What to Expect the Second Time You're Expecting Comedian Jim Gaffigan was once asked what having a fifth child was like. He said it was like you’re barely treading water, and you’re tired, and you’re not sure you can make it … and then someone throws you a baby.
If there’s one thing we’re big on here at The Bad Dad’s Club it’s bad dadness. But if there’s TWO things we’re into then the first would still be bad dadness, and the second would be awesome movies and TV shows. Which means what we are REALLY REALLY into is when the badness of dadhood intersects with the awesomeness of our favorite show or film, leading to the obvious question: “who are some of the baddest dads ever to grace a screen?”
This is the first ever edition of “The Bad Dad Mailbag,” where I - a bad dad - answer real questions from other bad dads. Before we jump into today’s mailbag (figuratively, unless you have a mailbag, at which point who am I to tell you what to do with your Constitutional right to bag as you see fit?)
To do this I’ll rate each show on three criteria: 1) Will I enjoy this show and if not, can I easily ignore it? 2) Will my child be a better or worse person from watching it? 3) When you break down this show is it actually super creepy? Today I’ll be reviewing the showDaniel Tiger-the hyper-emotional kid who doesn’t seem to realize he’s an apex predator.
Will you enjoy it? I mean it’s not too bad, for sure. It’s gotMad Eye Moody in it, so that’s fun. I’d say it’s better than The Emoji Movie, but that movie turned Captain Picard into a literal turd so that’s a low bar. The problem is, like the OG Paddington film, it moves pretty slow. The whole concept of the Paddington movies is that he’s a lovable bear in a lovable world where people are general lovable and love wins, but that also means the movie isn’t zipping along from action scene to action scene.
You’re probably even doing a good job! Like, is your kid alive? Will he/she more than likely STILL be alive in 24 hours? Does your child seem to have a general sense of being loved? Yes? DUDE, you are CRUSHING this!