The nose knows
My dad din't grow up on anime but he did record a shitload of gundam wing episodes to black spines back when they were airing on toonami. He also sat down to watch blue sub #6 with me and my friend when we rented it from the local blockbuster.My dad was willing to watch the first few episodes of the original FMA along with me. And of course, we both watched all of the episodes of NGE as well. I also remember him saying that he did grow up watching Speed Racer on TV.
the last thing he tried to recommend to me was the CG appleseed movie. I had to politely decline his offer, though.