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Goodbye to One of Television’s Great Dads, Andy Griffith
5 years ago

Goodbye to One of Television’s Great Dads, Andy Griffith

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We often don’t take the time on 8BitDad to talk about celebrity deaths, but we wanted to take a minute to think about Andy Griffith’s passing, and how it is especially relevant to us because of his most famous role: Andy Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show.

Griffith’s character of Andy Taylor was a widower, raising a son (Opie, played by Ron Howard) on his own. In a time when television was obsessed with westerns and variety shows, The Andy Griffith Show stood as a family program that offered down-home country values…and genuine, honest fatherhood.

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8BD Advisory Panel: Things You Should Buy Before the Baby Arrives
5 years ago

8BD Advisory Panel: Things You Should Buy Before the Baby Arrives

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So you’re going to be a father. Congrats! You’re about to enter the most awesome and most terrifying stage of your life! Starting today, your life is going to get complicated; there’s so much to think about, so many things to buy, and so many things you’re going to need to baby-proof.

But enough of that baby talk. You need some gear – that is, non-baby gear – to make fatherhood easier. And while we can tell you about the coolest crib sheets, best baby monitors, or the bottles that won’t give your kid gas, we’d rather have a man-to-man about all the things you haven’t yet considered

Want to know about all the gear us 8BitDads use to transform themselves into superheroes? Then read on.

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PQotW: What’s One of the TV Shows You Loved As a Kid?
6 years ago

PQotW: What’s One of the TV Shows You Loved As a Kid?

This week’s Podcast Question of the Week is about television:

What’s one of the TV shows you loved as a kid?

We like to ask really socially-aware questions that …
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England Gets Two Fatherhood Shows – Are They Fair to Dads?
6 years ago

England Gets Two Fatherhood Shows – Are They Fair to Dads?

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Jacqueline Wheeler of Radio Times reported from across the pond today about two television programs in England about fathers, and it left her wondering if they were fair portrayals of fatherhood.

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HBO’s “The Wire” Star Tray Chaney Raps About Fatherhood
6 years ago

HBO’s “The Wire” Star Tray Chaney Raps About Fatherhood

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If you were a fan of HBO’s “The Wire,” then you remember Tray Chaney, who played Poot Carr. Chaney’s on the screen again but for a better cause – fatherhood.

Lamar Tyler of the Huffington Post did a write-up of Chaney’s video (sauced at the end of this article) – which was appropriate, since Tyler directed it. The video stars Chaney with his own father and son – and has a really positive message about fatherhood in the black community. Chaney’s message: he’d rather die than be an absent father.

Check the video after the hop.

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Man Cave Daily’s “5 TV Dads It Would Be Fun to Get Drunk With”
6 years ago

Man Cave Daily’s “5 TV Dads It Would Be Fun to Get Drunk With”

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If you’re the drinkin’ type, check out Man Cave Daily’s list of “5 TV Dads It Would Be Fun to Get Drunk With.”

Modern Family‘s Jay Pritchett is on …
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Daughter Trolls Dad On TV During Saints Game
6 years ago

Daughter Trolls Dad On TV During Saints Game

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As if Monday night’s display wasn’t painful enough for Giants fans, this girl caught my eye with her big blue sign as she made it onto the tele during …
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Cinema Blend’s Kelly West: Is the ‘Who’s the Father’ Plot Line Played-Out?
6 years ago

Cinema Blend’s Kelly West: Is the ‘Who’s the Father’ Plot Line Played-Out?

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Kelly West, Managing Editor of Cinema Blend, wants to know if television has over-done the “who’s the father” plot lines. West is watching two current series on television with …
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