Homer Simpson might have influenced a doltish cottage industry of bungling dads, but the fraught relationships between fathers and sons is an immortal theme. Recently, Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco even had a contemporary exhibit dedicated to the "bad dads" at the center of Wes Anderson's fiction. Most of these consist of the various incarnations of Bill Murray, but even the charismatic Mr. Fox finds his way onto that dubious list. Ash might fruitlessly toil to catch his father's attention through whackbat (something his father excelled at), but the diminutive Ash is just "different." He might never live up to the athletic prowess of his cousin, Kristofferson, but he's truly an idiosyncratic one-of-a-kind.