|Jeffrey Ridgway Sr.|
|Full Name:||Jeffrey Ridgway Sr.|
|Alias|| Psycho Dad|
Biggest Bitch in the Whole Wide World
|Family:|| Theresa Abraham (Wife)|
Jeffrey Ridgway Jr. (Son)
Jesse Ridgway (Son)
Chris Ridgway (Brother)
Tom Abraham (Nephew By Marriage)
Larry Abraham (Ex-Brother in Law)
|First appearance:||Psycho Dad Destroys Xbox|
|Last appearance:||Psycho Kid Flees Country|
- "What ails you?!"
- ―Jeff Sr.'s repeated famous quote
Jeffrey Ridgway Sr. (November 17, 1962 - ) or prominently known as Psycho Dad is the main antagonist of the Psycho Series, and a minor antagonist in The Devil Inside. He is also allegedly going to be the main antagonist in the 2018 graphic novel, Psycho Kid vs Psycho Dad.
Jeff Sr. was Jesse and Jeffrey Ridgway Jr.'s father. After Jesse begins pursuing a passion in gaming, Jeff Sr. is perceived as a cunning, ruthless psychopath, who resorts to destroying various household and gaming objects while in a furious mood. Through these violent means, he tries to mold Jesse into his own image, as a hard-working son, enlisted under a proper line of work. However, his psychopathic nature has taken a toll on Jesse's mental state, and therefore served as a negative influence in his life. When Jesse undergoes a mental breakdown, due to Jeff Sr's oppressive ways, he is killed by his son with his own revolver, before he leaves to Switzerland.
However, despite his death, his persona as "Psycho Dad" (the name inherited to him by Jesse) was still alive, and post-mortem, he controlled his Master Realm self. When he was resurrected by Devil, he vowed vengeance against Jesse for his murder.
He is portrayed by his real-life counterpart, Jeffrey Ridgway Sr..
Jeffrey Sr. was born on November 17, 1962. As a child, his father forced him and his brother Chris to work. Jeffrey Sr. and Chris would often play sports outside as children because of being kicked out of the house early in the morning. At the age of 16, Jeffrey Sr. would sneak into the arcade to play video games only to one day be caught by his father and punished with physical violence. His father strongly disproved of Jeffrey Sr. playing video games, which would later influence his own parenting towards his two sons.
In 2012, on the verge of Christmas, Jeffrey Sr., with the help of his older son Jeffrey Ridgway Jr. managed to catch Jesse playing Xbox on his TV. In turn, he burned the Xbox in the fireplace and lashed at Jesse.
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Jesse's Job Concern
On September 2, 2014, Jeffrey Sr.'s TV was destroyed by Jesse after Jeffrey Jr. confiscated Buzz Simkins's Game Boy SP. The next few episodes, including Psycho Dad Drowns Xbox, Psycho Dad Wrecks Car, Psycho Dad Chainsaws Xbox One & Psycho Kid Ruins Thanksgiving are confrontations regarding Jesse's Job. More events start to take place, including Jeff Sr. shattering Jesse's 100,000 Subscriber Play Button.
Unbeknownst to Jeff Sr., Jesse and Jeff Jr. were plotting a plan to get revenge by smashing his childhood trophies for smashing Jesse's 100,000 Subscriber Play Button. As the two put the plan in motion, Jeff Sr. takes full advantage as he uses his grill to burn Jesse's Wii U. As added punishment, Jeff Sr. banishes Jesse from the Ridgway Residence.
During the first week after Jesse's exile, Jeff Sr. proceeded to live normally while Jesse resided in Eagles Landing. Jesse would later go on to take his Easter lunch, ignoring Jeff Sr.'s orders to leave the house before returning back to the camping tent. After Jesse used up the family electricity, which he wasn't allowed to use due to the circumstances of his banishment, Jeff Sr. ran over Eagles Landing with a tractor, forcing Jesse to move to different locations, ultimately going to Jeff Sr.'s brother-in-law Larry Abraham. Meanwhile, Jeff Jr. plans his revenge on Jesse by paintballing The Abraham Household - unbeknownst to Jeff Sr., but the prank backfires.
On May 1st, 2015 - Jesse is kidnapped by Jeff Jr. and is taken back to the Ridgway Residence. Jeff Sr. at first does not approve of him being at his property and is forced to watch a video that prompts him to bring Jesse back in the house and smashing Jeff Jr.'s camera, under the condition that Jesse was to pay monthly rent - to which Jesse accepts.
Unlike Father, Unlike Son
Shortly after Jesse was allowed to return to the house, Jeff Sr. requested that Jesse mows lawns with him. Jesse, however, expressed little to no interest in doing the job, and Jeff Sr. reminds him that if he does not uphold the agreement they made, he will be exiled again.
In the same month, Jeff Sr. brought Jesse and Jeff Jr. to the Voros plumbing business to do some jobs. However, Jeff Jr. was filming a video while Jesse was left to carry 12 bags of fertiliser into the truck. Jesse was angered by the fact he was the only one doing the work that he threw a tantrum in the store by breaking supplies that didn't belong to him. Then Jeff Sr.'s friend Kenny, acting as a cop, arrives to the store and arrests Jesse.
