Your sister thought she knew, and recently she wrote a check to yerdad with the payee filled in with something cheeky like “The Master of All Television Remotes.”
The bank might take it, or they may not. The payee is supposed to be the person (or company) who is receiving the money, i.e. getting paid. I would hope that if he handed that check to a real, live bank teller, the teller would demand to see the identification of “Mr. Remotes” or the business ID number for “All Television Remotes, LLC.”
At least, that’s the way it’s supposed to work.
If you haven’t given your parents money lately, you have one excuse fewer as of right now.