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This week's edition presents some of the best - and absolute worst - fatherly figures in TV history. Check it out below!
5) Keith Mars (Enrico Colantoni)
Mars may have made a few mistakes - such as accusing one of his hometown's most infamous tech tycoons of murdering his own daughter - but to try and claim he's not one of the most dedicated and devoted fathers is pure bunk. He trained his daughter, teenage sleuth Veronica, in the ways of the P.I. That's pretty cool.
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4) Burt Hummel (Mike O'Malley)
He may not have been immediately okay with his son Kurt's homosexuality, but throughout GLEE's four seasons, Burt has, arguably, grown more than any other character on Ryan Murphy's musical dramedy. He eventually learned to accept his son for who he was and wasn't, forcing him to move to New York to pursue his dreams, whether or not it was a conventional or 'safe' decision.
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3) Howard Cunningham (Tom Bosley)
He wasn't just a dad to his own kids, 'Mr. C' acted as a father figure to their friends as well. Devoted to raising his kids in a moral household, he continuously pushed for what was best for them, even if it was difficult or daunting.
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2) Cliff Huxtable (Bill Cosby)
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The faux-mockery of Cliff's parenting ways is mildly in the vein of Roseanne - aka, one of the other best parents on television ever. Huxtable proved to his kids on a weekly basis that anyone can make it with some hard work, and a little kind condescension.
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1) Danny Tanner (Bob Saget)
Aside from running what's basically a boarding house for all of his relatives, Danny Tanner was just fun. He did it all as a single parent: providing his kids with a sound moral basis, even if he did have a little help from Uncle Jesse and Joey.
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