Jun 13th 2008 By Brian Childs
In all of TV Land, there are no two TV dads more different than Heathcliff Huxtable and Al Bundy.
Where Heathcliff Huxtable is successful, charming and blessed with intelligent and attractive kids, Al Bundy is embittered, cursed by poor choices and luck and is the father of amoral, ditsy children.
That said, would anyone really want the sanctimonious Heathcliff Huxtable as their father?Who would you pick to be your father?
Sage wisdom, cornball jokes, neon sweaters. For many, Heathcliff Huxtable defined what it meant to be a good father.
Constant threat of Jell-O pudding snack forced feedings.
He's a doctor, so as your father he would be obligated to give you free medical advice, but he's an obstetrician, which is really only useful if you're pregnant.
Awesomely bad body odor, local legend status as a football hero and the founder and president of NO MA'AM (National Organization of Men Against Amazonian Masterhood). What more could you ask for in a father figure?
Although Al generously gives Bud his entire paycheck for his 18th birthday to go to a strip club, an entire paycheck for a shoe store clerk can only buy about half a lap dance.
More than willing to team up with Bud to take on local street gangs. (Let's face it, Heathcliff Huxtable is never going to help you out in a smackdown.)
The Winner: You decide.
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