Top 5 TV Dads

We’re kicking off Father’s Day a week early here at Quickflix. Check back here every day for a rundown of the best (and worst) dad’s in movies and television.

Today we’re going to have a look at the best dad’s on the small screen.

5. Noah BennetHeroes

Father of the indestructable Claire (Hayden Panettiere), and employee of the Primatech Paper Company. Well, kind-of. Claire may be adopted, and Primatech may be a front for a mysterious corporation called ‘The Company’, but one thing’s for certain – he’s a great dad. Fun Fact: Although originally known as “man in horn-rimmed glasses”, he in fact wears browline glasses. So, how can we really trust him?

4. Dan ConnorRoseanne

That big, ol’, lovable teddy bear John Goodman played blue-collar Dan for 9 years. It’s not so amazing that he was the playful, confidant to his daughters Becky and Darlene for such a long-time. Rather, he managed to convince us that being married to Roseanne Barr for a decade is not such a terrible thing. Where is this man’s sainthood? Fun Fact: In the final episode, Roseanne revealed Dan had been dead for a year, and the final season was all just a dream. Gee, thanks.

3. The Full House Dads

I know. These days, living with Bob Saget, John Stamos and Dave Coulier seems more like a Ridley Scott-esque hellscape than the basis of a fun sitcom. But back in the day, we loved to see Danny Tanner’s brother-in-law and best friend help out the single father with his precocious brood. Shooba-dee-bap-ba-wa! Fun Fact: Dave Coulier is rumoured to be the subject of Alanis Morissette‘s song ‘You Oughta Know’. Wait, WHAT!

2. Michael BluthArrested Development

OK. So he may have slept with his son’s teacher. And he may have also accidentally abandoned his son’s girlfriend in Mexico. And he may make his son dress like a banana to help his business. And he may have tricked his son into thinking he was involved in a drug bust by hiring a bunch of male strippers to arrest him. Hmm. Maybe I need to rethink this. Nah, Michael Bluth is a great dad. Just don’t ask his son. Fun Fact: If you remove all the E’s from Jason Bateman’s name, it spells Jason Batman! Coincidence?

1. Sandy CohenThe O.C.

Normally, a man who picks up a teenage criminal and asks him to live in his pool house would be called a pervert. But not Sandy! Hands down the coolest TV dad ever, he holds pretty much all of Orange County together, armed only with an enormous social conscious and a particularly floppy hair-do. And he sings! Fun Fact: Sandy Cohen likes to say ‘yogalates’.

Come back tomorrow to find the WORST TV dads!

Check out our Father’s Day Faves Collection, and treat your dad to his favourite movies and shows!

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