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Here are the eight worst TV dads

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James Gandolfini, ”The Sopranos” A better Godfather than a father, Tony Soprano too often tries to use the same strong-arm tactics he employs with ”The Family” on his family. Witness the way he whacked daughter Meadow’s not-so-wiseguy boyfriend, Jackie Aprile Jr. And his bullying of son A.J. backfired, since the brat got busted for bad behavior. Our one-word review of Tony’s parenting strategy: Fuhgeddaboudit.