A company’s ad shows the Dad as “awesome”?

Last week, Long John Silver’s had a great ad which affectionately showed a Catholic parish’s fish fry.

This week, the impossible happened: A corporation aired a two-minute online ad which showed the Dad as awesome.

The actor says: “My name is…”

“D-A-D!!” screams one of his kids looking for him.

“…and proud of it. And all Dads should be!”

Almost always, fathers are shown as distant, indifferent, until they’re yelling in anger. But this commercial’s father is a regular member of the family who knows and loves his children.

There’s a reason this ad, made for General Mills in Canada, has received over 300,000 views.

Hey, maybe if we want men to be better fathers, we could replace a lot of the dad-bashing with portrayals like this one.

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35 thoughts on “A company’s ad shows the Dad as “awesome”?

  1. Cissey says:

    Well if one dad is awesome. Two is obviously better.

    General Mills was also boycotting for airing a commercial featuring a biracial family.

    It’s unfortunate how many people are so quick to ignore an ad based on thier opinions regarding “underlying” messages and agendas.

    I LOVE this commercial.

    1. The Farnsworth says:

      I have a problem with the interracial ad because there is no quid pro quo in advertising. It’s ALWAYS a black man with a white woman. It’s a programming strategy thats been active since the late 60′s.

      As for this ad, great. White males are very seldom show to be normal everyday people. White males are show to be buffoons, idiots and fools, subservient to females, while black men are show to be smart, attractive and never the “jester” to be made fun of like white males are.

    2. cathyf says:

      The “boycott because of the biracial commercial” story was completely invented by left-wing racists projecting their bigotry on conservatives.

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