15 Off-The-Wall Pieces of Advice From TV Dads
We’ve all heard that it takes a village to raise a child. Luckily for all of us TV addicts, that village included a whole heap of father figures. Living vicariously through their TV kids, we soaked up some dos from the good dads, and some what-not-to-dos from the horrible ones. But they were there for their kids, imparting their infinite wisdom on everything, from fighting to stretching before ovulating.
As we grew up, it started becoming clear that most sitcom dads were incompetent slobs, and some near-perfect TV dads were revealed to be complete monsters. Not these dads. Well, OK, some fall into the TV dad trope, but they had some hilariously useful advice, and we’re here to prove that it didn’t fall on deaf ears. Here’s 15 weird little pearls of wisdom from some of our favorite TV dads. Now go impart this sage advice to your children. (Or don't.)
Homer Simpson - 'The Simpsons'
Ray Barone - 'Everybody Loves Raymond'
Philip Banks - 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air'
Mitch & Cam - 'Modern Family'
Julius Rock - 'Everybody Hates Chris'
Hank Hill - 'King of the Hill'
Hal Wilkerson - 'Malcolm in the Middle'
George Lopez - 'George Lopez'
Jack Geller - 'Friends'
Red Forman - 'That ’70s Show'
Alan Harper - 'Two and a Half Men'
Warner Bros. Television
Phil Dunphy - 'Modern Family'
Frank Costanza - 'Seinfeld'
Dan Conner - 'Roseanne'
Al Bundy - 'Married… with Children'
Sony Pictures Television