Who's your favorite classic television dad?

Who gets the title of most rad dad?

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We've all got our favorite television dad, but what happens when our favorite fathers are pitted against EACH OTHER? We've included some of the most iconic television fathers from your favorite shows, and it's up to you to tell us who is the best of the best!

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  1. Ben Cartwright of Bonanza or Lucas McCain of The Rifleman?
  2. Fred Flintstone of The Flintstones or George Jetson of The Jetsons?
  3. Archie Bunker of All in the Family or Jed Clampett of The Beverly Hillbillies?
  4. Andy Griffith of The Andy Griffith Show or Mike Brady of The Brady Bunch?
  5. Rob Petrie of The Dick Van Dyke Show or Ricky Ricardo from I Love Lucy?
  6. John Walton Sr. from The Waltons or Steve Douglas from My Three Sons?
  7. Ward Cleaver from Leave It to Beaver or Phillip Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air?
  8. Alex Stone from The Donna Reed Show or James Evans from Good Times?
  9. Jason Seaver from Growing Pains or Danny Tanner from Full House?
  10. George Jefferson from The Jeffersons or Steven Keaton from Family Ties?

Who's your favorite classic television dad?

Your Result...

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61 Comments

Wendy57 1 month ago
60%
I would either pick Ward Cleaver or Andy Griffith as my favorite TV Dad.
Sweendog Wendy57 1 month ago
Me, too!
Charleshorse 1 month ago
Ben Cartwright? No way. He treated Hoss, Little Joe, and Adam like they were children. And, what's worse, is that they let him, lol
Lillyrose 1 month ago
60% similar. The best TV Dad of all time, of course, is Ward Cleaver.
GooberBeasley Lillyrose 1 month ago
Fred G. Sanford. Was a great dad gotta love Peter Griffin
bmoore4026 1 month ago
30% similar. The lowest score of these kind of surveys yet
Bapa1 1 month ago
80% Ward Cleaver was the best. Yet, no mention of Al Bundy.
frenchman71 1 month ago
I have 4 favorite TV Dads...Ward Cleaver from LITB, Andy Taylor from TAGS, Steve Douglas from MTS and Harold Everett from Nanny and the Professor. But if I had to pick one...Ward Cleaver....hands down! The BEST TV Dad.
BorisK 1 month ago
Ward Cleaver, best TV dad ever. The episode where he waits for Beav in the garage to help him change out of Aunt Martha's short pants school outfit is just too much good Dad stuff.
frenchman71 BorisK 1 month ago
Not only do I agree with you on TV Dads but that is my favorite LITB epiosde. When Beaver goes to shake Ward's hand and gives him a hug. "Gee, dad...your like one of the fellas". ""Why, Beaver....that's the nicest thing you ever said to me".
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