Red Forman is a goddamn hero. He fought for his country in Korea and worked hard to support his family at an auto parts factory that fired him, like a bunch of dumbasses. His all-American avocations include drinking beer, watching the Packers, skipping church, and mocking his son Eric for liking Star Wars, smoking weed, and being a general dumbass. And yet, he always seems to do the right thing, as when Eric’s best friend Hyde is abandoned by his parents and Red takes him in and treats him like a son. And despite a complete lack of modern wokeness, Red’s tough love methods — including endless iterations of foot in ass wordplay — are just him parenting the best way he can. What more could you ask of any dad?
Eliminated: Elite 8