The Uncommon Man

August 05, 2005

Reality TV Meets Stay-At-Home Fathers

I should have seen this coming - a reality TV series called Meet Mister Mom. The idea is to feature a family each week in which the father is suddenly plunked down in the "house-husband" role (Ooo, shocking!). The interesting thing about this is the timing of the show's premiere with all of the internet/blog buzz about stay-at-home-dads (now dubbed SAHD) which is also the focus of yesterday's posting on this site. It is fascinating how much the idea of a SAHD and the issues related to it cause such a controversy. There is the ongoing comment discussion at the site I referenced yesterday - Half-Changed World. There is the comment to yesterday's posting from someone in Nigeria (click on comments on August 4th's posting), and outspoken father's rights bullhorn Glenn Sacks' attempt to have "Meet Mister Mom" pulled from the airwaves by NBC (the link to his site should not, at all, be considered an endorsement).

Below is a review of "Meet Mister Mom".

Article: via Hollywood Reporter - Meet Mister Mom

Posted by Russell at August 5, 2005 10:11 AM


I don't know why some people seem to have such a big issue over the show "Meet Mister Mom". For once there seems to be a reality show that is just having a little fun without humiliating people! Does everyone have to check on everyone's life just to put out something to make some people smile? I'm a full time worker mom with kids and a husband who does a whole lot more than me in the home and even he has enjoyed just the smiles and laughter that these families on the show has brought him. It didn't bother him to see a man/father/husband who fumbled around a bit. There were some parts of the show that made even my hard working (in the home) husband laugh out loud.

Posted by: kat at August 10, 2005 01:51 AM

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