot one of the state symbols. State Sen. Ann Rivers wants Bigfoot to be named our state cryptid, which is an animal that hasn’t been proven to exist. Whether you’re a believer or not, Washington has the highest number of Bigfoot sightings in the country, and Senator Rivers said passing the bill would be a way to recognize Sasquatch’s contributions to the state and preserve Bigfoot’s legacy. Rivers even announced new legislation Tuesday that would create a Sasquatch license plate.

Let me get started by putting it out there: I believe in Bigfoot; or at least some form of a Bigfoot. We’ve all seen the Simpsons episode where Homer is mistaken for Bigfoot when he and Bart get stranded in the woods. My line of thinking is somewhere between that and Harry from Harry and the Hendersons roaming the mountains of Washington. I’ve seen all the mountain people shows on TV, and they’re pretty damn close to being a different species themselves, so you’d be crazy to think there’s not another pack of people out there who have devolved that just don’t have HD cameras chasing them around the woods.

If this bill gets signed, it’s gonna be a hard sell to keep me in Ohio. Ohio doesn’t even have many Bigfoot sightings anymore, so the chance of us getting a Bigfoot vanity license plate is about as likely as Vontaze Burfict going a season without a personal foul penalty. I want that license plate, and I want it now. I may even consider buying  an apartment in Washington and registering my car there if I have to. I just hope the Ohio University Alumni Association can survive without my $35/year when I drop the OU plates for Bigfoot.


Random Simpsons Episode Review – Treehouse of Horror Special

With Halloween right around the corner, the candy has been flowing at the DB household.  While we snack on Snickers and Butterfingers, we’ve been using the FXNOW app to throw on some of the older Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror episodes.  They have a great playlist with all of the episodes readily available, which makes it easy to binge-watch while I binge-eat.

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Random Simpsons Episode Review – Vol. 3

For my third random Simpsons episode review, the FXNOW app has outdone itself.  It picked a classic episode for us to enjoy.  Grab your bathing suit, because we’re going swimming with the Simpsons this week.

But, before you read this review, check out my previous Random Episode Reviews:

Vol. 1

Vol. 2

Season 6 Episode 1 – Bart of Darkness

Original air date: September, 1994

Chalkboard gag: “Beans are neither fruit nor musical”

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Random Simpsons Episode Review – Vol. 2

As we continue down this trip along Evergreen Terrace, I hope you’ll join me in enjoying these episodes of The Simpsons on the FXNow app (or whichever streaming service you can find for them).  Here is my first episode review, which I assume you’ve read and watched along with.  Today’s episode comes from a great season which I consider to be classic:

Season 7, Episode 15: Bart the Fink

Original air date: February 1996

Basic Plot

Each member of the Simpsons inherits $100 from a dead relative.  With his inheritance, Bart opens up a checking account, and in an attempt to get Krusty the Clowns autograph, writes him a check.  Instead of signing the check, Krusty stamps it with a Cayman Islands bank account, which leads to an investigation by the FBI because he is “one of the biggest tax cheats in history.”

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Random Simpsons Episode Review – Vol. 1

Growing up, The Simpsons was must-watch TV for me and my brother (my mom didn’t want us watching it, so of course it became a priority).  Every weeknight, our local Fox affiliate (Fox 19, sup?) would play an episode after the 10 O’clock news.  We would set our VCR to record, and re-watch these episodes on loop.  Then, in the early 2000’s, it became a trend for TV series’ to be released on DVD.  HOLY SHIT was that a game changer.  I’d wear those DVD’s out, watching them every night as I fell asleep.  And now with streaming content, it’s easier than ever to watch your favorite episodes of the show.  I’ve been having a craving to go back and watch episodes of my favorite show from my childhood/teen/adult years, so that’s what I’ll be doing.

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