Our favorite TV dads are winning at life

Watching the changing face of the TV dad is like watching the arc of fatherhood in America. We’ve truly seen it all: Over the decades, TV dads have been goofy, fun, funny and even a little raunchy at times. They’ve helped us learn to appreciate the art of a good dad joke, they’ve taught us life lessons and they’ve made us choke up with some tender moments in between.

No matter which TV dad holds a place in your heart, we’ve got something for everyone. It’s a tough job, but these TV dads are here to remind us that fatherhood can still be fun — and rewarding.