Aren’t dads the best? Sure, mom’s our go-to gal for guy advice, shopping excursions and mother-daughter mani/pedis, but dad’s always the one we call when our light bulbs burn out, when we don’t know what we’re doing behind the barbecue, or when we need a sounding board for our career complaints. To celebrate Father’s Day today, we’re showing love not only to our own dads, but we’re also saluting those silver screen pops who kept us learning, laughing, sometimes tearing up, but always enjoying the time spent with these lovable lads over the years. From funny fathers like “Modern Family’s” Cam and Mitchell to secret softies-at-heart like Tony Soprano, here are our favorite pop culture pops for Father’s Day!
Noah Levenstein (American Pie): Oh, Jim’s dad. Since the first installment in 1999, Noah Levenstein (Eugene Levy) has been scene-stealing the crap out of the raunchy American Pie series with his well-intentioned, but hilariously uncomfortable pep talks with son Jim (Jason Biggs). Sure, he could stand to give his son much-needed privacy, but he’s never once judged Jim no matter what awkward situation he found himself in, whether it’s humping an apple pie or super-gluing himself to, er, himself. Now that’s unconditional love!
Mitchell & Cameron (“Modern Family”): Sure, we love Phil Dunphy but if we had to narrow down our favorite funny papas from “Modern Family,” Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) win by a landslide. Who else would introduce their adopted daughter Lily to the rest of the family by recreating a scene out of The Lion King? Even with all the shenanigans, it’s clear to everyone just how much this hilarious twosome loves their daughter Lily.
Dill (Easy A): We enjoy Stanley Tucci as the sassy gay friend in flicks like Burlesque and The Devil Wears Prada, but we love him even more as a hilarious, post-modern pop like Dill in Easy A. Always super supportive of daughter Olive (Emma Stone), Dill’s the kind of funny father who, instead of yelling at you for wearing a skimpy, slightly scandalous outfit to school, will tell you that you look like a “a high-end stripper, for governors or athletes.” Doesn’t even have to yell, but still definitely gets his point across!
George Banks (Father of the Bride): Don’t get us wrong, the Spencer Tracy and Liz Taylor 1950 original is an undeniable classic but we love the sweetness of the ’91 remake starring Steve Martin as in-over-his-head father of the bride George Banks. Even at his most befuddled and stressed, whether it’s landing himself in jail over hot dog buns or falling off the roof of his soon-to-be in-law’s house, George never lets those crazy antics cast shadow on his daughter’s special day or color over just how much he adores his daughter.
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