PLAYED BY: Paul Dooley (who portrayed another great dad in 1979’s Breaking Away)
HIS SITUATION: Busy managing the maelstrom of chaos on the eve of his oldest daughter’s wedding, Jim Baker manages to forget a very important day in the life of his teenage daughter, Samantha (Molly Ringwald).
PARENTING TRAIT WE ADMIRE: Warmth. He may not always be called on to dispense advice and wise counsel, but when he does, it’s given with great love and understanding.
CONSOLING A HEARTBROKEN SAMANTHA: “That’s why they call them crushes. If they were easy, they’d call them something else.”
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