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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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1.106 651
Morticia Addams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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880 801
Carol Brady is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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961 639
Clair Huxtable is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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798 616
Marion Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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872 585
Samantha Stephens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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757 594
June Cleaver is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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964 587
Marge Simpson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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866 510
Jill Taylor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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789 398
Lucy Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time
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I Love Lucy

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872 410
Wilma Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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763 509
Caroline Ingalls is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

13
628 432
Edith Bunker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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590 544
Debra Barone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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503 504
Shirley Renfrew Partridge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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813 588
Peggy Bundy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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569 484
Olivia Walton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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791 385
Sophia Petrillo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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839 462
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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576 469
Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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454 480
Elyse Keaton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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484 419
Laura Petrie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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583 344
Lily Munster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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594 634
Roseanne Conner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time

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453 379
Florida Evans is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Favorite TV Moms of All Time