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The Best (and Worst) TV Dads

Some are great role models, some not so much.

Father’s Day is just about here, so here’s TIME’s roundup of the best (and some of the worst) fathers that have graced the small screen.

From Bill Cosby to Archie Bunker, all classic dad traits are on display — from unquestionable authority, to care and compassion and all the other characteristics that make a good father.

So, as you think of your old man this Father’s Day, whether he’s more Peter Griffin, or Homer Simpson, or even Al Bundy, he’s the man who raised you.

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