On November 16, 2015, Jesse was pulled into a prank by Jeff Jr. and Corn, involving a pit and Jesse's PlayStation 4 dangling from a rope. After freeing himself, Jeff Jr. stops Jesse from walking away by slapping the glasses from Jesse's face and then breaking them with his foot. Jesse then wrestles with Jeff Jr. for a brief period before Corn takes over and Jesse hits Jeff Jr. over the head with a fake glass bottle and traps him in a cage. Jeff Sr. did not know about the fight initially, until the night before thanksgiving when his wife Theresa told him about what happened between the brothers. Jeff Sr. gets enraged at Jesse for what he did, and then explodes in a fit of rage and destroys various things in Jesse's gaming room in the Morton building, including smashing the TV using a hammer from Fan Mail. Then Jeff Sr. went outside with a baseball bat, with Terri following him. Jeff Sr. then proceeds to smash the driver window of Jesse's car, when Terri proclaims that she wants to divorce him. Jesse and Jeff Sr. tried to stop her from making the decision, but Terri insists that it is her final decision. She then packs up her things and, right before she drives away, she calls Jeff Sr. a psychopath and she can't live with him anymore.
Pep Talk with Jesse
- "This world is going to eat you up. It's going to eat you the fuck up, it really is. And you don't even realize it! It's embarrassing to me, It's embarrassing to the family!"
"What family? The family you drove apart with all your lying, deceit: I don't know what to do. I don't know what else to do, I really don't, its driving me frickin' crazy! I'm trying, I really am and your mom's left. And it's all your fault. All your fault!!!"
- ―Jeffrey Ridgway Sr. and Jesse Ridgway
Fall and TreatmentOn January 31, 2016, Jeff Sr. is shown around Jesse's new house, where he spotted a Super Nintendo Entertainment System on a shelf. Thinking it belongs to Jesse, he throws it out into the backyard, proclaiming Jesse needs to give up gaming. Despite this, he proceeds to help Larry and Corn try to move furniture out of the house, only to trip down the porch of the house, injuring himself in the process. Several days later, he was taken to the hospital to treat his injury, which was revealed to be a burst hernia that required surgery.
Fan Mail Destroyed and Revenge
On February 24th, 2016, Jeff Sr. confiscated all of Jesse's fan mail, then attempts to burn it all. Before he could do so however, he is stopped by Jesse, who tries to stop and convince him not to burn his fan mail. Despite his best efforts, his father eventually sets the fan mail on fire and walks away, telling his son to let it burn.
On March 13th, 2016, he confiscated all of Jesse's video games and consoles and threatens his son, saying that he will destroy them all unless Jesse agrees to "grow the hell up" and get a job. Jesse pleaded for his father to not destroy his games, as he once again reaffirms that YouTube is a job and that he had been helping him around the house, although this does not faze Jeff Sr., who gradually inserts games from Jesse's Wii U collection into a woodchipper, where they are promptly shredded to pieces. Despite this, Jesse still refused to get a job, which lead to Jeff Sr. inserting his Wii U and Gamepad into the Woodchipper, where they are destroyed as well. It's not until Jeff Sr. pulls out his PS4 and threatens to destroy it as well that Jesse finally complies, and agrees to get a job by the end of the month. Satisfied, Jeff Sr. tosses the PS4 back into the box and leaves, reminding Jesse to keep his promise to avoid further trouble.
Holding Jesse Captive
After destroying Uncle Larry's RV, Jeff Sr. forces Jesse back home and eventually watches a few of the Psycho Videos, which worries Jesse. Worried that his dad could destroy his camera, he makes the rash decision to blame Corn, which ultimately causes Jeff Sr. to kick him out, leaving Jesse alone.
Sometime after, Jeff Sr. catches Corn sneaking into Jesse's room, which prompts him to chase him down. After a short chase, brings Jesse back only to place him into the fan mail room, telling him he will only be allowed to make videos in there and for a short period of time, this infuriates Jesse, but he is powerless to do anything about it. However, little did he know that a psychotic Jesse was plotting to murder him as revenge for the pain that Jeff Sr. caused him, destroying his son's last shred of sanity.
While Jeffrey Sr. is playing a video game on the NES, Jesse comes upstairs with a gun, pointing straight at him. He demands the code to the safe so he can retrieve his money and flee. At first, he refuses to tell him, but finally gives in. Jesse then asks if he and or Jeffrey Jr. have any last words for him before he leaves.
In his final moments, Jeffrey Sr. replied that he failed him as a father after showing him the concept of video games, feeling guilt for showing him them in the first place. Jesse states that it wasn't the video games, but Jeffrey Sr. who was directly responsible for all of the pain he had inflicted to Jesse. Having said that, Jesse ends up shooting his father in the chest, fatally killing him. Finally, after two years of agonizing Jesse to the point of insanity and hypocrisy, Jeffrey Ridgway Sr. was dead.
The Mirror Realm
His death had a big effect on Jesse after he escaped to Switzerland with Jeff Sr.'s money. Because of his guilt, Jesse had contemplated suicide and almost hanged himself from the guilt, but backed out.
Instead, he later proceeded to record one final vlog for his channel, reflecting on his actions before signing off for good, RiDGiD studios style. As for Jeff Sr. himself, his dressed-up carcass was mysteriously brought to Switzerland with Jesse.
