The Petries, The Dick Van Dyke Show
Mom and Dad were played by Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore—every baby boomer's dream parents. Though family time didn't take center stage (more screen time focused on Rob's office life), the Petries embodied the picture of contentment in what seemed like much simpler times. Though they slept in separate beds, Rob and Laura's relationship did push some cultural '60s boundaries: real chemistry for an onscreen couple! A mother in—gasp!—capri pants! We didn't see too much of their son, Ritchie, but when we did, we dreamed of trading places.