Best TV Dad #7: Jim Anderson
“Father Knows Best”
Somehow this mild mannered insurance agent with two teens and a youngster beat out Ward Cleaver. This 50’s-60’s show inspired “Leave It To Beaver” and several other ‘family comedies’ which eventually became known as sitcoms. Jim was level headed, but had a snarky side. He set the template for the sitcom dads to come. One-liners and set-ups were his signature.