My Favorite TV Dads
June 19, 2011 26 Comments
My dad, in his humanity, is a flawed man. But he is the only man who has never let me down and he is the only man who I’ve ever truly trusted.
Now let’s get on with the show. In honor of Father’s Day here are clips of my favorite TV dads. Dear readers, I urge you not to miss the last video as it is one of the funniest scenes I’ve ever seen.
I watched “The Andy Griffith Show” every day as a kid and I especially loved the relationship between Andy and his son Opie. Watch and see if you can identify the little boy in this scene.
Watch this clip of “The Cosby Show” as Heathcliff Huxtable tries to get his daughter Rudy to eat her veggies.
“Everybody Loves Raymond” because the whole Barone clan is so funny. Take a look at this clip that gives new meaning to a man “marking his territory.”
My favorite cantankerous dad, Red Forman talks about love in “That 70′s Show.”
I saved the best for last. “All in the Family” revolutionized television by talking about controversial issues. Carroll O’ Connor as the ignorant, but lovable Archie Bunker is my favorite TV dad because despite his flaws (and there were many) he had a lot of love for his “ding bat” wife Edith and his “little girl” Gloria. This hilarious clip shows a confused Archie and how he just can’t seem to get ahead.
© 2011 Lafemmeroar