Can you match these Dad-centric episodes to the right shows?

Whether they were called Father, Dad, Paw or Pappy, there were many paternal classic TV episodes.

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Dads have been a huge part of television from the very beginning. More than a few shows, especially in the Fifties and Sixties, revolved around a dad and his family. Most series portrayed married life, but a few iconic dads like Andy Taylor and Lucas McCain were single. 

Here are 15 TV episodes that all have Father, Dad, Paw or even Pappy in the title. Can you match each one to the right show?

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  1. “Fonzie the Father”
  2. “Lucy Becomes a Father”
  3. “The Case of the Flighty Father”
  4. “Dear Dad”
  5. “Mrs. Drysdale’s Father”
  6. “Gomer and the Father Figure”
  7. “Daddies Anonymous”
  8. “Pappy”
  9. “Look Paw, I’m Dancing”
  10. “Father of the Year”
  11. “Substitute Father”
  12. “I’m Allergic to Daddy”
  13. “Daddy-O”
  14. “My Dad, the Athlete”
  15. “Boots with My Father’s Name”

Can you match these Dad-centric episodes to the right shows?

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131 Comments

LynCarrigan 7 months ago
Not my day for quizzes; I quit.
graceful1970 8 months ago
You got 12 out of 15
You know your TV pops! How many of these fatherly episodes have you seen?
Wendy57 8 months ago
10/15
I hope all of the Fathers out there enjoy a wonderfully relaxing Father’s Day. 🙂
AllisonWunderland 8 months ago
Happy Fathers Day to all of you Dads out there 👋
Bapa1 8 months ago
12/15. Happy Father's Day, Big Daddies!
JustGeri 8 months ago
8/15 lots of the Westerns tripped me but I know well the Boots with Father’s Name from The Big Valley…one of my BV episodes.
dodgebob 8 months ago
While all the results are on the honor system, me trusting you, and you trusting me, with that in mind, I'm not going to reveal how absolutely horrible I did. I'd like to convince y'all that I am a better father than guesser. Only MeTV knows for sure.










Wiseguy70005 8 months ago
Thinking about Dick Van Dyke Show's Father of the Week when I answered the Father of the Year question.
ironman2000 Wiseguy70005 8 months ago
I got trip up on the, "My Dad the Athlete" question.
daDoctah Wiseguy70005 8 months ago
What's really funny is that years later they repeated the Father of the Week plot for an episode of the Bob Newhart Show. Since Bob and Emily didn't have kids of their own, Bob got invited to speak to the class that Emily was substitute-teaching. The kids, naturally, had no interest in psychology, especially when there was a firefighter there as well, Howard was an airline navigator, and even Jerry showed up with a giant tooth. Bob returns a second time and shows the kids Rorshach test cards,
Gregory 8 months ago
6 out of 15...I guess I needed less daddy figure in my life and more TV?
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