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Favorite TV Families: Who's Your Fav TV Dad?

Earlier this week for our Thanksgiving holiday theme of Favorite TV Families, we gave our favorite TV moms some love, so now it's those TV dads' turn!


The roles of fathers on television have evolved over time like the roles of mothers have, though in different ways as mothers on TV often reflect the changes throughout time for women moving from trapped in the kitchen housewives to working moms, and so much more, while to be very general about it, TV dad roles have mostly changed in how involved dads are with the family and how he treats his work life and family life.


Since the times of Leave It to Beaver, dads are more involved with their kids, for the most part, than coming home to dinner on the table, and children clean and perfect. Back in the day we'd see dad check in with the family then continue working or play with briefly with the kids before bedtime.


As TV has progressed, we still see uninvolved dads who spend most of their time at work, but even those who do work a lot like the lovable Cliff Huxtable, Danny Tanner, or Eric Taylor are still shown very often having meaningful life chats and fun bonding moments with their children, showing that TV dads, just like real dads, have become more involved in their kids lives, no longer assuming children were meant to be left to their housewives to raise and care for... but then you always have your satirical dads like Peter Griffin who don't remember their kids' names - ah, the joy of our fav animated families knocking American life at all times.


So, caring and considerate or hilariously inattentive, here are some of our favorite TV dads, so check them out and comment with your own favorites!


The Cosby Show: Cliff Huxtable

Boy Meets World: Allen Matthews

The O.C.: Sandy Cohen

Full House: Danny Tanner, Jesse Katsopolis

Family Matters: Carl Winslow

Who's the Boss?: Tony Micelli

Home Improvement: Tim "the Tool Man" Taylor

Friday Night Lights: Coach Eric Taylor

The Simpsons: Homer Simpson

Family Guy: Peter Griffin

American Dad!: Steve Smith

Arrested Development: George Bluth Sr., Michael Bluth

Gossip Girl: Rufus Humphrey

Kyle XY: Stephen Trager

Big Love: Bill Henrickson

That 70's Show: Red Forman

Married with Children: Al Bundy

Everybody Loves Raymond: Ray Barone, Frank Barone

Good Times: James Evans Sr.

The Brady Bunch: Mike Brady

Sanford & Son: Fred Sanford

Desperate Housewives: Carlos Solis

Ugly Betty: Ignacio Suarez

90210: Harry Wilson


Check out more Favorite TV Families features:

Top Classic Families

Top Oddball Families

Making the Non-Traditional a Tradition

Who's Your Fav TV Mom?


Photo courtesy of asidebsidemedia.com

Comments

| 11:18 EST, 03 Mar, 2012
Homer Simpson, no doubt about it
| 17:11 EST, 09 Dec, 2008
Red Forman, Stan Smith, Randy Marsh and Dad from Fairly Odd Parents haha
| 00:52 EST, 29 Nov, 2008
Sandy Cohen... DEFINITELY!
| 23:14 EST, 24 Nov, 2008
Homer!!!!!!!!
| 09:55 EST, 24 Nov, 2008
Cliff Huxtable ALLLLL the way!
| 00:35 EST, 23 Nov, 2008
As soon as I saw this article, immediately thought George Bluth Sr. Any dad who makes a typo on his sons birth certificate (Nicheal Bluth, anyone?) Deserves mention XD
| 22:43 EST, 22 Nov, 2008
HOMER ROCKS!!!!!!!!
| 20:29 EST, 22 Nov, 2008
definately either peter griffin or homer simpson
| 20:19 EST, 22 Nov, 2008
Randy Marsh
| 19:55 EST, 22 Nov, 2008
Peter griffin!!
| 19:52 EST, 22 Nov, 2008
a tie between homer, peter, red foreman, frank barone, and stan marsh form southpark
| 04:55 EST, 22 Nov, 2008
homer!
| 04:22 EST, 22 Nov, 2008
Stan's the man !!!
| 20:55 EST, 21 Nov, 2008
What about Randy Marsh? (Stan Marsh's dad from South Park)
| 20:27 EST, 21 Nov, 2008
don't forget Veronica Mars' dad!
| 20:05 EST, 21 Nov, 2008
no brainer here HOMER!!

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