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    Andy Taylor for me. The show tackles many of the same issues with him as a Sheriff as you would get as a father, plus the usual father stuff. And the cast of characters were exactly the kinds of challenges a dad always faces. Aunt Bee was the best, she is such a damn shrew at times (apparently she hated the show, or the cast or something).

    Shout out to Captain Sisko, though. I had major respect for that show and the way he was presented as a dad. That and the friendship between Jake and Nog.

    Remember the episode when Jake was teaching Nog to read?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Osiris-Rex View Post
    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
    Gan Conner - Roseanne
    This would probably be my favorite of best fathers, though I could just be biased because it's a piece of my childhood.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nate Grey View Post
    Captain Sisko.

    Sisko had to juggle his duties as commanding officer and father, widowed and all. He never let his worries get in the way of being the best father he could be to him.

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    Speaking of Star Trek fathers, how would you all rate Worf as a father. Good, bad, deadbeat?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Osiris-Rex View Post
    Speaking of Star Trek fathers, how would you all rate Worf as a father. Good, bad, deadbeat?
    Well, he tried.

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    Another great TV Dad is Jack Arnold from The Wonder Years

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    Robert Queen. He literally killed himself so his son could live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnakinFlair View Post
    Robert Queen. He literally killed himself so his son could live.
    A good dad to everyone but Emiko (and a terrible husband to boot)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osiris-Rex View Post
    Speaking of Star Trek fathers, how would you all rate Worf as a father. Good, bad, deadbeat?

    Complete deadbeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate Grey View Post
    Captain Sisko.

    A million times this because it was great on so many levels. As a white person I can't even imagine how important this portrayal was to black dads out there who are doing their best to be good fathers when the stereotype is the opposite. But as a father who had sole custody of his two kids and raised them by himself from the ages of 7 and 3 and I really can relate from the father side. Too often dads on TV are portrayed as bumbling idiots or as "babysitting" rather than parenting. Seeing a father doing it on his own and doing it well was awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriggerWarning View Post
    Complete deadbeat.
    Yep. I was about to post the same sentiments but you beat me to it. It is a good day to kill a deadbeat dad lol! (even though i LOVE the character i can't dispute this)

    Quote Originally Posted by TriggerWarning View Post
    A million times this because it was great on so many levels. As a white person I can't even imagine how important this portrayal was to black dads out there who are doing their best to be good fathers when the stereotype is the opposite. But as a father who had sole custody of his two kids and raised them by himself from the ages of 7 and 3 and I really can relate from the father side. Too often dads on TV are portrayed as bumbling idiots or as "babysitting" rather than parenting. Seeing a father doing it on his own and doing it well was awesome.
    From the DS9 documentary they mentioned that there was a compilation list of black tv dads and Sisko was completely ignored and treated as if he never was on tv.
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