ABC News and People magazine are looking for your votes on who should be named the best television mom and dad of all time! Was it Claire and Cliff Huxtable from The Cosby Show? Or Dan and Roseanne Conner of Roseanne? Maybe you grew up in a family that needed you to keep all of its secrets (I’m sorry), so you relate to the plight of Edie Falco as Carmela Soprano, or you’re particularly sad about Andy Griffith’s death because you loved the fatherly tenderness and plucky charm of Sheriff Andy Taylor. No matter which TV families you love, check out all the nominees below and then cast your vote!
Which TV moms and dads do you think were left out of the running here? What about Mona on Who’s the Boss? Or Evelyn Harper of Two and a Half Men? I love me some snarky TV moms, or even a kooky mom like Pat, Amy’s mother on Everybody Loves Raymond. Heck, if we’re going way back, I say Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies wins! My favorite TV dads of all time have to be Fred Sanford on Sanford and Son, Henry Warnimont on Punky Brewster and Nick Foley of Rags to Riches. What can I say? I’m a sucker for an orphan story, Annie!
Leave the names of the moms and dads you think were left out in the comments below, and then go vote for one of the nominees at ABCNews.com!