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

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

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

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

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

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Caroline Ingalls is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lois Griffin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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Rebecca Katsopolis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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Angela Bower is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thelma Harper is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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Abby Bradford is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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Ann Romano is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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Margaret Anderson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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Carmela Soprano is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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Miss Ellie Ewing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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Dorothy Zbornak is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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Lois is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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Ruth Martin, Lassie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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