James Gandolfini by Craig Blankenhorn/HBO, Bob Saget courtesy Everett Collection, The Simpsons courtesy Fox
In honor of Father's Day, we've put together a list of 10 of the most memorable TV dads, all of which you can enjoy again and again on DVD. -
10. Homer Simpson, The Simpsons
He's been on TV for 19 seasons, entertaining us with his beer-enhanced antics, zany adventures, and love of donuts. If nothing else, he gets credit for parenting three kids that never age.
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9. Andy Taylor, The Andy Griffith Show
When you're an elected official charged with keeping the town safe, you could easily lose sight of your duties at home. But Andy always understood that the most important badge he wore was the one as Opie's dad.
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8. Tony Soprano, The Sopranos
Tony got a gold star for heading up two families: the one at home with Carmela, Anthony and Meadow, and his other family with Paulie, Silvo and Bobby. What's a father if not a protector?
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7. Al Bundy, Married with Children
Al put in long hours with rude customers (and their smelly feet) at the shoe store, all to bring home the dough to wife Peggy and kids Kelly and Bud - who then took the money and ran.
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6. Sandy Cohen, The O.C.
What's better than having a loving dad who loves you no matter how badly you screw up? Having a
dad who can represent you in court no matter how badly you screw up.
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5. Mike Brady, The Brady Bunch
Between Greg, Peter, Marcia, Jan, Bobby and Cindy, Mike Brady was just as much a referee as he was a father. But he wore both hats with ease. Those family vacations sure were a blast!
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4. Dan Conner, Roseanne
Dan might've been a tough, blue-collar worker, but deep inside, he was a teddy bear who was absolutely devoted to his boisterous and rowdy family.
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3. Jim Anderson, Father Knows Best
Perhaps the most quintessential father figure ever to appear on the small screen, Jim Anderson proved time and time again that the title of his show spoke the truth.
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2. Danny Tanner, Full House
Sure widower Danny Tanner got an assist from his wacky best friend and brother-in-law, but that didn't take away from his unending desire to ensure good things for his three adorable girls.
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1. Cliff Huxtable, The Cosby Show
When not busy delivering babies, Doctor Cliff Huxtable always made time for his kids. He always got through to them, using his sense of humor to explain life's great mysteries and help with their problems.
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