Freed by the Devil & Revival
- "I will not be silenced."
- ―Jeffrey Ridgway Sr.
After the Devil revived various antagonistic characters from Jesse Ridgway's mind through use of the Necklace and some gems, Jeff Sr.'s "Psycho Dad" persona was also revived. Upon being revived, Jeff Sr. begins vowing vengeance against Jesse Ridgway, upon recalling his murder. Sometime after he was revived, Jeff Sr. then gave the gun to a girl named Solomon and she used that gun to kill her brother, John.
Jeffrey Ridgway Sr.'s way of thinking is of an old age, hard working, stern and dominating father.
He is incredibly stubborn, and prefers control over every situation, however this was not always the case.
Jeffery Ridgway Sr. is very conservative and old fashioned when it comes to jobs and refuses to belive that YouTube and Gaming is a career since he never sees Jesse leave his room and perform hard labor.
Despite Jesse's constant "disrespect" towards his father, early on in the series, Jeff Sr. was simply using (in his own way) extreme, but good intended methods to get his son to go down the path he preferred.
His views towards the new age of work (e.g. YouTube) were extremely negative and bias, without a shred of support for Jesse's job and way of living due to the fact that he never left his room and (later on) because his life and his wife's "dirty laundry" and overall lives were unjustifiably part of Jesse's lives, which ironically was due to Jeff Sr.'s acts of destruction and violence.
Before his death, Jeff Sr. finally spoke out regarding his actions, telling his son while at gun point "...I failed you as a father, I wish it would have been better..." showing signs of regret, though blaming video games primarily and not himself, which ultimately caused Jesse to fire the gun.
Things He Destroyed/Abused/Damaged/Stolen/Vandalised
|Victim||Video(s)||Method of Damage||Victim's Final Result|
|All of Theresa's Remaining Property||Before AFTER ALL THAT!||"Got rid of."||Unknown.|
|Beer / Beer Bottles||Psycho Dad's Drunken Rant||Pushed off the kitchen counter.||Most shattered, few intact; cleaned up by Jesse.|
|LIFTING THE VEIL!||Thrown onto the floor.||Shattered.|
|PSYCHO DAD'S EASTER BEER HUNT!||Thrown onto the ground.||
Some shattered, some intact.
Beer rendered inedible.
|Buzz's Game Boy Advance SP||Psycho Kid Smashes TV||Thrown onto the floor.||Unharmed,
Returned to Buzz,
|Corn's laptop||Psycho Dad Crashes WoW LAN Party||Stomped on.||Minor damage.|
|Deer||Offscreen during PSYCHO DAD'S DEADLINE!||Removed antlers from a deer Jesse accidently killed.||Antlers last seen in the kitchen of the Ridgway Residence.|
|Eagle's Landing||Psycho Dad Flattens Gaming Lair||Run over with a backhoe.||Destroyed, most contents retrieved by Jesse.|
|Easter basket||PSYCHO DAD'S EASTER BEER HUNT!||Thrown onto the ground.||Slightly bent.|
|Emma heads||OVER YOUR HEAD!||Kicked across the room.||No known damage.|
|Flowers||Psycho Dad Trashes Store||Thrown onto the floor.||Ruined.|
|Glass bowl||Psycho Family Halloween||Crushed by table.||Shattered.|
|Jeffrey Jr.'s camera||Psycho Dad Reacts to One Million Juggies||Thrown onto the ground.||Destroyed.|
|Jeffrey Jr.'s Halloween party||Psycho Family Halloween||Tables flipped, damaged and refreshments ruined.||Party cancelled.|
|Jeffrey Jr.'s laptop||Psycho Dad Axes Laptop||Hit with an axe.||Destroyed; replaced.|
|Psycho Dad Flattens Gaming Lair||Eagle's Landing run over with a backhoe with the laptop inside.||Destroyed.|
|Jeffrey Jr.'s Halloween party food and drinks||Psycho Family Halloween||Thrown over the floor.||Rendered inedible.|
|Jeffrey Jr.'s PS4 controller||DEADBOLT DAD!||Thrown onto the floor.||Unknown.|
|Jeffrey Sr.'s Bike||I'M A DEAD MAN!||Dropped onto the ground.||No known damage.|
|Jesse's 100 feet Ethernet Cable||Sometime before THE LOSS OF INNOCENCE||Chopped presumably by Psycho Dad with an Axe||Destroyed.|
|Jesse Ridgway||Psycho Kid's Halloween Bloodbath||Terrified with a chainsaw.||Unharmed.|
|Psycho Dad Grills Wii U||Kicked out of the house.||Jesse got kicked out of the house for around a month|
|Psycho Dad Buries Video Games||Buried.||Momentarily knocked unconscious.|
|Psycho Dad Busts Down Door||Kicked out of the house||Kicked out for one week.|
|Psycho Mom Divorces Husband||Pushed into his lamp and table.||Unharmed.|
|Psycho Dad Demolishes Gaming Room||Almost buried||Escaped|
