I was in the car the other day and I heard a commercial on the radio where a child asks her Dad where gravy comes from. He goes on to tell this long story… something akin to “There’s a magical gravy river with waterfalls…” and so on and so forth. The kid says “Is that true Mom?” and the Mom says “Honey, don’t listen to your father, he’s an idiot.”
Fathers of the world, in case you didn’t know, you’re a complete bumbling idiot. I have no idea how you are able to breathe and walk at the same time.
Take a look at this commercial and tell me if you haven’t seen about 7,000 other ones just like it:
For some reason, Dad is doing something completely idiotic, and Mom comes in, rolls her eyes and fixes it.
Because according to modern TV… man is dumb, woman rules.
It’s the industry standard.
Man wants product, doesn’t understand stuff, …Wife pushes man out of way and gets it for him.
Wife asks husband for something, …Husband stupidly knocks over table with his own face and catches kitchen on fire, …wife rolls eyes and fixes it.
Even the KIDS are pushing Dad out of the way, have you seen the Plavix commercial where that teenager girl is schooling her Dad on a laptop about why he should be taking Plavix? Dad, you’re a moron, why would you NOT take Plavix, you imbecile!!
Why am I pointing this out? I’m not sure.
I guess because I noticed this serious trend occurring in the late 90’s where there was NO sitcom to be found where Dad wasn’t some tubby blue collar guy, falling all over himself, and his clearly “out of his league” wife, comes in and saves the day.
Now, it has leaked its way into T.V. and radio commercials. You idiot, mouth breathing, cromag! Can you stop drooling all over your football for just one second? Wife has work she has to do.
Is this the new, understood cultural paradigm shift?
“Oh, you big goof, why hijinx will you get into this week?”
Husbands are morons, wives are smart… hot, …and somehow find a way to cook dinner and have a heart of gold.
Fathers, I know it’s your day and all, but you’re a moron.
Modern Family, The Simpsons, Home Improvement, Everybody Loves Raymond, Family Guy, King of Queens, The Bernie Mac Show, Life According to Jim… Hot smart wife, idiot husband.
The Good Wife is a T.V. show who’s ENTIRE PREMISE is that her bastard husband cheated on her, and she’s cleaning up his mess.
Sure, over the years we had the All in the Familys, and Honeymooners, and Flintstones but they were the exception at the time. Now, if a husband can tie his shoes… THAT is the exception.
I’m not saying this trend is good or bad, as a matter of fact, I know a lot of you ladies are saying “Well, yeah, that’s real life.”
Is it though?
Or is it because men won’t fight back about this trend?
If the roles were reversed, would you feel differently? Just throwing it out there. What do you think Armchair Ladies? Is your man really an idiot? Let’s hear it.
I will say that every once in a while, there are some honorable exceptions: I think the relationship between husband and wife on Medium is great and well written. Parenthood is another up and comer.
What say you Armchair Mens and Wimmens? Guys, are you even smart enough to use a keyboard? Let’s hear from you! If not you can always get your wife to show you how to work the lightbox with the pretty internet pictures on it.