Though his actions have been well documented the origin of the dumb white husband surely predates recorded history. The moment it was possible to broadcast dumbness, he was put on the air and laughed at. Since that day he has appeared in countless shows, movies and commercials. Through a combination of wit, cunning, unparalleled stubbornness and prat falls, the dumb white husband remains the only character corporate America feels comfortable featuring as the butt of their jokes. Here we honor those who have gone before us. The Kramdens, the Bundys, the Taylors and more have defined the modern male. If this is our lot, so be it. We’ll embrace it.