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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793 438
Morticia Addams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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718 404
Samantha Stephens is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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639 434
Marion Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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623 407
June Cleaver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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733 448
Clair Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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794 399
Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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619 360
Caroline Ingalls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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622 379
Jill Taylor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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634 464
Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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552 280
Lucy Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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648 315
Wilma Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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498 296
Edith Bunker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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429 354
Shirley Renfrew Partridge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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486 343
Olivia Walton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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449 403
Debra Barone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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553 458
Peggy Bundy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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646 331
Lorelai Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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425 301
Laura Petrie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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530 316
Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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383 342
Elyse Keaton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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444 368
Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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420 267
Lily Munster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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321 315
Donna Stone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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359 277
Florida Evans is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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386 206
Jane Jetson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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314 314
Maggie Seaver is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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427 475
Roseanne Conner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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351 274
Louise Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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439 284
Reba is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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392 262
Rebecca Katsopolis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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351 458
Lois Griffin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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256 331
Angela Bower is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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258 292
Harriette Winslow is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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242 294
Annie Camden is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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186 118
Betty Rubble is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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289 288
Marie Barone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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275 317
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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224 286
Harriet Nelson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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198 338
Catelyn Stark is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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186 321
Joyce Summers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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196 245
Margaret Anderson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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125 258
Ann Romano is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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136 192
Thelma Harper is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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172 275
Abby Bradford is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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135 328
Carmela Soprano is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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100 88
Ruth Martin, Lassie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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105 134
Lois is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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190 176
Dorothy Zbornak is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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195 281
Miss Ellie Ewing is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time