Chances are at one time or another, you wished your dad was more like some of the famous TV patriarchs. Remember those touching moments when dad would put his arm around the kid and give some words of wisdom? Even when the TV kid messed up, dad fairly punished them and by the end of the half hour, or hour, life was good again. There’s a reason why those dads were so good—they were fiction. Father’s Day is coming, and if you can’t remember the last warm and fuzzy moment you had with your father, check out these clips of some of TV’s best dads.

Andy Taylor—The Andy Griffith Show

Ward Clever—Leave it to Beaver

Cliff Huxtable—The Cosby Show

Charles Ingalls—Little House on the Prairie