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"Louie" is on FX and online.
"Louie" is on FX and online.

Louis C.K.'s message to dads

There's only one sitcom that I truly like, and I'm not even certain "Louie" is a true sitcom. It's probably more of comedy-drama. Regardless, the show is great. It's honest, funny, crazy and real.  And, while I've never met Louis C.K. everything I read about and hear from him I seem to like.  I'm sure, too, that like many of us he's a great, yet crappy dad.  

I'm a pretty great dad, I think. But, I suck at times and make a ton of mistakes like we all do.  Thankfully, I learned from a loving dad and mom and -- of course -- have an awesome wife by my side.  

I don't, though, like the way many media fathers are portrayed. Lazy, fat, dumb.  That's the standard version of a dad should you only watch bad TV and movies. Thankfully, Louis C.K. and others ("Friday Night Lights" comes to mind) have helped position fatherhood in a different, real and more positive light.  

To this end, even though it's a few weeks past Father's Day, I had to share the below. It's good stuff and no matter how you see fatherhood, your father or the kids in your life you should share this and embrace the message.  



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