Upsetting
Thursday, October 23, 2003
 
The Eighties marked a return to Single Dad TV shows' focus on the relationship between Dads and their kids in the home environment. Careers of the Single Dad took the back seat in story development.

Novel mixes of "tag-team Dads" appeared, slightly altering the definition of the Single Dad. Could you really identify someone as a "Single Dad" if they lived with another "Single Dad?"

Also, notice the downsizing of the TV Single Dad families - most of the families in the 80's shows had only one child. Quite a paring-back from the 60's troikas.
 
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