Here’s to some of our favorite TV dads

CNN —  

The image of the “TV dad” has certainly evolved over the years, and taken a bit of a beating off screen since the days when Bill Cosby’s ugly sweaters set the standards.

Still, some TV dads have survived the test of time, while others have taken the black-and-white image from the days of “Leave It to Beaver” and “My Three Sons” in new, more complicated directions. Then there’s “Roseanne’s” Dan Conner, who experienced an unexpected tragedy thanks to the relatively new-fangled disease known as Twitter.

With that in mind, just in times for Father’s Day, a look at some of the most memorable TV dads, old and new