Friday, July 3, 2009

Tommin' Dad

Should Ray Romano be taken to task as the "Uncle Tom" of fatherhood? The father of three boys and a girl played the doofus father in "Everybody Loves Raymond" and reprises the idea in his "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" in which he plays a doofus wooly mammoth expectant father.

It is true that critics are not being kind to this cartoon series in its third incarnation and so perhaps this will convince him to head off in a different direction, hopefully more like a real dad. And perhaps no judgment should be rendered until taking a look at his "Men of a Certain Age" dramady beginning in the fall, in which he plays a divorced dad of two still to come. So, maybe judgment should be reserved.

Or maybe we just don't need more doofus dads.

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