In anticipation of Father’s Day, Tiny and I discuss our favorite TV show dads. We break down the “TV dad” archetype into three subcategories: The Idiots, The Breadwinners, and The Wholesome Dads. For Potpourri, I share my thoughts on the premiere of Netflix’s Sense8 and declare my love for Star Trek. Also, Tiny talks about John Oliver’s coverage of FIFA on Last Week Tonight.

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Show Start - 0:32 The Stand to have Showtime Miniseries - 1:22

TV Dads - 3:27


The Idiot Dads - 6:24

Homer Simpson (The Simpsons) - 8:12

Phil Dunphy (Modern Family) - 12:37

Tim Taylor (Home Improvement) - 15:40

Peter Griffin (Family Guy) - 20:54


The Disciplinarian Breadwinners - 24:50

Tony Soprano (The Sopranos) - 26:15

Coach Eric Taylor (Friday Night Lights) - 30:00

Agent Phil Coulson (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) - 35:27

Michael Bluth (Arrested Development) - 39:35


The Wholesome Dads - 42:34

Jay Pritchett (Modern Family) - 44:25

Andy Griffith (The Andy Griffith Show) - 48:19

Cliff Huxtable (The Cosby Show) - 50:16

Danny Tanner (Full House) - 52:25


What Type of Dad Will We Be? - 56:56


OV Potpourri - 58:32


Matt on Netflix’s Sense8 - 58:55

Tiny on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - 1:03:54

Matt LOVES Star Trek - 1:09:14


Stinger - 1:19:05

Pre-Recorded Outro - 1:19:31

Show Notes


Indy PopCon - Get your tickets to PopCon and come talk to us!

The Stand Miniseries News - The Stand is being developed as a Showtime miniseries that will lead to a feature film. I’m on board because Josh Boone loves King.

Arrested Development Season 5 Coming to Netflix

The Mayberry Café in Danville, Indiana - If you’re in the Indianapolis area, check out the Mayberry Café in Danville. I haven’t been there since I was a kid, but I have fond memories.

Bill Cosby Rape Allegations

Everywhere You Look Podcast - Very funny episode-by-episode podcast dissecting Full House.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: FIFA -Here’s the YouTube link of John Oliver’s recent teardown of FIFA that Tiny mentioned.

OV86 – TV Dialogue, Saving Christmas, I Am Santa Claus, and Kramer vs. Kramer - Mike’s impassioned endorsement of Parenthood can be heard at the 45:24 mark.


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The Secular Perspective - Check out Tiny’s side project podcast that explores the concepts of faith, religion and existence from the perspective of secular hosts.

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