Whether they’re smart and witty, or lazy, bumbling idiots, these fictional fathers still loved their families. And that’s what matters most, right?
1. Tony Soprano, The Sopranos
Watch your mouth.
2. Steven Keaton, Family Ties
No matter how crappy your day is, plaster a smile on your face.
3. Archie Bunker, All in the Family
It’s not easy to tune the world out but you’ll always find a way to deal.
4. Cliff Huxtable, The Cosby Show
Sometimes you have take time out of your busy day and just have fun.
5. Louie, Louie
You will do anything for your kids. ANYTHING.
6. Dan Conner, Roseanne
Don’t get high. Or you’ll look stupid.
7. Burt Hummel, Glee
Sometimes nothing needs to be said.
8. Tim Taylor, Home Improvement
Really, words don’t have to be uttered; monosyllabic grunts can do the trick.
9. Jack Bristow, Alias
Make sure everyone knows not to mess with you or your family — or else…
10. Homer Simpson, The Simpsons
Do what you have to do, particularly when it’s for a good cause.
11. Carl Winslow, Family Matters
Allow yourself to go a little crazy. Especially when you have to deal with Urkel-like characters on a daily basis.
12. Hal, Malcolm in the Middle
You don’t always have to wear the pants in the family.
13. Al Bundy, Married… With Children
Impart your wisdom on to your family through song.
14. Cameron Tucker, Modern Family
Do whatever it takes to get your kids into the right school.
15. Jason Seaver, Growing Pains
Use some of Motown’s finest to teach your kids how to bust a move.
16. Red Forman, That ’70s Show
Sometimes kids need to be hosed down — for their own good.
17. Danny Tanner, Full House
This says it all.
Happy Father’s Day!