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Happy Parents' Day: Vote for TV's Ultimate Worst Parents!

In honor of Sunday's Parents' Day and a great, but non-winning category from the SideReel Flunkies, we want to know who you think qualify as the worst parents on TV!

From the neglectful and self-obsessed parents of Family Guy, The Simpsons, or Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill to those who raise some just plain awful children like on The Secret Life of The American Teenager... or to the seriously manipulative and evil parents on shows like Heroes, who do you think make for some of the worst TV parents?

In the comments below, nominate the parents you love to hate or love for being so utterly ridiculous (since thank goodness it isn't real life)! The top 10 parents nominated will go on to a round of voting to determine the worst parent(s) on TV. If you want to see your favs or most hated take the win, feel free to comment noting parents already nominated, plus add any others you'd like to the list.

Go forth and bash some parents!!


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Jul 27, 2009 7:42PM EDT

Leonard's parents- The Big Bang TheoryGeorge Sr. and Lucille Bluth- Arrested DevelopmentHoltz- Angel

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Jul 27, 2009 8:20PM EDT

Is it scripted shows only or anything goes?
Nancy Botwin - Weeds
Tough call. Pretty much any parent that goes on one of these is bad but I'd say John and Kate+8 right now since there the ones who are famous right now.

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Jul 27, 2009 8:22PM EDT

Homer simpson-the simpsonsPeter Griffin-family guy

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Jul 27, 2009 8:39PM EDT

Lois and Peter from Family GuyAngela and Arthur Petrelli from HeroesBob and Midge Pinciotti of That 70's Show

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Jul 27, 2009 9:19PM EDT

family - guy peter & lois griffinsimpsons - homer simpson and marge simpsonweeds- nancy botwin esteban reyesarrested development - george sr and lucillelost - christopher sheppard,claire sheppard,lockes parentsburn notice - micheals dadfriday night lights -jd mccoy parents,tim riggins parents,tyras parents,matt saracens parents,chuck- steve bartowski and mrs bartowskichuck - jack burtonamerican dad - stan smith and fran smithheroes - the shows writers producers for destroying their babysouthpark - cartmans mumscrubs - elliots parents

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Jul 27, 2009 9:28PM EDT

Phillip Bauer - 24 (killed one son... tried to kill his other son.. and his nephew..)
Ted Mosby - How I Met Your Mother (as much as I love the show.. if my Dad sat me down to tell me all about how many times he slept with my "Aunt Robin".. and took over four years to tell me all about it... well.. that would just be my idea of cruel and unusual punishment)

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Jul 27, 2009 9:41PM EDT

-House: House's father-have to agree with farghes on Ted Mosby, there's just something perverse about recounting your sexual escapades with your children-alias: arvin sloane-true blood: lettie mae thornton-grey's anatomy: meredith's mom

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Jul 27, 2009 9:41PM EDT

dan scott - one tree hilldeb - one tree hill (she means well but she is kind of a slut and sleeps with her sons friend)victoria davis- one tree hill

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Jul 27, 2009 11:41PM EDT

George Sr. and Lucille Bluth - Arrested DevelopmentEllis Grey - Grey's AnatomyJohn House - House M.D.

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Jul 28, 2009 12:00AM EDT

Nancy BotwinHomer Simpson

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Jul 28, 2009 12:30AM EDT

The Mannings (Meg's parents)- Veronica MarsRoman Grant- Big Love

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Jul 28, 2009 1:24AM EDT

Lionel Luther - SmallvilleTed Mosby - How I Met Your MotherJanet and Tommy Gavin - Rescue MeFrank Reynolds - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Jul 28, 2009 5:52AM EDT

Lionel Luther, SmallvilleNancy Botwin, WeedsJohn & Kate, + 8 (those poor, poor children)Roman Grant, Big LoveEllis Grey, Grey's AnatomyThe Petrellis, HeroesAnthony Cooper (Locke's dad), Heroes

Jul 28, 2009 7:28AM EDT

Lost- Lock's dadGrey's Anatomy - Ellis Grey and Thatcher GreyDesperate housewives- Stellla, Linnetes mother- Nora
There is a lot of other I cant really recal right now

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Jul 28, 2009 8:43AM EDT

Dan and Deb Scott - One Tree Hill
He killed his brother and is always trying to minipulate Nathan and she is an ex-druggie who sleeps with her sons best friend oh and she tried to kill her husband. Not great role models.

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Jul 28, 2009 10:32AM EDT

Big Love - Roman, Alby, Nicolette...Grey's anatomy - Merideth's momWeeds - Nancy Botwin, CeciliaCalifornication - Hank MoodyDexter - DexterUnited States of Tara - all of 'em
Just my take...

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Jul 28, 2009 12:24PM EDT

Ted & "The Mother" - How I Met Your MotherDr. Perry Cox & Jordan Sullivan - ScrubsCelia & Dean - WeedsEach and every single one of the Petrellis (minus Peter) - HeroesAgnes Skinner - The Simpsons

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Jul 28, 2009 2:41PM EDT

ellis grey
victoria davis
nora (desperate housewives)
dan scott
bart bass

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Jul 28, 2009 5:18PM EDT

Roman Grant for sure!

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Jul 28, 2009 5:25PM EDT

Lionel Luthor - SmallvilleJonathan Kent - SmallvilleBart Bass - Gossip GirlTed Mosby - HIMYMUther Pendragon - Merlin

Jul 28, 2009 6:39PM EDT

Leonard's parents - the big bang theory.Ted Mosby - HIMYM.Christina Scofield - prison break.Dr. Cox - scrubs.Sylar's father - heroes.Arthur Petrelli - heroes.Angela petrelli - heroes.
I have to disagree with all those who wrote Lionel Luthor and\or Jonathan Kent, Lionel was a good father & Lex understood him wrong, he was only triyng to raise him so he would be a good and succeful man. Jonathan on the other hand, goes without saying, is just a good father.
Also, even if you think Lionel is a bad father, then Syler's father and the Petrelli pair are exactly the same but worst.

