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Old 09-10-04, 11:28 PM   #1
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Best TV Dad?

By Best TV Dad, I mean the guy who loved his family the most and demonstrated over the run of the series.

You have the obvious choices like Ward Cleaver and Cliff Huxtable, but my pick for the guy who loved his TV family the most is.....
Al Bundy.

No matter what happened, Al Bundy was always there for his kids. There are a bunch of eps of Married with Children that illustrate this but a few stand out. When Al went to the dealership to get back his old crappy dodge and gave up a new car just to get a photo of his family back(plus a stash if Bigguns Magazines). When he beat up Kelly's cheating boyfriend in the movie theatre. Taking Bud to a strip club for his birthday. Beating down a group of guys to get Peggy a valentines card.
Now thats a guy who cares about his family.

Any other nominees?

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Old 09-11-04, 12:35 AM   #2
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Old 09-11-04, 01:20 AM   #3
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Old 09-11-04, 01:23 AM   #4
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My Two Dads - There were two of them so it MUST be better (plus it was revolutionary to have homosexual parents in an 80s sitcom!)
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Old 09-11-04, 01:27 AM   #5
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Old 09-11-04, 02:14 AM   #6
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Gotta go with widower Danny Tanner on Full House. Dude kept a super-clean house for a single guy, plus put up with a bad stand-up comic and an Elvis wannabe as roommates, while still raising three girls through boy problems, driving tests, and everything in between. I pine for the glory days of Bob Saget.

Either him or Homer Simpson. It's a tough choice
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Old 09-11-04, 02:44 AM   #7
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Mike Brady - He was a calm, dependable, loving father who could discipline his kids and let them know how they did wrong without screaming at them. Always ready with a wise decision, except for letting that fucking gnat Oliver into the joint.
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Old 09-11-04, 09:07 AM   #8
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Not to create a Trek thread, but here's the first that came to my mind...

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Old 09-11-04, 09:29 AM   #9
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Old 09-11-04, 06:18 PM   #10
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Michael Gross as Steven Keaton, Family Ties baby. Don't even talk to me about the faux Steven, though.



Random imdb.com fact: The character 'Steven Keaton' was ranked #12 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue).
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Old 09-11-04, 06:41 PM   #11
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GEORGE BLUTH SR. (Jeffrey Tambor)
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Random imdb.com fact: The character 'George Bluth Sr.' was ranked #1 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads Who Have Sported The Orange Jump-Suit In The Big House" (20 June 2004 issue).
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Old 09-11-04, 06:57 PM   #12
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Random imdb.com fact: The character 'George Bluth Sr.' was ranked #1 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads Who Have Sported The Orange Jump-Suit In The Big House" (20 June 2004 issue).
Smartass. That made me laugh out loud.
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Old 09-11-04, 09:00 PM   #13
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Old 09-11-04, 09:09 PM   #14
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Who wouldn't want Jack Bauer or Tony Soprano as their dad...really
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Old 09-11-04, 09:25 PM   #15
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Cliff Huxtable from the Cosby show.
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Old 09-11-04, 09:35 PM   #16
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Sandy Coen from the O.C. bitch!
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Old 09-11-04, 10:21 PM   #17
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Jack Bristow!
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Old 09-12-04, 01:17 AM   #18
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Jonathan Kent in Smallville is my first choice.
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Old 09-12-04, 02:23 AM   #19
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Old 09-12-04, 11:42 AM   #20
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yaya, im with Sandy Cohen ...not literally of course
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Old 09-12-04, 07:37 PM   #21
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My Two Dads - There were two of them so it MUST be better (plus it was revolutionary to have homosexual parents in an 80s sitcom!)
Is that a joke referring to them being homosexuals?
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Old 09-12-04, 07:43 PM   #22
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GEORGE BLUTH SR. (Jeffrey Tambor)
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Random imdb.com fact: The character 'George Bluth Sr.' was ranked #1 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads Who Have Sported The Orange Jump-Suit In The Big House" (20 June 2004 issue).

He's my vote fo sho!
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Old 09-12-04, 07:48 PM   #23
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No offense to Sisko, but I'd have to pick Rom. Always submissive and easily manipulated, unless you threaten or bring up Nog.
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Old 09-12-04, 07:50 PM   #24
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Al Bundy.

Where the beer gives you gas.
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