Father's Day is this weekend, but while you're handing your dad that $25 gift card to Home Depot, don't forget that not everyone hit the genetic jackpot. Some fathers are just AWFUL. Here are some un-honorable mentions to help you appreciate your own Father in no particular order.  

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1. Homer Simpson

 TV's most famous dad but not exactly a role model. He may be good at heart but some of his favorite past times include drinking, laying on the couch, and strangling his son Bart whenever he gets out of line.  

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2 Al Bundy (Played by Ed O'Neill) on "Married with Children"

 Ed O'Neill was a very different kind of family man on "Married With Children" than he is now on "Modern Family." Al's cynical outlook on life is entertaining and cathartic as he says the things that most dad’s cannot.  

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 3.  Frank Gallagher on "Shameless"

 (William H. Macy) is a drunk, he scams the government, cares very little for his personal hygiene, and is the father of six kids, who he only makes life more difficult for. Highlights of Frank's escapades include convincing one of his son's he has cancer so he can try to make a quick buck out of the Make-a-Wish Foundation.  

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 4.  Jack Torrance (Played by Jack Nicholson) in "The Shining"

 Bad dad. Really bad dad. Crazy dad. Jack is so good in this, yet soooooo bad. Father Of the Year? Never.  

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5.  George Bluth Sr. (Played by Jeffrey Tambor) on "Arrested Development"

 At the head of TV's most dysfunctional family is George Bluth Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor). The self-absorbed, sleazy, business man's most lasting gift to his children, his failed invention "The Cornballer," which isn't good for anything expect giving the kids burns. 

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6.  Tywin Lannister (Played by Charles Dance) on "Game of Thrones"

 For a man who says that he does everything for the betterment of his family, he sure is awful to his kids. If you want a pat on the back don't go running to Tywin, he's more likely to belittle you. Although his undoing with that crossbow via Tyrian was a bit satisfying. 

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7.  Michael Corleone (Played by Al Pacino) in "The Godfather"

 A cinematic masterpiece. Michael Corleone was ruthless, yet he was a family man. Did he do it all for the family? Or just for himself? Would you like him as a dad? 

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 8.  Darth Vader (Played by James Earl Jones / David Prowse) in "Star Wars"

 In one of the greatest twists in film history, Darth Vader revealed himself to be Luke Skywalker's father. His first act of fatherly love: cutting his son's hand off. Thanks Dad!

 

  Happy Father's Day!

All My Best,

The JimShow