There is no bigger rite of passage for a young man than sharing that first beer with his old man. Yeah, sure, you probably drank a couple cases before that moment (that he doesn’t know about) but it’s a bonding ritual that brings fathers and sons closer. What would be even cooler would be to have that first beer with a famous TV dad.
Imagine you could go out drinking with a TV father for the night. The possibilities are endless but here are a few that seem like obvious choices.
5. Jay Pritchett (Modern Family)
Al Bundy is always the first name to get thrown into the mix when discussing fictional TV dads. It’s a given that any guy would want to hang out with, drink with and listen to Al retell tales of his days at Polk High. I’m arguing that Jay Pritchett (also played by Ed O’Neill) would make a better drinking buddy than Al Bundy. He is successful, has a smoking hot wife and those are the only two reasons he needs. Al has high school football stories and a job at a shoe store. He’d been crying into his beer sooner or later.
4. Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)
Michael Bluth would be a good candidate to throw a couple back with because the poor guy has been saddle with an awful family. His mother is a drunk, his father a thief and huckster and his only son is in love with his own cousin. Let’s not even discuss his siblings. He needs a drink. Constantly. Plus, he is pretty well off, so he would probably cover the tab. Bonus points if JOB shows up to do some magic.
3. Arthur Spooner (King Of Queens)
Arthur Spooner is one of the biggest loose cannons in all of television. When he isn’t giving fake piano lessons to neighborhood kids or accusing old friends of sleeping with his wife and being the actual father of his daughter he is…well…probably napping and preparing to do it all over again. Arthur would be an amazing drinking buddy but a terrible father. Good thing you’re only looking for the drinking buddy.
2. Martin Crane (Frasier)
Crane is a former cop. Cops always have great stories. He has two sons that are shrinks that need a little analyzing in their own right. The poor guy has no one to hang out with besides his faithful dog Eddie. Martin would be a hell of a lot of fun, plus, it’s always good to have an ex-cop for a drinking buddy. Just in case things get ugly.
1. Jack Bauer (24)
10:34 pm: You arrive at the bar.
10:43 pm. Jack Bauer has already downed seven beers and is about to defuse a bomb that was under your stool (Lord knows why).
10:54 pm: You found another pair of pants to wear since you crapped in the other pair.
10:55 pm: The night goes slower when you watch the clock. Jack has just killed his eighth victim and his ninth shot of Jack Daniels.
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