Message! 6 Life Lessons From TV Dads


You know the saying: Father knows best. But what did pop culture’s most visible papas teach us about love, life and work? In celebration of Father’s Day, check out these 6 essential life lessons from TV dads, both real and imaginary.

Compiled by Andrew Asare, Alley Olivier, Ashley Travers

1. Don’t Get Ds In School

Who: Heathcliff Huxtable (Bill Cosby)
Where: The Cosby Show

In the classic pilot episode of The Cosby Show, Heathcliff Huxtable (Bill Cosby) gives it to his son Theo Huxtable straight, after Cliff hears his explanation of why he got a “D” on his report card. What did we learn from the most celebrated COOGI-sweater pops to exist? The golden rule: get good grades and do what you’re told, because your father said so. Check out the classic ep.