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Poll: Happy Unconventional Father's Day!

With Father's Day looming, let's celebrate some special TV dads. While they may not have actually given DNA to their children and/or share DNA with them, these dads love their kids just the same. Which do you feel is the best unconventional TV father?

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    Mel Blanc and Don Messick in The Flintstones (1960)

    Barney Rubble (Mel Blanc), dad to Bamm-Bamm Rubble on The Flintstones
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    Fred Gwynne and Pat Priest in The Munsters (1964)

    Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne), dad to Marilyn Munster on The Munsters
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    Adam West and Burt Ward in Batman (1966)

    Bruce Wayne/Batman (Adam West), dad to Dick Grayson/Robin on Batman
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    Brian Keith, Kathy Garver, Anissa Jones, and Johnny Whitaker in Family Affair (1966)

    Uncle Bill Davis (Brian Keith), dad to Cissy, Buffy and Jody Davis on Family Affair
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    Jason Bateman, Michael Landon, and Melissa Francis in Little House on the Prairie (1974)

    Charles Ingalls (Michael Landon), dad to Albert, James and Cassandra Ingalls on Little House in the Prairie
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    Patrick Labyorteaux and Merlin Olsen in Little House on the Prairie (1974)

    Jonathan Garvey (Merlin Olsen), dad to Andy Garvey on Little House on the Prairie
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    Gavin MacLeod and Jill Whelan in The Love Boat (1977)

    Captain Stubing (Gavin MacLeod), dad to Vicki Stubing on The Love Boat
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    Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain, and Gary Coleman in Diff'rent Strokes (1978)

    Philip Drummond (Conrad Bain), dad to Arnold and Willis Jackson on Diff'rent Strokes
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    Alex Karras and Emmanuel Lewis in Webster (1983)

    George Papadapolis (Alex Karras), dad to Webster Long on Webster
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    Soleil Moon Frye and George Gaynes in Punky Brewster (1984)

    Henry Warnimont (George Gaynes), dad to Punky Brewster on Punky Brewster
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    Tony Danza and Danny Pintauro in Who's the Boss? (1984)

    Tony Micelli (Tony Danza), dad to Jonathan Bower on Who's the Boss?
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    Megan Follows and Richard Farnsworth in Anne of Green Gables (1985)

    Matthew Cuthbert (Richard Farnsworth), dad to Anne Shirley on Anne of Green Gables
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    Leonardo DiCaprio and Kirk Cameron in Growing Pains (1985)

    Mike Seaver (Kirk Cameron), dad to Luke Brower on Growing Pains
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    John Goodman and Johnny Galecki in Roseanne (1988)

    John Goodman (John Goodman), dad to David Healy on Roseanne
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    Will Smith and James Avery in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)

    Philip Banks (James Avery), dad to Will Smith on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
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    Hey Arnold! (1996)

    Arnold's Grandpa (Dan Castellaneta), dad to Arnold on Hey Arnold!
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    Kurtwood Smith and Danny Masterson in That '70s Show (1998)

    Red Forman (Kurtwood Smith), dad to Steven Hyde on That '70s Show
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    Scott Patterson and Milo Ventimiglia in Gilmore Girls (2000)

    Luke Danes (Scott Patterson), dad to Jess Mariano on Gilmore Girls
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    Hal Sparks, Harris Allan, and Robert Gant in Queer as Folk (1999)

    Michael Novotny (Hal Sparks) and Ben Bruckner (Robert Gant), dads to Hunter Montgomery on Queer As Folk
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    Mako in Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)

    Uncle (Mako), dad to Prince Zuko on Avatar: The Last Airbender
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    Peter Gallagher and Ben McKenzie in The O.C. (2003)

    Sandy Cohen (Peter Gallagher), dad to Ryan Atwood on The OC
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    Craig Sheffer and Chad Michael Murray in One Tree Hill (2003)

    Keith Scott (Craig Sheffer), dad to Lucas Scott on One Tree Hill
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    Patrick Dempsey and Jela K. Moore in Grey's Anatomy (2005)

    Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey), dad to Zola Grey Shepherd on Grey's Anatomy
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    Wallace Shawn and Leighton Meester in Gossip Girl (2007)

    Cyrus Rose (Wallace Shawn), dad to Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl
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    Rob Estes and Tristan Mack Wilds in 90210 (2008)

    Harry Wilson (Rob Estes), dad to Dixon Wilson on 90210
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    Jeff Goldblum, Lea Michele, and Brian Stokes Mitchell in Glee (2009)

    Hiram Berry (Jeff Goldblum) and LeRoy Berry (Brian Stokes Mitchell), dads to Rachel Berry on Glee
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    Ed O'Neill and Rico Rodriguez in Modern Family (2009)

    Jay Pritchett (Ed O'Neill), dad to Manny Delgado on Modern Family
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    Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons in Modern Family (2009)

    Mitchell Pritchett (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron Tucker (Eric Stonestreet), dads to Lily Tucker-Pritchett on Modern Family
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    Sam Jaeger and Xolo Maridueña in Parenthood (2010)

    Joel Graham (Sam Jaeger), dad to Victor Graham on Parenthood
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    Charles Esten, Cameron Boyce, Skai Jackson, and Karan Brar in Jessie (2011)

    Morgan Ross (Charles Esten), dad to Luke, Ravi and Zuri Ross on Jessie
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    Danny Nucci and Tom Williamson in The Fosters (2013)

    Mike Foster (Danny Nucci), dad to AJ Hensdale on The Fosters
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    Jesse L. Martin and Grant Gustin in The Flash (2014)

    Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), dad to Barry Allen on The Flash
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    Milo Ventimiglia and Lonnie Chavis in This Is Us (2016)

    Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia), dad to Randall Pearson on This Is Us

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