1. Uncle Jesse and Joey from Full House
Admit it, you always wanted Jesse and Joey to sing you the “Teddy Bear” song before bedtime.
2. Alfred Pennyworth from Batman
“Why do we fall sir? So we might learn to pick ourselves up” — Alfred Pennyworth
3. Wilson from Home Improvement
Though not always conventional, Wilson gives advice to the entire Taylor clan, all without ever showing his face.
4. John Keating from Dead Poets Society
“So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys — to woo women — and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.”
5. Sirius Black from the Harry Potter Series
When he’s not a dog, Sirius Black is Harry Potter’s godfather, giving him the strength to build an army and (spoiler alert!) defeat Lord Voldemort.
6. George Feeny from Boy Meets World
Topanga Lawrence says it best: “You were more of a father to me than my own dad.”
7. Timon and Pumbaa from The Lion King
Two dads are better than one.
8. Coach Taylor from Friday Night Lights
That awkward moment when you’re caught between wanting Coach Taylor to be your dad and wanting to see him naked.
9. Bobby Singer from Supernatural
Bobby Singer proves that you’re never too old to have someone check for monsters under the bed.
10. Professor Xavier from X-Men
What better way to raise a group of people than by reading their minds?
11. Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
“Before you criticize someone, you find out what he’s all about.” — Phillip Banks
12. Uncle Ben from Spider-Man
“Remember, with great power comes great responsibility.” — Uncle Ben
13. Rupert Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
“I encourage you to always challenge me when you feel it’s appropriate; you should never be cowed by authority.” — Rupert Giles
14. Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars
Obi-Wan Kenobi acts as a mentor to both Anakin and Luke Skywalker. Forget the fact that Anakin turns out to be Darth Vader.
15. Will Schuester from Glee
Who doesn’t want a sweater-vest-clad surrogate dad?
16. Dr. Sean Maguire from Good Will Hunting
“Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself.” — Sean Maguire
17. Mr. Belding from Saved by the Bell
“Hey, hey, hey — what is going on here?” Mr. Belding was always in the know.
18. Master Splinter from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
“The path that leads to what we truly desire is long and difficult, but only by following that path do we achieve our goal.” — Master Splinter
19. The Tramp from The Kid
For a tramp, Charlie Chaplin is a surprisingly good surrogate father.
20. Kermit the Frog from The Muppets
“Life’s like a movie. Write your own ending.” — Kermit the Frog