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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Kitty Forman 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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1,016 941
Carol Brady is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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Clair Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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918 709
Marion Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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1,026 479
Wilma Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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Samantha Stephens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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916 477
Lucy Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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851 684
June Cleaver is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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981 599
Jill Taylor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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862 591
Caroline Ingalls is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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713 516
Edith Bunker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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952 676
Peggy Bundy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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564 587
Shirley Renfrew Partridge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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675 627
Debra Barone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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628 563
Olivia Walton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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930 438
Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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970 553
Lorelai Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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Gilmore Girls
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669 401
Lily Munster is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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495 557
Elyse Keaton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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665 551
Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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543 483
Laura Petrie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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734 405
Reba is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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588 317
Jane Jetson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time