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Old 09-17-2017, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default Would you rather have Archie or Mike for a father?

I'd rather have Archie hands down. Archie had his faults, but he was a good father in many respects. He worked hard and provided for his family. He loved Gloria, and they had a special relationship. He seemed to be an involved father when she was growing up: feeding her, changing her, walking her to school, etc. Archie had his ignorant ways, but he wasn't evil or mean-spirited. There's no way he would have ever condoned a black family being brutalized or hurt. He was harmless. When it came right down to it, he always ended up doing the right thing.

Mike wasn't a bad guy either. However, he wasn't the family man that Archie was. Once Mike got through college bumming off of Archie and Gloria's money, then he basically became selfish. It was all about him. He talked down to Gloria, Archie, and Edith because they didn't have his level of education. He seemed to forget that those three helped him get the education. He wasn't very involved in Joey's raising, nothing like Archie was with Gloria. Then he ends up totally abandoning his family to go live in a commune.
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Neither one is truly endearing, but if I must pick it'd be Archie.

At least Archie is real, not a smug phony like Michael. And when someone is right out there, you can still find a way to deal with them.
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If either one of those punks were my father I'd disown them!
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Neither one is truly endearing, but if I must pick it'd be Archie.

At least Archie is real, not a smug phony like Michael. And when someone is right out there, you can still find a way to deal with them.
Yes. I echo this. Mike was phony...at least Archie was real.
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Archie, my dad was kind of a cross between Archie Bunker & Sgt. Carter from Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. so I'd feel right at home with Archie.
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As obnoxious as Mike can sometimes be, at least he is smart. Archie is an idiot. So my vote would go to Mike.
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