|Jesse's $30,000||Psycho Kid Moves Out||Stolen and claimed as his own.||Locked in Jeffrey Sr's gun safe. Reclaimed by Jesse in Psycho Kid Kills Father.|
|Jesse's cabinets||Psycho Mom Divorces Husband||Knocked over.||Unharmed.|
|Jesse's camera||Psycho Dad Axes Laptop||Grabbed from Jesse.||Returned to Jesse.|
|Psycho Dad Answers Questions||Pushed over.||Focus function no longer functioned properly; repaired.|
|Jesse's car||Psycho Dad Wrecks Car||Windows shattered with Jesse's Xbox 360, a pipe and a piece of firewood.||Unusable.|
|Psycho Mom Divorces Husband||Driver side window shattered with a baseball bat.||Repaired.|
|RIPPLE EFFECT! *PSYCHO UPDATE*||Confiscated from Jesse.||Location unknown.|
|Jesse's DVD rack||Psycho Dad Buries Video Games||Attempted burial.||Saved by Jesse.|
|Jesse's Fan Mail||Psycho Dad Incinerates Fan Mail||Set on fire.||Severely burnt.|
|Jesse's gaming lair||Psycho Dad Drowns Xbox||Invaded, dismantled.||Dismantled.|
|Jesse's gaming room||Psycho Dad Demolishes Gaming Room||Backed into with the tractor and chainsawed.||Demolished.|
|Jesse's gaming moment with him||PSYCHO DAD PLAYS VIDEO GAMES!||Ragequit.||Video end up right after he quit.|
|Jesse's gaming monitor||Psycho Dad Raids Stream||Thrown onto the ground.||Unclear.|
|Jesse's gifts from his girlfriend||Psycho Dad Busts Down Door||Thrown onto the ground.||Unclear.|
|Jesse's girlfriend||FORBIDDEN LOVE!||Banished from the house.||Jesse's girlfriend got banned from the house.|
|Jesse's House||Psycho Dad Chucks Super Nintendo||Outside fence fallen on and broken.||Snapped and knocked over; currently proped back up.|
|Jesse's job in the canvas company||FORCED RESIGNATION!||Forced Jesse to quit the job.||Jesse resigned from the canvas company.|
|Jesse's lamp||Psycho Mom Divorces Husband||Pushed Jesse into the lamp, knocking it over.||Unharmed.|
|Jesse's laptop||Psycho Dad Crashes WoW LAN Party||Soaked with Mountain Dew.||No longer functions.|
|Psycho Dad Demolishes Gaming Room||Stomped on then smacked with a baseball bat.||Destroyed.|
|Jesse's livestream||Psycho Dad Raids Stream||Invaded.||Livestream cut short.|
|Psycho Dad Demolishes Gaming Room|
|Jesse's microphone||THE WARNING SHOT!||Thrown onto the ground.||No longer functions, replaced.|
|Jesse's Nerf Gun||Psycho Dad Woodchips Wii U||Taken from Jesse and thrown into the woodchipper.||Destroyed.|
|Jesse's Nintendo DS||Psycho Dad Pounds Nintendo DS||Stomped on, thrown into a bath and poured water on.||Destroyed. Game survived.|
|Jesse's Nintendo DS Lite||PSYCHO DAD FIGHTS UNCLE LARRY!||Thrown against a tree.||No longer functions.|
|Jesse's Nintendo Wii U||Psycho Dad Grills Wii U||Set on fire.||No longer functions; eventually replaced.|
|Psycho Kid's Birthday Bash||Thrown at the backdoor window and against a tree.||No longer functions; replaced shortly after.|
|Psycho Dad Woodchips Wii U||Thrown in the woodchipper.||Destroyed.|
|Jesse's Wii U Gamepad||Psycho Dad Woodchips Wii U||Thrown in the woodchipper.||Destroyed.|
|Jesse's plant||Psycho Dad Chainsaws Xbox One||Pushed over.||Cleaned up and put back.|
|Jesse's possessions and computer set up in his room.||VACANCY!||Confiscated||In storage in an undisclosed location.|
|Jesse's P.O. Box||P.O. BOX CLOSED!||Closed without Jesse's consent.||End of Fan Mail Monday for the foreseeable future.
Fan Mail Monday replaced with Q&A Monday.
|Jesse's posters||Psycho Dad Busts Down Door||Pushed off the wall.||Unharmed.|
|Jesse's PS4||Psycho Dad Woodchips Wii U||Threatened to destroy.||Returned to Jesse when he promise to get a job.|
|Psycho Dad Demolishes Gaming Room||Buried in rubble.||Recovered.|
|REFLECTION POOL!||Confiscated from Jesse.||Remains locked away.|
|Jesse's Silver Play Button||Psycho Dad Shatters Youtube Play Button||Grabbed from Jesse and Jeffrey Jr., hit with a hammer and thrown across the room.||Destroyed.|
|Jesse's table||Psycho Dad Chainsaws Xbox One||Hit with a sledgehammer.||Destroyed.|
|Psycho Dad Busts Down Door||Flipped.||Unharmed.|
|Jesse's TV||Psycho Dad Flattens Gaming Lair||Run over with a backhoe.||Destroyed.|
|Psycho Dad Busts Down Door||Knocked over.||Unharmed.|
|Psycho Mom Divorces Husband||Hit with a hammer.||Screen broken; TV replaced.|
|Psycho Dad Demolishes Gaming Room||Hit with a baseball bat.||Destroyed.|
|Jesse's video games||Psycho Dad Shreds Video Games||Stolen and run over with a lawn mower.||All destroyed.|
|Psycho Dad Buries Video Games||Buried.||
Some saved by Jesse.
