Who said this fatherly advice: Ward Cleaver or Lucas McCain?

Who doled out this fatherly advice?

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Lucas McCain and Ward Cleaver are two of TV's most famous dads. Though Ward didn't fight outlaws every week and Lucas never wore a cardigan, they shared many similarities — especially when it came to teaching life lessons.

Here are quotes said by the iconic fathers from The Rifleman and Leave it to Beaver. Can you guess who said each one?

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  1. "Believe it or not, I was your age once."
  2. "Everything must be done according to the law."
  3. "Sometimes when people don't understand something, they think it's to be feared or hated. That's wrong, but it takes a long time to learn differently."
  4. "You know what happens to boys who tell lies?"
  5. "Save your breath for cooling your soup!"
  6. "When you make a mistake, admit it. If you don't, you only make matters worse."
  7. "Tomorrow you'd better be ready with some very snappy answers."
  8. "The way you are right now, you'd go looking in a dark closet for a black cat you knew wasn't there."
  9. "I guess I was so anxious to be right that I…I kind of forgot what it felt like when I was a little boy."
  10. "Money is nothing but paper and green ink. The thing that gives it value is how it's earned."
  11. "The older you get, the more questions there are without answers."
  12. "As you go through life, try to improve yourself – not prove yourself."

Who said this fatherly advice: Ward Cleaver or Lucas McCain?

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174 Comments

TijuanaSlim 3 days ago
9 & 10 (when I was a little boy & Money) got me...

I assumed that one 'turn of phrase' was older and that another was newer than they actually were
Crisco 3 days ago
You got 10 out of 12
That score would make anyone smile. Great job!
Missed 5 and 10.loved both shows.especially the Rifleman.Remember Chuck Connors in a show called the Thrillseakers? Another good one.
KirwoodDerby 4 days ago
Had these fathers, though fictional, been able to raise all children everywhere, to quote Louis Armstrong, what a wonderful world.
Earlbob1117 5 days ago
11/12 More of a Ward fan than a Lucas fan.
Hollie 6 days ago
11/12 i missed #7 i dont remember ward saying that what episode ?
KirwoodDerby Hollie 4 days ago
I agree, Hollie. I just can't hear Ward using a tone like that.
I have an easier time hearing Ward use 'snappy' than I do Lucas
STTOS 6 days ago
You got 11 out of 12 - That score would make anyone smile. Great job! Bummed that I missed #4. I'd be willing to bet that Ward said something very similar at one point. But, I'll settle for 11 of 12.
ValpoPJ 6 days ago
Geeze Louise! I did poorly today, only 7/12.
ERROL 6 days ago
You got 11 out of 12
That score would make anyone smile. Great job!
MrHaney 6 days ago
10/12. Ward Cleaver is my favorite TV dad!
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