Best TV dad

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  1. Mano

    Mano

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    In honor of Father’s Day thought it would be a good idea.

    My choice: Bryan Cranston’s Hal on Malcolm in the Middle.
     
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  2. Rocktheworld

    Rocktheworld Posting on the Boneyard is Fun Again

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    Father, or can father figure count?

    Do we mean “best” as in “most awesome”, or is it actual best dad like life lessons and stuff

    Because I really want to say Randy Marsh and Grandpa from Hey Arnold
     
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  3. Mano

    Mano

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    How ever you want to approach it is fine. My wife said Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince.
     
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  4. jleves

    jleves Awesomeness

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    Al Bundy
    *drops mic*
     
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  5. Chin Diesel

    Chin Diesel Power of Love

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    Gotta be Dr. Huxtable.
     
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  6. Kolumbo

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    Charles Ingalls - Little House On The Prairie
    Tom Bradford - Eight is Enough
    Jay Pritchett / Phil Dunphy - Modern Family
     
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  7. Dove

    Dove Son of Wayne.

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    John Walton (The Waltons)
    Andy Griffith

    Howard Cunningham
     
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    nelsonmuntz Point Center

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    Tywin Lannister
    Fred Sanford
    Frank Gallagher
     
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    8893 Curiouser

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    My favorites, as in dads I thought would have been good dads, were Steven Douglas (Fred MacMurray) of "My Three Sons" and Howard Cunningham (Tom Bosley) of "Happy Days."
     
  10. Kolumbo

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    Mike Brady had to be mentioned.
    Steven Keaton, can't believe I almost forgot about him.
     
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  11. Kolumbo

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    Herman Munster
    Gomez Addams 1960's
    Uncle Bill Davis

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    Ward Cleaver.

    Best goofball-Ozzie Nelson
     
  13. Purple Stein

    Purple Stein I like to sim things.

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    Agree on Hugh Beaumont he's my number one with Robert Young a close second, also would add Fred MacMurray, Noah Beery Jr, Andy Griffith, and Lorne Greene. As a goofball dad, has to be Archie Bunker. As a father figure, Harry Carey Jr, on the old Disney "Spin and Marty" series.
     
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    Don Draper.
     
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    Coach Taylor from FNL
     
  17. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk Hoping to see something that looks like basketball

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    Yes, probably, from the kid point of view. And they weren't losers like the dad in Full House. Need to add Andy Griffiths. In more modern times I'd list Tim Allen from Home Improvement.

    But I'll confess on reading OP's post my mind immediately went to "Al Bundy".
     
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    Dream Jobbed 2.0 Forgot to answer a question

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    Phil Dunphy
    Homer Simpson
    Frank Costanza
     
  19. Aluminny69

    Aluminny69 Old Timer

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    Ozzie Nelson was about as easy going as they go. Two great sons. I always wanted him as a father.