Just in time for Father ’s Day, CBS stars weigh in on the wonders (and woes) of parenthood.
Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck), Blue Bloods
Tom Selleck as Frank Reagan
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“Teenagers consider it their job to torture their parents.”
—Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck), Blue Bloods
Sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith), The Andy Griffith Show
Andy Griffith (as Andy Taylor) and Ron Howard (as Opie Taylor)
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“You’re my son, and I’m proud of you just for that. You do the best you can, and if you do that, that’s all I’ll ever ask of you.”
—Sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith) to Opie (Ron Howard), The Andy Griffith Show
Akbar Gbajabiamila, The Talk
Akbar Gbajabiamila, host of the CBS daytime series The Talk.
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“I like giving my perspective as a man and as a father, because fathers can get the hammer knocked down on them.”
—Akbar Gbajabiamila, The Talk
James Corden, The Late Late Show with James Corden
James Corden of The Late Late Show with James Corden.
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“When people used to show me photos of their kid, I’d be like, ‘Yeah, dude, it’s a kid. I get it. Well done. Loads of people have got them.’ Now, I’m like, ‘Aw.’”
—James Corden, The Late Late Show with James Corden
Ward Cleaver (Hugh Beaumont), Leave It to Beaver
Hugh Beaumont and Barbara Billingsley kiss in a publicity still for the TV show "Leave It To Beaver", in which they play Ward and June Cleaver.
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“Dear, do you think all parents have this much trouble?”
—June Cleaver (Barbara Billingsley), Leave It to Beaver
“No, just parents with children.”
—Ward Cleaver (Hugh Beaumont), Leave It to Beaver
Stephen Colbert, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Host Stephen Colbert of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
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“I have a mug that actually verifies that I’m the world’s best dad. That’s a mug. That’s not me talking. You can’t just buy those.”
—Stephen Colbert, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne), The Munsters
American actor Fred Gwynne (1926-1993) as Herman Munster in the TV comedy series 'The Munsters', circa 1965.
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“The lesson I want you to learn is: It doesn’t matter what you look like. You can be tall or short or fat or thin or ugly or handsome, like your father, or you can be black or yellow or white. It doesn’t matter. But what does matter is the size of your heart and the strength of your character.”
—Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne), The Munsters
Spencer James (Daniel Ezra), All American
Daniel Ezra as Spencer James
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“Football’s where I feel closest to Dad.”
—Spencer James (Daniel Ezra), All American