The Top 5 Greatest TV Dads of All Time
A good TV dad is understanding, funny, humble and a great leader. Decades of great television shows have brought us many legendary TV dads. We’ve listed the top 5 greatest TV dads of all time. When you choose the right TV service you can see these dads in reruns of some of the greatest shows of all time.
Bill Cosby played the lovable doctor/dad in “The Cosby Show.” According to a Harris Interactive Survey, Cliff Huxtable was the dad Americans wanted as they grew up. Cliff and his wife, Claire, were busy raising 5 kids and holding down jobs at the same time. Cliff was a sweet, loving dad with a big sense of humor. The kids might try to outwit him, but Cliff always got the last laugh. He was never violent and always there with a word of advice.
On the other end of the loving dad spectrum, the website Mandependence proclaims Al Bundy as the number one TV dad of all time. Al Bundy, played by Ed O’Neill, was just a simple man raising a family with his crazy wife. They are raising two kids who get themselves in disasters that only Al can handle. Balancing his wife, Peggy, his job, meddling neighbors, a dog and kids might put some men over the edge, but Al is just happy changing channels on the sofa.
He might have been one of the friendliest sheriffs ever to grace your television. Andy Taylor was played by Andy Griffith in the “Andy Griffith Show.” Sheriff Andy lost his wife and was left to raise his young son, Opie. He got a little help from his Aunt Bee, too, but he was the iron fist and the man to show Opie the way. In the small town of Mayberry, Andy lovingly helped his son through the tough times of growing up. He always had great advice and always had time to go fishing with his son.
The ideal TV dad of all time that seems just too good to be true just might be Ward Cleaver. Played by Hugh Beaumont on “Leave It To Beaver,” Ward and his wife, June, were the “perfect” parents in the 1950s. Ward guided his two sons through different journeys as the youngest often got himself into trouble. Ward showed his sons how to deal with issues in the best way and ways always there to give them guidance and a kind word.
Robert Reed played the iconic Mike Brady in “The Brady Bunch.” Mike joined a family of four women bringing along with him three of his own sons. He was an architect during the day and arrived home fresh faced ready to play a game of catch with his sons or have a heart to heart talk with his daughters. Mike Brady taught the kids all about ethics and love. He never seemed to be angry was always there for the kids.
When you choose the right TV service for you, you will unlock the world of these great TV dads. You can usually find one as you flip channels. He will be smiling, giving words of wisdom and enjoying time with his kids.
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