Happy Father’s Day, College Magazine readers! Here’s a rundown of our favorite TV dads, from the hilarious to the…well, even more hilarious!
Cliff Huxtable from The Cosby Show “I brought you into this world and I’ll take you out!”
Whether you watched the Doc when The Cosby Show was holding a near monopoly on American sitcom ratings or fell in love with his witty one-liners via Nick at Nite re-runs, Poppa Huxtable made family fun, and managed to throw a little humor into every sticky situation.
Tim Taylor from Home Improvement “All right, you stay in your room. I don’t want you sneaking downstairs to watch that tool time marathon.”
Lets be honest, at one point or another in the 90’s, we all secretly hoped Tim Taylor would come build a tree house in our backyards. While Home Improvement seems to be remembered more for turning out stars like Pamela Anderson and Jonathon Taylor Thomas, we can’t forget about Daddy Taylor, who with the help of his flannel-loving friend Al and over-the-fence confidant Wilson Wilson, taught us all some important life lessons.
Red Foreman from That 70’s Show “Son, you don’t have bad luck. The reason bad things keep happening to you is because you’re a dumbass.”
While Mr. Foreman may not have succeeded at teaching Eric and his friends the importance of abstaining from drug use and stupid decisions, he, along with his ever lovable wife Kitty, never hesitated to be there for, or provide a verbal lashing, to thee often times questionable Laurie and Eric.
Peter Griffin from Family Guy “Now kids daddy only drank so that the Statue of Liberty would take her clothes off.”
The current fan-favorite of TV dads, Peter Griffin has been deemed by many as the new Homer Simpson, an honor only earned through style, charisma, and the ability to incorporate sex or food into any conversation.
Phil Dunphy from Modern Family “Just to be clear: I don’t condone eating your kids, although I sure as heck know why the giraffes do it.”
The newest member of the lovable dad gang, Phil Dunphy’s clueless attitude and unmatched facial expressions are what makes this modern father old-school hilarious, reminding us all that TV dads are just trying to do the best they can.