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

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621 415
Marion Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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605 392
June Cleaver is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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711 431
Clair Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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694 390
Samantha Stephens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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603 347
Caroline Ingalls is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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763 385
Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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605 370
Jill Taylor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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616 451
Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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Lucy Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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636 303
Wilma Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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483 286
Edith Bunker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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417 342
Shirley Renfrew Partridge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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473 333
Olivia Walton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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429 392
Debra Barone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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539 442
Peggy Bundy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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Lorelai Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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412 294
Laura Petrie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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370 329
Elyse Keaton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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349 264
Florida Evans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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427 356
Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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410 256
Lily Munster is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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307 308
Donna Stone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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377 195
Jane Jetson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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302 306
Maggie Seaver is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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413 459
Roseanne Conner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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341 264
Louise Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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420 276
Reba is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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376 254
Rebecca Katsopolis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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Lois Griffin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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253 319
Angela Bower is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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249 280
Harriette Winslow is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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236 283
Annie Camden is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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

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220 275
Harriet Nelson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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198 325
Catelyn Stark is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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183 312
Joyce Summers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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122 245
Ann Romano is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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133 181
Thelma Harper is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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187 239
Margaret Anderson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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170 265
Abby Bradford is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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133 316
Carmela Soprano is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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185 166
Dorothy Zbornak is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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99 126
Lois is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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193 271
Miss Ellie Ewing is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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Ruth Martin, Lassie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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