Podcast Minisode – Father’s Day
Hi, I’m Craig The Intern, and they make me transcribe these every week. Everything’s going great so far! They say it’s Father’s Day, but it should be called GreatSoFar-ther’s Day. Anyway, it’s a holiday we like and therefore also a minisode for everyone to like.
Fathers deserve co-billing with world oceans in June, right? We think so. Mack and Matt are not fathers, so they try to figure out what it means to be one. Everyone has one even if they don’t know it, usually.
Matt says his dad Irwin is his carbon copy, and he’s fine with that because he’s a handsome dude. They’re best friends who talk every day. They do not, however, text. Irwin apparently loves to read books and swear a lot and call things stupid.
Mack’s father has black hair, black eyes, and looks nothing like him. And Mack and his siblings never really had warm feelings towards him, but was always forced to give him a Father’s Day card. Now they haven’t spoken in 22 years. TV shows like Family Ties gave him the only sense of what a father was supposed to be, but it’s still a semi-foreign concept to him.
Are there supposed to be ceremonies for Father’s Day? I don’t think so, and Matt’s family generally didn’t do much ceremonial holiday stuff. The guys speculate why Mother’s Day is perceived very differently than Father’s Day. Then they admonish some rappers for being deadbeat dads, while acknowledging that bad fathers can be great role models of what not to do.
They end with a plug for Seth Green’s show Dads, and praise Martin Mull in it.
We might have to wait until next year to learn anything about Stewart P. Miller from Columbus, Ohio’s dad.
1:09-1:30 How to get foot-pregnant, starring Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
6:05-6:38 Matt describes his parent’s Instagram accounts
-The Foot Clan are a parody of the Hand, the bad-guy ninjas who fight heroes like Daredevil and Wolverine in Marvel comics…and Netflix TV shows.
-Here’s a Family Ties example of fatherhood, with bonus parents-versus technology humor:
-And here’s a look at Dads:
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