These Are The Best TV Dads To Ever Grace The Small Screen

Raising children is no small task. I have three little rugrats running around my home on a daily basis and just watching them run, scream, fight, and play is exhausting without even lifting a finger. At the same time, children are an amazing gift who bring joy and unconditional love to our lives. These TV dads were faced with adversity, growing pains, and a whole lot of shenanigans, yet they managed to raise a loving group of TV children while focusing on their own unique styles of parenting.

From the heartfelt life lessons on Full House to the hilarious comical rants of a standup legend, these TV dads have shown us what it’s really like to face parenting head on.

Andy Taylor Shows Us How To Parent On The Andy Griffith Show

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Andy Griffith’s character, Andy Taylor, may very well be the most endearing TV dad of all time. The TV show’s credits feature the single father spending time with his son and the show continues with life lesson’s regularly being dispensed.

Taylor worked a full-time job as the sheriff of Mayberry and then spent time with his son Opie, played masterfully by famed movie director and Happy Days alum, Ron Howard. We’d all be so lucky to have a father like Andy Taylor.