Happy Father’s Day! Meet 12 Awkwardly Crushworthy TV Dads 

Dexter with a BabyWe’ve all been there. You’re watching one of your favorite shows and one of the father characters waltzes on screen and does something endearing and sweet and just like that, you have a completely inappropriate (television-bound) crush. And in honor of Father’s Day, it’s our pop-culture-obsessed duty to remind you of all those awkward crushes.

The good thing is that we all have them, so don’t feel too bad about yourself. And for every Dexter Morgan, there’s a regular old, uncrushable dad like Uncle Phil (Fresh Prince of Bel Air) or Jay Pritchett (Modern Family). It just proves we don’t have a (somewhat creepy) “thing” for dads, but that there are just some dads who are so wonderful (and handsome) we can’t help it. Totally legitimate.

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[Image: Showtime]

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Celebrity Editor Kelsea Stahler was born in a pile of dirt. Okay, she was actually born in an old Naval hospital in San Diego, which then became a pile of dirt and remained as such for a number of years before becoming a parking lot perfectly sized for circus tents, and finally a museum. She eventually left San Diego to attend New York University, where she studied Journalism and English literature — two less-than profitable liberal arts degrees about which guidance counselors warned her. Against all odds, she now resides in Brooklyn, where she fights the constant fear that the locals will soon discover she isn’t quite cool enough to live there, and makes a living writing absurd, pop culture features about Batman, zombies, vampires, funny people, and Ron Swanson.

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