S2E21: Tears are Not Enough, Part 1 Aired: 2003
Craig’s evil dad mostly wears suits, and those anxiety-inducing square glasses. He’s also seen in his doctor outfit. I love that little moment because it shows the caring, nurturing side to him. Which of course is a major contrast to his hateful abusive tendencies. People are so complex. But honestly… heck we will just wait for part 2.
Craig’s dad sports tiny sunglasses, slicked back hair, and suits with wide-leg fit pants. I feel very conflicted about Craig’s dad. Just this whole concept of toxic parents. Look at that last pic, of him standing in his yard, knowing he’s now 100% alone. I mean, that’s super sad! I have a problem where I feel sympathy (however brief) for even the worst people sometimes. But for real, the fashion stylings of the Manning household somehow make you uncomfortable. The suits to me portray inflexibility, formality, facade. And Craig’s drab wardrobe shows that basically the life has been sucked out of him.
Craig’s dad scares the crap outta me. Way more than Rick’s dad did. Something about the whole aesthetic of the Manning family. The out of date, brown, colorless house, their blank and dreary wardrobes, all of it really complements the discomfort. Here are a few of his looks – suits, dress shirts, tiny glasses.