1. Marge Simpson
Show: The Simpsons
Why she made the list: Any mother who can deal with Bart and Homer for 23 years has to be a pretty good one. She is the thread that holds the family together.
2. Peggy Bundy
Show: Married With Children
Why she made the list: Probably the poorest of the bunch, Peggy had to deal from episode to episode with a deadbeat husband, a deadbeat son and a dumb daughter. How they didn’t all kill themselves is still amazing to me.
3. Lois Griffin
Show: Family Guy
Why she made the list: Her infant son is always trying to kill her and her dog is trying to sleep with her, yet she still loves them. A fine mother indeed.
BONUS: She is hot.
4. Kitty Forman
Show: That 70’s Show
Why she made the list: She would keep secrets that would get Eric in trouble with Red, she was aways making sure everyone was well fed and let everyone hang out in the house (this includes letting Stephen move in) to keep them out of trouble.
5. Danny Tanner
Show: Full House
Why he made the list: After Pam was killed in a car crash, Danny was left to watch the girls. Sure, he had the help of Uncle Joey, Uncle Jesse and some others, but in the end it was always him running the show and raising those girls to be the best they could be.
BONUS: The only dad to make the list.
DOUBLE BONUS: He had a full-time job and still managed to be so great.
6. Jill Taylor
Show: Home Improvement
Why she made the list: Stereotypical mother. Did everything every mother should do. She wasn’t bad but she wasn’t that great either. Probably the most average mom here.
7. Carol Brady
Show: The Brady Bunch
Why she is on the list: It’s hard enough to handle your own kids, let alone 3 more from a new marriage. Job well done.
8. Liane Cartman
Show: South Park
Why she is on the list: Having Eric Cartman as a son.
9. Vivian Banks (Both of them)
Show: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Why she is on the list: “My nephew is getting into too much trouble in Philly? Sure send him here I’ll take care of him!”
10. Carol Foster Lambert
Show: Step by Step
How she made the list: Another step family matriarch, she handled 7 kids better than anyone I know (on tv).