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List Rules Favorite TV characters who were fathers. (Not necessarily guys who were the BEST fathers.)

List of the greatest and most memorable dads from through television history. Which TV fathers were the most inspirational? Who taught you the most about growing up and becoming an adult? Which TV fathers were just the funniest and most entertaining? Any TV dads who fit these criteria are eligible for this list, an attempt to drill down into the definitive answer to the question: "Who's the world's favorite TV Dad?"

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Classic sitcoms revolving largely around the family gave us a ton of Dads to choose from, and for the most part, they were traditionally good fathers. Guys like Rob Petrie, Andy Taylor and Howard Cunningham looked out for their kids, paid attention to their needs and gave them solid life and career advice.

Through the '80s and '90s, pop culture got a bit a bit more realistic or cynical, depending on who you ask, and TV Dads became more of a hodge-podge of responsibility and immaturity, reflecting the real, complex and often difficult job of being a father. Though there remain the shining examples of great TV dads like Cliff Huxtable from "The Cosby Show" and Dan Conner from "Roseanne," you now had alternative views of fatherhood, like Homer Simpson and the iconic Al Bundy.

But this list doesn't discriminate! If your favorite TV dads are likely to lose their kids at the mall, ignore them in favor of football and beer or forget their birthdays, vote for 'em anyway! Your old man would be proud.

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Sheriff Andy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Sheriff Andy Taylor Return to Mayberry, The Andy Griffith Show

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Tim Taylor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Tim Taylor Home Improvement

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Howard Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Howard Cunningham Happy Days

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Philip Banks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Philip Banks The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Peter Griffin Family Guy

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Charles Ingalls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Charles Ingalls Little House on the Prairie

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Dan Conner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Dan Conner Roseanne

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Gomez Addams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Gomez Addams The Addams Family

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Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Homer Simpson The Simpsons

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Ward Cleaver is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Ward Cleaver Leave it to Beaver

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Red Forman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Red Forman That '70s Show

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Hal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Hal Malcolm in the Middle

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Heathcliff Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?

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Herman Munster is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Herman Munster The Munsters

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Jed
Jed "JD" Clampett The Beverly Hillbillies

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Mike Brady is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Mike Brady The Brady Bunch, The Brady Bunch Hour

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Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Phil Dunphy Modern Family

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Martin Crane is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Martin Crane Frasier

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John Walton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
John Walton The Waltons

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Danny Tanner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Danny Tanner Full House

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Carl Winslow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Carl Winslow Family Matters - Family Matters 

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Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Al Bundy Married... with Children

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Eddard Stark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Eddard Stark Game of Thrones

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Ben Cartwright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Ben Cartwright Bonanza

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Rob Petrie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Rob Petrie The Dick Van Dyke Show

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Archie Bunker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Archie Bunker Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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Hank Hill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Hank Hill King of the Hill

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Michael Bluth is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Michael Bluth Arrested Development

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Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Rick Grimes The Walking Dead

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Steve Douglas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Steve Douglas My Three Sons

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Ray Barone is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Ray Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

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Fred G. Sanford is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Fred G. Sanford Sanford and Son

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Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Tony Soprano The Sopranos

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Frank Costanza is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Frank Costanza Seinfeld

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Richard Castle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?

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Dr. Jason Seaver is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Dr. Jason Seaver Growing Pains

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Steven Keaton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Steven Keaton The Facts of Life

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Tony Micelli is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Tony Micelli Who's the Boss?

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Seeley Booth is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Seeley Booth bones

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Darrin Stephens is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Darrin Stephens Bewitched

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Frank Barone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Frank Barone Everybody Loves Raymond

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Stu Pickles is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Stu Pickles Rugrats

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Eric Camden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Eric Camden 7th Heaven

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Adam Braverman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Adam Braverman Parenthood

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Ozzie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Ozzie Nelson The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

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Phillip Drummond is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Phillip Drummond Diff'rent Strokes

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Alan Matthews is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
Alan Matthews Boy meet world

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Randy Marsh is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?

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George Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?
George Jefferson The Jeffersons

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