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Jul 28, 2009 8:24PM EDT

Heroes - Angela and Arthur PetrelliThe Simpsons - homer simpsonAlias - Arvin SloaneVeronica Mars - The Mannings and Logan's fatherSons of Anarchy - Jax' mom & Step FatherFriends - Chandler's mom and...uhh mom?Greek - Evan's parentsKing of the Hill - Hank's dadPSYCH - Gus' ParentsReaper - Sam's Dad (sold soul)70's Show - Hyde's parents

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Jul 28, 2009 10:39PM EDT

One Tree Hill-Dan Scott (enough said)
Arrested Development- Lindsay and Tobias (they are the worst [and most hilarious] parents in the world)
Alias- Arvin Sloane (he basically killed his daughter)
Veronica Mars-Logan's Dad (I forgot his name, but he had sex with his son's girlfriend than killed her and beat Logan, thats father of the year right there)
Lost- Locke's father (what a douche, took the man's kidney and then tried to kill him and did paralyze him, asshole)
Grey's Anatomy-Ellis Grey (she was just plain mean, and totally ignored her kid)

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Jul 29, 2009 2:02AM EDT

Frank ReynoldsTobias FunkeArthur Petrelli

Jul 29, 2009 2:19AM EDT

Dexter Morgan's parents (Dexter)John Locke's Father (Lost)
Please leave Ms. Botwin alone everybody! She's trying her best.

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Jul 29, 2009 3:44AM EDT

Nancy Botwin and Celia - WeedsMichael's Dad- Burn NoticeTara's mom - True BloodJohn and Kate - John and Kate plus 8Ted, HIMYM ( why does he tell his children about his sex life but not drug use and certain swear words?)Dexter's parents - dexter

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Jul 29, 2009 4:29AM EDT

dan scott = one tree hillbart bass- gossip girl

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Jul 29, 2009 4:59AM EDT

Lost - john Locks ParentsPrison Break - Christina ScofieldSeinfeld - Costanza parents (i think they're funny as hell.. but sucky parents)

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Jul 29, 2009 6:42AM EDT

The Parents From ReaperLike they sold there sons soul to the devilyou cant get much worse

Jul 29, 2009 7:04AM EDT

Nancy botwin definitely, its unbelievable what a wreck she is, doesnt stop to destroy everyone and everything around her...

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Jul 29, 2009 7:23AM EDT

family guy - peter griffingossip girl - bart bassone tree hill - dan scottprison break - christina schoefieldheroes - angela petrelli

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Jul 29, 2009 10:18AM EDT

tiaras and toddlers. oh wait, they're really parents.

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Jul 29, 2009 11:07AM EDT

Julie Cooper - The OCVeronica Townsend - The OCThe Captain - Gossip GirlLily Van Der Woodsen - Gossip GirlMichelle's mother - Skins

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Jul 29, 2009 12:35PM EDT

peg and al from married with children of course!

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Jul 29, 2009 12:45PM EDT

Bart Bass- Gossip Girl.Dan Scott- One Tree Hill.Deb Scott- One Tree Hill.

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Jul 29, 2009 1:31PM EDT

Dexter - Harry Morgan (I'd say anyone who trains and teaches their child to kill human beings is a pretty shitty parent, no matter how good his intentions.)
Dirty Sexy Money - Tish Darling (Having an affair with your children's uncle and then not telling the lovechild therein produced who is real father is... mother of the year, for sure.)
Grey's Anatomy - Ellis and Thatcher Grey (We all know why and how these two suck so incredibly much. Abusive, absent, selfish mother, and a father who abandons you and then blames the death of his wife on you. Congratulations on making it past the age of fifteen, M.G.)
Grey's Anatomy - Alex Karev's parents (We have never seen them, but from what we've been told, Alex's mom was a looney-tune drunk whom he had to take care of and clean up on a constant basis, and his father would beat the pair of them.)
Nurse Jackie - Jackie Peyton (From what we have seen, she's a decent mother to her children, but having an affair on the father of your children still shows some pretty shitty moral fibre.)
Weeds - Nancy Botwin (You couldn't just get a job as a receptionist or something aggressively average, instead of putting your entire family in danger? Thanks, mom.)

Jul 29, 2009 1:40PM EDT

Everyone missed one! Octo-mom. She just signed a contract for a show.

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Jul 29, 2009 2:31PM EDT

Lost- Locke's ParentsRoswell- Michael's foster dadThe OC- Marissa's momVeronica Mars- Logan's dadHeroes- Arthur and Sylar's Dad

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Jul 29, 2009 4:07PM EDT

Lindsay FunkeNancy Botwin

Jul 29, 2009 5:58PM EDT

Peg and Al Bundy from Married With Children of course.. Duhhh!

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Jul 29, 2009 7:28PM EDT

lois and peter griffin from family guy. the way they treat megan....

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Jul 29, 2009 8:03PM EDT

Arthur and Angela Petrello on Heroes, of course
Holtz, for sure, from Angel
As well as (and this is my number one nominee) Locke's dad on LOST. He's absotively the number one worst parent on TV, ever.

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Jul 29, 2009 8:47PM EDT

nancy botwin for sure, and we'll go peter griffin. (way more worse than homer. he stuck stewie to his nipple to breastfeed)

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Sep 3, 2009 4:18PM EDT

one tree hill- dan scott

Nov 5, 2009 2:03PM EST

simpsons homer and marge

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