Rest dug up by Jeffrey Sr.
|Psycho Dad Woodchips Wii U||Thrown into the woodchipper.||Most destroyed.|
|Jesse's Xbox 360||Psycho Dad Destroys Xbox||Thrown in the fireplace.||Saved by Jesse.|
|Thrown onto the ground.||Destroyed.|
|Psycho Dad Drowns Xbox||Thrown into the pool.||No longer functions; repaired.|
|Psycho Dad Wrecks Car||Thrown through the back window of Jesse's car.||Unknown; never seen again.|
|Psycho Dad Flattens Gaming Lair||Run over with a backhoe, not entirely destroyed.||No longer functions.|
|Jesse's Xbox One||Psycho Dad Chainsaws Xbox One||Chainsawed.||Minor damage.|
|Hit with a sledgehammer.||Destroyed.|
|Psycho Dad Shoots Xbox One||Pulled from the TV and shot outside the Ridgeway household.||No longer functions.|
|Jesse's Xbox One Controller||PSYCHO DAD'S DEADLINE!||Thrown onto the ground.||Broken into three pieces; awaiting repair.|
|Juggies||Psycho Dad Scares Children||Scared.||Escaped.|
|Juggies Powoww||Psycho Dad Interrupts Powwow||Interrupted.||After the interruption, Powoww resumed.|
|Juggies Store||Psycho Dad Trashes Store||Drapings pulled down.||Put back by Uncle Larry.|
|Juggies Store Equipment||Psycho Dad Trashes Store||Thrown onto the floor.||
Most no longer functioned; replaced.
|Larry Abraham||CUSTODY BATTLE!||Shoved against the wall with a hold on his neck||Unharmed but shaken|
|Larry Abraham's Ford Truck||RIPPLE EFFECT! *PSYCHO UPDATE*||Wrecked with a backhoe.||Passenger side mirror came off, passenger side window shattered, passenger side dented.|
|Mark's laptop||Psycho Dad Crashes WoW LAN Party||Crushed with a table.||No longer functions.|
|Psycho Dad T-shirts||Psycho Dad Buries Video Games||Buried.||All remain buried.|
|Q&A Session||Psycho Dad Answers Questions||Abandoned.||Barely completed.|
|Rented woodchipper||Psycho Dad Woodchips Wii U||Threw Jesse's Wii U, Wii U games, Wii U GamePad and Halo Nerf pistol into it.||Malfunctioned.
Extent of damage is unknown at this time.
|Melissa Stahlberger||AUNT MELISSA FIGHTS PSYCHO DAD!||Fought with, pushed onto a couch and into a Christmas tree||Emotionally distressed, bruise on arm and leg|
|Melissa's Christmas decorations||AUNT MELISSA FIGHTS PSYCHO DAD!||Pulled down.||
|Melissa's Christmas Tree||AUNT MELISSA FIGHTS PSYCHO DAD!||Threw Melissa into it.||Minor damage.|
|Nintendo Wii||Psycho Dad Crashes WoW LAN Party||Indirectly soaked with Mountain Dew.||No longer functions.|
|Super Nintendo Entertainment System||Psycho Dad Chucks Super Nintendo||Thrown into snow.||Eject button broken. Unclear if repaired or replaced|
|Psycho Dad Demolishes Gaming Room||Buried in the rubble||Most likely replaced or disposed of.|
|Table||Psycho Dad Crashes WoW LAN Party||Flipped.||Unharmed.|
|Psycho Family Halloween||Slammed onto the floor.||Destroyed.|
|Psycho Dad Trashes Store||Flipped.||Unharmed.|
|Thanksgiving Turkey Remains||Psycho Kid Ruins Thanksgiving||Thrown at Jesse.||Rendered inedible.|
|The Ridgway Residence||Psycho Dad Busts Down Door||Kicked down Jesse's bedroom door.||Removed from the house; replaced.|
|Theresa's clothing||Psycho Dad Splits Computer||Thrown onto the ground.||Retrieved by Jeffrey Jr. and returned to Theresa.|
|Theresa's computer||Psycho Dad Splits Computer||Crushed in a log splitter.||Destroyed; hard drive extracted by Tom.|
|Theresa's computer monitor||Psycho Dad Splits Computer||Thrown onto the ground.||Minor damage.|
|Treehouse||THE LOSS OF INNOCENCE!||Chopped down and chainsawed.||Treehouse removed.|
|Trees||THE LOSS OF INNOCENCE!||Chopped down.||Removed.|
|Uncle Larry's RV||POOPYJOHN KIDNAPPING||Floor damaged from throwing the TV on the floor.||Damage remains.|
|Psycho Dad Rips Apart Trailer||Ripped apart with a backhoe.||Heavily damaged.|
|Uncle Larry's tent||PSYCHO DAD FIGHTS UNCLE LARRY!||Pushed around.||Poles broken.|
|Uncle Larry's tent chair||PSYCHO DAD FIGHTS UNCLE LARRY!||Thrown onto the ground.||Unharmed.|
|Uncle Larry's TV||POOPYJOHN KIDNAPPING||Toppled onto the floor.||Unharmed.|
|Vacation home's Nintendo Wii||Psycho Dad Launches Wii||Thrown into a lake.||No longer functions; replaced.|
|WoW LAN Party||Psycho Dad Crashes WoW LAN Party||Invaded.||WoW LAN Party cancelled.|
|Xbox One Controller||PSYCHO DAD PLAYS VIDEO GAMES!||Thrown on the ground twice.||Unharmed.|
|Zachary 'Corn' Cornazter||Psycho Dad Demolishes Gaming Room||Almost buried||Escaped|
Jeffrey Sr. and Jesse have an abysmal relationship. Both him and Jesse share trust issues with each other, leading to major conflicts.
