Living 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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1,726 551
Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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1,259 722
Morticia Addams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

3
954 890
Carol Brady is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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1,101 632
Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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5
1,054 709
Clair Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

6
862 678
Marion Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

7
925 650
Samantha Stephens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

8
804 652
June Cleaver is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

9
941 562
Jill Taylor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

10
969 447
Wilma Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

11
860 452
Lucy Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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I Love Lucy

12
814 568
Caroline Ingalls is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

13
670 491
Edith Bunker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

14
638 600
Debra Barone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

15
897 642
Peggy Bundy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

16
533 565
Shirley Renfrew Partridge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

17
599 541
Olivia Walton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

18
885 417
Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

19
937 517
Lorelai Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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Gilmore Girls

20
638 522
Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

21
477 527
Elyse Keaton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

22
633 383
Lily Munster is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

23
512 466
Laura Petrie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

24
656 696
Roseanne Conner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

25
708 375
Reba is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time