Masculinity In The George Lopez Show

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“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me” says legendary North Carolina State Coach, Jim Valvano (n.d). Fathers have shaped the framework of many successes in society: Beyoncé, Khloe Kardashian, Justin Timberlake—renowned celebrities who have all given sincere gratitude to those who knew them before the world ever gave them a thought, their fathers (Linshi, 2015). Though all know of the realistic father who works the nine to five with consistency, mows the lawn with precision, and provides for his family with care, the televised father portrays this image in a rather opposite light. While both George Lopez of The George Lopez Show (Borden, Helford, Lopez, etc., 2002) and real-life fathers receive harsh criticism and …show more content…

Similarly, both George Lopez and real fathers take critical backlash from their families. George Lopez grew up unaware of his father’s whereabouts, supposing that he was dead according to his mother’s word; therefore, every time Max, George’s son, mentions the void of his grandfather, George fabricates lies of him (Season two, Episode 1). He says, “He [George’s father] could handle any emergency,” and he says, “My dad loved the house to be filled with music.” Angie, George’s wife, criticizes George on this because Max might obtain the truth of the matter one day; thus, proving his

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