Happy Father’s Day: 12 Awkwardly Crushworthy TV Dads

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Coach Taylor
Coach Taylor
NBC
It's always the good ones that make us feel the creepiest. Coach Eric Taylor was the anchor of 'Friday Night Lights' thanks to his staunch family values, his down-home charisma, and his famous pep talks. He's the best coach on TV, but he's also likely our most inappropriate crush. Clear eyes, (very) full hearts, can't lose. 
2
Jim Halpert
Jim Halpert
NBC
Jim is the reason many of us are still watching 'The Office.' He's always been the lovable, understatedly sexy office guy, what with his genius pranks and goofy mugs to the camera, but now, he's got the ultimate lady bait: Two adorable babies. Don't worry, Pam. We're just appreciating from afar. 
3
Michael Bluth
Michael Bluth
FOX
Poor, poor Michael. He's adorable, but the 'Arrested Development' patriarch has trouble getting attention from his son, his family, his employees, and especially the ladies (except for ones who date his brother or pretend to be blind). It's enough to make any TV-loving lady's heart melt. 
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Sam Bennett
Sam Bennett
ABC Television Network
When Addison left the land of 'Grey's Anatomy' for her 'Private Practice' we were a bit worried. How could she go on without McDreamy or McSteamy? Enter Sam Bennett, played by the alluring Taye Diggs. He's got drama with his 15-year-old's mama, but he looks great doing it. 
5
Dexter Morgan
Dexter Morgan
Showtime
Miami's most handsome, well-intentioned serial killer may have a box full of blood samples in his air conditioner, but he's also got a knack for nurturing his son Harrison. And then, there's that devilish smile and chiseled jaw...
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Phil Dunphy
Phil Dunphy
ABC Television Network
'Modern Family' hero/dad/backyard-tight-rope-walker Phil Dunphy is the greatest. He loves his kids so much it hurts. He always has the best ideas for completely debaucherous fun. And he may not always understand his wife, but he loves her to death. Who else would lie naked in a stranger's hotel room for their hunny?
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Christopher Hayden
Christopher Hayden
CBS Broadcasting Inc.
'Gilmore Girls' eventually taught us the harsh lesson that when our parents split up, it's usually for a reason by the end of its run, but there was plenty of hoping for Rory's dad to return to the family fold. The real issue with Christopher was that he was always way too cute to be someone's dad. Which is awkward. Thanks, WB. 
8
Pa Ingalls
Pa Ingalls
NBC
'Little House on the Prairie' taught us many lessons, and most of them came from the reassuring, knowledgeable speeches from Michael Landon's classic character Pa. Some of us may have discovered this show through TV Land reruns, but in his day, Pa was certainly a TV dad to write home about. 
9
Marshall Eriksen
Marshall Eriksen
CBS
'How I Met Your Mother''s most lovable 6.5 foot teddy bear finally became a father this season. We may not know how well he'll take to the terrible twos, but we know one thing is for sure: He will not forget to teach his offspring the importance of the original Star Wars trilogy. 
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Sandy Cohen
Sandy Cohen
FOX
Before 'Gossip Girl' was making us uncomfortable with Rufus, 'The OC' was starting the trend with Sandy Cohen. His generous gesture of taking in a trouble-maker from Chino was his first heartbreakingly lovely move, but he continued to be wonderful, especially in the face of his son Seth's pining and Ryan's constant Marissa drama. 
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Don Draper
Don Draper
AMC
Don has never been known for being home as often as he should, or for his fidelity, but when it comes to sitting down and having a chat with his little girl, he sure does give it his all. And while he's not the best example for future fathers, man, does he look amazing in a suit.
12
Rufus Humphrey
Rufus Humphrey
CBS Broadcasting Inc.
Alright, in the past few seasons, the 'Gossip Girl' papa has gotten a little... preachy. And he's not so much an inappropriate dad crush as he is a regular old dad, but there was a time when we were supposed to swoon over Lonely Boy's romance and all we could say was "Did anyone else notice Dan's super hot dad?"

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