culture Favorite TV Moms of All Time  

Ranker Community
Originally by
37.4k votes 2.7k voters 94.2k views 73 items Embed

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.

Vote: Favorite TV Dads of All Time

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').
list ordered by

1
606 389
Carol Brady is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

2
652 317
Morticia Addams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

3
611 313
Samantha Stephens is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

4
547 337
Marion Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

5
536 323
June Cleaver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

6
598 359
Clair Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

7
528 270
Caroline Ingalls is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

8
520 302
Jill Taylor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

9
625 326
Kitty Forman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

10
514 393
Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
PeteBoyle added Marge Simpson

11
446 230
Lucy Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
AndreaPoole-Presslor added Lucy Ricardo I Love Lucy

12
545 264
Wilma Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

13
433 237
Edith Bunker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

14
370 294
Shirley Renfrew Partridge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

15
416 281
Olivia Walton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

16
366 340
Debra Barone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

17
461 380
Peggy Bundy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

18
365 256
Laura Petrie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

19
521 273
Lorelai Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
gehrtsm added Lorelai Gilmore Gilmore Girls

20
338 290
Elyse Keaton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

21
436 268
Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

The Very Best Movie Franchises

22
363 314
Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

23
354 224
Lily Munster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

24
276 269
Donna Stone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

25
305 226
Florida Evans is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

26
326 166
Jane Jetson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

27
268 271
Maggie Seaver is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

28
348 393
Roseanne Conner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

Which TV Dad Do You Wish Was Your Own?

29
305 231
Louise Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

30
375 240
Reba is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

31
303 387
Lois Griffin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

32
317 221
Rebecca Katsopolis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
KarynLake added Rebecca Katsopolis

33
231 283
Angela Bower is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

34
219 248
Harriette Winslow is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

35
219 243
Annie Camden is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

16 Movie "In Jokes" You Probably Didn't Notice

36
197 248
Harriet Nelson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

37
237 244
Marie Barone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
liriodendron added Marie Barone

38
227 270
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

39
132 87
Betty Rubble is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
RobLein added Betty Rubble

40
177 295
Catelyn Stark is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

41
157 284
Joyce Summers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

42
104 214
Ann Romano is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

The Greatest Female TV Characters of All Time

43
124 288
Carmela Soprano is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
ryanmcw added Carmela Soprano

44
155 240
Abby Bradford is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

45
165 218
Margaret Anderson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

46
180 244
Miss Ellie Ewing is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

47
110 163
Thelma Harper is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
DavidPeters added Thelma Harper

48
157 147
Dorothy Zbornak is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

49
73 101
Lois is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

50
159 152
Endora is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time