With Father’s Day on the way, it’s time to celebrate all the dad’s in your life – including those who spend most of their time housed in whatever media device is airing your prime-time TV shows.
Last week, we asked you to pick your favorite dads from top TV shows of the last six decades. Take a peek to see if your top pop made the cut. If he did, celebrate his victory by saving and sharing these images across social media!
Let’s start with the ’60s:
This dad of six took the cake with more than a third of the votes. In second place, Andy Griffith of The Andy Griffith Show with 29%, and a close third (27%) was Herman Munster of The Munsters.
Eyyy…Mr. Cunningham topped the list for 1970s TV shows, followed closely by George Jefferson (25%), Archie Bunker (21%) and Fred Sanford (17%).
Roseanne’s hubby Dan won the ’80s crowd, beating out Jason Seaver (24%), Tony Micelli (21%), and Steven Keaton (14%).
Tool Time host and friendly neighbor Tim Taylor won over a third of you – could the presence of his TV son JTT have had an influence? (Lots of you voted him your V-Day crush when we asked a few months ago…)
Coming in a supersuperclose second was charming, sweatered morning show host Danny Tanner of Full House (31%), followed by Uncle Phil (24%) of Fresh Prince.
This tough cookie captured the hearts of 28% of the millennium, narrowly edging out Ray Barone (26%) and Alan Matthews (25%). Bernie Mac (15%) and Sandy Cohen (7%) rounded out the last of the 2000s crew.
In no real surprise, kooky-but-adorable Emmy-winning pop Phil Dunphy captured nearly 50% of your hearts. (We get it, he’s both hilarious and loveable, just like most of our actual dads.) Sweet-but-tough Coach Taylor of Friday Night Lights rolled into second place with 17%, followed by Dre Johnson (13%), Louis Huang (11%) and Rogelio de la Vega (10%).
But that’s not all! We also called on you to vote for your favorite #BadDad – the kind of dads we love, but are pretty glad not to have. They have their moments, sure, but they’re best kept on TV.
And your top bad dad was…
Half of you selected the crotchety shoe salesman, followed by Tony Soprano (18%), Frank Reynolds (13%), George Bluth, Sr. (9%) and Don Draper (9%).
Did your favorite TV dad get picked? Which of these pops will you be sharing out on social?
Don’t forget! Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 18. Give your pop a hug or a call!