Thursday, September 27, 2012

#105 Classic Dad: Hank Hill

Henry Rutherford "Hank" Hill is about as traditional as a Dad can get. Hailing from Arlen, TX Hank spends his time either at Strickland Propane where he sells propane and propane accessories or drinking Alamo beer with his friends in his driveway. Like any true Texan, his hero and idol is Tom Landry and his favorite musician is Willy Nelson. He seems like any normal, reserved, conservative Dad. And that is what makes him great.

Hank, although often confused by his son Bobby's "odd" interests (baking, cheerleading, theater), often fakes interests to support him. Most of the time he has no idea what is going on with his son, but still supports it. He hates his son's music like any true Dad and believes a well manicured lawn is a measure of one's Manliness. He never lets a mechanic touch his truck, since he thinks he can repair it better (which is usually not true).

I list these things because Hank is not just a Dad, he is THE Dad. Everything he does is Dad to the core. From his naive approach to new fads like skinny jeans and dub step to his deep love for steak to his basic worship of football, everything he does is true Dad. I could tell a funny story about Hank or an insight into his life that molded his personality. But when I thought of Hank Hill for this post I only thought of one thing. How he is the true hardcore Dad. Nothing more, nothing less.

Congratulations Hank on joining the annals of Dad fame.

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