Parenting Favorite TV Moms of All Time  

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List Rules 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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Carol Brady is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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775 417
Morticia Addams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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697 390
Samantha Stephens is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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624 416
Marion Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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608 393
June Cleaver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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716 433
Clair Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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606 347
Caroline Ingalls is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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771 386
Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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607 371
Jill Taylor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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618 453
Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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537 272
Lucy Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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637 304
Wilma Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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486 287
Edith Bunker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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418 342
Shirley Renfrew Partridge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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474 334
Olivia Walton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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430 394
Debra Barone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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Peggy Bundy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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628 322
Lorelai Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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413 295
Laura Petrie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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517 306
Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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372 331
Elyse Keaton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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429 358
Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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411 258
Lily Munster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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352 264
Florida Evans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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309 309
Donna Stone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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378 196
Jane Jetson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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305 306
Maggie Seaver is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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415 462
Roseanne Conner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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344 264
Louise Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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423 277
Reba is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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378 256
Rebecca Katsopolis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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347 444
Lois Griffin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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255 320
Angela Bower is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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251 282
Harriette Winslow is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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237 284
Annie Camden is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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178 111
Betty Rubble is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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279 279
Marie Barone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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270 307
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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221 276
Harriet Nelson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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198 326
Catelyn Stark is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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184 312
Joyce Summers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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123 247
Ann Romano is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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134 182
Thelma Harper is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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188 240
Margaret Anderson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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170 266
Abby Bradford is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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133 317
Carmela Soprano is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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186 167
Dorothy Zbornak is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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94 82
Ruth Martin, Lassie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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100 127
Lois is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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194 272
Miss Ellie Ewing is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time