The main point of conflict is Jesse's dedication to gaming and video making which Jeffrey Sr. doesn't consider a real job, thinking that Jesse is just being lazy and takes extreme steps to get him to stop playing video games by destroying his consoles. Jeffrey Sr. and Jesse's relationship seemed to reach a breaking point after the events of Psycho Dad Grills Wii U when Jesse was kicked out of the house for a month.
After the events of Psycho Dad Reacts to One Million Juggies, the two appear to have slightly mended their relationship but tensions still exist between the two. But in the events leading up to Psycho Kid Gets Arrested, any hope of their relationship improving was lost.
Jesse manipulated Jeffrey Sr. into digging a hole, which Jesse pranked Jeffrey Jr. into falling into. Jeffrey Sr. became very angry at Jesse and kicked down the door to his room and mercilessly knocked over many of his possessions, then kicked him out of the house. He allowed Jesse to come back to their house after the events of Psycho Last Supper, but that didn't mean their relationship was perfect.
In Psycho Kid's Birthday Bash, Jeffrey Sr. did not want to buy Jesse a birthday present and upon seeing that Theresa had bought Jesse a Wii U, Jeffrey Sr. became furious and broke it, which will almost certainly do some damage to his relationship with his son.
Jeffrey Sr. installed cameras inside Jesse's rooms to spy on Jesse, but has since taken them down as a Christmas present. He installed other cameras outside to keep track on Jesse.
In Psycho Dad's Drunken Rant, Jeffrey says that he is ashamed to be Jesse's father and blamed him for his mother leaving the house, further straining their relationship.
When Jesse moves back into Jeffrey Sr.'s house after being kicked out of his house by Theresa, Jeffrey seems to be pleased to see that Jesse had failed in moving out.
In FORBIDDEN LOVE!, he banishes Jesse's girlfriend from the house because Jesse told his dad that they need to see each other every other weekend due to their long distance relationship.
In Psycho Dad Demolishes Gaming Room he tears down Jesse's room in the Morton Building with Jesse and Corn inside at the time as revenge for Jesse quitting his job with Chris Ridgway, putting their relationship at a point of no return.
In O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?, he bans him for going to Larry's house because he doesn't want him getting "tied up in everyone's shit."
When Jeffrey finds out that Jesse went to see his girlfriend's graduation after putting a tracker on his car when Jesse said he was with Mark the whole weekend, Jeffrey cleans out most of Jesse's belongings except for his bed in his room and puts it in storage, straining their already permanently damaged relationship even more. In RIPPLE EFFECT! *PSYCHO UPDATE* he hijacks Jesse's car and takes it to an undisclosed location assuming that he and Larry set up the pool destruction.
After the events of Psycho Dad Watches McJuggerNuggets, Jeff Sr. forces Jesse to film in the storage closet where the fan mail used to be stored, and for a maximum of 40 minutes. This causes Jesse to slowly descend into madness.
Their relationship finally got to the lowest point in Psycho Kid Kills Father, where Jesse, driven mad by all of the abuse his father had caused to him, as well as wanting his stolen money back, came upstairs to where Jeff Sr was, and after a bunch of arguing, Jesse finally killed his father, ending Jeff's reign of terror over Jesse.
Jeffrey Sr. appears to get along rather well with his older son Jeffrey Jr. It could be that because Jeffrey Jr. has a job and doesn't spend most of his time playing video games that Jeffrey Sr. treats him better.
Jeffrey Sr. did show anger towards Jeffrey Jr. during the events of Psycho Dad Raids Stream, Psycho Dad Crashes WoW LAN Party, Psycho Family Halloween, and Psycho Dad Reacts to One Million Juggies. The two apparently made up soon after as they are seen tormenting Jesse together in Psycho Dad Buries Video Games.
In PRISONER OF WAR! *PSYCHO UPDATE*, the true nature of their relationship is revealed as Jeffrey Sr. forced Jeffrey Jr. to do things he wanted him to do. Because of this, Jeffrey Sr. can be considered the true main antagonist of the Psycho Series. Jeffrey Jr. also explains that the reason why he gets along with his father well is because he knows how to deal with him.
Jeffrey Sr. was reluctant to see his son move out in BYE BYE BIGBRUDDA!, but he said to his son that he needs grand-kids, causing a slight strain in their relationship.
Their relationship was even more strained in Psycho Kid Kills Father where Jeff Sr. Angrily questions why Jeff Jr. is filming Jesse threating him at gunpoint.
