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    Default Best TV Dads - In Honor of Father's Day

    I made a thread for tv mothers, so here's one for tv dads. Who do you think were tv's best dads?

    Mine:

    Andy Taylor - The Andy Griffith Show
    Ward Cleaver - Leave It To Beaver
    Mike Brady - The Brady Bunch
    Cliff Huxtable - The Cosby Show
    John Walton - The Waltons
    Phil Banks - Fresh Prince of Bel Air
    Jack Pearson - This Is Us
    Charles Ingalls - Little House On The Prairie
    Tim Taylor - Home Improvement
    Howard Cunningham - Happy Days

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    I think fathers often get the short-shrift on TV -- either being absent entirely (lots more widows and single moms on TV than single dads) or being made to look buffoonish in domestic situations.

    However, I'd go with Mike Brady and Howard Cunningham as two of the best from my young TV watching years.

    Dan Conner from Roseanne was also a good later-era father.

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    Off the top of my head, my partial list of fathers who played an important role on the show of being a father:
    Lucas McCain - The Rifleman
    Ben Cartwright - Bonanza
    Charles Ingalls - Little House on the Prairie.
    Ward Cleaver - Leave it to Beaver
    Andy Taylor - The Andy Griffith Show
    Jed Clampett - The Beverly Hillbillies
    Bruce Wayne - Batman
    Red Forman - That 70's Show
    George Cooper - Young Sheldon
    Dan Conner - Roseanne

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    Ned Stark - Game of Thrones

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    Johnathan Kent, - Smallville
    Lionel Luther a candidate for worst. Until Jor-El made him good.

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    Captain Sisko.


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    Captain Sisko.

    I loved the strong bond between this two characters. And my favorite episode of DS9 The Visitor showed just how strong this bond was. That episode always gets to me. And the cool thing is how close the two acotrs became off the set and remain very good freinds to this day despite the age difference.
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    Mr. Brady.

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    Good ol' Tony Micelli.

    I watched way too much episodes of who's the boss as a kid to not talk about that dude.

    And yes, of course, as some others have already mentioned : Charles "we just can't get a break" Ingalls.

    Poor bastard, if there is a god he sure hated on the Ingalls quite a lot for some celestial reasons.

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    Keith Mars is the only recent example I can think of

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    So I guess i gotta say it Heathcliff Huxtable.

    Edit: It has been mentioned so i gotta add the opposite of Cliff

    Harry Morgan in Dexter
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    You want a fake ass TV dad or a TV dad who was more like a real deal. For real deal you can't beat Red Forman.


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    Al Bundy - Married with children.

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    Coach Eric Taylor - Friday Night Lights.

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