The Best TV Moms Of All Time
The best TV moms of all time, including mothers from all walks of life. Many famous TV moms were characters on popular classic 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?
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Some of the most iconic 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), one of the greatest '90s TV mothers. 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. TV's most memorable Black mothers include Vivian Banks (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) and Dr. Rainbow "Bow" Johnson (Black-ish). We also can't forget about cartoon mothers, like Lois from Family Guy and Marge from The Simpsons. With so many good shows over the years, there have been many memorable mother characters in TV history.
Vote up your favorite TV moms, and vote down the ones you think are the worst.
- Played By: Catherine O'Hara
Kitty FormanThat '70s Show
- Played By: Debra Jo Rupp
- Played By: Estelle Getty
- Played By: Carolyn Jones, Anjelica Huston, Daryl Hannah
- Played By: Jean Vander Pyl, Elizabeth Perkins, Kristen Johnston
- Played By: Julie Kavner