Jeffrey Sr. and Theresa were once a married couple, but have separated and are divorced. While they once seemed to have a healthy, loving relationship, their relationship has visibly deteriorated over the course of the Psycho Series.
Theresa does not approve of Jeffrey Sr.'s aggressive tactics and she feels that he is a bad influence on their sons, especially Jesse. They have argued about Jeffrey Sr.'s behavior in Psycho Dad Drowns Xbox, Psycho Dad Chainsaws Xbox One, Psycho Dad Grills Wii U, Psycho Family Therapy, Psycho Dad Launches Wii, and in Psycho Kid's Birthday Bash. Jeffrey becomes angry at Theresa for buying their son a Wii U and he destroys it, which in turn, makes Theresa angry enough to call him an idiot.
As of Psycho Mom Divorces Husband, Jeffrey Sr. and Theresa are separated, as Theresa had reached her tolerance limit with Jeffrey Sr.'s behaviors.
In WELCOME BACK, JESS!, after hearing the true story of why Jesse moved back in, Jeffrey Sr. has become agitated and frustrated with the kind of person Theresa has turned into, going as far as to call her a bitch. He then states to Jesse he is "purging" anything that resembles Theresa in the house, showing that the relationship is broken beyond repair.
Jeffrey Sr. and Larry currently have a very poor relationship. However, during their childhoods, Larry and Jeffrey were close friends. They may have played in baseball tournaments together, as when Jeffrey tells Larry about the destroyed trophies during PSYCHO DAD FIGHTS UNCLE LARRY!, he describes them as "our trophies, Larry." Also, it may have been Larry who introduced Jeffrey to Terry. The pair maintained a good relationship throughout adulthood, but it began to decline shortly after Jesse began staying at Larry's house, after his first banishment from The Ridgway Residence
Since then, their relationship deteriorated. On multiple occasions they argued, particularly in Psycho Dad Busts Down Door and Psycho Dad Launches Wii. Despite their, now, poor relationship, Larry was shown to still somewhat care for Jeff. Larry invited The Ridgway family to his home in Psycho Last Supper, and was willing to help Jeffrey after his injury in Psycho Dad Chucks Super Nintendo.
Their first major altercation in The Psycho Series was during Psycho Dad Trashes Store, where Larry threatened him with a pole if he did not leave the store. When Jesse began working for Larry, Jeff ordered him to quit his job, as he thinks Larry mollycoddles Jesse, and is easily manipulated by him.
Later, Jeffrey went on to destroy Larry's RV at Melissa Stahlberger's request. Upon learning this, Larry went into a fury of rage and destroys his own lounge. It was very out of character for Larry, and Jesse noted how he had never seen him so angry. The next day, during the events of CUSTODY BATTLE!, Jeffrey Sr. storms into Larry's house with intent of taking Jesse. Jeffrey Sr. and Larry engage into a very heated argument regarding the RV that Jeffrey Sr. demolished the previous day, which then escalates to another argument about the treatment of Jesse. Eventually, Jeffrey Sr. pins Larry against a wall out of anger, though he stops himself from hitting him. Jeffrey Sr. then storms out of the house with Jesse by his side, much to Larry's dismay, and bans Jesse from seeing Larry.
In Psycho Uncle Impacts Pool, Larry destroys the Ridgway's pool after Jesse calls him and tells him that Jeff is near the pool. The result of the high-speed crash into the pool causes Larry to get severely injured. Their relationship at this point is so deteriorated that Jeff Sr. doesn't even help the injured and unconscious Larry despite Jesse's begging. In WHAT I COULDN'T DO... it was revealed that Larry purposely attempted to murder Jeff with his truck in Psycho Uncle Impacts Pool seeing him as a bad person who doesn't deserve to live. When Jeff watched this video in Psycho Dad Watches McJuggerNuggets, he describes Larry as "a piece of shit", and that "he deserved what he got." Throughout the Psycho Series, their relationship has deteriorated from being close friends, to sworn enemies, who literally want each other dead.
- Jeffrey Sr. is similar to Angry Grandpa when he has anger issues, he destroys things when Jesse doesn't listen to him.
- Many have advocated for the two to meet, often calling such a hypothetical video "Psycho Dad vs Angry Grandpa".
- Unlike Jesse's relationship with Jeffrey Sr., Michael still maintains a friendly relationship with Angry Grandpa.
- Jeffrey Sr. favors Jeffrey Jr. over Jesse.
- Jeffrey Sr. believes that Jeffrey Jr. is always telling the truth, except for when he was shown proof that Jeffrey Jr. lied in Psycho Dad Reacts to One Million Juggies.
- It has been implied in Psycho Dad Reacts to One Million Juggies that he favors his eldest son over Jesse, as despite the fact that Jeffrey Jr. destroyed several of Jeffrey Sr.'s trophies, Jeffrey Sr. only destroyed Jeffrey Jr's camera and continued to let him stay in the house for free while Jesse got his Wii U destroyed and was thrown out of the house.
- According to Jeffrey Sr. in Psycho Family Therapy, Jesse and Jeffrey Jr. both get treated the "same way".
- In BYE BYE BIGBRUDDA!, Jeffrey Sr. tells Jeffrey Jr. that he is "so proud of him", and also that he wants grandkids, and Jeffrey Jr. is "the only hope for the family", insulting Jesse.
