There sure are a lot of wretched TV moms we love to hate, but for this edition let’s focus on the good ones. Of course, none of these ladies compare to your Mama though. Don’t forget to write, call, hug and snuggle your Mumsie this Sunday for Mother’s Day!
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#10 Catelyn Stark
Incredibly loyal, protective and tough, you don’t want to mess with Catelyn Stark. She will cut you. Despite all the tragedy in her family (don’t worry, no spoilers), she keeps it together and keeps fighting for her children.
“Please. He is my son, my first son. Let him go and I swear we will forget this. I swear it, by the old gods and new, we will take no vengeance.”
Game of Thrones is available on HBO GO.
#9 Gloria Pritchett
Gloria’s the mom you’re jealous of, not only because she’s gorgeous, she has the rock solid relationships with her sons Manny and Joe. Despite being a tad bit vain, she’s the polished, sassy, hilarious mom we all strive to be.
“No one knows this but for the first year of his life, I made up Manny like a girl and told everyone he was my daughter. Ay, but just for a few times. I didn’t want to mess with his head. When he found the pictures I told him it was his twin sister who died.”
Modern Family is available on Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, M-GO and VUVU.
#8 Clair Huxtable
Loving, confident and elegant, Clair Huxtable is easily one of the best TV moms. She calls the shots at home (even though Cliff thinks he does) and work as a partner at a law firm. Oh yeah, she also has a great singing voice AND speaks Spanish – clearly a mom who can do it all!
“Theo, we never said become a doctor, become a lawyer, we say go to school, we say study, we say become something.”
The Cosby Show is available on Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus.
#7 Lorelai Gilmore
The extremely hard-to-follow, quick-witted banter of mother and daughter, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, has most girls envious of their relationship. Some argue they are a little too close, like best friends, but there’s no doubt Lorelai is a great mom despite all the hardships.
“Okay, I know I was the one that said I was craving mashed potatoes, but, oh my God, they’re a lot of work.”
Gilmore Girls is available on Amazon Instant Video and VUDU.
#6 Tami Taylor
Tami is the mom we all want, y’all – compassionate, wise and tough loving. She’s full of awesome nuggets of wisdom and motivation like, “It’s part of my job to make sure that you don’t grow up stupid. It’s bad for the world.”
“There’s no weakness in forgiveness.”
Friday Night Lights is available on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO, Netflix and VUDU.
#5 June Cleaver
Is there a more quintessential suburban mom of the ‘50s than June Cleaver? She’s dressed impeccably with pearls and all – while cleaning the house or baking a picturesque cake. We <3 you, Mrs. Cleaver.
“Ward, I’m very worried about the Beaver.”
Leave it to Beaver is available on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.
#4 Roseanne Conner
Yeah, she’s loud and overbearing at times but deep down she says what we all wish we could. Her tough love and sense of humor is a refreshing change to usual cookie cutter moms on TV.
“If I ever get off this couch, I’ll be unstoppable.”
Roseanne is available on Amazon Instant Video.
#3 Marge Simpson
Poor Marge. She has a lazy husband, arguably the worst son ever and a forever-baby. Her family counts on her to be the glue that keeps the Simpson clan together, and she does it unselfishly. In 25 years, there’s no new clothes, jewelry or haircuts (bonus points for rocking a serious beehive!).
“My life is pretty boring. The other day some Jehovah’s Witnesses came to the door and I wouldn’t let them leave. They finally snuck away when I went to make lemonade.”
The Simpson is available on Amazon Instant Video, FOX NOW, Hulu Plus and VUDU.
#2 Carol Brady
Bringing together two families is no small feat and Carol Brady pulled it off seamlessly. She’s an iconic sitcom TV mom who always stays in style with the latest hairdos – even makes the mullet look decent. In addition to the family duties, Mrs. Brady keeps busy as a freelance writer, sculptor and PTA volunteer.
“Trust is like a vase…once it’s broken, though it can be fixed the vase will never be the same.”
The Brady Bunch Movie is available on Amazon Instant Video, M-GO, Netflix, Redbox Instant and VUDU.
#1 Kristina Braverman
Overbearing in-laws, three kids, a son with special needs, a cancer diagnosis…the list goes on. No one handles it more gracefully than Kristine Braverman. She fights for her family, cries more than anyone else on TV (seriously, it’s unreal) and has the sweetest relationship with her husband.
“Well, to be honest. We bribe ‘em. If I were on Oprah, I’d be like, ‘it’s the incentive system,’ but really it’s just bribery.”
Parenthood is available on Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, M-GO, Netflix and VUDU.