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TV Dads Quiz

by Kelly Woo, posted Jun 11th 2008 2:03PM
Which TV dad liked to call his son "dummy"?

Just like real fathers, TV dads come in all shapes and sizes.

We've got the good (Cliff Huxtable, 'The Cosby Show'), the bad (William Walker, 'Brothers & Sisters') ... and the really, really scary (Tony Soprano)?

How well do you know these popular paterfamilias? Take our TV dads quiz now and find out.




How well do you know these popular papas?

Which of these character's dad was NOT played by Jerry Stiller?

  • Al Borland (Richard Karn), 'Home Improvement'
  • Steve Brady (David Eigenberg), 'Sex and the City'
  • George Costanza (Jason Alexander), 'Seinfeld'
  • Carrie Heffernen (Leah Remini), 'The King of Queens'

True or false: Nicole (Staci Keanan) never found out which of her 'Two Dads' (Greg Evigan and Paul Reiser) was her biological father.

  • True
  • False

Which of these TV dads has the most kids?

  • Tom Scavo (Doug Savant), 'Desperate Housewives'
  • Norwalk James Evans (John Amos), 'Good Times'
  • Homer Simpson (Dan Castellaneta), 'The Simpsons'

On 'Heroes,' what does Noah Bennett (Jack Coleman) bring Claire (Hayden Panettiere) from his "business trips?"

  • Baseball caps
  • Magnets
  • Snow globes
  • Teddy bears

What was Charles Ingalls' (Michael Landon) nickname for Laura (Melissa Gilbert)?

  • Angel face
  • Half-pint
  • Lori
  • Sweetheart

True or False: 'Big Love' patriarch Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton) has nine kids.

  • True
  • False

Which of these TV dads wasn't a former hippie?

  • Sandy Cohen (Peter Gallagher), 'The O.C.'
  • Nate Fisher (Peter Krause), 'Six Feet Under'
  • Steve Keaton (Michael Gross), 'Family Ties'
  • Jason Seaver (Alan Thicke), 'Growing Pains'

On 'Lost,' what name does Jin suggest if his unborn baby is a girl?

  • Chi Le
  • Ji Yeon
  • Sun Yi
  • Xianmin

Which dad liked to call his son "dummy?"

  • Ray Barone (Ray Romano), 'Everybody Loves Raymond'
  • Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne), 'The Munsters'
  • Fred Sanford (Redd Foxx), 'Sanford and Son'
  • Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith), 'The Andy Griffith Show'

What does Alan Harper (Jon Cryer) on 'Two and a Half Men' do for a living?

  • Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist

Which classic dad was known for his love of smoking a pipe?

  • Tom Bradford (Dick Van Patten), 'Eight Is Enough'
  • Mike Brady (Robert Reed), 'The Brady Bunch'
  • Howard Cunningham (Tom Bosley), 'Happy Days'
  • Steve Douglas (Fred MacMurray), 'My Three Sons'

Which animal does NOT have special meaning to Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini)?

  • Cat
  • Duck
  • Fish
  • Horse

What is Rufus' (Matthew Settle) band's name on 'Gossip Girl'?

  • The Bad Men
  • Funkytime
  • Lincoln Hawk
  • The Rowdies

Which TV dad called his daughter "Kitten"?

  • Jim Anderson (Robert Young), 'Father Knows Best'
  • Archie Bunker (Carroll O'Connor), 'All in the Family'
  • Richard Gilmore (Edward Herrmann), 'The Gilmore Girls'
  • Danny Tanner (Bob Saget), 'Full House'

What was Cliff Huxtable's (Bill Cosby) profession on 'The Cosby Show'?

  • Attorney
  • Doctor
  • Realtor
  • Teacher

True or False: Rebecca's (Emily VanCamp) father on 'Brothers & Sisters' is William Walker (Tom Skerritt).

  • True
  • False

On 'The West Wing,' Josiah Barlet (Martin Sheen) won a Nobel prize in ...

  • Economics
  • Literature
  • Medicine
  • Physics

Which of these TV dads was NOT a widower?

  • Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman), 'Arrested Development'
  • Tony Micelli (Tony Danza), 'Who's the Boss?'
  • Ignacio Suarez (Tony Plana), 'Ugly Betty'
  • Jim Walsh (James Eckhouse), 'Beverly Hills 90210'

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