- In Psycho Dad Burries Video Games, Jeffrey Sr and Jeffrey Jr worked together to dispose of Jesse's games.
- Since Jeffrey Jr has a full time job as an accountant, Jeffrey Sr allows him to play video games as much as he wants.
- Jeffrey Sr.'s extremely concerned about Jesse playing video games and the pretense of 'learning' from video games, with particular concern for the perceived connection between gaming and Jesse's more extreme and destructive tendencies.
- The reason Jesse is into video games is because Jeffrey Sr. used to play Super Mario Bros., which he let Jesse play.
- In PSYCHO DAD'S BREAKTHROUGH!, Jeffrey reveals that he stopped playing games with Jeffrey Jr. and Jesse because he was criticised by his own father, who said that he was a bad father for playing with them, as he should be working, not playing games.
- It is suggested that this deeply impacted Jeff, as he describes how "when people start saying that you're not doing what a good father should you, sort of, uh, take to heart and...stop." Whilst talking about this, he is seen having long pauses and staring off into the distance, hinting that he may slightly regret that he stopped.
- In PSYCHO DAD'S BREAKTHROUGH!, Jeffrey reveals that he stopped playing games with Jeffrey Jr. and Jesse because he was criticised by his own father, who said that he was a bad father for playing with them, as he should be working, not playing games.
- It was revealed that Jeffrey Sr. was a baseball prodigy as a kid, having attained a great deal of trophies. He used to play on a team with Uncle Larry, as he described the trophies destroyed by Jesse as "our trophies", when talking to Larry.
- It was revealed by Larry that Jeffrey Sr. was not always an angry person, and that he used to be calm and easygoing.
- It was revealed in PREGNANCY PRANK! that Jeffrey Sr. is pro-life when it comes to abortion, as he insists that abortion is not an option to Jesse.
- Jeffrey Sr. has shown that he is willing to commit assault.
- In Psycho Mom Divorces Husband, Jeffrey Sr. physically pushes Jesse at the wall causing him to fall on his lamp, breaking it.
- In AUNT MELISSA FIGHTS PSYCHO DAD!, Jeffrey Sr. physically pushes Melissa into her couch. He later picks her up, and throws her in her Christmas tree.
- In CUSTODY BATTLE!, Jeffrey physically pins Larry against a wall after a very heated argument regarding Jesse.
- In THE HARVEST!, Jeffrey chases Corn with a baseball bat, possibly intending to attack him with it.
- Psycho Dad Chucks Super Nintendo makes Jeffrey Sr. the second person to sustain a physical injury during a Psycho Video, with the first being Jeffrey Jr. in Psycho Brother Stomps Glasses.
- In the vlog SELLING YOUR SOUL! it is revealed that Jeffrey Sr. is left handed.
- Jeffery Sr. has hit/almost hit Jesse five times in his destructive rages.
- The first time in Psycho Dad Answers Questions, where he pushes Jesse away from the door.
- The second time in Psycho Family Halloween, he threw a table towards Jesse's direction.
- The third time in Psycho Mom Divorces Husband, he pushed Jesse at the wall, causing him to trip and fall into a lamp.
- The fourth time in Psycho Dad Trashes Store, he threw a shirt press towards Jesse's direction.
- The fifth time in Psycho Dad Demolishes Gaming Room, he almost buried Jesse while demolishing the gaming room in the Morton Building.
- Jeffrey Sr. is the first and only person to die on camera in The Psycho Series. Although he's confirmed to be only wounded.
- Jeffrey Sr. has a slight Southern accent.
- Jeffrey Sr. did not use the F word for over half of the series and when he said it in Psycho Dad's Drunken Rant, it supprised many viewers.
- Jeffrey Sr. shares many things in common with Adolf Hitler. Both men were authoritarian control freaks with short tempers and meglomaniacs who blame their devestating actions on their victims (Hitler with the Jews and Psycho Dad with Jesse and his video games). Jeffrey Sr acts like an oppressive dictator by torturing, tormenting, belittling, and dominating his family members, much like Hitler did to his people. Jeffrey Sr. also has a fascistic and intolerant personality.
- Jeffrey Sr. terminated his career in New Jersey county politics in early 2014, the time when the Psycho Dad Videos gained popularity, to avoid tarnishing the reputation of the government he worked for.
- Jeffrey Sr.'s favorite lawnmower is Hustler mowers.
- Jeffrey Sr. HATES being called "Psycho Dad".
- Although Jeffrey Sr dislikes and doesn't participate in social media, many people on Twitter and Instagram have made fake accounts of Jeffrey Sr.
Psycho Videos Appearances
Jeffrey Sr. appeared in every Psycho video except Psycho Brother's Filming Freakout, Psycho Kid's Frozen Lockout, Psycho Brother's Kung Fu Freakout, Psycho Kid Crushes PS4, Psycho Kid Submerges Motorcycle, and Psycho Brother Stomps Glasses.
Jesse Ridgway's Roles
Parker Zippel's Roles
Jeffrey Ridgway Sr.'s Roles
Jeffrey Ridgway Jr.'s Roles
Theresa Ridgway's Roles
Larry Abraham's Roles
Melissa Stahlberger's Roles
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