If there's one thing that is ever-present throughout the history of television and movies, it's funny father figures. With the likes of Cliff Huxtable, Homer Simpson, Clark Griswold and Peter Griffin, many of the most memorable and beloved characters from tv and film have been dads.
So to celebrate Father's Day this year, we put our heads together and compiled the 41 funniest dads in tv and movies. Check them out and vote for your favorite fictional father!
(And let's not forget about all those hilarious mom characters either!)
Everyone's favorite 80s dad.
Chevy Chase perfected this father character in "National Lampoon's Vacation."
He loves his kids as much as beer and tv.
The man who gave us the "earmuffs" parenting technique in "Old School."
"Uncle Phil" to his nephew Will, he's the father figure in "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air."
Carroll O'Conner's character in "All In The Family" provided some brilliant social commentary.
This hilarious father-of-three from "Modern Family" tries so, so hard to bond with his kids.
He loves all his kids (except Meg).
In "Step Brothers," all Robert wants to do is sail around the world in his boat, but his son and stepson keep getting in the way.
He may be completely psychotic and may not actually be Dennis and Dee's real father, but he's still an integral part of the gang of "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia."
This no-nonsense dad from "That '70s Show" is never afraid to put a foot up his son's ass if he steps out of line.
Father of George Costanza and inventor of the Manssiere.
George Bluth Sr.
The father of the dynsfunctional Bluth family from "Arrested Development."
Not sure if he's actually the head of the household on "Roseanne," but she lets him think so.
The lovable dad from "Happy Days," played by the late Tom Bosley.
Not every dad can afford to put his son back through K-12 school, but he did.
Stan's dad on "South Park" isn't always the most sensible, but he's one of the funniest characters on the show.
Sure, he's the superhero Mr. Incredible, but he doesn't let that get in the way of his duties as a dad.
Banks shows just how hard it is to give your daughter away for marriage in "Father Of The Bride."
In "Big Daddy," Sonny teaches Julian all the big lessons in life, such as how to clean up messes with newspaper and how to trip rollerbladers in the park.
The father in "King Of The Hill," Hank always does his best to balance his family and selling propane.
He may be stubborn and cranky, but he definitely loves his sons Ray and Robert.
Jim's dad from "American Pie" tries a little too hard to give his son advice about women.
Daniel Hillard / Mrs. Doubtfire
Not many dads would dress up as an elderly Scottish woman to see his kids.
Cam Tucker And Mitchell Pritchett
Both hilarious and groundbreaking.
Corny? Sure. But still classic.
Tolerating Steve Urkel is no easy task, but he...well, actually Carl doesn't really tolerate him.
In "King Of Queens," Doug isn't exactly thrilled to have his father-in-law living in his basement.
Tim "The Toolman" Taylor
More power. Always more power.
Must be pretty sweet for Tommy and Dil to have a toy inventor in the house.
The dad from "Boy Meets World" deserves a place on this list purely for having raised Eric Matthews.
Though he'll always have a special place in his heart for J.D., he eventually marries Carla and starts a family.
One of Rodney Dangerfield's best was "Back To School."
Lois may be the leader of the house in "Malcolm In The Middle," but Hal provides a lot of the laughs.
"Married... With Children" brought a whole new type of miserable TV father figures into the world with Al Bundy.
We all knew he and Pam would get married and have kids one day.
Dr. Alex Hesse
A pregnant Arnold Schwarzenegger? Yes, we are sold on "Junior."
Chris' dad in "Everybody Hates Chris," Julius might be tough and a bit on the cheap side, but he definitely takes care of his wife and three kids.
He handles his teenage daughter Juno's unexpected pregnancy about as well as any dad could.
In 1989's "Parenthood," Steve Martin plays Gil Buckman, a sales executive trying to balance work and supporting his ever-growing family.
He may accidentally shrink his kids and their friends from time to time, but he always means well.