My Jack Handy Moments: Alan Thicke was a crappy Dad
So ABC tried to convince us for eight years that Alan Thicke (as Dr. Jason Seaver) was the greatest dad in the world. He and Joanna Kerns’ Maggie Malone raised the perfect family that dealt rationally with all the issues life faced them with.
But here’s the problem. Little Ben had a nervous breakdown halfway through the series’ run at 10 years old and later couldn’t cut it and dropped out of USC… Benji the dog could enroll and get through USC.
Carol was a nutcase on the show and was certifiable as the poster child for anorexia nervosa in real life. 500-calorie a day diets will do that.
And Mike… good old Mike went off the deep end and became a born again nutcase who’s mission in life is to link Darwin and Hitler and to fight atheism (and rational thought) anywhere he might find it.
So my conclusion is that Dr. Jason Seaver was… and you, Mr. Alan Thicke, are… a really crappy dad (and an even worse psychologist).