The Best Advice Ever From TV Dads

Even the most idiotic TV dads — and there are plenty of them — impart great wisdom from time to time. So we rounded up some of their best advice ever.

By Ryan Penagos

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“Don’t talk like an ignarosis.” —Archie Bunker, All in the Family

Sometimes TV dads impart wisdom by being racist, ignorant (but also lovable!) homophobes themselves.

The Best Advice Ever From TV Dads Peter Griffin

“This is life so go and have a ball. Because the world don’t move to the beat of just one drum. What might be right for you may not be right for some. You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have … my opening statement. Sit, Ubu, sit. Good dog.” —Peter Griffin, Family Guy

Admittedly, he forgot one thing: “What would we do baby, without us? Sha la la la.”

Best Advice From TV Dads Hal

“You can have anything you want if you’re willing to work for it. Just reach for the stars and never let go. I should’ve told you that a long time ago. And when you write an angry letter, hold on to it for a day. You might not feel the same in the morning. And NEVER invest in a friend’s restaurant. Never.”  —Hal Wilkerson, Malcolm in the Middle

Dream big, keep your emotions in check, and don’t lend your idiot buddies money. 

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