Counting Down The 10 Greatest Cartoon Dads Ever Made
Being a parent is one of the toughest jobs in the world, especially for dads. Shaping the lives of a child is not easy, there are many ups and downs. However, there are sides of being a dad or mam, that are very interesting and we’ve learned that from the cartoons. While moms are considered as better in being a parent, in cartoons, we’ve learned that dads can be pretty cool in parenting as well. What most cartoon dads have in common is not only their big guts but being complete idiots and yet taking a good care of their children. Some of these cartoon dads might have a tough attitude, furrowed brows or a yelling voice, but they are all great dads. Some of us even wished they were our dads. Let’s start counting down the 10 greatest cartoon dads from the Golden Era till today.
Fred Flintstone, The Flintstones
The Flintstones – Introduced as one of the coolest cartoon dads in the cartoon Golden Era, Fred Flintstone is a bumbling husband and a clueless father. He is agitated, loud and always trying to make some quick money. “The Flintstones” may not have been so popular if Fred haven’t learned how to control his anger in various situations, even when Wilma spends all the money he earned on women stuff, instead of paying the bills. However, Fred is friendly and ready to do everything he can for his family. By working a full-time job to provide for his family and always trying to keep his wife happy, Fred is the best example of a devoted cartoon dad.
Mufasa, The Lion King
Outrageously muscular, tall and with a deep voice, Mufasa is the largest and most powerful King of The Pride Lands ever. Besides having a lot of king duties, Mufasa always has time for his loving son Simba and would lay his life down for him, which eventually he did. As a father and a king, he is wise and instructive, giving his son lessons about the meaning of being a king. Mufasa understands the importance of keeping his son and wife just as well as he understands the natural balance.
George Jetson, The Jetstones
George’s world may have flying cars and household robots, but that doesn’t solve his fatherhood problems. Although he works 3 hours per day and 3 days a week, George provides more than enough for his family living in a floating house. With a clever son who is always involved in all kinds of trouble and a daughter that attracts a plenty of boys, George’s patience is often tested, but in the end, he is still a loving cartoon dad. Even in a futuristic utopia, George Jetson manages to be a good dad.
Peter Griffin, Family Guy
Peter Griffin is another clueless father of three interesting kids. It is safe to say that this overweight worker is an epitome of fatherhood. From farting and belching to getting into fights with all of his family members, Peter Griffin always manages to get the job done. In “Family guy”, Peter is shown as a character who is always wrong as a person, especially as a father, but yet he turns into a loveable dad that every one of us would like to have. Peter’s parenting prowess are, uncompromising.
Papa Smurf, The Smurfs
Papa Smurf is the leader of all Smurf, as he is the third oldest Smurf and the wisest one. Over 500 years old, Papa Smurf is only there to give an advice to the Smurf population and provide a good harmony and welfare. As a central fatherlike figure in “The Smurfs”, he is always concerned about any of his blue friends. To ensure they are living in piece, the big papa often uses a little touch of magic. Wise, gentle and caring, Papa Smurf is one of the most devoted cartoon dads.
Professor Utonium, The Powerpuff Girls
Many people wouldn’t agree that Professor Utonium is not a good cartoon dad, because of one reason – he can be overprotective. Professor Utonium has created the Powerpuff Girls and has been a perfect cartoon dad. The professor is incredibly intelligent and wise, but his greatest achievements are accomplished accidentally. He is a supportive and affectionate father of his three sweet girls who have super powers and manages to encourage them whenever they get discouraged. Professor Utonium is definitely one of the best cartoon dads we’ve seen on the TV.
Homer Simpson, The Simpsons
Homer Simpson may be a heavy drinker, an overweight lazy and loud American and an incompetent person in general, but he has always been there for the Simpson family and ready to help in any way he can. Bart, Lisa and Maggie can be really difficult to handle, but Homer always somehow manages to deal with them. Homer is one of the most devoted cartoon dads, but he is equally dedicated dad and a complete idiot. Sometimes he strangles his son and ignores the wonderfully strange talents of his daughter, but Homer is definitely the most famous cartoon dad of all time.
Ned Flanders, The Simpsons
Homer Simpson may have been envious of his neighbor Ned Flanders, but he is a great cartoon dad. As a father to Rod and Todd, Ned Flanders has the greatest patience in the world and knows a lot about parenting. He is an intelligent, well-meaning and good-natured person, and as a father, he possesses a handful set of virtues every dad can be jealous of. From time to time, Ned knew to throw his frustration on his children, but he is a saint and undoubtedly one of the most devoted cartoon dads.
Hank Hill, King Of The Hill
While some may remember Hank as a dad who used to tell his son that everything he does is not right, he is definitely a devoted dad who loves his son. Hank Hill is an unnatural propane and propane accessories addict, as well as reluctant yet caring father. He even fakes a huge interest in Bobby’s hobbies, such as cooking. Bobby is a sensitive and pretty weird teenager with strange tendencies that made people around him believe that he is a gay. Hank may not understand his son always, but he is a patient and great cartoon dad.
Mr. Incredible, The Incredibles
Mr. Incredible, or Bob Parr, is one of the coolest superhero we have seen on the television, but also one of the most beloved cartoon dads. This superhero has a cool superhero family and is not only dedicated to protect them, but to protect all the citizens of his city as well. Mr. Incredible does not only have a superhero attitude, but a super-dad attitude. He can be stubborn and selfish from time to time, but he takes a good care of his family and friends. His son Dash, who is the faster than any human, including his dad, should be proud of his cool dad.