Dad: superhero or goof?
If you relied on pop culture for an accurate portrayal of fathers, you would get one of two pictures: all-knowing, patient sage (Ward Cleaver, Pa Cartwright) or bumbling idiot (Dick Van Dyke, Home Simpson).
The pictures have changed over the years, but that black-and-white vision continues in movies and television even to this day.
Geoff Pevere is Airplay's culture watcher, and a father.
Click on the link below to hear Geoff speak with Dave about the role dads have played in popular culture.