Sit on it, dad.
(submitted by Sarah)
LOL. That poor child.
It may be a shadow, but does the dad have a black eye?
“Don’t worry about re-scheduling, we’ll just have you in a 3/4 profile.”
The caption for this photo says it all – I reckon this is the best one out of all of them…The look on the girls face is priceless
what’s funny is that dad does look like an aged potsie from happy days.
one of the best shots on this site!!!
I think this is just sorta sad. I imagine that he was trying to do something different and unfortunately it just didn’t pan out. Well, it is different but in a bad way not a fun way. I hope they had a good laugh over this later in life.
I think dad gave himself a fake black eye so he could look more like an authentic greaser.
Daddy-O just doesn’t exude the “ehhhhhhhhhhh” cool that The Fonz did. Or maybe he was trying for Sha Na Na?
God her face is absolutely priceless!!!
“Dad! I don’t care if you bought me the largest ice cream they had. Stop calling me Joanie!”
I like how you can tell this was the dad’s idea
by how he went all out in costume,
but the girl only has that hair accessory and those silly
props (that probably came with the photography company) to fit into the theme.
“Sit on it” caption is the best. I’m having memories of little Joanie Cunningham.
Joanie was so funny before they turned her nice.
Looks like somebody’s flux capacitor had a little more than 1.21 jigowatts…
“…and as icing on the cake, I’ll just put this hula hoop riiight here. There! Now it’s perfect!”
At least the dad didn’t give the “two thumbs up” Fonzy pose while mouthing “Heeeey” – my guess is that the photographer wanted him to do so.
This is not a photographer’s set. Notice the tile floor. I’m thinking party at school that the parents got more excited about than the kids.
or at a mall – I hope so, maybe we’ll see more versions of this classic
Does anyone notice that dear ol’ Daddy has a nice shiner?
I think you mean “Daddy-o.”
There is a strange Alice in Wonderland scale weirdness going on here.
Giant dice. Oversized icecream (or very small Olympic Flame), giant record on the wall.
It’s an image of a decent into insanity…
Hey I didn’t notice that before, it does look like everything in the room is big enough to eat the little girl
“tiny girlfiend” LMAO!
So many adjectives here, this photo is a hit on all levels.
The quality of the props; cardboard cutouts; magnum sized ice cream cone, and the curiously out of place die. All cheesy beyond words.
The setting; “greaser” leaning on a jukebox, records on the wall, and the carefully placed hula-hoop. Utterly contrived.
Now as if that double header were not sufficient. we have the body postures of the two models. The girl could not look more humiliated and scornful without wearing actual ice cream in her hair. The man with his creepy, trying to look hip, facial expression; on an entirely separate emotional place form the girl. This, right here, is the definition of awkward.
The cheesy props and contrived setting does detract a bit from the natural awkwardness. However they do enhance the overall quality making this a superb example of glamour shot gone horribly awry.
I think we have this all wrong, I like the little girl is just mad it took giving her dad a black eye to get him to play along “come one dad, don’t make me give you a matching set”
Does the Dad have a black eye on his right side? Maybe he was in some sort of Westside Story brawl prior to taking the photo.
The poor girl has no idea what ANY of this is about. I hope as payment she makes him pose for a photo in HER thematic choice.
Gotta love his white socks
The caption is hilarious.
Agreed. I scrolled through looking for someone to mention that. I smiled at the photo, but laughed out loud when I read the caption.
Another example of an idea that seemed good before it was executed…
Let the Fifties go, Dad, let them gooooooooo……
She would look much happier if that ice cream cone were real… and if her dad wasn’t wearing a wallet chain
I would have looked way happier if that was real ice cream. Her expression of crashing disappoinment is completely understandable.
Sad on so many levels. The jukebox is even a cardboard cut out. The photographer should learn the concept of ‘masking angles’.
She looks thrilled
very creepy *_*
Joanie does not love Chachi…and since were giant dice and ice cream cones considered 50s?
Ha Ha.. I’m with you about the giant ice cream cone and dice. I was young in the 50′s but I remember them being regulation size!
Just like casserole dishes.
I’m speechless on this one.
sure it’s awkward if it’s her dad. Even more so if it’s not–
guess the mom made these two take this picture as a form of punishment…. i bet it was because hubby over here didnt buy a regulation size casserole dish..hmm
Good reference, Debbie! It could also be that he brought 15 pounds of cold, lumpy mashed potatoes–in the oversized blue dish.
The jukebox isn’t even real.
From the Hard Rock Cafe to the School of Hard Knocks in one snap of the shutter, Joanie prayed her dad would eventually forget about this picture.
This is wonderful.
I don’t think that juke box would play even if Fonzie there gave it a good thump.
If he gave it a thump it would calapse. Not cool. Just awkward.
AAAAAYYYYY! (the Fonz’s signature, NOT ‘hey’) Be kind to me in your future therapy sessions.
…just glancing at this photo one can really tell these are indeed, “The Happy Days”.
This father has jumped the proverbial shark of family photos and has entered into awkward-dom.
Is the jukebox a cardboard cut-out…?
What’s with the giant ice cream cone?
I love how every prop is made of cardboard. They need a cardboard poodle skirt and muscle car to complete the 50s look.
This isn’t really that bad–alot of the ‘awkward’ pictures aren’t really all that ‘awkward’. Some are but alot are cute.
Are you kidding me? The hunched shoulders? The almost apologetic grin?
The look of utter disdain? The JACKET? The white socks and loafers contrasted with her
Sketchers? The giagantic ice cream cone????? Awkward is as awkward does. I don’t even
think that makes sense but how do I make you understand that THIS IS UBER AWKWARD?
Yes. omg. yes.
the sad part is they weren’t even real sketchers. i got those from wal mart.
Thresholds for awkwardness vary from person to person (and family to family). My thesis is that the more family pictures you take, the the more it takes for a photo to really strike you as awkward since all family photos are awkward really, just to a greater or lesser extent.
Hurray for cut out jukeboxes!
Daddy Daughter dance gone bad.
gone very wrong!!!
Ok, now this one is a very cute idea. Execution not good, but I do like the 1950′s theme here.
It’s kind of sad that all the props suck so bad! Even the Wurlitzer Juke Box is Flat Cardboard! At the very least they could have used a “box” style to give it some dimension!
I get that it’s a prop- but why does the ice cream cone have to be gigantic?
In the 50s, radiation caused many daily items to become oversized. That vanilla cone later went on a rampage in downtown Des Moines.
There’s a basic physics lesson in the irradiated die, too. Its matter became thinner due to the expansion, causing it to be unstable for use in sitting. The father’s reacting to that fact here.
ian is right–i once saw a giant radiated spider and its friends take over an entire town!
That would also explain the giant die behind her father.
“Dad, this Michael J. Fox thing is just not cool any more.”
“Dad, this is the last musical I do with you!”
She hates weekends at dads.
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