Growing up, who was your favorite TV dad? TV dads from these shows come to mind: Life of Riley. Father Knows Best. Leave it to Beaver. My Three Sons. All in the Family. Dobie Gillis. Dennis the Menace. The Donna Reed Show. Andy Griffith. The Real McCoys. Ozzie & Harriet. & many more. Ozzie Nelson was always a bit too ernest for me, but I liked a fella who was always ready to treat at the malt shop.