Fathers are not often recognized as accomplished rappers, but this video from American Greetings proves they can throw down a rhyme or two about the unique challenges of parenting.
This Tiger Woods atonement spot might not have been a great ad, but it did feature a great dad—the voice of Tiger's father Earl. Reaction to the April 2010 spot was mixed. One of the haters, Jason Piroth, put it quite eloquently at the time: "Using the out-of-context words of your dead father in an attempt to clean up your image just might be more offensive than nailing dozens of hookers across the U.S. while your wife raises your kid."
A classic example of the new superdad spots in advertising, this one movingly portrayed a father's love for his daughter. Unfortunately, it didn't seem to have the same love for musicians' rights.
A simple, classic Father's Day spot for the Nabisco cookie brand.
Dad is a doofus once again in this Jell-O Pudding spot, but he doesn't much care, judging by that terrifying CGI grin.
Being willing, even eager, to look stupid if it will help your children is a prerequisite for fatherhood. Few ads capture this quite as wonderfully as this PSA.
Thai Life Insurance
This spot will leave you a blubbering wreck. Go on, watch it.
An absolute classic of the genre, this Subaru spot was so well done, it earned an Emmy nomination.
The crowning achievement of the Google Chrome ad campaign, "Dear Sophie" is one of the great tear-jerkers of all time.
Quite possibly the greatest dad ad ever made, this John Hancock spot from Hill Holliday Connors Cosmopulos and director Joe Pytka was a high point of 1980s advertising. It won the Film Grand Prix at Cannes in 1986.