Top 10 Best Cartoon TV Dads

The Top Ten
1 Homer Simpson - The Simpsons Homer Jay Simpson is the main protagonist of the American animated television series The Simpsons as the patriarch of the eponymous family.

Homer is equal parts awkward, idiotic, and dedicated as a dad. He may be a heavy drinker, a voracious glutton, and an all-around lazy bum, but the head of the Simpson family is always there for his kids and ready to help in any way he can, even if he isn't the brightest crayon in the box. Though he often strangles his son and sometimes ignores his daughter's skills, Homer is definitely the most famous cartoon dad ever.

One: Marge Simpson is the best mom of all time. Homer is the best dad of all time.

2 Peter Griffin - Family Guy Peter Griffin is the main protagonist and titular character of the American animated sitcom Family Guy.

As stupid as he is reckless, the patriarch of the Griffin clan puts his family in harm's way almost daily. Barely kept in check by his forgiving wife, Lois, and often outthought by his own dog, Peter has no attention span to speak of and displays pretty brutal mistreatment of his daughter Meg. But even with all his faults, Peter still manages to connect with his kids. Just don't ask him for advice.

3 Bob Belcher - Bob's Burgers

He may actually be the most normal, stable cartoon dad in the bunch, but normal is a relative term. The long-suffering owner of Bob's Burgers, Mr. Belcher does his best, at the very least, when it comes to running his family. He gets very little respect from his kids and clients but can always count on some comfort from his loyal and loving wife Linda.

He is the most reasonable on this list.

He is the one with the most common sense.

4 Fred Flintstone - The Flintstones Frederick "Fred" Flintstone, is the main character of the animated sitcom The Flintstones, which aired during prime-time on ABC during the original series' run from 1960 to 1966. Fred is the husband of Wilma Flintstone and father of Pebbles Flintstone.

Setting a precedent for cartoon dads everywhere, Fred was a bungling husband and clueless father before it was cool. He is loud, easily aggravated, and always trying to make a quick buck. Fred is also friendly and will do anything for his kin. By working a full-time job to provide for his loving family, while also trying to keep his wife happy, Fred is a prime example of a devoted dad.

5 Randy Marsh - South Park Randy Marsh is a fictional character in the animated television series South Park. He is the son of Marvin and Grandma Marsh, the half-brother of Jimbo Kern, the husband of Sharon, and the father of Stan and Shelly. He first appeared in the Season One episode, "Volcano", and is voiced by Trey Parker... read more

Well-meaning but sometimes ignorant, Randy Marsh is a relatively devoted father to Stan and Shelley. While his drinking occasionally gets him into trouble, Randy's PhD in geology means he's often asked to solve situations he knows nothing about, like stopping a volcanic eruption or burrowing through regions of hippies. Whether he is teaching Stan about purity or taking an active interest in his hobbies, Randy still finds time to bond with his son.

How is he not number one? He's the funniest.

6 Hank Hill - King of the Hill Hank Rutherford Hill is a fictional character and the main protagonist on the animated television series King of the Hill.

Clean-cut, straight-laced, and with an unnatural predilection for propane, Hank is a caring father if an ineffectual disciplinarian. Out of touch with his teenage offspring and the world in general, Hank is just trying to reconcile his good old-fashioned values with an increasingly modern society. Though he may not see eye to eye with his sensitive son, Hank is still a patient and devoted father, less loud-mouthed than other cartoon dads.

7 Cleveland Brown - The Cleveland Show
8 Stan Smith - American Dad! Stanford Leonard "Stan" Smith is the main protagonist of the adult animated sitcom American Dad!. He is voiced by the series' co-creator and executive producer, Seth MacFarlane.

Perhaps not the likeliest person to win father of the year, Stan is highly focused on his career with the CIA. With two kids who don't particularly respect him and an adopted alien who has nothing but contempt for him, Stan is a good old-fashioned Republican patriarch who sees his family as an occasional annoyance. Impulsive, manly, and as radical as they come, Stan Smith is the embodiment of the American dream. Sorta.

9 Richard Watterson - The Amazing World of Gumball Richard Watterson is the father of Gumball, Darwin, and Anais in the animated series The Amazing World of Gumball.
10 George Jetson - The Jetsons George J. Jetson is a fictional character from the animated television series The Jetsons. He is the father of the Jetson family.

His world may have flying cars and household robots, but that doesn't solve George Jetson's problems with fatherhood and bringing home the bacon. With a son who is up to all kinds of mischief and a teenage daughter who attracts the attention of boys, George's patience is often pushed to a breaking point. But when all is said and done, he's still a loving cartoon dad.

The Contenders
11 Ned Flanders - The Simpsons Nedward Flanders Jr. is a recurring fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons.
12 Lynn Loud Sr. - The Loud House
13 Professor Utonium - The Powerpuff Girls
14 Jack Fenton - Danny Phantom Jack Fenton is a fictional character and is the father of Danny Phantom in the American animated series Danny Phantom created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon.
15 Dexter's Dad - Dexter's Laboratory
16 Arturo Santiago - The Loud House
17 Bandit Heeler - Bluey

He is a racist

18 Bill Green - Big City Greens
19 Carlos Casagrande - The Casagrandes
20 Cosmo - The Fairly Oddparents Cosmo is Timmy fairy godfather. He's Wanda's husband and Poof's dad. Cosmo is very immature and stupid, but also very charming and a loving father, godfather and husband.
21 Chief Wiggum - The Simpsons
22 Nigel Archibald Thornberry - The Wild Thornberrys

Certainly one of the coolest cartoon dads, Nigel is a globetrotting wildlife documentarian who brings his family along for the adventure. Completely oblivious in the way only dads can be, Nigel doesn't seem to realize that his daughter has the ability to converse with animals. Nonetheless, he proves to be a caring and attentive father when the occasion arises, and a charming oddball even in the face of danger.

23 Goofy - Disney Goofy is a funny-animal cartoon character created in 1932 at Walt Disney Productions. Goofy is a tall, anthropomorphic black dog with a Southern drawl, and typically wears a turtle neck and vest, with pants, shoes, white gloves, and a tall hat originally designed as a rumpled fedora . Goofy is a close... read more

I mean, he technically is a father. He does have a son named Max, he just doesn't show him often.

24 Chaz Finster - Rugrats
25 Mr. Turner - The Fairly OddParents
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