I disagree. I don't believe that Hal is the "good parent" and that Lois is the "bad parent." I see where you're coming from, but it's a very stereotypical view, and I honestly don't think it can be applied to MITM. In the boys' views, Lois is "bad" because she is always punishing them and saying no to everything they ask for, but Hal isn't necessarily "good." Contrary to your suggestion, Hal doesn't use talk to the boys or nurture them in any way special. In fact, he usually has very little relation to the boys at all. I don't think this makes him good or bad, it just is.