TV Dads: Who Brings Home How Much Bacon

They give us life, we give them soap-on-a-rope. Yep, Father's Day is here again. Brookstone, which purveys titanium ear-hair trimmers and anti-snore nasal dilators, among other innovative gifts, commemorated this year by ranking sitcom pops' earning power. The company used the most recent salary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and human-resource firms to determine the yearly salaries (in 1999 dollars) of 25 of America's TV breadwinners. The Top 5 and Bottom 5:

1) Jed Clampett (The Beverly Hillbillies); oil tycoon; $1.75 million

2) Philip Drummond (Diff'rent Strokes); CEO; $839,000

3) Tim Taylor (Home Improvement); cable TV-show host;...

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