A look back at advertising's stupidest dads

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Apparently things finally quieted down long enough in Elkhart, Indiana, for MSNBC to turn its investigative gaze on another embattled community: America’s dads. “If there’s a dad in a commercial, he’s almost always a doofus with a smarter wife who smiles benevolently at him when he does something dumb,” reports Gael Fashingbauer Cooper in a column headlined “In ads, dads are always dumb jocks.” MSNBC specifically calls out that new Verizon spot with the sprinkles, though the new Dairy Queen ad above is probably more indicative.

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