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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775 422
Morticia Addams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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699 393
Samantha Stephens is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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625 420
Marion Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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609 397
June Cleaver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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719 435
Clair Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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774 388
Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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607 350
Caroline Ingalls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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611 372
Jill Taylor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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620 455
Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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538 275
Lucy Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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638 307
Wilma Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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487 290
Edith Bunker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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418 346
Shirley Renfrew Partridge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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476 337
Olivia Walton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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431 397
Debra Barone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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542 448
Peggy Bundy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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630 324
Lorelai Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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414 298
Laura Petrie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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518 309
Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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373 334
Elyse Keaton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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431 360
Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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412 260
Lily Munster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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352 267
Florida Evans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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310 311
Donna Stone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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378 199
Jane Jetson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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305 309
Maggie Seaver is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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415 465
Roseanne Conner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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344 267
Louise Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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424 279
Reba is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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381 257
Rebecca Katsopolis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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347 447
Lois Griffin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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255 323
Angela Bower is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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252 285
Harriette Winslow is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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237 287
Annie Camden is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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179 113
Betty Rubble is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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271 309
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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279 282
Marie Barone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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221 279
Harriet Nelson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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198 329
Catelyn Stark is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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184 315
Joyce Summers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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123 250
Ann Romano is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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134 185
Thelma Harper is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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189 242
Margaret Anderson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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170 269
Abby Bradford is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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134 319
Carmela Soprano is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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186 170
Dorothy Zbornak is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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95 84
Ruth Martin, Lassie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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101 129
Lois is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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194 275
Miss Ellie Ewing is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time