Any "Cosby Show" fan knows you could always count on Cliff Huxtable for fatherly advice.
Father's Day: Words of wisdom from our favorite TV dads
Some were corny, some were crazy, and they definitely didn't
always know best. But we loved these TV dads just like we love our own-- quirks and faults included. In honor of Father's Day, let's take a look at some of their best and worst fatherly advice... because it's fun to laugh at, even if we don't plan on taking it.
Homer Simpson from "The Simpsons"
"Always feel with your heart, although it's better with your hands."
Danny Tanner from "Full House"
"I don't want you driving like a normal person. I want you driving like me. "
Carl Winslow from "Family Matter"
"Two stalks of broccoli and three pieces of asparagus? I've had more food than this stuck in between my teeth."
Dan Conner from "Roseanne"
"You've been saying it for years and I'm ready to agree with you: men are pigs."
(Credit: Edie Baskin/ABC)
Jack Arnold from "The Wonder Years"
"A day's a day."?
Cliff Huxtable from "The Cosby Show"
"A long, long time ago, three to four generations ago, parents didn't talk much to their children. At 4 a.m., the father would come home, look at his son sleeping, wake him up and say, "Boy, go out and plow the field now." And the boy would rub his eye and say, "Yes, Pa." And occasionally, the son would ask the father how much he'd get paid. And the father grabbed the plow, and ran over his son. Those days are over, because we have become more civilized, more sophisticated, but it's still inside of me no matter how sophisticated I get. And it grows over time. Boy, when I say to one of my children to do something and they say, "How much does it pay?"...I think I'm going to buy a plow."
Mike Brady from "The Brady Bunch"
"By tattling on your friends, you're really just tattling on yourself. By tattling on your friends, you're just telling them that you're a tattletale. Now is that the tale you want to tell?" (Yes, this quote is from the 1995 movie, not the show. But we think the original Mike Brady would probably agree.)
Harold Weir from "Freaks and Geeks"
"You know who used to cut class? Jimi Hendrix. You know what happened to him? He died! Choking on his own vomit."