Best Characters 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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739 543
Carol Brady is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

2
803 450
Morticia Addams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

3
723 415
Samantha Stephens is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

4
649 443
Marion Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

5
630 418
June Cleaver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

6
749 460
Clair Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

7
812 405
Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

8
632 387
Jill Taylor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

9
627 371
Caroline Ingalls is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

10
644 474
Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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11
560 290
Lucy Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
AndreaPoole-Presslor added I Love Lucy

12
657 319
Wilma Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

13
505 303
Edith Bunker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

14
435 359
Shirley Renfrew Partridge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

15
491 349
Olivia Walton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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458 411
Debra Barone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

17
561 466
Peggy Bundy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

18
660 339
Lorelai Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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19
433 306
Laura Petrie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

20
400 360
Elyse Keaton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

21
535 323
Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

22
451 374
Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

23
427 271
Lily Munster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

24
325 323
Donna Stone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

25
364 284
Florida Evans is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time