Since this topic seems to be neverending (not that I'm complaining~) I decided to share another gripe: stupid sitcom dads.
I've watched TV from many eras, so I've seen the saga unfold...In the 50's it was the other way around: you'd have the "straight man" dad dealing with his moronic wife's antics, and that was the comedy. Then, during the 60's, 70's, and 80's, things got better, and you'd actually see sitcom couples made up of two...competent individuals who actually acted like they loved each other! Great, right?
But of course, nothing is ever enough for the entertainment industry, and by the 90's and 00's we were at the other extreme: the "straight man" mom dealing with her moronic husband, a sexist trope that continues to this day.
I was really surprised when I found out that even a show like "Modern Family" has a stupid sitcom dad in it (although they also have a "stupid sitcom mom", so I guess they're covering all the bases). I don't watch many modern sitcoms for various reasons, but I think the only ones I've seen that do a good job of subverting the trope are The Middle (both parents have their flaws, but they're of normal intelligence and sanity) and I guess The Goldbergs (both parents are insane XD).
Anyway, I think it's time for the SSD to die. Like everyone says, "it's 2018"! We should be beyond portraying people of a certain sex in such a demoralizing way. Just because they're men doesn't mean "they deserve it" or that it's okay.
I don't mind having the husband (or the wife) as a comic relief character. There's nothing wrong with being a funny person. But that's different from being so stupid or so crazy that people are left wondering what you actually contribute to the relationship.