It’s hard to beat hearing a young child wake up saying, "Happy Father’s Day, Dad," without adult prompting. Thanks, little man.

On that note, it seems fitting to ponder the origin of the well-known, if not famous phrase "Who’s Your Daddy?"

Wikipedia notes the early lyrical use of the phrase by the Zombies in the 1968 hit "Time of the Season," but I suspect  there were earlier uses.

Let’s not forget the "Who’s Your Patty?" variant adopted by McDonalds, obviously inspired by the "Who’s Your Daddy?" line, and not the local burger joint, Lion’s Tap:

  1. All About Taglines and Advertising Slogans: Who’s Your Patty Anyway?
  2. Lion’s Tap Shouldn’t Have Sued. At Least Not So Soon.
  3. Who’s Your Patty? Or Where’s Who’s Your Patty?
  4. Update: Who’s Your Patty? Lawsuit and Reverse Confusion
  5. Lion’s Tap Reaches "Mutually Beneficial" Settlement With McDonalds

Happy Fathers Day!