Television has written some of the best dads. Some TV dads are step parents but they are still supportive of their TV kids and as such let their kids do their own thing. They may be TV dads but the lessons they impart are written by real people.
So, here’s a list to pay homage to some of the best TV dads out there!
1. Keith Mars | Veronica Mars
Keith Mars is the father of Veronica Mars. Both of them have a very close relationship and work together in his private investigation firm, Mars Investigations. They became outcasts when he accused a prominent figure in town for being a murderer of her daughter’s best friend.
Throughout their trials and tribulations, he has never left Veronica’s side although they were times they didn’t see eye to eye and argued. He was there for her when she was bullied in school and she didn’t complain when they couldn’t make ends meet in a wealthy town.
One of the many turning points for the both of them was when Veronica came back to work in his firm although she has earned a law degree. Of course, he was upset but he still welcomed her into the company.
2. Quentin Lance | Arrow
Quentin Lance has been through a lot in the show. Both of his daughters became vigilantes and all he said when they made their choices known was just “Alright. So be it.” It’s not the exact quote but that was how it went down in the show.
First, it was his youngest daughter Sara who became a member of the League of Assassins and then Laurel, his oldest, became the Black Canary. Being a cop dad, he joined them by working with the Arrow and has followed the gang on several dangerous missions.
He isn’t a perfect dad, being an alcoholic and all but he loves his daughters very much. He kind of accepted that Sara intends to join the Legends too. Quentin is basically an all-out feminist dad.
3. Dr Jeremiah Danvers | Supergirl
Dr Jeremiah Danvers and his family helped Superman manage and come to terms with his powers. He then cared for Kara Zor-El, also Supergirl and Superman’s cousin, like his own daughter. It didn’t matter to him that she was an alien species. He is always protecting his daughters, Kara and Alex Danvers, although both of them can hold out on their own!
4. Phil Dunphy | Modern Family
Phil Dunphy is the epitome of the fun dad. He is funny, jokey and may embarrass his family but he still loves them a lot. He has an archive of funny and memorable pieces of advice just like his father-in-law, Jay Pritchett.
Phil loves helping his kids and extended family achieve their dreams no matter how crazy it is and sometimes he even makes his own dreams happen! Truth be told, all the dads (Mitchell, Cameron, Jay) in the show are great dads in their own way.
5. Homer Simpson | The Simpsons
Homer walks in between the best and worst dad line. He is messy, unhealthy and lazy but God forbid when someone bullies his daughter Lisa or treats his family badly. He isn’t a perfect dad but he tries to help his kids with school work (although he fails) and guide them in life (although he isn’t great at it either).
He doesn’t understand Lisa’s interests but indulges her by letting her go for music classes and even do adult things like holding a petition or protest in town. Homer has failed his family many times but will also make up for it by the episode’s end.
These five are the few TV dads who made a lasting difference in the fictional and real world. Indeed, there are many more TV dads out there so share with us the TV dads that have inspired you or changed your lives in the comments!
You’ll never know who you’ll help!