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Rachel Brosnahan, who plays the titular Miriam "Midge" Maisel in Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, responded to criticism of her character's parenting style on Twitter. Mrs. Maisel's children play a very small role in the story of season two, but some still questioned Midge's parenting skills.


One person wondered whether there was any point in the children having been introduced at all.



Some echoed the concerns, while others vehemently disagreed.



Brosnahan chimed in with her perspective of the character and her relationship with her kids, as well as how odd it is that people are so focused on this one aspect of Midge's life.



Several people pointed out that Midge likely has 2 kids because, as a married woman in the 50s, it would have been expected for her to have children.




Several people, like Brosnahan's costar Alex Borstein, responded to the discussion of Midge's being "likable" or not, and how "likability" is a metric only female characters seem to be judged on.







Others pointed out that a fairly hands-off parenting style was typical for the late 1950s.





Many couldn't help but notice the double standard as well. Driven, work-focused male characters who have children aren't called bad fathers simply because the show doesn't depict them with their children.





The point was also made that just because the kids don't feature heavily on-screen, that doesn't mean she spends no time with them off-screen. There's only so much time for the writers to work with and they need to convey the story during that time.





The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is largely the story of Midge's journey to self-discovery and fulfilling her dreams. She is as flawed as any human, and is bound to make mistakes, but the heart of the story is the journey itself.

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Dad jokes can feel like the unloved step-sibling of the comical world. "Why would we laugh at something so obvious and stupid?"

Becuase it's hilarious, that's why. Just check out the following entries below and see for yourself.

Reddit user, u/GrotiusandPufendorf, wanted to know what the funniest jokes on the planet are when they asked:

What is your favorite dad joke?

A Murder Of Cows?

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Dad: Look at that flock of cows over there.

Kids: A HERD of cows.

Dad: Of course I heard of cows, there is a flock of them right over there.

Note: pulled that joke successfully a few times, and my kids even did it to their summer camp instructor.

ManOfLaBook

We Should Probably Leaf

At the park with my girls: "Dad, can we go play?"

Me: "sure, just stay away from those trees over there"

Girls: " umm...ok, why?"

Me: " I don't know...they look a little shady to me."

Good for producing eye rolls

Fleurdelis502

What Better Way To Carry It Home

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"Would you like the milk in the bag?"

Dad: "No thanks, you can keep it in the carton."

Captain-Yesh

Scrambled Or Over-Easy?

Dad at breakfast: I'll have bacon and eggs, please

Waiter: How do you like your eggs?

Dad: I don't know, I haven't gotten them yet!

roman12325

Feeling The Humor

Dad: "Nice shirt, is that felt?"

Not Dad: "No."

Dad: Reaches over and touches sleeve "It is now!"

Cheese_Pancakes

That Joke Killed!

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Why do graveyards have gates?

Because people are dying to get in.

My Dad always told it passing a graveyard.

Vlaed

Lean Back. Lean Back.

"I love my furniture. My recliner and I go way back."

akaShadezz11

Stating The Obvious, But Still Hilarious

I had a terrible day yesterday. As I was walking home, a man in a wheelchair stole my camouflage jacket!

As he was wheeling away, I shouted after him, "you can hide but you can't run!"

Jantra

Give It A Second...

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A magician was walking down the street.

Then, he turned into a grocery store.

aworldwithoutshrimp

Car Humor. That's All.

Dad putting car in reverse

Dad: Ahh, this takes me back

Hkatsupreme

That's Always The Point

Not a joke in the traditional sense but, when I'm at a restaurant and the waitress says "Do you wanna box for that?" I always reply with "No, but I'll wrestle you for it."

No one ever gets it but it makes me laugh. And that's the point, right?

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And the King of Them All...?

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I tell dad jokes.

Sometimes he laughs.

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Believing in dub stuff as a kid is par for the course. When we're children, we're just tinier humans with less life experience, right? But let's be real- some of the dumb things we believed were actually really, really dumb.

u/ThePolishPA asked: What's the dumbest thing you believed as a child?

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