This weekend’s mindless television background radiation included a marathon of all three Indiana Jones movies (and there were only three, I tell you), including the excellent ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’, featuring the father-son team of Indy and his dad Henry, Sr. versus an array of jerks in search of the Holy Grail.  It’s the best of the outings, in my opinion, thanks to the interaction of Sean Connery and Harrison Ford whose ages, the innernets are ready to tell you, aren’t actually far enough apart for one to have fathered the other.  Whether they’re believable chronologically or not, they make a great family dynamic, leading to today’s generational query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) wonders if maybe tomorrow we need to talk mothers and daughters, asking: Who’s the best fictional father-son team in all of pop culture?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. I’ll go with Ogami itto & Daigoro from Lone Wolf & Cub. Batman & Damian Wayne got nothing on these guys when it comes to Swordsmanship and the boy is only 4 years old.

  2. I agree with Matthew on this one…it has to be Indy and his dad. That’s the best of the Indiana Jones movies by far (my opinion, but we all know I’m right) mainly because of their interactions. Their banter is brilliant, both what they say and the physical comedy too.

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