10 Memorable Moms From TV and Film
LUCILLE BLUTH -
Lucille Bluth. They don't get any better than this. This master manipulating matriarch (how's that for some awesome alliteration?) has to be one of my favorite characters on this show (which is saying A LOT.) Lucille is adored by her son Buster, and pretty well hated by the rest of her offspring. Yet when push comes to shove, none of them would ever actually admit to her face that she's been a "horrible mother." And really....she has been a horrible, yet hilarious mother. It's hard to say who she had the worst influence on, but her legacy of being a bad mother has most definitely been passed down to her daughter Lindsay Bluth Funke. Will the buck stop at Maeby? Probably not.
LORELAI GILMORE -
All that needs to happen to have the coolest mom around is for her to have gotten pregnant at 16, and then moved to the quirkiest town possible to raise you and discover her own independence. Then you will hardly be mother and daughter. You'll be BFF's! Not always the best scenario though. Plus you'll have to learn the talent of speaking a mile a minute and being as quirky as can be....but at least you won't have to put up with Emily Gilmore as your mom (settling for her as a Grandma is enough!)
MARGE SIMPSON -
Growing up, I never particularly found Marge to be that funny of a character on The Simpsons. Looking back now on those older episodes now that I'm older too, I really can see the special mom humor that she brings to the show and I love it. Sure she doesn't have the most glamorous life or husband by any means....but she always makes the best of a sticky situation and devotes herself to her family and life as a homemaker. She's as patient a wife and mother as you'll ever find and honestly she really has her moments of hilarity.
CAROL BRADY -
Carol Brady just always has the answer to everything doesn't she? She's pretty much the perfect wife and mother (although she gets a lot of help by hiring Alice to do all of her dirty work for her...) But I must say it's
ESTELLE COSTANZA -
Sure, Jerry's mom is the one who reminds me more of my own mom, but George's mom's insanity is the clincher for her inclusion on the list. Her shrill voice, her demanding attitude and constant berating of Georgie are all just hilarious to watch. She might just be the mother on this list that I'd want the very least! (I'd probably rather turn out like a Bluth than a George Costanza!) Well actually scratch that...we've still gotta get to Psycho. But back to Estelle. Her existence is a huge piece of the puzzle into the character of George, and her scenes are always just a joy to watch.
MAMA GUMP -
We have Mrs. Gump to thank for one of the most quoted film lines in the last twenty years. I'm not really sure why, but somehow Sally Field became the quintessential mama. Steel Magnolias was just the beginning, but it was this 1994 best picture winner (really?) that clinched this persona for her. Loving and full of wisdom, Mama Gump was a good one...even if I admittedly don't care much for this film.
NORMA BATES -
The mother of all mom issues can be found right here in the 1960 film Psycho. After all, "a boy's best friend is his mother." There's not much I really wanna say here without being too spoilerific (that's a combination of using spoilers and being specific just so you know...), but if you've got mom issues...Psycho will make you feel a lot better about yourself. Maybe that's the reason why it's one of my favorite movies. Haha! I kid I kid!
LORRAINE MCFLY -
Okay so this mom would kind of give you mom issues too....but only her teenage counterpart that has the undeniable urge to hit on you. Whenever the time period or alternate universe we drop in on the character, her motherly instincts are always there, and there's no denying she cares for her son....even if it's accidentally in the wrong way! ha!
ED MCDUNNOUGH -
When Edwina finds out she will never be a mother due to infertility and the fact that being married to an ex-con means she'll never be able to adopt, she and her husband take it upon themselves to find another way to become parents: by kidnapping a baby from a couple that has far too many to care for. This "mom" show love to her
HELEN PARR/ELASTIGIRL -
Holly Hunter makes a second appearance on this list, this time as an animated crime fighting superhero mom. There isn't much this mama wouldn't do to protect her very um gifted children. Then again, it doesn't hurt that she herself has some pretty handy powers to assist her. While being a tough fighter, her first and foremost duty is now her role as a wife and mother...and you can really see how important that is to her. "Mom to the rescue" takes on a new meaning after The Incredibles!
Honorable mentions: June Cleaver, Mom from A Christmas story(what? She really doesn't have a name!) Kate McCallister (Home Alone), Donna (Mamma Mia)
Well that's all folks. But really, let's give a hand to moms! I know I am truly grateful for mine :)