Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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List Criteria: List includes the most loveable moms ever on TV--current or past

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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    Bewitched

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    The Brady Bunch

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    Happy Days

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    The Addams Family

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    The Cosby Show

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    Leave it to Beaver

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    Home Improvement

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    Little House on the Prarie

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    The Flintstones

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    The Simpsons, Do the Bartman, Stand Up to Cancer

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    I Love Lucy I Love Lucy

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    The Waltons

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    That '70s Show

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    The Partridge Family

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    Everybody Loves Raymond

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    Family Ties

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    All in the Family

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    Married With Children

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    The Dick Van Dyke Show

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    Growing Pains

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    Golden Girls

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    Gilmore Girls Gilmore Girls

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    The Donna Reed Show

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    The Munsters

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    Modern Family

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    The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, Jetsons: The Movie

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    The Jeffersons

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    Who's The Boss

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    Full House

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    Maude, Good Times

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

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    Reba

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    Roseanne

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    Family Matters

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    7th Heaven

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    Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    The Golden Girls

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    The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

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    Everybody Loves Raymond

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    Abby Bradford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time


    Abby Bradford Eight Is Enough

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    The Golden Girls

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    Mama's Family

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    One Day at a Time

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    The Sopranos

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    Bewitched, Bewitched

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    Father Knows Best

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    Dallas

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    Modern Family

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    Smallville, Superman: Brainiac Attacks, Man of Steel

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