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Here are the eight worst TV dads

Here are the eight worst TV dads. Ward Cleaver, they ain’t. And even though one of them is Ozzy, you won’t confuse their families with the Nelsons. Yet these bad TV dads are still worth celebrating for Father’s Day

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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.