Hal- Malcolm in the Middle

5. Hal- Malcolm in the Middle

Even though he never wore the pants in the family, Hal was definitely a great TV dad. He made little money, was constantly belittled by his wife, and his kids didn't respect him at all. Okay, Hal's life sucked but at least watching him racewalk was hilarious.

Philip Banks- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

4. Philip Banks- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Good dads are role-models with integrity and child-rearing skills. Great dads have a lot of money.

Cliff Huxtable- The Cosby Show

3. Cliff Huxtable- The Cosby Show

Heathcliff Huxtable brought five children into this world and he could have taken them out. He could have killed his kids but didn't, and, yes, you could argue that's something MOST dads accomplish, but have you seen these kids? Cliff Huxtable is a saint.

Red Forman- That 70s Show

2. Red Forman- That 70s Show

Whether or not you agree with the man's style, I think we can all agree we'd kill for a dad with a name as cool as Red Forman: the ultimate everydad, not comfortable unless he's grilling/yelling at something.

Homer Simpson- The Simpsons

1. Homer Simpson- The Simpsons

Homer Simpson was definitely a dark horse for the title of "Best TV Dad", considering his iconic go-to move when it comes to familial discipline is cutting off the oxygen to his son's brain. Still, we wouldn't have it any other way. Homer is the best dad on television not for his compassion or his devotion, but for the simple fact that he's not even trying, and things are still working out kind of OK. Also, check out those sappy flashback episodes if you love love so much, loser.