The 5 best moms from TV shows

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TV and Film moms

We all think our moms is the greatest mom in the world, but what about in the land of fiction? There have been plenty of great examples of moms in both TV shows and movies. Today we examine five of the greatest TV moms. Here they are, in no particular order.

Lucy Ricardo - I Love Lucy

This may seem like a strange one, given all the antics Lucy and co. get up to in the course of the show. However, Lucy clearly loves Little Ricky, he's well-provided for, and he's not affected by what the adults do elsewhere. Besides, every kid needs to have a facepalm moment of when their parent does something silly. It just turns out Little Ricky has more than most kids.

Claire Huxtable - The Cosby Show

A successful attorney, Claire must also deal with raising five children throughout the series. Yet she does it with great success. She was the one to dole out discipline, but was also there for her children, in one case using her skills as an attorney to defend Sondra in court. I really don't think any other explanation is needed!

Marge Simpson - The Simpsons

Marge has a lot to deal with in the course of a day. A bellicose husband who often has hare-brained schemes, a super intelligent daughter, a difficult son, and a baby. Even Marge herself is a bit difficult at times. But at the end the day, she is able to deal with it all, plus be there for her husband and children.

Joyce Summers - Buffy the Vampire Slayer

This TV mom might be somewhat obscure to the greater population, but Joyce is a great mom. After finally finding out about Buffy's secret life as a vampire slayer, she is freaked out at first. Who wouldn't be at finding out that supernatural beings are real? But after getting over the initial shock, Joyce puts her full support behind her daughter's calling.

Vivian Banks - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

I suppose it depends on which Vivian Banks you mean, as the two actors who portrayed her did so very differently. However, I think the fact that she agreed to raise and let her sister's young adult son live in their house for six years says a lot, especially with three (and later four) children of her own. She gets major props from me for that, no matter which version you mean.

Which TV mom is your favorite?