Okay, okay – this is something I could talk about FOR YEARS. Amazing TV/movie dads is such an amazing topic to get to write about. First of all, I love movies and I love television, and I love watching shows where dads are the focus. It’s like, my favorite genre. Let’s just get started, okay?
#1 – Dr.Huxtable
There is no dad on TV or in movies as great (in my opinion) as Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable. There are so many things about him that make him the number one dad. I don’t even know where to start. I’m just gonna break it down in some bullet points so you guys get it.
- He is FUNNY!
- He plays with his kids.
- He teaches his kids about music and culture.
- He is proud of them.
#2 – Danny Tanner
I know Danny had some help from Uncle Jesse and Uncle Joey – but still, he was a single dad with three daughters! He did such an amazing job with them…plus he dealt with Kimmy Gibbler well.
Look at how loving he is to his daughters! Adorable.
The whole family. SO CUTE!!
#3 – Dan Conner
I love Dan Conner. I think that he is so underrated as one of the great TV dads. I think he’s on of the more realistic portrayals of a dad on TV, which is awesome to see. He wants to be involved in his kids’ lives, but not in an overbearing way. He loves his wife, but not in a cheesy way. And he works really really hard to provide for his family.
Look how young they all are here! This is the cutest.
I love this. Everyone looks so good and so happy – especially Dan.
#4 – Cal Weaver
Loved this movie. Cal Weaver was just slapped over and over again but remained throughout the ultimate dad. Admirable, yo!
#5 – George Banks
George Banks needs to be pointed out here. He is SO SO GOOD in Father Of The Bride (part one and two!). He handles everything with such a good sense of humor. He’s just so loving and gentle and fun. That scene where George and his daughter Annie are playing basketball and it goes from present to past kills me! It’s just the sweetest thing!
This is the basketball scene. The best!
Talking to his new baby (part two) and making him laugh already!
# 6 – Sonny Koufax
So, I think that this is probably a surprising choice. But let me explain. This movie makes my heart hurt. Like, HURT. I weep like a baby at the end when Julian screams “I can wipe my own ass!!” when they are taking him away from Sonny. It’s so painful.
# 8 – The Dads on Modern Family
Won’t go into detail because it would take 8 million pages and 10 years to describe, but they are all unique and they are all great.
#9 – Jim’s Dad
Just a BALLER of a dad through and through. Hilarious. Always says what he needs to say even if it’s awkward or uncomfortable for his kids.
#10 – Uncle Phil
He wasn’t just a dad to his kids, he was also a dad to his disruptive and hilarious nephew, Will. Watching him take Will in as his own was just amazing.
Look at this family man!! Just stern and strict enough.
Lastly, I want to bring in a new TV dad. This dad is in the vein of Sonny Koufax – an unexpected new dad, no prior baby experience and no baby mama to help him out. There are not a lot of dudes who could step up to the plate in the “baby left on your doorstep” scenario and this next dad is about to take it all on, and do it well!
Newest TV dad – Ben Wheeler
Meet Ben Wheeler, you guys! This baby daddy is only in his 20’s and still got it together to take on the challenge of raising a baby… no matter how hard that can be at times!
The series premiere of ABC Family’s new original comedy “Baby Daddy,” is on Wednesday, June 20 at 8:30/7:30c, and I for one CANNOT WAIT. See video, photos and cast info here and follow on twitter and facebook.
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