My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad

mydadisbetter-showDid anyone watch the show My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad last Monday? Are you going to watch it tonight?

While My Dad Is Better Than You Dad is not going to win any awards, I thought it was a fun show!

There are four Dad/Child teams that compete against each other for the chance to win $50,000!

On last weeks show the Dads had to crush up office desks with a sledge hammer into tiny pieces. These pieces had to be small enough to fit through a small hole in a box. At the end of the specified time the Dad with the most weight of crushed up office desk in their box won the competition.

Seriously, what could more more fun? Destruction or demolition is the definition of fun for a guy. Add in a sledge hammer and we are talking about one hell of a good time. 😀

Another competition required for the children to be tethered high in the air. The Dads would hand their child a Velcro dart and swing their child through the air towards a large target. Again the highest scoring team wins this challenge.

Since they have already tested strength and accuracy another challenge was to test the Dad’s intellect in a question and answer round. The questions were fairly simple, though.

At the very end of the competition the top two Dads take turns shooting a projectile out of a gun to bust out windows for points. The kicker is that the Dad not shooting gets to stand in front of these windows with a frying pan and tennis racket to try and block the projectiles from breaking the windows.

The Dad that makes it all the way to the end gets a chance to win $50,000. The dad is asked questions about his child… What is his favorite color? What is his favorite saying? What is his favorite meal cooked by Mom? In order to get these questions right a Dad has to be very close to his child. For each question answered correctly they win $10,000.

All in all I thought My Dad Is Better Than You Dad  was a very entertaining show. Probably because I would love to do something like this. I checked the website to see how to enter to compete on My Dad Is Better Than You Dad, and the kids have to be ages 8 to 12 in order to compete.

Think the show will be around in 7 years so that Ace and I can enter? Probably not… 🙁

Oh well, I’ll keep tuning in each Monday at 9/8c and pretending to be those Dads.

Cheer me on tonight when you watch the show, because I will be competing in every event, right from my living room! 😀

Update: I got an email from an online publicity guy from NBC thanking me for writing about their show, and he did mention that there are video excerpts from the show available on their site.

Here is the sledge hammer desk challenge if you would like to see what the show is all about…


  1. Doodaddy says:

    Although the choice of activities is pretty stereotypical (sledgehammers! guns!) I find this concept somewhat compelling. Gotta go find a downloadable version of this…

  2. Jared says:

    DooDaddy: I added a video for ya. It was a bit stereotypical, but it looks like episode 2 will not be so stereotypical. The challenges are a bit more unique.

  3. JonD (Graco) says:

    Enjoyed that show! Looks like a bunch of fun…at least you might get to whack something with a BIG hammer once in a while – not like the smarter than a 5th grader. Check my post – I lose that one every time…EVERY TIME! And you don’t even get to whack Jeff Foxworthy with a rubber mallet. DOH!

  4. I didn’t know about this show until I saw it on your blog just now…wow, my husband would love doing challenges like these! I do like how the dads have to know a lot about their sons to win the cash, too–that makes it a little more meaningful, you know?
    Great article!

  5. CableGirl says:

    What a cool show concept. Has a bit of a Running Man sound to it. lol

    I’m guessing CableDad will want to check this one out.

  6. Jared says:

    JonD: Hi Jon..thanks for visiting! I agree…hammers are much more cooler than books. 😀

    Michelle: Thanks! I like the show. Others I know think it is boring, but I just keep imagining myself out there doing the competitions. 😀

    CableGirl: Definitely have him check it out! 😀

  7. I haven’t watched that show yet but I will now. That video clip is great! :beer: Blog Hopping

  8. Dad Speed says:

    This looks like an awesome show. I especially like the kids reactions to their dads breaking the desks.

  9. Joe says:

    Dude, how did I miss this? I have like two more months before I can try and get on the show…that was awesome.

  10. Lorne says:

    Why are the rules to the human dart game different every week. One time kids can throw the dart and the next time the dart doesn’t count when they do. They need to have some consistancy.