Last month I wrote about my favorite sitcom style TV dads. I consider myself to be a connoisseur of the television and I’m not afraid to admit it, either.
I will also be the first to admit that I watch too much television, but that has never stopped me from enjoying a good relaxing evening on the couch watching my favorite TV episodes.
It has been like that for as long as I can remember. I would quickly do my work as a kid and rush in to watch my favorite afternoon cartoons. Then at night, after my dad and I were done doing the chores around the house, we would sit back and watch a few TV shows together.
When I put my list of TV dads together the list was dominated by some of my favorite TV shows. Shows like Roseanne didn’t make the list because I couldn’t stand those shows. Well, it was more like I couldn’t stand Roseanne’s voice. However, in some of the conversations I had following my TV dads post, I realized that a lot of people had quite a bit of respect for Dan Connor from Roseanne.
The only thing I could remember about Dan was that he would come home to an extremely annoying wife and crack open a beer. Someone pointed out that Dan should have been number one on my list because he was a blue collar dad who wasn’t dealt the best hand in life, but he was still a loyal and hard working dad. The more I have thought about Dan’s role as a father, the more I wish I had at least put him on my list.
This time around I have a little help. ABCNews.com has put together a poll where anyone can vote on their favorite TV mom and dad. Some of the nominees are Marge Simpson, Claire Huxtable, Marie Barone, Al Bundy, and, yes, Dan Connor. So you should go vote!
Here is how I would rank the top 10 sitcom style TV moms:
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