Was he the world’s greatest dad? Hell no. Was he handsome as fuck? Yes. And not that it’s ever great to have an emotionally repressed, mostly absent, low-key always-drunk, secretive, but charming-and-evocative-when-the-occasion-calls-for-it father, there is something to be said for cultivating independence and resilience in kids. Look how badass Sally turned out to be. Also, don’t you think that after he left New York, after meditation and California and the long hair that he presumably grew, Don came to his senses and established an emotionally solid relationship with his kids? Maybe.
Eliminated: First Round