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Here Are the Fifteen TV Dads People Want as Their Father

Just in time for Father’s Day, the people at Harris Interactive surveyed more than 2,000 American adults and asked them which TV dads they would have wanted as THEIR dad growing up.

And the winner in a landslide was Bill Cosby as Cliff Huxtable on “The Cosby Show”. It’s gotta be the sweaters. He was number one for both men and women, and across all age groups, all races, and all political affiliations.

This is the second time that Harris has run this survey. The first time was in 2009 and the result was the exact same: Two years ago we still envied Theo and Rudy.

Here’s the full top 15:

#1.) Cliff Huxtable, “The Cosby Show”
#2.) Ward Cleaver from “Leave it to Beaver”
#3.) Jim Anderson from “Father Knows Best”
#4.) Howard Cunningham from “Happy Days”
#5.) Andy Taylor from “The Andy Griffith Show”
#6.) Mike Brady from “The Brady Bunch”
#7.) Ozzie Nelson from “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet”
#8.) Charles Ingalls from “Little House on the Prairie”
#9.) Tim Taylor from “Home Improvement”
#10.) Ben Cartwright from “Bonanza”
#11.) Danny Tanner from “Full House”
#12.) Peter Griffin from “Family Guy”
#13.) Steve Douglas from “My Three Sons”
#14.) Dan Conner from “Roseanne”
#15.) Archie Bunker from “All in the Family”

Peter Griffin and Dan Conner are new additions this year.

They bumped out Homer Simpson from “The Simpsons” and Al Bundy from “Married with Children”, who tied for 14th place in 2009.

(Harris Interactive)

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