Alicia Silverstone's character Cher in the 1995 comedy "Clueless" had her daddy Mel Horowitz, played by Dan Hedaya, wrapped around her little finger. Sure, Mel was over-protective, but who wouldn't want such an indulgent dad!
"Growing Pains" dad Jason Seaver, played by Alan Thicke, was a psychologist who worked from an office right out of his home. If you ask us, Jason's intelligence, sensitivity and focus on his family is the recipe for parenting perfection!
So "Full House" father Danny Tanner's cleaning obsession could get a bit annoying, but his dart and pool playing skills certainly redeem him in our eyes! Plus, any dad that creates a new type of family for his kids' sake is pretty awesome.
How great is it that Kurt Hummel's mechanic dad Burt on "Glee" is so super supportive of his gay son—even if they'll never be able to bond over bodywork and fixing up cars.
Who wouldn't want Homer Simpson in the family? Every important discussion would include doughnuts and Duff beer! Mmmmm, beer...
Tim Allen's show "Home Improvement" went off the air in 1999, but he's still tops on the dream dad list. But the actor reveals he finds raising sons easier than daughters. "In my experience, it’s all wonderful with girls until about 16. Around that time, boys kind of calm down and start focusing their testosterone," he explains. "Girls get a little challenging, especially for fathers."
So what if Cliff Huxtable—aka Bill Cosby—wore insanely gaudy sweaters! He's the type of guy that we would be proud to celebrate with on Father's Day. "Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children," says the devoted dad of his real life family.
Our only problem with picking "The O.C." dad—and eye candy—Sandy Cohen for a father is, well, he would then be our father and that crush would be weird. Regardless, he's still a great choice!
The reason Uncle Phil from "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" would be the most amazing dad ever can pretty much be summed up in one word: rich. Enough said.
The fact that "90210" dad Jim Walsh let his children, Brenda and Brandon, live alone in their Beverly Hills home after he and his wife Cindy moved to Hong Kong makes him one of the best TV patriarchs ever.
Who needs a strict by-the-book dad when an ex-hippie is so much cooler! We think so, though Alex P. Keaton would probably disagree.