Today, 07:26 PM
You went from the benevolent and wise father figure of say Father knows Best or Leave it to Beaver.
Then to the addlepated bigotry of Archie Bunker. (But still hysterically funny, as is most ethnic humor and stereotypes, since, as is the case with all good humor or commentary, it is rooted in a grain of truth.)
Then to whining, weak foolishness of say Everybody Loves Raymond or the bumbling incompetency of Home Improvement.
To now, mostly gone, the male lead in most sit coms that I have seen are either underdeveloped manboys or f ags.