Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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The favorite TV moms of all time, including mothers from all walks of life. Many great TV moms were characters on popular sitcoms, including 'The Brady Bunch,' 'Happy Days' and 'The Cosby Show.' Some were actually really good mothers, while others were just cool, funny and amusing. Which TV moms are the most memorable to you? Vote them up, and vote down any television moms you don't think are worthy of a place on this great list. Also, feel free to add your personal favorite TV mothers as well.

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Some of the most memorable TV moms somehow always managed to get everything done with ease. How, exactly, did Carol Brady keep up with that whole bunch? To be fair, she had a lot of help from Alice, but still...it's not easy. And yes, not all of the favorite TV mothers on this list are as capable as say, Shirley Partridge ('The Partridge Family'), or as kind and nurturing as Caroline Ingalls ('Little House on the Prairie'). No, there are hot messes here too, including Peggy Bundy ('Married...With Children'). She might not be perfect, but she definitely loves her (totally messed up) kiddos. Claire Dunphy ('Modern Family'), for all her crazy, is actually a pretty awesome, fun mom to have.

If you could choose any one of these TV moms as your own, who would it be? Would you rather have a wacky, hilarious mom like Lucy Ricardo ('I Love Lucy') or a more grounded, serious mom like Abby Bradford ('Eight is Enough').
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    The Brady Bunch

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    Bewitched

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    Happy Days

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    Leave it to Beaver

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    The Addams Family

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    The Cosby Show

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    Little House on the Prarie

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    Home Improvement

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    The Waltons

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    The Partridge Family

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    The Simpsons, Do the Bartman, Stand Up to Cancer

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    The Flintstones

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    I Love Lucy I Love Lucy

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    That '70s Show

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    All in the Family

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    Everybody Loves Raymond

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    Family Ties

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    Married With Children

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    The Dick Van Dyke Show

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    Gilmore Girls Gilmore Girls

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    The Donna Reed Show

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    Growing Pains

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    Modern Family

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    Golden Girls

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    The Munsters

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    Maude, Good Times

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    Full House

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    The Jeffersons

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    The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, Jetsons: The Movie

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    Roseanne

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    Family Guy, Family Guy Presents: Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, It's a ...

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    Who's The Boss

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    Reba

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    7th Heaven

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    Family Matters

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    Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire

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    The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

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    Abby Bradford is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time


    Abby Bradford Eight Is Enough

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Bewitched, Bewitched

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    The Sopranos

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    Father Knows Best

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    Everybody Loves Raymond

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    One Day at a Time

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    Dallas

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    The Golden Girls

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    The Flintstones, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, The Flintstones in Viva ...

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    The Golden Girls

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    Mama's Family

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    Seinfeld

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