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Best and worst TV moms

mrscWith Mother's Day coming up in less than a week, I started thinking about some of the OTHER moms that raised me. That's right, TV moms! Top 5 TV moms: 1. Mrs. Cunningham, Happy Days. Mrs. C. was always fair, had a sweet spot for that bad boy Fonzie, and enjoyed getting "frisky" with Howard. Great role model! 2. Carol Brady, The Brady Bunch. There's plenty of time to be a supportive parent when you have a housekeeper who does all the work...and you're a stay-at-home mom! 3. Judy Miller, Still Standing. I may be the only person who ever watched this show. But Jami Gertz was the kind of mom I would have been if I had kids..still going to rock concerts, drinking beer, and occasionally pulling a scam on my own children. 4. Samantha Stevens, Bewitched. Wouldn't it be great to have a mom that wouldn't yell at you to clean your room..but would just wiggle her nose and do it for you? 5. Marge Simpson, The Simpsons.  She always remembers Maggie's name, puts up with Bart, and has the most excellent tall blue hair the world has ever seen! WORST TV MOM EVER: Ann Romano, from One Day at a Time. I know it wasn't easy for her, raising Julie and Barbara on her own..but all that woman did was bitch, for nine straight seasons! I'm pretty sure Bonnie Franklin's incessant nagging is what caused all those problems for Mackenzie Phillips.

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